Of Monsters And Men Lock Down Fall Headlining Tour

As fans anxiously await the second album from Of Monsters And Men, the Icelandic folk/pop band reveals a fall headlining adventure with presales beginning this week and general onsales launching next week.

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"Radio 104.5 8th Birthday Show," Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J.

The highly anticipated sophomore album, Beneath The Skin, drops June 9 on Republic Records.  Up until now the band has filled up its calendar with a mixture of festival gigsand one-night stops, such as Batschkapp in Frankfurt, Germany, and London’s Forum.  Upcoming festival appearances include Croatia’s , Italy’s and Spain’s .” 

Coinciding with this week’s tour announcement, Of Monsters And Men released a new track, “Hunger,” from Beneath The Skin.

“The first idea for ‘Hunger’ came on our last tour,” Of Monsters And Men’s Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdóttir said.  “I was always playing this one verse again and again on the bus, obsessing over it.  Some songs kind of do that to you.  So it was in the works for a long time before we actually started making a song out of it.”

The newly revealed late summer/early fall tour intertwines with previously announced dates such as in Squamish, British Columbia; in Elverta, Calif.; and the in Mexico City.  Here’s the  Aug. 5-Oct. 17 routing with new shows bolded for easy reference.

Aug. 5 – Calgary, Alberta, Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
Aug. 8 – Squamish, British Columbia, Logger Sports Grounds (Squamish Valley Music Festival)
Aug. 9 – Redmond, Wash., King County’s Marymoor Park
Aug. 12 – Los Angeles, Calif., Greek Theatre
Aug. 13 – Las Vegas, Nev., Boulevard Pool At The Cosmopolitan

Aug. 15 – Elverta, Calif., Gibson Ranch Park (City Of Trees Music Festival)
Aug. 16 – Portland, Ore., Oregon Museum Of Science And Industry (KNRK 94.7 Birthday Party)
Sept. 15 – Philadelphia, Pa., Skyline Stage @ Mann Center For Performing Arts
Sept. 16 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE

Sept. 18 – Toronto, Ontario, Historic Fort York (Toronto Urban Roots Festival)
Sept. 20 – Columbia, Md., Merriweather Post Pavilion
Sept. 22 – New York, N.Y.,  Beacon Theatre
Sept. 24 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Kings Theatre
Sept. 25 – Boston, Mass., City Hall Plaza (Boston Calling)
Sept. 26 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun
Sept. 28 – Columbus, Ohio, The LC Pavilion
Sept. 29 – Detroit, Mich., Masonic Temple Theatre
Oct. 1 – Saint Paul, Minn., The Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Oct. 2 – Kansas City, Mo., Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
Oct. 7 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
Oct. 8 – Charlotte, N.C., Uptown Amphitheatre At The NC Music Factory
Oct. 9 – Atlanta, Ga., Chastain Park Amphitheatre

Oct. 11 – Mexico City, Mexico, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez (Corona Capital Festival)
Oct. 13 – Broomfield, Colo., 1stBank Center
Oct. 14 – Magna, Utah, The Great Saltair
Oct. 17 – San Diego, Calif., Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Presales for the newly added shows began today and general onsales start June 5.  Click here for details.