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Today, multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated Icelandic rockers KALEO have shared their new single Rock N Roller, which is available now on all streaming platforms. After performing the fan-favourite track as part of their encore at countless shows since their inception, the band decided to record and release the song for their fans around the globe.


Speaking about Rock N RollerKALEO’s JJ Julius Son shared, “I wrote it during the early days of KALEOWe started playing it right away and have been performing it in our set ever since, usually as the last song at our shows. When we went into the studio for our upcoming album, we all decided it was time to record a proper version of the track and finally release it to the world.”


In addition, KALEO have also announced the UK & European leg of their Payback Tour, which will see the group headlining venues across the continent, including London’s iconic OVO Arena Wembley. The fall headline dates kick off at Sagres Campo Pequeno in Lisbon, Portugal on 2nd November and run through the middle of December. The upcoming tour will feature support from Júníus Meyvant on all dates with Shane Smith and The Saints joining as direct support for the UK portion of the run [tour itinerary below].  Tickets for all dates are on sale now here


Rock N Roller follows the band’s recent single Lonely Cowboy which was accompanied by a stunning performance video shot inside Rome’s Historic Colosseum – watch it HERE. The standalone track notably marked the group’s first new original music in three years. Lonely Cowboy hinges on a softly plucked acoustic guitar and sparse orchestration, while gruff, yet warm vocals remain the guiding force. “Guess it’s time to say goodbye to the rider of the night” sings vocalist, guitarist, pianist, songwriter, and producer JJ Julius Son as he paints a vivid picture underscored by a proud and intentional homage to Ennio Morricone.


KALEO recently celebrated their 10th anniversary by delivering a stunning live performance before 250 of their biggest fans at the Archeological Park of the Colosseum, Rome, and in the shadow of the world-famous amphitheater. With the performance, KALEO joined the ranks of Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, The Cure, Elton John, and Paul McCartney as the only artists to ever perform an electric concert in front of the iconic monument. Presented by VERTIGO LIVE, a leading producer of cinematic live experiences, the momentous night was captured on film and will be released as KALEO: Viva Roma in the Shadow of the Colosseum later this summer – watch an official teaser HERE.

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11/2 – 12/10 with Júníus Meyvant

* Shane Smith and The Saints as direct support

November 2 – Lisbon, Portugal – Sagres Campo Pequeno

November 5 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera

November 6 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz

November 8 – Strasbourg, France – Le Zenith

November 9 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal

November 11 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique

November 12 – Lille, France – Le Zenith

November 14 – London, UK – Wembley Arena* 

November 15 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Apollo* 

November 18 – Glasgow, Scotland – O2 Academy Glasgow* 

November 20 – Paris, France – Adidas Arena

November 22 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex 457

November 24 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer

November 25 – Budapest, Hungary – MVM Dome

November 26 – Munich, Germany – Zenith

November 28 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz

November 30 – Prague, Czechia – O2 Universum

December 2 – Hamburg, Germany – Edel Optics Arena

December 3 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live

December 5 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle

December 6 – Wroclaw, Poland – A2

December 8 – Copenhagen, Denmark – KB Hallen

December 9 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fallan

December 10 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene


About KALEO:

Akin to steadying a ship on rough seas, KALEO deftly navigates life’s extremes via music. Emerging out of Reykjavík, KALEOJJ Julius Son [vocals, guitar, piano], Rubin Pollock [lead guitar], Daniel Kristjansson [bass], and David Antonsson [drums] —buzzed to the forefront of the global conversation with the platinum-certified A/B in 2016. The album took flight as a phenomenon uplifted by the double-platinum #1 single Way Down We Go, gold-certified All The Pretty Girls, and No Good, which garnered a GRAMMY® Award nod in the category of Best Rock Performance. They maintained this momentum with Surface Sounds [2021], cracking the Top 6 on AAA with I Want More and Break My Baby. Their music surged through popular culture with dozens of film and television syncs, including Marvel flicks like LOGAN and hit TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Riverdale. Additionally, the guys made their mark with performances on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Good Morning America, and more. Beyond selling out headline tours on multiple continents, they shined as a live force of nature who could hold their own on a bill with The Rolling Stones or ignite festival crowds at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and beyond. To date, they have notably tallied north of 4 billion global streams and earned 60 international certifications. As always, the band encompass a vast spectrum of sound and feeling, which manifest on their latest single Lonely Cowboy where delicate finger-picking underscores cinematic lyricism. KALEO originally debuted the tune in front of a sold-out audience at The Grand Ole Opry in 2022, and more recently delivered a stunning performance of the track inside the world-famous Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Musically, it proudly tips a Stetson hat to Ennio Morricone.