BANKS “Contaminated” Gives Us the Chills


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BANKS shares the lyric video for the haunting track “Contaminated.” The track is featured on BANKS’ third album,III, which debuted to widespread critical acclaim last month.

BANKS – Contaminated (Lyric Video)

View it HERE.

Zane Lowe first debuted the song as a World First on Apple Music’s Beats 1. BANKS recorded “Contaminated” in Los Angeles, collaborating with producer BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Francis and the Lights). Rolling Stone called the track “infectious” while Billboard noted “‘Contaminated,’…a heavy synth-based melody juxtaposed by the songstress’ signature airy vocals to detail the draining and heartbreaking process of being with someone not healthy for you.”

“‘Contaminated’ is about being addicted to a toxic relationship. The more you give, the less of yourself you become,” says BANKS .

BANKS further discusses III in feature articles running in TIME Magazine, Harper’s BAZAAR, Vanity Fair, V Magazine and elsewhere. III i s her highest-charting album to date on Billboard’s Top Album Sales tally, debuting at No. 3. It came in at No. 1 on the Internet Albums tally, No. 2 on the Current Alternative Albums and Current Pop Albums charts and No. 9 on the Digital Albums chart. Songs from III have accumulated over 50 million streams alone.

She’ll support the album with an extensive headline tour, which kicks off on September 3 at REBEL in Toronto. The III Tour will include two sold-out shows at Brooklyn Steel (with a third night on sale now) and an October 1 concert at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now. BANKS will also perform at such festivals as Music Midtown in Atlanta, Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas and Austin City Limits. See below for full list of North American/UK/EU dates.


Download / Stream III HERE

BANKS North American Dates:

  • 9/3                  Toronto, ON              REBEL
  • 9/4                  Montreal, QC             MTELUS
  • 9/6                  Boston, MA               House of Blues
  • 9/7                  Brooklyn, NY            Brooklyn Steel *                   SOLD OUT
  • 9/8                  Brooklyn, NY            Brooklyn Steel *                   SOLD OUT
  • 9/10                  Brooklyn, NY            Brooklyn Steel *
  • 9/11                Silver Spring, MD     The Fillmore
  • 9/13                Charlotte, NC            The Fillmore
  • 9/14               Atlanta, GA               Music Midtown 2019                      
  • 9/16                Chicago, IL                Riviera Theatre
  • 9/17                Minneapolis, MN       The Varsity Theatre
  • 9/19                Denver, CO                Fillmore Auditorium
  • 9/21               Las Vegas, NV          Life is Beautiful Festival 2019         
  • 9/24                Vancouver, BC          Orpheum Theatre
  • 9/25                Seattle, WA               Showbox SoDo
  • 9/26                Portland, OR              Crystal Ballroom
  • 9/28                San Francisco, CA     The Masonic
  • 10/1                Los Angeles, CA       Hollywood Palladium
  • 10/2                San Diego, CA           SOMA                                               
  • 10/3                Santa Ana, CA           The Observatory                               
  • 10/6                Austin, TX                 Austin City Limits Music Festival    
  • 10/9                Dallas, TX                  House of Blues
  • 10/10              Houston, TX              House of Blues
  • 10/13             Austin, TX            Austin City Limits Music Festival                
  • 10/15              Nashville, TN             Marathon Music Works
  • 10/16              New Orleans, LA       The Fillmore
  • 10/18              Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
  • 10/19              Miami Beach, FL       The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

    * a Bowery Presents show

BANKS UK / EU Dates:

  • 11/1               Manchester, UK        O2 Ritz                            SOLD OUT
  • 11/2               Glasgow, UK             SWG3
  • 11/4               London, UK               Roundhouse                   SOLD OUT
  • 11/8               Amsterdam, NL         Paradiso                         SOLD OUT
  • 11/11             Copenhagen, DK       Vega
  • 11/12             Stockholm, SE           Berns Salonger
  • 11/14             Berlin, DE                  Heimathafen                  SOLD OUT
  • 11/15             Berlin, DE                  Heimathafen                  SOLD OUT
  • 11/17             Cologne, DE              Live Music Hall
  • 11/19             Brussels, BE              Cirque Royal
  • 11/21              Paris, FR                    Le Trianon

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