AWOLNATION Sailing Through North America

After completing a tour with Fall Out Boy this winter, electronic rockers AWOLNATION will drop dance-rock beats across the United States in a month-long tour this summer. The group will be joined by Death From Above 1979 and Irontom for its run through the continental East Coast, and Southern and Midwestern U.S.

AWOLNATION’s best-known single “Sail” has been used in everything from movie trailers to viral cat videos. The song was ubiquitous after its release in 2011, and still provides a pretty good snapshot of AWOLNATION’s sound: Heavy bass and drums production over rock solid synth and guitar lines.

Run, the band’s newest album, released March 17 and features new singles such as “Woman Woman” and “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” with infectious, toe-tapping beats that still use guitars to get listeners banging their head.

Touring alongside them, Death From Above 1979, formerly known as simply Death From Above, has dance-rock basslines similar to their upcoming tour’s headliner, but uses heavily distorted guitars for a more “hard-rock” sound. Irontom follows in a similar vein while infusing a number of slower songs and danceable breakdowns into the musical menu.  

The tour runs from June 17 to July 21, with three shows scheduled in Ontario, and the rest in the U.S. Here is the complete schedule for tour dates:

June 17 – Louisville, Ky., Mercury Ballroom     
June 18 – Sterling Heights, Mich., Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
June 19 – Toronto, Canada, Sound Academy        
June 21 – Portland, Maine, Maine State Pier
June 23 – Boston, Mass., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
June 24 – Providence, R.I., Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
June 25 – Asbury Park, N.J., Stone Pony Summerstage
June 28 – Baltimore, Md., Pier Six Pavilion
June 30 – Cincinnati, Ohio, PNC Pavilion At Riverbend
July 01 – Cleveland, Ohio, Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica
July 06 – Columbus, Ohio, Express Live!
July 07 – Pittsburgh, Penn., Stage AE
July 09 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel
July 10 – North Myrtle Beach, S.C., House Of Blues
July 12 – Wallingford, Conn., Toyota Oakdale Theatre
July 13 – Clifton Park, N.Y., Upstate Concert Hall
July 14 — Ottawa, Canada, Lebreton Flats Park       
July 16 — London, Canada, Harris Park
July 17 – Green Bay, Wisc., Sandlot Entertainment Complex     
July 19 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant
July 20 – Chicago, Ill., FirstMerit Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island
July 21 – Whites Creek, Tenn., Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater At Fontanel
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