Empire of the Sun Announce Fall TourJul 22, 2013
After headlining numerous summer festivals, Empire of the Sun will launch an extensive North American headline 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 itinerary and specific on sale 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 and kicked off the new monthly Jimmy Kimmel Live Stream concert series thereafter. You can view the band performing “Alive” here.
“Wherever you dance this summer, you will be dancing to this record,” said Associated Press in a review of Ice On The Dune “Everything about Empire of the Sun is larger than life: The band name, the futuristic stage personas, the Dune-inspired album art and – most importantly – the music,” said Rolling Stone.
Empire of the Sun – North American Tour Dates
Date City/State/Province Venue On Sale Date
8/1 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live Bud Light Music First 50/50/1
8/4 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles State Historic Park HARD Summer 2013
8/25 Eugene, OR Emerald Meadows Kaleidoscope Music Festival
8/29 Salt Lake City, UT Pioneer Park Twilight Concert Series
8/31 Philadelphia, PA Fairmount Park Budweiser Made in America Festival
9/1 Washington, DC 9:30 Club 7/25, 10 AM
9/5 New York, NY Pier 26 at Hudson River Park 7/26, 12 PM
9/7 Boston, MA House of Blues 7/26, 10 AM
9/9 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall 7/26, 10 AM
9/12 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom 7/27, 10 AM
9/13 Detroit, MI The Fillmore 7/26, 10 AM
9/14 Columbus, OH Breakaway Music Festival
9/16 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre 7/26, 10 AM
9/18 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle 7/26, 10 AM
9/19 New Orleans, LA The Civic Theatre 7/26, 10 AM
9/21 Dallas, TX Breakaway Music Festival
10/26-27 Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful Festival on sale now