Glasvegas announce quick US tour in support of new album

Music News | May 6th, 2011

Scottish four-piece Glasvegas announced their U.S. tour dates. The band will kick-off a ten-city run on May 23 in New York at The Bowery Ballroom and travel to major cities across the US including Washington DC, Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles to name a few. The band’s eagerly anticipated new album ‘EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\’ is available digitally now and in all traditional retail outlets on May 17. The album is garnering rave reviews.

The new album was written, demoed and tracked in Santa Monica, CA then recorded in London with producer Flood (U2, The Killers, PJ Harvey). ‘EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\’ contains eleven blistering new songs and sees the band recapture their atmospheric anthemic sound whilst moving in new directions both musically and lyrically.

Introducing a new Swedish drummer, Glasvegas features James Allan (vocals), Rab Allan (guitar), Paul Donoghue (bass) and Jonna Löfgren (drums).

Since their debut eponymous masterpiece was released in September 2008 (reaching No. 2 in the UK Album Charts, critically-lauded, Mercury Prize nominated in 2009), Glasvegas have toured tirelessly throughout the UK, Europe, Japan and the US (a marathon six U.S. tours from October 2008 to September 2009), been on support tours with Oasis, Kings of Leon and U2 a myriad of global festivals and nominations for awards throughout the musical spectrum: NME, Q, Mojo, UK Music Video, Mercury Prize, Rockbjornen and Vodafone Live to name a few.

2009 had been an exhilarating, chaotic year for Glasvegas and after two years on-the-road, the band decamped to Santa Monica, CA, moving into a multi-million dollar beach house to record their second album proper, ‘EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\’. Frontman James Allan’s lyrics are more introspective on the new album and the band sees a leap beyond their trademark Phil Spector wall-of-sound into glittering new towers of electronic rock ‘n’ roll, even bigger, bolder, brighter and infinitely more personal. The album features 11 stadium-ready thrillers that that Q Magazine describes as “Wembley-ready glory pop.”


Monday 05/23 New York City, NY Bowery Ballroom
Tuesday 05/24 Washington, DC Black Cat
Wednesday 05/25 West Chester The Note
Thursday 05/26 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Sunday 05/29 Toronto, CANADA Lee’s Palace
Tuesday 05/31 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
Wednesday 06/1 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
Saturday 06/4 Seattle, WA Crystal Ball Reading Room
Sunday 06/5 Portland, OR Hawthorne
Tuesday 06/7 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall


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