After wrapping a nearly non-stop global tour in support of their 2016 debut album A/B, GRAMMY-nominated Elektra/Atlantic Records’ KALEO announces their Fight or FlightTour. Launchingin Portland, Oregon on July 1, KALEO is set to perform at venues across North America including Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on August 7, Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on August 8 and many more through Oct. 17 (announcement video HERE). Tickets on sale Friday March 6 10am at LiveNation.com & via the Live Nation app.
Frontman and songwriter JJ Julius Son has been in the studio allowing a combination of globe-trotting and meticulous tinkering to influence the highly-anticipated follow-up to the Gold-certified A/B, resulting in spectrum of sounds recorded around the world – in North America, South America and across Europe. Refreshingly free of calculation, with Julius Son allowing each tune to dictate its path while simultaneously leaning-in to his blues, folk and rock inclinations.
“‘Fight or flight’ speaks to our instinctual response to choices: to stay and fight or to flee,” offers Iceland-native Julius Son. “Throughout the process of making this new album while touring and recording abroad, learning new languages and incorporating sounds from the varying cities I visited, what was most remarkable was seeing first-hand how we are more alike than we are different. This idea to stay, stand our ground and fight for what we believe in keeps resurfacing, and I think as we finish this next record and begin the next chapter, we wanted the fans to know we’re not going anywhere. We’re here with them.”
Earlier this month, KALEO announced their return to Red Rocks on July 21 after releasing two new singles written solely by Julius Son: “I Want More,” which Texas Monthly calls “a tender-yet-tough anthem” that “goes down nice and easy,” and “Break My Baby,” that Loudwire describes as “hooky and groovy, showcasing the range of [Julius Son’s] vocal and a gritty, bluesy approach.”
Amassing over 1 Billion global streams, 39 international certifications and countless sold-out headline shows spanning from London to Moscow, breakout album A/B spawned three hit singles for the Icelandic rock band – the GRAMMY-nominated “No Good,” the Gold-selling “All The Pretty Girls” and the chart-topping, 2x Platinum-certified “Way Down We Go,” which was used in over two dozen television shows, leading it to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart.
Joining KALEO on the road include special guests Matt Maeson, known for No. 1 Alt Radio hit “Cringe” and his most recent Alt Radio Top 20, “Go Easy”; Warner Records' alt-pop 20-million-plus streaming "Hollow" three-piece Belle Mt.; and Wilder Woods, whose self-titled debut features his current single “Someday Soon” and Top 20 radio favorite, “Supply & Demand.”
Before setting out on their Fight or Flight Tour, KALEO is set to perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight (2/27) on CBS as well as perform a short series of dates in small, intimate settings, including 3 sold out shows: May 27 at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, Mass. and two nights at Gramercy Theatre in New York, June 1-2. The band also plays the Radio 104.5 Birthday Show in Camden, N.J. on May 30.
With new music on the horizon, every order of two (2) or more tickets purchased online for select KALEO Fight or FlightTour stops includes one (1) physical or digital copy of their upcoming album.^ For access to ticket presales, join KALEO’s mailing list at www.officialkaleo.com.
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