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Watch CHVRCHES Perform “Miracle” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Love Is Dead Due Out May 25 via Glassnote

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Scottish electro-pop trio CHVRCHES are releasing a new album, Love Is Dead, on May 25 via Glassnote. Last night they stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform “Miracle.” Watch the energetic performance below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

The band previously issued this statement about “Miracle”: “‘Miracle’ is the only song from Love Is Dead that we didn’t write and record in the States, instead producing it in London with Steve Mac. Steve is such an intuitive writer with such a killer ear for melody and working with him felt very easy and natural. He makes space for everyone in the room and really pushes people to try things and go outside of their comfort zone, in a good way.”

Previously CHVRCHES shared the album’s first four singles, “Get Out” (which was our #1 Song of the Week), “My Enemy” (which features the guest vocals of Matt Berninger of The National and EL VY and was also one of our Songs of the Week), the ultra shiny “Never Say Die” (which was once again one of our Songs of the Week), and “Miracle” (as well as a science fiction-themed video for “Miracle”).

CHVRCHES also previously did an acoustic set of three songs at the New York studio Power Station in partnership with Honda where they covered Beyoncé‘s “XO” and also did acoustic versions of “Get Out” and “The Mother We Share” (from their debut album). They also covered The 1975’s “Somebody Else” for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.

They also announced some fall North American tour dates. They go down this September and October and include shows on both coasts, as well as one in Canada. This tour will mark the first time the band has toured with a live drummer. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 27, at 10 a.m. local time and the band are partnering up with Plus 1 to donate $1.00 from each ticket to Girls Rock Camp.

Greg Kurstin (Adele, Tegan and Sara) co-produced nine of the album’s 13 songs and Steve Mac produced one song, “Miracle.” CHVRCHES are Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty.

A previous press release said, “Love Is Dead is at times euphoric and others bittersweet, it is an album about growing up.” Mayberry added that the album is “coming to terms with the fact that there are great things in the world and there are awful things in the world and that you can’t get one without the other.”

Cook also had this to say: “We’re fucked, the world is fucked. But there’s an ellipses at the end. It’s Love Is Dead. Like, how did we get to this point? And how do we move on from this point? It’s Love Is Dead, we’re fucked, what’s next?”

In February 2017 we reported that the band had started work on their third album and were working with Dave Stewart of iconic 1980s duo Eurythmics (although his name wasn’t mentioned in the album announcement). Then there was word they were working with Kurstin and that it might be their most pop album yet.

CHVRCHES released their well-received second album, Every Open Eye, in 2015 via Glassnote (it was #9 on Under the Radar‘s Top 100 Albums of 2015 list). In 2017 they guest starred in the comic book series The Archies and covered Tegan and Sara’s “Call It Off” for their The Con X: The Covers album.

CHVRCHES were on the cover of one of our print issues in 2015 and you can read the in-depth 8-page 5,600-word cover story feature on the band here. You can also read our bonus digital magazine Q&A with them here.

CHVRCHES Tour Dates:

May 26 —Swansea, UK—Radio1 Biggest Weekend
May 31 —Barcelona, Spain—Primavera
June 3 —New York, NY—The Governors Ball
June 8 —Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands—Best Kept Secret
June 10 —Manchester, UK—Parklife
June 17 —Camden, NJ—Bb&T Pavilion
June 22 —Nehausen Ob Eck, Germany—Southside Festival
June 22 — Scheessel, Germany—Hurricane Festival
June 29 —Panensky Tynec, Czech Republic—Aerodrome
June 30 —St Gallen, Switzerland—Openair St Gallen
July 06 —Werchter, Belgium—Rock Werchter
July 08 —Glasgow, UK—TRNSMT Festival
July 11 —Linz, Austria—Ahoi The Full Hit of Summer
July 13 —Alges, Portugal—NOS Alive
July 15 —London, UK—Citadel Festival
July 27 —Yuzawa, Japan—Fuji Rock
August 02 —Chicago, IL—Lollapalooza
August 03 —St Charles, IA—Hinterland Music Festival
August 06 —Denver, CO—Ogden Theatre
August 09 —Ogden, UT—Ogden Twilight
August 31 —Stradbally, Ireland—Electric Picnic
September 20 —San Diego, CA—Open Air Theatre
September 26 —Portland, OR—Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
September 27 —Vancouver, BC—Commodore Ballroom
September 29 —Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre
October 03 —St. Paul, MN—Palace Theatre
October 04 —Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater
October 08 —Birmingham, AL—Iron City Birmingham
October 09 —Asheville, NC—Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
October 10 ——Atlanta, GA—The Tabernacle
October 11 —New Orleans, LA—The Joy Theater
October 15 —Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
October 16 —Charlotte, NC—The Fillmore
October 18 —Washington, DC—The Anthem
October 20 —Boston, MA—Orpheum Theatre

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