The Naked And Famous Climb ‘Higher’

The Naked And Famous embarks on a North American tour this September after headlining the Alt 98.7 Summer Camp in Santa Monica, Calif. The fall trek includes stops in Seattle, Chicago, Toronto and Houston.

Photo: Jason Moore
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Empire Polo Field, Indio, Calif.

The indie electronic band hails from Auckland, New Zealand, and relocated to Los Angeles in 2012. Its debut, Passive Me, Aggressive You, was released in 2010 and includes the tracks “Young Blood” and “Punching In A Dream.”

TNAF’s third studio album, Simple Forms, is set to drop Oct. 14. The lead single, “Higher,” is available now. Lead vocalist Alisa Xayalith spoke to Consequence of Sound about the track.

“It’s been two years since we came off the road and a lot of life has happened in and all around us. We’ve been broken here and picked ourselves up again — so maybe this chorus talks a little to that experience…love, grief, time passing and returning to a place where we are lucky to have each other,” Xayalith said.

Check out the dates below to catch this high energy act in a city near you.

Aug. 5 – Santa Monica, Calif., Santa Monica Pier (Alt 98.7 Summer Camp)
Sept. 21 – Tucson, Ariz., Rialto Theatre
Sept. 22 – San Diego, Calif., Observatory North Park
Oct. 1 – Austin, Texas, Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Music Festival)
Oct. 8 – Austin, Texas, Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Music Festival)
Oct. 26 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theatre
Oct. 27 – Seattle, Wash., The Neptune
Oct. 28 – Vancouver, British Columbia, The Vogue Theatre
Oct. 30 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Depot
Oct. 31 – Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre
Nov. 2 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
Nov. 4 – Kansas City, Mo., Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
Nov. 5 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave
Nov. 6 – Chicago, Ill., Riviera Theatre
Nov. 7 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall
Nov. 8 – Toronto, Ontario, The Danforth Music Hall
Nov. 10 – Boston, Mass., Royale Nightclub Boston
Nov. 12 – New York, N.Y., Hammerstein Ballroom
Nov. 14 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer
Nov. 15 – Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theatre
Nov. 17 – Baltimore, Md., Rams Head Live!
Nov. 18 – Richmond, Va., The National
Nov. 19 – Norfolk, Va., The NorVa
Nov. 20 – Raleigh, N.C., The Ritz
Nov. 22 – Atlanta, Ga., The Buckhead Theatre
Nov. 23 – Nashville, Tenn., Cannery Ballroom
Nov. 25 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
Nov. 26 – Houston, Texas, White Oak Music Hall
Nov. 28 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
Nov. 30 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theatre

The band also appears at Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas. The Sept. 23-25 festival hasn’t revealed its daily lineup yet. Presales begin July 13 at 10 a.m. General onsales begin July 15 at 10 a.m. All times local. Visit for more information.