MORE UK & EURO SHOW UPGRADES, ADDITIONS & SELLOUTS
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 – Los Angeles-based rock sensation Bad Omens have today released their new cinematic music video for their upcoming tour’s titular track “CONCRETE JUNGLE”, taken from their phenomenal new album ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’ (out via Sumerian Records). Check it out here
Many of BAD OMENS’ previously announced UK/EU headlining dates have been upgraded due to high demand and are already sold out, with a third show added at London’s The Dome, upgraded rooms in Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds and a second show in Bristol to accommodate the overwhelming demand.
The band can now reveal two support acts for the tour, with GHØSTKID & Oxymorrons joining for all shows. With demand already so high, and the addition of these stellar supports, remaining tickets are expected to go very quickly.
A Tour of the Concrete Jungle feat. Bad Omens, GHØSTKID & Oxymorrons:
February 3 – Hamburg, DE – Bahnhof Pauli* February 4 – Hamburg, DE – Bahnhof Pauli February 5 – Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo
February 6 – Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall**
February 7 – Leipzig, DE – Taubchenthal*
February 8 – Berlin, DE – Hole44
February 10 – Warsaw, PL – Proxima**
February 11 – Prague, CZ – Lucerna Music Bar**
February 12 – Budapest, HU – Akvárium Klub**
February 13 – Vienna, AT – Flex Halle**
February 15 – Munich, DE – Strom**
February 16 – Milan, IT – Legend Club
February 17 – Zurich, CH – Plaza
February 18 – Strasbourg, FR*
February 19 – Paris, FR – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge**
February 20 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof
February 21 – Antwerp, BE – Trix Club** February 23 – Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms** February 24 – Bristol, UK – Exchange February 25 – Leeds, UK – Beckett SU** February 27 – Glasgow, UK – Garage** February 28 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy** March 1 – Birmingham, UK – The Mill** March 2 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms March 3 – London, UK – The Dome March 4 – London, UK – The Dome* March 5 – London, UK – The Dome* March 6 – Bristol, UK – Exchange* *EXTRA DATE ADDED DUE TO DEMAND **VENUE UPGRADED DUE TO DEMAND BOLD = SOLD OUT
Bad Omens slither through boundaries, only to ultimately choke convention in the process. The quartet— Noah Sebastian (vocals), Joakim “Jolly” Karlsson (guitar), Nick Ruffilo (bass), and Nick Folio (drums)—materialize with ghostly atmospherics, striking hooks, and the tingles of sensual high-register harmonies uplifted by cinematic production. Racking up over 250M worldwide streams to date and earning acclaim, the band presents an uncompromising and undeniable vision on their third full-length album, ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’ (Sumerian Records).
“Making the record changed us as songwriters and musicians. In many ways, I feel like it set me free as an artist because every decision made in the writing process was for myself, with no fear for anyone else’s expectations of what our third album should sound like. Be it our fans or our record label.”
They’ve always wielded this level of magic though…
The group’s 2016 self-titled debut, ‘Bad Omens’, yielded fan favorites such as “Glass Houses” and “The Worst In Me” which eclipsed nearly 25 million Spotify streams. On its heels, 2019’s ‘Finding God Before God Finds Me’ spawned “Dethrone” (14.6 million Spotify streams) and “Careful What You Wish For” (10 million Spotify streams). Along the way, they toured with numerous marquee acts and received tastemaker praise.
After their first headline tour was canceled mid-way at the top of the global pandemic, the band found themselves at home in Los Angeles with plenty of time. Where they absorbed and imparted a different palette of unexpected inspirations. Channeling what the frontman describes at times as a “cursive sound” they embraced newfound confidence and boundlessly loose creativity. Anything went in the studio, and all “rules” were broken. Noah and Jolly wrote, produced, and engineered the music themselves while GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer and songwriter Zakk Cervini (Halsey, Grimes, Poppy, blink-182) lent his talents with the mix and master. Challenging himself, Noah decided to “make a track sampling items around the house, none of which were musical instruments”.
This ultimately became the framework for the first single “THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND”. Claps puncture the icy soundscape as his voice stretches from a breathy moan into an evocative and entrancing hook, breaking from a whisper into the seductive chant, “It wasn’t hard to realize. Love’s the death of peace of mind.” It culminates on a climactic scream uplifted by a distorted crunch.
“The whole record really details the loss of peace of mind,” he explains. “The lyrics in the title track are a little more specific in terms of the conflict at the heart of something more intimate and personal.”
By speaking it aloud, Bad Omens offer a level of comfort and empathy, with a sinister shroud. At the same time, they also give rock music a sexy new shape on ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’ .
“Sonically, we want to do something you can’t arrive late or early too,” he leaves off. “You can’t cheat your way to the final act. You have to get on the ride and process it until the end. The songs are meant to be heard from start to finish. We want you to take the whole trip with us.”