Tune in tonight when AWOLNATION perform as the featured musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Thursday, May 2 at 11:35pm/10:35pm central. The band will be playing their new song “Some Kind Of Joke,” featured in the major motion picture Iron Man 3: Heroes Fall. The track also appears on the accompanying Inspired By Soundtrack Album. Fresh off a U.S. headline tour, AWOLNATION recently announced several festival dates in both the U.S. and Europe.
The band’s debut album Megalithic Symphony is currently featured in the Amazon MP3 $5 Album Sale for the first 2 weeks of May. Their hit single “Sail” was recently certified 2X Platinum in the U.S., officially selling more than 2,000,000 digital downloads, and is rapidly approaching triple platinum status with more than 2.7 million sold to date. “Sail” also recently reached 4X Platinum status in Canada.
Megalithic Symphony has now been on the charts for 94 weeks, topping the Billboard Independent Albums chart seven separate times in 2012. Having sold more than 470,000 copies worldwide, the album is also certified gold in Canada.
On the rare break between tours, AWOLNATION has been in the studio working on the eagerly anticipated follow up to their debut and is performing several new songs in their live set including “THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT” (featured on the Injustice: Gods Among Us – The Album video game soundtrack), “Cannibals,” as well as “Some Kind Of Joke,” alongside their 2X platinum-certified hit “Sail,” and crowd favorites “Not Your Fault” and “Kill Your Heroes.”
Led by musical architect and vocalist Aaron Bruno, AWOLNATION features keyboard/guitarist Kenny Carkeet, drummer Hayden Scott, Drew Stewart on guitar and Devin Hoffman on bass.
AWOLNATION CONFIRMED U.S. TOUR DATES:
May 4 – RFK Stadium – Washington, DC (DC101 Chili Cook Off featuring Soundgarden, Silversun Pickups, Capital Cities, and more)
May 5 – Beale Street Music Festival – Memphis, TN (with The Flaming Lips, Phoenix, Vintage Trouble, River City Tanlines, and more)
May 7 – The Red Hat Amphitheatre – Raleigh, NC * w/Smashing Pumpkins
May 8 – Time Warner Cable Uptown – Charlotte, NC * w/Smashing Pumpkins
May 10 – Gulfport Music Festival – Gulfport, MS (WCPR presents Smashing Pumpkins, The Offspring, OneRepublic, Wiz Khalifa, and more)
May 11 – WRZX Mayday Event – Indianapolis, IN (with Soundgarden, Bush, Buckcherry, The Virgin Marys, New Politics, and more)
May 16 – Cal PolySan Luis Obispo – San Luis Obispo, CA (with Fitz & the Tantrums, Wavves, Robert Delong, IAMDYNAMITE, and more)
May 18 – Verizon Wireless Amphiteatre – Irvine, CA (KROQ Weenie Roast featuring The Black Keys, 30 Seconds To Mars, Vampire Weekend, and more)
May 19 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA (Live 105’s BFD featuring 30 Seconds to Mars, Passion Pit, Silversun Pickups, Airbourne Toxic Event)
June 8 – Snowmass Town Park – Snowmass, CO (Snowmass Mammoth Fest with The Joy Formidable, STRFKR, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and more)
June 9 – Taste of Fort Collins – Fort Collins, CO
June 29 – First Midwest Bank Amph. – Chicago, IL (WKQK PiQniQ with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bush, and more)
June 30 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO (KPNT show with Atlas Genius and New Politics)
July 2 – Summerfest 2013 – Milwaukee, WI
July 12 – Common Ground Music Fest. – Lansing, MI
July 14 – Rock the Shores 2013 – Victoria, BC
August 2 – Szene Open Air Festival – Lustenau, Austria
August 3 – Rock Planet – Ravenna, Italy
August 8 – Greunspan – Hamburg, Germany
August 9 – Taubertal Festival – Rothernburg, Germany
August 10 – Open Flair Festival – Eschwege, Germany
August 16 – Frequency Festival – St. Polten, Austria
August 17 – Open Air Gampel Festival – Gampel, Switzerland
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