Empire Of The Sun Reigns On U.S. Coasts

Touring music from its latest album, Empire Of The Sun is hitting the U.S. for a headline tour and two performances at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The Avalanches and Broods will provide support for the trek.

John Davisson
– Luke Steele of Empire Of The Sun
“Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival,” Empire Polo Club, Indio, Calif.

The former Pollstar HotStar will showcase content from Two Vines, its 2016 album. The band’s biggest single is still the title track from its 2009 album Walking On A Dream. That song crept under the radar on its release, but was picked up in a 2016 Honda commercial and has since become by far the band’s most popular tune.

The first place to catch the electro-duo this year is at Coachella on April 14. The Empire sticks to the Southwest region, with Nevada, Arizona and California performances before returning to Indio’s megafestival on April 21. After that, it’s an East Coast run, with four nights in a row starting in New York’s

The Nevada Shows are being played with The Avalanches and the Arizona and Los Angeles headline shows will feature Broods.

Entertainment Weekly sang the band’s praises after the release of the third album, writing “One thing’s for sure: no matter what style they’re performing, Empire of the Sun knows how to make people move, and their third studio set, Two Vines, is no exception.”

Check out a video of the band playing “High And Low” at Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, Calif. 

Here is the plan:

April 14 – Indio, Calif., Empire Polo Club (Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival)
April 15 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Chelsea At The Cosmopolitan
April 16 – Reno, Nev., Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
April 18 – Phoenix, Ariz., Comerica Theatre
April 19 – Los Angeles, Calif., Shrine Expo Hal
April 21 – Indio, Calif., Empire Polo Club (Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival)
May 10 – New York, N.Y., Terminal 5
May 11 – Washington, D.C., Echostage
May 12 – Boston, Mass., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
May 13 – Camden, N.J., BB&T Pavilion

Tickets go on sale Feb. 10. Learn more about the band at EmpireOfTheSun.com.