In celebration of their critically-acclaimed debut album Days Are Gone, HAIM has announced that they will hit the road in Spring 2014 for a North American headlining tour. The tour will kick off April 9 in San Francisco, with the band making stops in major cities including New York, Boston and Chicago (see below for full North American tour dates). HAIM’s live shows have been touted as one of the best around, with the Los Angeles Times recently proclaiming “there’s probably not a cooler band in America right now” and FADER declaring that the band’s “practiced live show easily rivals any of their peers.” A fan club pre-sale will be available via CrowdSurge on Wednesday, November 20, and general tickets will go on sale Friday, November 22.
Sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim are set to make their musical debut on Saturday Night Live on November 23 alongside host Josh Hutcherson. Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30 PM/10:30 PM CT on NBC. Next month, HAIM will take over Jimmy Kimmel Live! with a special outdoor concert on Wednesday, December 18. Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 PM/10:35 PM CT on ABC.
Featuring crowd favorites, “Falling,” “Forever,” “Don’t Save Me,” and “The Wire,” as well as title track, “Days Are Gone,” co-written with Kid Harpoon and Jessie Ware, HAIM’s Days Are Gone debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 album chart. In the UK, Days Are Gone debuted at #1, surpassing sales of new albums by established artists like Justin Timberlake and Dizzee Rascal. SPIN highlighted the album as “one of the most ruthlessly proficient pieces of music to come out this year,” and the Associated Press pronounced that HAIM have “made quite an impact with [their] stunning debut.” Days Are Gone has been awarded an 8.3 rating and “Best New Music” by Pitchfork, and has been hailed as “the kind of microtriumph you sit up and root for” by Rolling Stone in their 3.5 star review.
HAIM have received unprecedented media attention; the band has been honored in Rolling Stone’s annual “Best of Rock” issue, named both an MTV “Artist to Watch” and VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist, and showcased as Spotify’s first ever “Spotlight” artist. In addition, HAIM have been featured on NPR Weekend Edition, have played a headlining slot at this year’s iTunes Festival and have received early support from Sirius XMU.
HAIM North American Tour Dates
4/9 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
4/17 Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
4/23 Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
4/24 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
4/26 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
4/27 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
5/6 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
5/8 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
5/10 New York, NY – Terminal 5
5/13 Boston, MA – House of Blues
5/14 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
5/15 Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
5/17 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
5/19 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
5/21 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
5/22 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
5/24 Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl