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The War On Drugs Tour with Destroyer

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Starting March 17 The War On Drugs will embark on a month-long tour with Destroyer that’ll take them across the U.S. and Canada. Destroyer will be supporting their forthcoming new record Kaputt which comes out this month on Merge Records. The War On Drugs will be performing material from their most recent release the Future Weather EP, as well as their brilliant full-length Wagonwheel Blues. Expect new material as well as The War On Drugs have been working furiously in the studio on their next full-length record, set for release in 2011. Check out the full tour dates after the jump.

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THE WAR ON DRUGS Wagonwheel Blues Available Now!

The wait is over, you can purchase your very own copy of Wagonwheel Blues, the debut full length from The War on Drugs, now!
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“Granduciel’s plainspoken voice and his band’s dreamily textured, ambient sound are alluringly compatible, lush and dreamy with a familiar rock ‘n’ roll bite.”
- Steven Rosen, Paste Magazine

Also, THE WAR ON DRUGS is Spin’s Artist of the Day today. HERE

“He sounds incredibly like the amphetamine-addled Bob Dylan of ’66 fronting the Jesus And Mary Chain”
- Nathaniel Cramp, NME

While you’re on the internet, check out the band’s current Myspace.com feature HERE

Tour Dates:
08/08/08 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
08/09/08 Venlo, Netherlands – Zomerparkfeest
08/10/08 Courcelles, Belgium – La Posterie
08/11/08 London, UK – The Old Blue Last
08/12/08 London, UK – Club Fandango at Dublin Castle
08/13/08 Farnham, UK – The William Cobbett
08/14/08 Saint-Malo, France – La Route Du Rock Festival
08/15/08 Crickhowell, South Wales – Green Man Festival
08/16/08 Yeovil, UK – Orange Box
08/17/08 Dublin, Ireland – Crawdaddy
08/18/08 Bristol, UK – Thekla Social
08/20/08 Brixton, UK – Windmill w/ Bowerbirds

THE WAR ON DRUGS Wagonwheel Blues available for preorder now!

According to FADER, “The War On Drugs made a totally serious album, shimmering and sprawling- it’s as inspiring as it is exhausting and dense.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves (and that’s why we’re not in the magazine business).

And now, at long last, you can pre-order your very own copy of this much anticipated debut from The War on Drugs “Wagonwheel Blues,” (in stores June 17; which is why we’re in the record business).

For vinyl lovers, if you order the LP, your package comes with a free poster and download code; order now!

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After a string of raucous US dates in anticipation of the release of “Wagonwheel Blues”, The War on Drugs is getting geared up for August UK/EU dates. “Wagonwheel Blues” comes out in the UK on June 2.

06/07/08 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s

08/08/08 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
08/09/08 Venlo, Netherlands – Zomerparkfeest
08/10/08 Courcelles (B), Belgium -La Posterie
08/11/08 London, UK – The Old Blue Last
08/12/08 London, UK – Club Fandango at Dublin Castle
08/13/08 Farnham, UK – The William Cobbett
08/14/08 London, UK – Cargo w/ Cave Singers & O Death
08/15/08 Crickhowell, South Wales – Green Man Festival
08/16/08 Yeovil, UK – Orange Box
08/17/08 Dublin, Ireland – Crawdaddy
08/18/08 Bristol, UK – Thekla Social
08/20/08 Brixton, UK – Windmill w/ Bowerbirds

“‘Wagonwheel’ is no period piece: it’s got some 80s big-drum heroics and Eno-esque ambience to tangle the time line, and Graduciel’s lyrics explore the timeless war between hope and disillusionment with such giddiness it’s unclear which side he favors to win” – CHICAGO READER

“This wall of sound isn’t impenetrable, because atop it sit the stadium-friendly Springsteenisms of frontman Adam Ganduciel, whose wit and wordplay add a whole new depth to the proceedings. Opener ‘Arms Like Boulders’ sets out his stall with a cryptic critique of neo-con America, while on highlight ‘Needle In Your Eye’ he sounds incredibly like the amphetamine-addled Bob Dylan of ’66 fronting the Jesus And Mary Chain” – NME

“Top-down, pitch-perfect car-radio rock. Only Americans can make music like this: blue sky and widescreen, feel good – but with a sting.” – UNCUT

THE WAR ON DRUGS hit the road to support forthcoming debut Wagonwheel Blues

The War on Drugs are taking their show on the road this summer. First up is a string of US dates in May and June supporting Bishop Allen and Blood on the Wall, followed by a trip to Europe for the August festival season. Stay tuned for more dates as they are announced.

05/05/08 New York, NY – Piano’s Brooklyn Vegans Rock and ROFL
05/14/08 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse w/ Bishop Allen
05/15/08 Boston, MA – Middle East (Downstairs) w/ Bishop Allen
05/16/08 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Bishop Allen
05/18/08 Washington DC, – The Black Cat w/ Bishop Allen
05/21/08 Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop w/ Blood On The Wall
05/22/08 Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick w/ Blood On The Wall
05/23/08 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle w/ Blood On The Wall
06/07/08 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
08/08/08 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
08/09/08 Venlo, Netherlands – Zomerparkfeest
08/15/08 Crockhowell, Wales – Green Man Festival

Wagonwheel Blues is being released in the US on June 17, 2008, and in the UK on 2 June 2008.

Check out the band’s myspace page here

AUDIO

All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs
Silver Timothy by Damien Jurado

VIDEOS

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

Conversations by Woman's Hour

COMING SOON

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CD / LP
Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP

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Gardens & Villa
Las Vegas, NV - Downtown Container Park

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