Atlas Genius, led by Australian brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery, will be hitting the road this spring for a U.S. headline tour, kicking off March 31 in Portland and including stops in Chicago, Nashville, Boston, and Los Angeles. The tour, presented by Journeys, will also feature five-time GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Skylar Grey, as well as special guests Secret Weapons and The Young Wild. Tickets for all shows go on-sale this Friday, February 19 – head to AtlasGenius.com for more information.
The LA-based Atlas Genius are touring in support of their album Inanimate Objects, hailed by Entertainment Weekly as one of the best new albums and “a huge leap forward for the band” from their breakthrough debut When It Was Now. The new album features the Top 10 Alternative hit “Molecules” as well as new single “Stockholm,” official impacting at radio next week. The track was written by songwriter and vocalist Keith Jeffery on an exploratory and emotional trip to Sweden – “I had gone partly to write and partly to assess the state of a long distance relationship I was in,” Keith says. “I really felt like I was drowning emotionally and needed to let myself breathe.” The ultimate result of “Stockholm” is a song driven by pulsating rhythms that reflects the ardor of the human spirit in fight, with the band’s signature melodic electro-pop-rock at the core.
Atlas Genius features brothers Keith [vocals and guitar] and Michael Jeffery [drums], who were born and raised in the coastal Australian city of Adelaide and now call Los Angeles home. Their new home base helped provide the inspirational backdrop for Inanimate Objects and has allowed the brothers to delve further into an eco-conscious and vegan lifestyle, a core value in their everyday lives and something they maintain even while on the road. They recently spent a day off with Live Nation TV for an episode of Sidetracks, sampling some of the best vegan food Los Angeles has to offer. Watch the guys make vegan donuts and more in the video below!
Watch Atlas Genius scope out L.A.’s vegan scene with Live Nation TV:
In addition to the upcoming headline tour, Atlas Genius will play a slew of festivals throughout 2016, including Shaky Knees, Hangout, Bottlerock, and Firefly. See below for a full list of confirmed dates.
Confirmed upcoming tour dates:
03/31 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR^*
04/01 Showbox – Seattle, WA^*
04/02 Venue – Vancouver, BC^*
04/04 Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID^*
04/05 The Complex – Grand Room – Salt Lake City, UT^*
04/06 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO^*
04/07 Madrid Theatre & Café – Kansas City, MO^*
04/09 The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI^*
04/10 Fine Line Music – Minneapolis, MN^*
04/12 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL^*
04/13 Firebird – St. Louis, MO^*
04/15 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN^*
04/16 Shelter – Detroit, MI^*
04/17 Mod Club – Toronto, ON^*
04/18 L’Astral – Montreal, QC^*
04/20 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA^**
04/21 College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT^**