Canvasback Music/Atlantic recording artists Grouplove have unveiled details for their first headlining U.S. tour of 2014. The cross-country trek will kick off on March 20th at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, Ohio, and continue into May (see attached itinerary). Tickets for most shows go on sale to the general public beginning on Friday, December 6th, with pre-sale tickets becoming available for purchase on Wednesday, December 4th. Support comes from MS MR, Smallpools, and Alex Winston. For more information, please visit www.grouplovemusic.com/tour.
To herald the newly announced tour, the music video for “Shark Attack” – the follow-up single from Grouplove’s acclaimed second album “SPREADING RUMOURS” – made its world premiere on tastemaker music site Noisey.com today and can be viewed at http://noisey.vice.com/blog/watch-grouploves-video-for-shark-attack. Directed by award-winning director and frequent collaborator Cameron Duddy, the “Shark Attack” music video features Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone, HBO’s “Eastbound and Down” and “Deadwood”). “Shark Attack” will go to Alternative radio outlets in the new year and follows lead single “Ways To Go,” which climbed to #2 at the format and is at Hot AC radio now. The companion music video for “Ways To Go” has clocked over 3.5 million views to date. Grouplove turned in memorable national television performances of the song on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and a release week appearance on the outdoor stage of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
On December 23rd, The Warner Sound, the official YouTube channel of the Warner Music Group (www.youtube.com/TheWarnerSound), will premiere “I’m With You,” a short form documentary and concert film that chronicles a week in NYC with Grouplove during their sold-out “SeeSaw Tour” this past fall. Shot by acclaimed filmmaker Sam Erickson – known for his work with Dave Matthews Band and “Okonokos,” his groundbreaking concert film with My Morning Jacket – the film explores the history of the band and traces their unique story, combining engaging interviews with the band members and exhilarating live performance footage. A trailer for “I’m With You” can be viewed now at http://youtu.be/TvC-IGnyIvg.
LA-based band Grouplove has quickly become one of music’s most exhilarating young acts. The quintet’s second full length album “SPREADING RUMOURS” arrived in September and was met with a raft of acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, NYLON, and National Public Radio who called it “ludicrously easy to love.” As with all of Grouplove’s recorded material, the collection was produced by the band’s own Ryan Rabin and features singles “Ways To Go” and “Shark Attack.” Grouplove’s launched “SPREADING RUMOURS” with the sold out “SeeSaw Tour,” which featured two-night stands in eleven cities across the country, treating fans to an electric show the first night and a stripped down/acoustic set the second with all performances taking place in intimate settings, including legendary clubs, historic sites, and obscure or rarely used venues. In October, Grouplove made their inaugural appearance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
Grouplove first came together in 2009 and soon were hailed as a great live act, both as headliners and at such international festivals as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Reading + Leeds Festivals, and Glastonbury. “NEVER TRUST A HAPPY SONG” arrived in 2011, making a stellar chart debut among the top 5 on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” album chart for new and developing acts. The acclaimed album was highlighted by the debut single, “Colours” which received critical acclaim and climbed to the top reaches at Alternative radio outlets nationwide.
“Tongue Tied,” the second single from “NEVER TRUST A HAPPY SONG,” proved an even greater success, earning RIAA platinum certification for sales in excess of 1 million while spending 3 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Alternative airplay chart. By year’s end, the track became Alternative radio’s second most-played song of 2012, following only Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” The third single, “Itchin’ On A Photograph” also reached the Top 10 at Alternative radio.
Grouplove’s dynamic live sets continued to win over fans on a pair of headline tours, both of which saw sold out crowds at every stop, including a hometown finale at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. That same undeniable energy was seen in an array of high profile television appearances, including CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman, NBC’s TODAY and Tonight Show with Jay Leno, TBS’ Conan, and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Grouplove is: Christian Zucconi (vocals, guitar), Hannah Hooper (vocals, keys), Sean Gadd (bass, vocals), Andrew Wessen (guitar, vocals), Ryan Rabin (drums).
^Supported by MS MR
# Supported by Smallpools
*Supported by Alex Winston
(Additional dates to be announced)
4 Sacramento, CA 94.7’s “Electric Christmas”
5 Portland, OR 94/7’s “December to Remember”
7 Los Angeles, CA KROQ’s “Almost Acoustic Xmas”
10 St. Louis, MO 105.7 The Point’s “Ho Ho Show”
11 Chicago, IL Q87.7’s “The Night We Stole Christmas”
12 Milwaukee, WI FM102/1’s “Big Snow Show 8”
20 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s*
21 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room*
23 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE*
25 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory*
26 New York, NY Terminal 5^*
30 Washington, DC 930 Club^#
3 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle^#
5 Austin, TX Stubbs^#
7 Houston, TX House Of Blues^#
23 Phoenix, AZ Marquee^#
24 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre^#
28 Oklahoma City Diamond Ballroom^#
30 Kansas City, MO Power & Light District^#
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