Airborne Toxic Event’s New Album All At Once Lands At 17 on Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart

By on May 6, 2011
Airborne Toxic Event’s New Album All At Once Lands At 17 on Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart
Critics and Fans Alike Impressed With Band’s Newest Outing
The Airborne Toxic Event’s newest album, All At Once, was released last week on Island/Def Jam to resounding praise in the media. BBC calls All At Once “a crushing classic,” while SPIN called it “the rock’n’roll equivalent of a tear-soaked novella.” Drowned In Sound hailed it as “a resolute triumph in the face of adversity.” The Guardian noted the album’s “instant, stadium-size anthems,” with Pasteproclaiming “All At Once matches a stadium sound with a Barfly Soul,” concluding that it is “a kick-ass record.” The record comes not a moment too soon for the Huffington Post, who stated it is”a gorgeous, expansive album. Just when you think stadium bands are dead, here comes The Airborne Toxic Event to make you reach for your lighter.” This is joined by a choir of praise from the band’s hometown of Los Angeles, with KCRW calling the album “passionate, dynamic, anthemic…their expansive sound is too large to be contained,” and the Los Angeles Times proclaiming “this is the sound of a band willing itself into stadiums and Grammy nominations.” Q Magazine noted the powerful genre-bending nature of the album’s tracks, noting that All At Once “Combines U2-esque balladry, glam stomps, rabble-rousing folk and soaring FM pop…it’s just about perfect.”
On top of it all, All At Once has seen strong sales, debuting this week on the Billboard Top 2xx00 Albums Chart with 18,117 units sold. The album’s first single, “Changing,” topped off as a top 10 single on iTunes, and a top 5 single on the Alternative iTunes chart.
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 also just begun their tour of the United States, already having played five nights in a row in Los Angeles this week at five different venues, each one larger than the night before. The band is also completing a similar sold-out feat in New York City this week, and will be making noise in many other major markets in the coming weeks as well. The band will tour the United States and Europe throughout May and June, and have already sold out numerous shows in Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, London, and Chicago. The band have earned their reputation as an aggressive touring act, 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. For a complete list of tour dates, please see below.
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Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 5th – New York, NY – Webster Hall – Sold OutMay 6th – New York, NY – Town Hall – Sold OutMay 7th – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero – Sold OutMay 8th – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club – Sold OutMay 9th – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero – Sold OutMay 11th – Boston, MA – House of Blues
May 12th – Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
May 13th – Toronto, ON – Opera House – Sold OutMay 14th – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
May 15th – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
May 17th – Minneapolis, MN – The Varsity Theater
May 18th – Chicago, IL – Metro – Sold OutMay 19th – Chicago, IL – Metro – Sold OutMay 20th – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club
May 22nd – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa – Sold OutMay 24th – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
May 26th – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
May 27th – Orlando, FL – The Social – Sold OutJune 1st – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound
June 2nd – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
June 5th – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 7th – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
June 8th – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
June 9th – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
June 11th – San Diego, CA – House of Blues – Sold OutJune 12th – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
June 13th – Chandler, AZ – Ovations Theatre @ Wild Horse
June 15th – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
June 16th – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.