The War On Drugs Escalates In Spring

With winter shows scheduled for the United Kingdom and a summer schedule filled with Euro festival appearances, Philadelphia indie band The War On Drugs reserves spring for the U.S.  Stops include Memphis, Norfolk and Phoenix.

The War On Drugs had a very excellent 2014, what with the March release of the highly praised Lost In A Dream album that dominated best-of lists in media outlets ranging from the Philadelphia Enquirer to Spin to digital retailer iTunes.

And The War On Drugs is having a most awesome week as well with the Brit Awards nominating the band for “International Group,” competing against 5 Seconds Of Summer, The Black Keys, First Aid Kit, and Foo Fighters.

The War On Drugs’ U.S. run begins in late March and includes headlining engagements as well as festival gigs at Southern California’s Coachella, the Governors Ball in New York City and in Manchester, Tenn.

Here’s the plan:

March 28 – Norfolk, Va., NorVa
March 29 – Richmond, Va., The National
March 31 – Knoxville, Tenn., Bijou Theatre
April 1 – Chattanooga, Tenn., Track 29
April 2 – Athens, Ga., Georgia Theatre
April 3 – Birmingham, Ala., Iron City
April 4 – Memphis, Tenn., Minglewood Hall
April 5 – Tulsa, Okla., Cain’s Ballroom
April 7 – Albuquerque, N.M., Historic El Rey Theater
April 8 – El Paso, Texas, Tricky Falls
April 9 – Phoenix, Ariz., Pressroom
April 11 – Indio, Calif., Empire Polo Club (Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival)
April 18 – Indio, Calif., Empire Polo Club (Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival)
April 21 – Portland, Ore ., McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
May 24 – Vancouver, British Columbia, The Vogue Theatre

The Hop Along Band appears through April 9.

The Governors Ball is scheduled for June 5-7 and Bonnaroo takes place June 11-14. Neither festival has announced daily schedules.

Tickets are on sale now.  Check out The War On Drugs website for more details.