Island Records group The Airborne Toxic Event are excited to release their newest album Such Hot Blood today. Such Hot Blood marks TATE's first album with Jacquire King, the three-time Grammy Award®-winning producer, engineer, and songwriter/musician whose credits range from Kings of Leon, Of Monsters and Men, and Cold War Kids, to Buddy Guy, Tom Waits, and Norah Jones. The album is currently at #1 Alternative Chart on iTunes and #5 overall.
Such Hot Blood is the follow-up to All At Once, released April 2011, TATE's second album and their first for Island Records (following their self-titled indie debut on Shout! Factory's Majordomo imprint, released in 2008). The release of All At Once was supported with an unprecedented series of multi-venue five-night residencies in the world's three rock capitals - London, Los Angeles, and New York - encompassing venues of increasing size and capacity in each city. Prior to those shows, TATE played a series of European residencies in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Paris.
To mark the release of the album, The Airborne Toxic Event will also be performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live this Thursday, May 2. Tune in at 11:35/10:35c on ABC to watch the band's special performance.
The band are also touring in support of the new album's release, with a number of upcoming dates already sold out, including two nights in Washington DC. For full itinerary, please see below.
The Airborne Toxic Event - Mikel Jollett (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Steven Chen (guitar, keyboards), Anna Bulbrook (viola, keyboards, tambourine, backing vocals), Noah Harmon (bass, backing vocals), and Daren Taylor (drums) - earned their reputation as an aggressive touring band, known for playing more than 350 dates in support of their debut album release, opening for Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand, the Ting Tings, and many others.
The Airborne Toxic Event, who take their name from an incident in Don DeLillo's terrifying 1985 novel White Noise (involving a poisonous cloud that erupts after a chemical spill from a railcar), are known for stretching the rock envelope at its seams. The band is no stranger to grand musical gestures, for example, being the only modern music act to play at the esteemed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles during its 2009 fall season. The result was the concert-documentary film All I Ever Wanted (2010), chosen as an official selection to the Raindance Film Festival. The band has performed with the Colorado Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, and frequent collaborators the Calder String Quartet.
THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT ON TOUR
Sat May 4 - West Palm Beach, FL - SunFest - TICKETS
Sun May 5 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre - FEW TICKETS REMAINING (w/Kodaline)
Mon May 6 - Carrboro/Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle - FEW TICKETS REMAINING (w/Kodaline)
Wed May 8 - Washington D.C. - 9:30 Club - SOLD OUT (w/Kodaline)
Thu May 9 - Washington D.C. - 9:30 Club - SOLD OUT (w/Kodaline)
Fri May 10 - Boston, MA - House of Blues - SOLD OUT (w/Kodaline)
Sat May 11 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground - TICKETS (w/Kodaline)
Sun May 12 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center - TICKETS
Tue May 14 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Theatre - FEW TICKETS REMAINING (w/Kodaline)
Wed May 15 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater - FEW TICKETS REMAINING (w/Leagues)
Thu May 16 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall - FEW TICKETS REMAINING (w/Leagues)
Sat June 1 - Visalia, CA - Fox Theatre - SOLD OUT
Sat June 8 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham - TICKETS (w/Leagues)
Sun June 9 - St Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre - TICKETS (w/Leagues)
Mon June 10 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live - TICKETS (w/Leagues)
Wed June 12 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues - TICKETS (w/Leagues)
Thu June 13 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall - TICKETS (w/Leagues)
Fri June 14 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue - TICKETS (w/Leagues)
Wed June 19 - Providence, RI - Lupo's - TICKETS (w/Joy Formidable)
Thu June 20 - Albany, NY - Upstate Concert Hall - TICKETS (w/Leagues)