JULY 22, 2013
After headlining numerous summer festivals, Empire of the Sun will launch an extensive North American tour that will give fans the opportunity to see the Australian band in more intimate settings. The fall outing will launch on September 1 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC and will include shows at Pier 26 at Hudson River Park in New York City (September 5) and the House of Blues in Boston (September 7). Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Thursday, July 25. See below for complete list of dates.
The band is touring in support of its new album, Ice On The Dune (Astralwerks), the follow-up to the 2008 BRIT-nominated, global smash Walking On A Dream. “Alive,” the collection’s first single, is currently No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs chart. The “Alive” video – produced by Kelvin Optical, Inc., a division within Bad Robot – has more than five million views.
Empire of the Sun made its U.S. television debut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last month. You can view the band performing “Alive” at http://abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live/video/PL5520981/_m_VDKA0_lxqg3erq.
Empire of the Sun – North American Tour Dates
8/1 Austin City Limits Live, Austin TX (Bud Light Music First 50/50/1) ON SALE NOW
8/4 Los Angeles State Historic Park (HARD Summer 2013) ON SALE NOW
8/25 Emerald Meadows, Eugene OR (Kaleidoscope Music Festival) ON SALE NOW
8/29 Pioneer Park, Salt Lake City, UT (Twilight Concert Series) ON SALE NOW
8/31 Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA (Budweiser Made in America Festival) ON SALE NOW
9/1 9:30 Club Washington, DC ON SALE 7/25, 10 AM
9/5 Pier 26 at Hudson River Park, NY, NY ON SALE 7/26, 12 PM
9/7 House of Blues, Boston, MA ON SALE 7/26, 10 AM
9/9 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON ON SALE 7/26, 10 AM
9/12 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL ON SALE 7/27, 10 AM
9/13 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI ON SALE 7/26, 10 AM
9/14 Breakaway Music Festival, Columbus, OH ON SALE NOW
9/16 State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN ON SALE 7/26, 10 AM
9/18 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA ON SALE 7/26, 10 AM
9/19 The Civic Theatre, New Orleans, LA ON SALE /26, 10 AM
9/21 Breakaway Music Festival, Dallas, TX ON SALE NOW
10/26-27 Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, NV ON SALE NOW