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The War on Drugs Announce More Spring U.S. Tour Dates

A Deeper Understanding Out Now via Atlantic

Jan 31, 2018 The War on Drugs
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The War on Drugs released a new album, A Deeper Understanding, last August via Atlantic, their first for the label (previously they were on Secretly Canadian). It was Under the Radar’s #1 Album of 2017. And even though we don’t care about the Grammys, we were excited that on Sunday the band won the Grammy for Best Rock Album. Now they have announced a handful more U.S. tour dates for the spring. Their full touring schedule is below, followed by the video for “Pain.”

Read our 2017 print magazine interview with The War on Drugs on A Deeper Understanding.

Read our 2017 digital magazine bonus Q&A interview with The War on Drugs on A Deeper Understanding.

Read our review of A Deeper Understanding.

Previously The War on Drugs shared the 11-minute long A Deeper Understanding cut (and Record Store Day single) “Thinking of a Place” and announced a fall tour. Then they shared another song from the album, “Holding On,” as well as performing the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and sharing a video for “Holding On” featuring actor Frankie Faison (The Wire, Luke Cage, The Silence of the Lambs). Then the band shared two other songs from the album, atmospheric slow-burner “Strangest Thing” and the expansive “Pain.” The band also shared a cover of Warren Zevon’s 1979 song “Accidentally Like a Martyr,” recorded for a Spotify session. Then they stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform “Pain” and shared the album’s six-minute long glorious opening track, “Up All Night.” The band also shared a black & white video for “Pain,” which was shot in 16mm film and features the band performing the song on a cargo ship with the band’s name on the side as it travels down the Schuylkill River in the band’s hometown of Philadelphia. They also shared a video for “Nothing to Find” starring actress Sophia Lillis (It).

The War on Drugs’ Lost in the Dream was our #1 album of 2014 and a lot of other people agreed with us too. Read our end-of-the-year interview with Granduciel from 2014. And also read our The War on Drugs vs. Sharon Van Etten article from 2014, in which Granduciel and Van Etten interviewed each other.

The War on Drugs Tour Dates:

Fri. Feb. 2 - Adelaide Sa, AU @ Laneway Festival
Sat. Feb. 3 - Melbourne, AU @ Laneway Festival
Sun. Feb. 4 - Sydney, AU @ Laneway Festival
Tue. Feb. 6 - Newton, AU @ Enmore Theatre— SOLD OUT
Fri. Feb. 7 - Newton, AU @ Enmore Theatre
Sat. Feb. 10 - Brisbane, AU @ Laneway Festival
Sun. Feb. 11 - Fremantle, AU @ Laneway Festival
Tue. Feb. 13 - Melbourne, AU @ Forum— SOLD OUT
Wed. Feb. 14 - Melbourne, AU @ Forum— SOLD OUT
Wed. April 11 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Fri. April 13 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
Tue. April 17 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Wed. April 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Sat. April 20 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
Fri. May 4 - Sun. May 6 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
Thu. May 31 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Sat. June 2 - London, UK @ Victoria Park
Mon. June 4 - Dublin, IE @ Forbidden Fruit Festival
Fri. June 15 - Sun. June 17 - Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam Festival
Thu. July 5 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
Wed. July 11 - Halifax, NS @ Hallifax Jazz Festival
Fri. July 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Fri. July 13 - Sun. July 15 - Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
Sat. July 14 - Sun. July 15 - Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Music & Arts Festival
Sun. July 22 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
Fri. July 27 - New York, NY @ Panorama Music & Arts Festival
Sat. July 28 - Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival
Thu. Aug. 16 - Sun. Aug. 19 - Wales, UK @ Green Man Festival
Fri. Aug. 17 - Biddinghuizen, NE @ Lowlands Festival
Tue. Aug. 21 - Hannover, DE @ Capitol

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