The Airborne Toxic Event has announced today’s premiere of “Come On Out,” the first single from their eagerly awaited new album, HOLLYWOOD PARK. The track is available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Uniquely, HOLLYWOOD PARK arrives alongside a new literary work of the same name by Mikel Jollett, to be published by Celadon Books, a division of MacMillan, on May 5. Hollywood Park: A Memoir sees Jollett chronicling his extraordinary personal journey, from his early childhood in one of the most infamous cults of the 1970s, through a childhood of poverty and emotional abuse, before finding his voice as an artist among the confusion of an adult life spent nursing the wounds of childhood, and the redemption which came from looking inward and an acceptance of self and the fierce love of family. Pre-order Hollywood Park: A Memoir HERE.

The Los Angeles-based band’s sixth LP and first new music in half a decade, HOLLYWOOD PARK arrives Friday, May 8 via Rounder Records; pre-orders are available beginning today HERE.



“I mostly grew up in the wreckage of the cult where I was born, since we left when I was so young. It came to me like a puzzle I had to put together, almost like separate realities with different rules. So I wrote the songs on the record (and the book) from that perspective: that of a child trying to piece together the reality of the changing world around him; because that’s how I experienced it: like a mystery I couldn’t quite fathom that I had to piece together over a lifetime,” says Airborne Toxic Event founder and front-man Mikel Jollett.

The Airborne Toxic Event will celebrate HOLLYWOOD PARK with a truly epic live schedule, including a new series of US headline dates, beginning October 9 at Los Angeles, CA’s Greek Theatre and then travelling through the month with highlights including a much anticipated visit to New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre (October 22). In the meantime, the already announced first leg of the tour gets underway May 27 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ and continues into the summer, culminating with a once-in-a-lifetime performance backed by the San Francisco Symphony, set for August 1 at San Francisco, CA’s Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall.In addition, The Airborne Toxic Event will herald the arrival of HOLLYWOOD PARK with a pair of four-night-stands at Los Angeles, CA’s El Rey Theatre (March 31, April 1, 2, 4) and New York City’s Bowery Ballroom (April 7-10), with all eight shows sold out within 30 seconds of ticket release. As if all that weren’t enough, the band will make a top-billed festival appearance at Cleveland, OH’s Wonderstruck on Sunday, June 7. For updates and more, please visit

Produced and mixed by the band’s longtime collaborator, multiple GRAMMY® Award-nominee Mark Needham (The Killers, Fleetwood Mac), HOLLYWOOD PARK serves as both companion volume and musical soundtrack to Jollett’s remarkable memoir, adding vivid sonic color to his wrenching and ultimately life-affirming personal chronicle. Indeed, both the album and book were fueled in large part by the untimely death of Jollett’s father. Devastated to his very core, he withdrew from both the world and his work for nearly a year before ultimately finding the strength to begin anew.Jollett will be traveling on a wide-ranging book tour slated to visit independent bookstores through mid-May, beginning Friday, May 1 at Los Angeles, CA’s First Congregational Church of Los Angeles and then making stops across the country including a special publication day event at New York’s world famous The Strand on Tuesday, May 5. For all ticket links and up-to-date information, please see


31 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre SOLD OUT


1 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre SOLD OUT

2 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre SOLD OUT

4 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre SOLD OUT

7 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT

8 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT

9 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT

10 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT


27 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren

29 – Austin, TX – Emo’s

30 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

31 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues


2 – Kansas City, MO – Truman

3 – St. Louis, MO – Del Mar Concert Hall

4 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East

5 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

6 – Charlotte, NC – Underground

7 – Cleveland, OH – Wonderstruck *

9 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

10 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

12 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts SOLD OUT

14 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts

16 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

17 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

18 – Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall

19 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre SOLD OUT

20 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

22 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre

23 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

26 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox SOLD OUT

27 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

28 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

30 – Sacramento, CA – The Ace of Spades


1 – San Diego, CA – Observatory


1 – San Francisco, CA – Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall (w/the San Francisco Symphony)


9 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

10 – Crystal Bay, NV – The Crown Room

12 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory

14 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep

16 – Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom

17 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room

18 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s

19 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre

20 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue

22 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre

23 – Rochester, NY – Anthology

24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre

25 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

27 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

28 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel






1 – Los Angeles, CA – First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

2 – San Francisco, CA – First Unitarian Society of San Francisco

4 – Brooklyn, NY – St. Joseph’s College

5 – New York, NY – The Strand

6 – Washington, DC – GW Betts

7 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre

8 – Boston, MA – CitySpace

9 – Austin, TX – Book People

11 – Chicago, IL – Everybody’s Coffee: Wilson’s Abbey

12 – Denver, CO – Tattered Cover (Colfax)

13 – Seattle, WA – Town Hall

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