To celebrate the launch of their first tour in 7 years,ANGELS & AIRWAVES have released a new song – ‘Kiss & Tell’ (Rise/BMG) – and are giving fans the track ahead of new music Friday – listen HERE or by clicking the image below.
“The beginning of the song is really an ode to The Beach Boys,” says vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge. “It opens with three-part harmonies to create an introduction with multi-dimensionality. We wanted to create a sound that had electronic elements right alongside classic rock and pop punk melodic structures. Lyrically, this song is specifically about balancing on the edge of a razor blade. Doing something you’re not supposed to be doing, and although you might die while doing it, it’s still very much keeping you feeling alive.”
“Kiss & Tell” follows lead track “Rebel Girl” and its companion video, which was released last week – click HERE to watch the Matt Thompson-directed clip.
ANGELS & AIRWAVES (vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge, guitarist David Kennedy and drummer Ilan Rubin, joined by touring bassist Matt Rubano) kicked off their sold-out North American headlining tour last night with a packed-house show in San Diego, CA.
DeLonge, a founding member of seminal pop punk band Blink-182, formed Angels & Airwaves in 2005. A year later came debut album We Don’t Need To Whisper, which hit No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and featured Top 5 modern rock hit “The Adventure.” 2007’s I-Empire followed, hitting No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and featured rock radio hit “Everything’s Magic.” In 2010, AVA released Love and a year later, Love: Part Two accompanied by a critically acclaimed film, Love, which was shown in 460 theaters nationwide during a one-night film screening and live-streamed concert event titled Love Live. The band’s last full-length album was 2014’s The Dream Walker, which hit No. 1 on iTunes and No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums chart. A multimedia project, the album was accompanied by a graphic novel, comic books and a Blade Runner-meets Harry Potter short film, which won Best Animation at the Toronto International Short Film Festival.
The band has also been working on a new album, which would be AVA’s first collection of new tracks since 2016’s Chasing Shadows EP.
Catch the band live across the USA this Autumn:
Sept 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Sept 6 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Sept 7 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Sept 9 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sept 10 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Sept 11 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Sept 13 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Sept 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Sept 15 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Sept 17 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
Sept 18 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Sept 20 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews Hall
Sept 21 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Sept 22 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Sept 24 – Denver, CO – Summit
Sept 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union
Sept 27 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Sept 28 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Sept 30 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Oct 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
Oct 2 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Oct 4 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Oct 5 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
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