Empire of the Sun – Ice on the Dune Album PremiereJun 10, 2013
Fans can hear Empire of the Sun’s new album in its entirety today as RollingStone.com gives Ice On The Dune its exclusive North American premiere. The twelve-song collection will be released in the U.S. by Astralwerks on June 18. Ice On The Dune takes the conceptual vision of the band’s 2008 BRIT-nominated, global smash Walking On A Dream and goes widescreen – in hyper-real HD. It’s music for the heart, the head, the feet and the soul (head-dress optional) and it’s streaming here now.
Empire of the Sun will perform at Bonnaroo this Saturday, June 15. The band will also headline numerous other festivals, including the Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Forest, Summerfest, HARD Summer 2013, Made in America and Life is Beautiful. The Australian group will make its U.S. television debut on June 18 on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
MTV Iggy, MTV’s global music brand, and Intel have selected Empire of the Sun to kick off 2013’s “The Music Experiment” with a show in New York City on June 20. The interactive, multi-platform music series returns with new social gaming challenges that allow fans to access secret shows in four cities. Each “Music Experiment” show will be immersive, themed and set in elaborate and unusual secret venues with fans arriving in costume.
Ice On The Dune can be pre-ordered here. “[It’s] exactly what electronic pop should sound like in 2013. Fresh, euphoric, youthful…it more than delivers on the promise of 2008’s million-selling debut Walking On A Dream and the fantastical imagery that made them a festival highlight wherever Steele strapped on his head-dress,” said Q, awarding the album four stars in a lead review. MOJO noted, “you can’t help but be charmed by their puckish, wide-eyed enthusiasm for the redemptive power of pop.” “Nearly every track is powered by a room-rattling disco groove,” observed Uncut, scoring it 8/10. ”But what makes ‘DNA’, ‘Alive’, ‘Concert Pitch’ and the title song so irresistible is the way their silky melodies resolve into super-saturated Technicolor chorus hooks.”
Empire of the Sun – U.S. Tour Dates
6/15 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
6/21-23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Electric Daisy Carnival
6/27-30 – Rothbury, MI @ Double JJ Ranch & Resort – Electric Forest
7/2 – Milwaukee, WI @ Henry Maier Festival Park – Summerfest
8/4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles State Historic Park – HARD Summer 2013
8/23-25 – Eugene, OR @ Emerald Meadows – Kaleidoscope Music Festival
8/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Pioneer Park – Twilight Concert Series
8/31-9/1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fairmount Park – Budweiser Made in America Festival
10/26-27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival