Cold War Kids have released two new songs — “Complainer” and “4th of July” — the first new music from the Los Angeles, CA-based band in more than two years. The songs will be part of an album called NEW AGE NORMS due in the fall; more details to follow soon. “Complainer” and “4th of July” are available now via CWKTWO/AWAL at all DSPs and streaming services.



Produced by Lars Stalfors (St. Vincent, HEALTH, Foster the People), “Complainer” marks Cold War Kids’s first co-write with multi-platinum songwriter Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Rita Ora) and Electric Guest’s Asa Taccone.

Cold War Kids will embark on a major U.S. headline tour, with the dates beginning October 4at The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT. They will then travel through late November (see attached itinerary). Fan presales begin Wednesday, June 19 at 10 am PT – please subscribe to the Cold War Kids mailing list for password. General Admission sales begin Friday, 21 at 10 am (local). Additional dates will be announced soon. For complete details and ticket availability, please visit

As if all that weren’t enough, Cold War Kids have slated a summer festival schedule that includes Louisville, KY’s Forecastle (July 12), West Linn, OR’s Polo Noir (July 27), Long Beach, CA’s ALT 98.7 Summer Camp (August 3), Waynesville, OH’s Bellwether Festival (August 9), and Glen Ellen, CA’s Sonoma Harvest Music Festival (September 22). Furthermore, Cold War Kids will join AJR for “Jeep On The Rocks,” a very special one-off concert event, set for October 5 at Morrison, CO’s world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre.


U.S. TOUR 2019


12 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival *

27 – West Linn, OR – Polo Noir *


3 – Long Beach, CA – Alt 98.7 Summer Camp *

9 – Waynesville, OH – Bellwether Festival *


22 – Glen Ellen, CA – Sonoma Harvest Music Festival *


4 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

5 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre **

8 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly

9 – Dallas, TX – The Rustic

10 – Houston, TX – The Rustic

11 – San Antonio, TX – The Rustic

12 – El Paso, TX – El Paso Forever ***

14 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf


14 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren

15 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park

16 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues Anaheim

17 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater

18 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

20 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

22 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

* Festival Performance

** Jeep On The Rocks w/AJR

*** Benefit Concert

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