Oh my god you guys the War on Drugs totally NAILED their set last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon! Check out this amazing video of them performing “Baby Missiles” on the show with a very special guest drummer. They’ll be hitting Europe next month, followed by spring dates with White Rabbits and the fabulous Sharon Van Etten. Dates below!
Pitchfork.tv caught The War On Drugs in New York earlier this year. Check out an absolutely transcending live performance of “Come to the City” off of this year’s Slave Ambient along with a great interview with the band, and intro from front man Adam Granduciel. The War On Drugs are on the home stretch of their current North American tour that’ll finish up with two shows: Dec. 12 in New York opening for The National at Beacon Theatre and a hometown show with fellow Phiadelphians Sun Airway at Union Transfer on Dec. 17. After the holidays you’ll be able to catch The War On Drugs in Europe in February and on tour with Sharon Van Etten starting in March. Check out the full tour dates HERE. Spin.com has a great retrospective of The War On Drugs’ touring exploits this year with photos taken by WOD bassist Dave Hartley who captures some brilliant moments.
With touring dates yet to come in 2011, The War On Drugs are already casting big plans for 2012. After a February spent touring Europe The War On Drugs will set their sights on America, touring the West on a truly epic bill with Sharon Van Etten. With their new album Slave Ambient receiving the coveted “Best New Music” and already a front runner for one of 2011′s albums of the year, The War On Drugs have been heavily praised for their recorded material. Live the band continues to cast a spell creating “a magical wormhole out of electricity, muscle and faded blue jeans” (LA Times). It’s a performance that “not only lives up to the hype behind the new album; but definitely surpasses it” (Jambase). The Minneapolis City Pages upon seeing WOD live simply stated:
“The War On Drugs… confidently delivered one of the best shows of the year.” Catch the War On Drugs in December in the Midwest and East with newly annouced opener Sub Pop recording artist Still Corners; and starting today you can purchase tickets for WOD’s March tour with Sharon Van Etten. Check out the full tour dates RIGHT HERE.
In other news, January 24 The War On Drugs will release the new Come to the City 7-inch single, featuring the sprawling centerpiece to Slave Ambient with the previously unreleased “Don’t Fear the Ghost” b-side.
Today marks the kickoff of the 31st CMJ Music Marathon, so it seems only appropriate that we should share with you two performances from Secretly Canadian artists that’ll be airing later today.
First, tune in to hear Exitmusic live on KEXP at noon eastern, 9:00am pacific. They’ll be kicking around New York City for the rest of this week, with shows tonight, tomorrow, and Thursday.
Then later, tune in to Music with Matt Reilly on KUT to hear a performance from The War on Drugs, who’ll be playng at Emo’s in Austin tonight, as well!
Kingston, NY - BSP Lounge w/ White Laces
Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer w/ White Laces
New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom w/ Doug Keith Band & Sore Eros
New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom w/ White Laces & Lantern
Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ TEEN & Sore Eros
Pittsburgh, PA - Altar w/ White Laces
Chicago, IL - Metro w/ Mark McGuire & White Laces
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