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Band of Skulls’ U.S. tour kicks off this week + “Last Call with Carson Daly” October 5

To support the release of their latest album, By Default, Band of Skulls will embark on a North American tour, kicking off tonight at Boston’s Royale. The band will make further stops at Chicago’s Metro, San Francisco’s The Fillmore, Los Angeles’ Wiltern and New York City’s Terminal 5 among many others.

In addition, the band are now confirmed to appear on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly” on October 5 and they recently performed their single “Bodies” as well as “Killer” on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

Produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Patti Smith) and recorded at Rockfield Studios, By Default finds the band—Emma Richardson (bass, vocals), Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums)—following up on their acclaimed 2014 release, Himalayan, by making a conscious decision to take a step back from their relentless world-wide touring schedule, having never spent more than a month off the road in the last two years.

“We went back to square one,” says Hayward. In the church—between visits from the vicar, bringing tea and biscuits on his trolley—they found the new songs in hours of woodshedding on ratty old practice amps. “It’s definitely a new era,” says Marsden. “The first three records were like a trilogy, a piece of work in of themselves. We wanted to do those things, and we did them all. We took a breath, took a look at what we’d done, and started from scratch again.”


September 6—Boston, MA—Royale

September 7—Montreal, QC—Corona Theatre

September 8—Toronto, ON—The Opera House

September 9—Columbus, OH—Skully’s Music Diner

September 10—Chicago, IL—Metro

September 11—Minneapolis, MN—Fine Line Music Café

September 13—Denver, CO—Gothic Theatre

September 14—Salt Lake City, UT—Urban Lounge

September 15-18—Victoria, BC—Rifflandia

September 16—Vancouver, BC—The Vogue Theatre

September 18—Seattle, WA—The Showbox

September 19—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall

September 21—San Francisco, CA—Fillmore

September 23—Los Angeles, CA—Wiltern

September 23-25—Las Vegas, NV—Life is Beautiful

September 24—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up

September 26—Tucson, AZ—Rialto Theatre

September 28—Austin, TX—Antone’s

September 29—Dallas, TX—Trees

September 30—Memphis, TN—Minglewood Hall

October 1—Nashville, TN—Exit/In

October 2—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West

October 3—Durham, NC—Motorco Music Hall

October 4—Washington D.C.—Black Cat

October 6—New York, NY—Terminal 5

October 7—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer

By Default Available Now:

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ByDefaultIT

Amazon CD: http://smarturl.it/ByDefaultCD

Amazon Vinyl: http://smarturl.it/ByDefaultLP


About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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