KONGOSwill embark on a two-week North American tour this July, performing at various festivals and headlining shows. The multiplatinum rock band hits the road beginning July 2 at Saturday in the Park, performs in major markets across the Midwest and South, and wraps up on July 16 at Floatfest in Martindale, TX. The full itinerary is included below. Their anxiously awaited third full-length album, Egomaniac [Epic Records], will be released June 10. It’s available for pre-order here:http://smarturl.it/Egomaniac
Upon impacting airwaves, the record’s first single “Take It From Me” immediately became “#1 most added” at Alternative Radio for the last two consecutive weeks. It is currently at #19 on the chart and it continues climbing. The unforgettably clever music video, which showcases the band members in “Big Head Mode” from the classic video game NBA Jam, recently cracked over 160,000 views on YouTube/VEVO in less than a week. Watch it HERE. The visual is the first in history to be premiered on Snapchat via MTV’s U.S. SnapChat Discover channel.
In other big news, Fox Sports handpicked KONGOS as its “Artist of the Month” for the entire month of May. As part of this initiative, four songs from Egomaniac—“Take It From Me,” “I Don’t Mind,”“I Want It Free,” and “Look At Me”—will be played during broadcast sports events all month-long.
KONGOS return with their biggest, boldest, and best body of work yet in the form of Egomaniac. Get ready!
Following two successful years on the road supporting 2014’s breakoutLunatic,KONGOSreturned home in late 2015 with a bevy of ideas. The guys wrote initial demos separately and convened at Tokoloshe Studios—their full-scale production studio located in their hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. While sharing ideas, they collectively realized a thematic commonality, which would eventually inform the creation of Egomaniac.
Egomaniacboasts 13 new tracks from the group. These range from the blues guitar-driven accordion shuffle of“I Don’t Mind,”which instantly became a live favorite, to the skittering electronics and sharp commentary on“Autocorrect”and the epic send-off at the heart of “Look At Me.”The full tracklisting is revealed below.
In 2014,“Come With Me Now”fromLunaticputKONGOSon the map. The group became unanimously recognized as one of rock music’s most infectious and invigorating new voices as the track went RIAA double-platinum for sales in excess of 2 million. It occupied the #1 spot at Alternative Radio for five weeks, marking the quickest ascent to the top by a new band in history. The song was heard everywhere with placements byThe Expendables 3, Universal Studios, Dodge Ram, Samsung Galaxy,American Idol, The Originals, MTV Movie Awards, HBO, FX, CNN, NBC Sports, ESPN, NFL, WWE, Playstation 4 and more. The video has been viewed over 45 million times: http://smarturl.it/CWMNvideo. They’ve hit the stage atLate Night With Seth Meyers,Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!,The Today Showand more and received acclaim fromRolling Stone,USA Today, and many others.
The brothersKONGOS—Johnny, Jesse, Dylan, and Danny—have music in their blood. Their dad John Kongos landed multiple chart hits in the seventies, and the boys picked up instruments at a young age. Now, they’ve got a musical legacy all their own.