AWOLNATION have announced the release of their new studio album titled Run (Red Bull Records) on March 17, the highly anticipated follow-up to their chart-topping debut Megalithic Symphony. Visit www.awolnationmusic.com to pre-order the album, purchase exclusive merch pre-order bundles andreceive an instant download of theband’s electric first single “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf).” Digital pre-order starts tomorrow and the single will be available on iTunes and streaming services on January 27 as well. AWOLNATION recently completed an official music video for “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” that can now be viewed on the band’s website and YouTube. An extensive U.S. summer tour will announced shortly, including a stop at this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and the band will soon begin performing at select stateside festival shows after a brief European tour this spring. A current itinerary is listed below.
Following a whirlwind two-year world tour in support of Megalithic Symphony, 2014 saw AWOLNATION withdraw into the depths of the California coastline to construct the sophomore effort. A culmination of the years following the release of the debut album, the 14-track Run, was written, performed and produced entirely by musical architect Aaron Bruno. The end result is a finely tuned musical masterwork that is at times, and all at once, sprawling, atmospheric, exuberant, earnest and refined with moments of a signature aggressive unease. “There is not one second on the record that hasn’t been thoughtfully placed,” said Bruno. “Every single element serves a purpose.”
Standout songs alongside the first single “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” include the cinematic “Jailbreak,” the soaring anthem “I Am,” the title track “Run,” the euphoric “Windows,” the painfully vulnerable “Headrest for My Soul,” and the atomic rebellion of “KOOKSEVERYWHERE!!!!”
Released in 2011, the band’s gold-certified debut album Megalithic Symphony was an alternative music revelation that became an astonishing success resonating with fans around the world. The album holds a number of long-running Billboard chart positions including 146 weeks on the Independent Albums chart, 111 weeks on the Billboard Top200, 105 weeks on the Top Rock Albums chart and has topped the Heatseekers Albums chart several times over.
Their hit single “Sail,” a redefining global anthem, is certified 6X Platinumin the U.S., is the second longest charting song in the Billboard Hot 100’s 55-year history. It has amassed hundreds of millions of video views and streaming plays online, topping Billboard‘s Rock Streaming Songs chart in 2014 and charting around the world: it is certified 10x platinum in Norway, 6x platinum in Canada, 3x platinum in Sweden, 2x platinum in Australia and New Zealand, platinum in Switzerland, gold in Austria, Germany and the UK.
Following the success of “Sail,” the band would go on to chart two more alternative singles, “Not Your Fault” and “Kill Your Heroes,” having sold over a million downloads combined. In 2014 AWOLNATION remained prominent on numerous Billboard Year End charts closing out the year on Rock Streaming Songs Artists #4, Rock Digital Songs Artists #10, Hot Rock Songs Artists #14, Top Rock Artists #17, Independent Albums #40, and several more. Since the release of their debut album, AWOLNATION has performed countless shows to millions of fans across the globe, including Coachella, Voodoo Festival, Austin City Limits, Osheaga, Brazil’s Mix FM Fest and Austria’s Frequency Festival.
AWOLNATION RUN tracklisting – release date March 17:
2) Fat Face
3) Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)
6) I Am
7) Headrest For My Soul
10) Holy Roller
11) Woman Woman
12) Lie Love Live Love
13) Like People, Like Plastic
14) Drinking Lightning
AWOLNATION CONFIRMED TOUR DATES:
DATE VENUE CITY/STATE
March 13 Pot of Gold Music Festival Tempe, AZ
March 24 Lido Berlin, Germany
March 25 PPC Graz, Austria
March 26 Freiheiz Munich, Germany
March 27 M4music Festival Zurich, Switzerland
March 28 Burgerhaus Stollwerk Cologne, Germany
March 30 Le Divan Du Monde Paris, France
March 31 Melkweg Netherlands, Amsterdam
April 1 Electric Ballroom London, UK
May 3 Sunfest West Palm Beach, FL
May 31 BottleRock Music Festival Napa, CA
June 14 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Manchester, TN