THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT PLANS UNIQUE MULTI-VENUE RESIDENCIES IN APRIL-MAY IN LONDON, LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Island Records group The Airborne Toxic Event will re-write all the rules when they launch multi-venue five-night residencies in the world's three rock capitals - London, Los Angeles, and New York - in support of the April 26th release of their long-awaited new album, ALL AT ONCE, featuring their first new single in nearly two years, "Changing." What makes these residencies unique and unprecedented is that the five nights will encompass venues of increasing size and capacity in each city. TATE ber-fans who have only seen the band in large auditoriums will now have the opportunity to see them in an intimate club setting, and vice versa - those who have only seen the band in small or medium sized venues can now see the big show in a major hall.
In Los Angeles, for example, during the release week of ALL AT ONCE, shows will begin on Monday night, April 25th, at Satellite in Silver Lake (formerly known as Spaceland, capacity: 260); then move to the Troubadour (capacity: 500) on Tuesday, album release day; then to the El Rey Theatre on Miracle Mile (capacity: 900) on Wednesday, April 27th; then the prestigious Henry Fonda Theatre (capacity: 1,300) on Thursday, April 28th; and conclude on Friday night a secret show that will only be available to the first fans that buy "season tickets" to all four shows (See tour info below for presale details).
The week before in London, dates start on Monday night, April 18th, with a secret show; then move to Dublin Castle in Camden (capacity: 150) on Tuesday, April 19th; then Barfly, also in Camden (capacity: 200) on Wednesday, April 20th; then to King's College (capacity: 500) on Thursday, April 21st; concluding on Friday night at the Koko nightclub (formerly known as the Camden Palace, capacity: 1,400).
The final week in New York City, shows begin on Monday night, May 2nd at the Lower East Side's tiny Pianos bar (capacity: 140); then move a few blocks away to Mercury Lounge (capacity: 250) on Tuesday, May 3rd; then stay in the neighborhood at the Bowery Ballroom (capacity: 500) on Wednesday, May 4th; then to Webster Hall (capacity: 1,400) on Thursday, May 5th; and conclude on Friday night a secret show will be announced.
With loyal fanbase followings on every continent around the world, The Airborne Toxic Event has roared back - as "Changing" picks up momentum at Alternative radio formats, and early sales at all digital partners. Produced by Dave Sardy (credits: Oasis, Band of Horses, the Ting Tings, Twisted Wheel), "Changing" is the first single from ALL AT ONCE. In addition, check out the first Bombastic video from the band at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgQ9Rk_DT1s. "The Bombastic" is a weekly series of one-shot, one-take acoustic performances by The Airborne Toxic Event. It will feature every song from the band's new album "All At Once" (available April 26). Week 1, the title track "All At Once," features the Calder Quartet and the Lalo Guerrero Children's Choir and band. Directed by Jon Danovic.
The Airborne Toxic Event is currently playing a series of European residencies. Throughout February, they are performing every Monday at Paradiso in Amsterdam, every Tuesday at White Trash in Berlin, and every Friday at a different venue in Paris (while also touring extensively throughout the three countries and the UK during the month).
Since its release in 2008, The Airborne Toxic Event, the band's self-titled debut album has sold over 200,000 copies in the U.S., and over 300,000 copies internationally. Named "Debut Album of the Year" by the Boston Herald, the record spent 53 weeks on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, with eight of those weeks logged at #1. The album's breakthrough single "Sometime Around Midnight" rose to #4 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart, and was named Alternative Song Of The Year at iTunes. The next single, "Wishing Well," broke the Top 20 at Alternative radio. The songs received major airplay internationally on BBC Radio 1 in the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Austria, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, and South East Asia.
The Airborne Toxic Event - Mikel Jollett (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Steven Chen (guitar, keyboards), Anna Bulbrook (viola, keyboards, tambourine, backing vocals), Noah Harmon (bass, backing vocals), and Daren Taylor (drums) - have earned their reputation as an aggressive touring band, known for playing more than 350 dates in support of their debut album release, supporting Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand, the Ting Tings, and many others.
As their residency plans show, the Airborne Toxic Event is no stranger to grand musical gestures. They were the only modern music act to play at the esteemed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles during its 2009 fall season. The result was the concert-documentary film All I Ever Wanted, released September 2010, chosen as an official selection to the Raindance Film Festival. The band also performed with The Colorado Symphony in January. TATE's full-scale U.S. and European tours will follow this spring, with dates to be announced this month.
The Airborne Toxic Event is also familiar to television viewers, having debuted on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly, and appeared on CBS's The Late Show with David Letterman, NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, and the old NBC Late Night with Conan O'Brien. They headlined a one-hour concert special on DirecTV. VH1 designated them a "You Oughta Know" artist which later peaked at #4 on VH1's Top 20 countdown. They have also received A-list rotation on MTV2. For further information go to www.TheAirborneToxicEvent.com.
Season tickets for London, Los Angeles and New York go on sale Wednesday, Feb 16 at 9:00 a.m. PST/ Noon EST (only 50 available in each city). Purchase will include a free ticket to a secret fifth show (only 50 available in each city).
Ticketmaster presale with digital album bundle available Sunday, February 20 to Friday, February 25th. General sale begins Saturday, Feb 26.
ORIGINS TOUR - LONDON, L.A., AND NEW YORK:
LONDON (Presale Link) http://www.hmvtickets.com/link/events/2904
Mon Apr 18 - London, UK - Secret Show
Tue Apr 19 - London, UK - Dublin Castle
Wed Apr 20 - London, UK - Barfly
Thu Apr 21 - London, UK - King's College
Fri Apr 22 - London, UK - Koko
LOS ANGELES (Presale link) http://www.theairbornetoxicevent.com/losangeles
Mon Apr 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Satellite
Tue Apr 26 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
Wed Apr 27 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
Thu Apr 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Music Box @ Henry Fonda
Fri Apr 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Secret Show
NEW YORK (Presale link) http://www.theairbornetoxicevent.com/newyork
Mon May 2 - New York, NY - Pianos
Tue May 3 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
Wed May 4 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Thu May 5 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Fri May 6 - New York, NY - Secret Show
EUROPEAN & NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
A very limited number of tickets for these dates will be available for pre-sale beginning
Friday, Feb 18. General Sale begins Saturday, Feb 26.
EUROPE & UK:
Pre-sale starts this Wednesday, February 16.
General sale begins this Friday, February 18.
Mon Apr 4 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Tue Apr 5 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
Wed Apr 6 - Glasgow, SCO - QMU
Fri Apr 8 - Leeds, UK - Cockpit
Sat Apr 9 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy
Sun Apr 10 - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms
Mon Apr 11 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Rotown
Tue Apr 12 - Nrnbergm Germany - Hirsch
NORTH AMERICA: (Presale link) http://www.theairbornetoxicevent.com/store/tickets
A very limited number of tickets for these dates will be available for pre-sale beginning Friday, Feb 18. General Sale begins Saturday, Feb 26.
Sat May 7 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Sun May 8 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Wed May 11 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues
Thu May 12 - Montreal, QC - La Tulipe
Fri May 13 - Toronto, ONT - Opera House
Sat May 14 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Sun May 15 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Tue May 17 - Minneapolis, MN - The Varsity Theater
Wed May 18 - Chicago, IL - Metro
Fri May 20 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont
Sun May 22 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
Tue May 24 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
Thu May 26 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Fri May 27 - Orlando, FL - The Social
Wed Jun 1 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound
Thu Jun 2 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Tue Jun 7 - Vancouver, BC - Venue
Wed Jun 8 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox SODO
Thu Jun 9 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Sat Jun 11 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues