Liverpool's The Wombats will return to the U.S. this Fall for a 6-week nationwide tour that includes stops at Austin City Limits and Seattle's Bumbershoot. Tickets are on sale Today (Friday, July 20) - see below for details. The tour is in support of their hit "Jump Into The Fog." The new single off their highly-acclaimed album, The Wombats Proudly Present...This Modern Glitch (Bright Antenna/ILG), has been one of the band's biggest airplay records ever in the UK and Australia, marking their sixth Top 40 single overseas. The single is proving to have similar success in the U.S. - not only did it reach #1 on Sirius XM's "Alt Nation" countdown, but it just broke into the Top 25 Alternative Chart and continues to climb. The official music video, which you can watch (here), has over 2.4 million hits on Youtube.
The trio's return stateside comes after a hugely successful Spring U.S. tour that saw the band performing to sold-out crowds in New York, Boston, Los Angeles and more, culminating in a performance on Conan, which you can watch here. Afterwards, the band returned to the U.K. to begin a hectic Summer that has included headlining a series of Olympic Torch Relay concerts in Bolton and Liverpool, performing on the European festival circuit, and supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers on their U.K. stadium tour.
The Wombats' sophomore album This Modern Glitch is the most successful outing from the Liverpool trio to date, debuting at #3 in the U.K. and # 2 in Australia, and receiving worldwide praise. Entertainment Weekly applauds their "bright, buzzy indie pop concoctions that have made audiences on both sides of the Atlantic shake and swoon," while SPIN declares them "Echo & The Bunnymen for the internet age." Similarly, The Sunday Times proclaims This Modern Glitch "a ten-song masterclass in spiky, lyrically-vivid, synth-coloured pop...nothing can detract (or distract) from this album's infectiousness." The Wombats made their U.S. television last year on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performing their Top 20 UK single, "Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves)." The track was a BBC Radio 1 "Single of the Week"and has already gone gold in the U.K. and Australia, with its witty, tongue-in-cheek, rock stars on rampage video now at over 3.6 million YouTube plays.
Recorded at NRG Recording Studios in Los Angeles, This Modern Glitch was produced by Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party) and EricValentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Lostprophets), with additional production prowess contributed by super-producers Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.) and Butch Walker (Fall Out Boy, The Donnas, Weezer). The 10-song set retains the immediacy and hook-filled sensibility of their stunning UK platinum-selling debut, 2007's The Wombats proudly present ... Guide To Love, Loss And Desperation, while introducing aggressive dance elements and a heavier, wryer lyrical bent to their infectious alt-pop.
The Wombats are "Murph" (lead guitar, lead vocals, keyboards), Dan Haggis (drums, backing vocals) and Tord Øverland-Knudsen (bass, backing vocals).
THE WOMBATS TOUR DATES
with: Morning Parade
September 2 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom (Tickets)