Howling Bells Sign To Nettwerk; Join Coldplay Spring Tour
Australian rock n rollers Howling Bells have officially signed to Nettwerk for North America.
The breakout group is set to release their sophomore album and N. American debut Radio Wars on July 28th in the US and Canada, with their smoldering first single “Cities Burning Down” out June 2nd on iTunes.
They’ll celebrate early by joining Coldplay on their North American tour this May and June.
The UK-based band--lead vocalist Juanita Stein, guitarist brother Joel Stein, bassist Brendan Picchio and drummer Glenn Moule--formed in Australia in 2004 and shortly after moved to London, where they recorded their 2006 self-titled debut album with producer Ken Nelson (Coldplay). Since the first guitar strums of their stellar eponymous debut, the group has delivered a dark and razor sharp rock n roll sound that has left fans and media swooning in their wake. Driven by singles “Setting Sun” and “Low Happening,” the success of Howling Bells saw the foursome tour with the likes of The Killers and Placebo in Europe and Snow Patrol in Australia.
Already a top 30 album in the UK, their sophomore release Radio Wars sees the band expanding their darkly majestic sound and seems certain to elevate the group to a wider consciousness. The dark subject matter that marked the first remains, but it’s a set of songs that are far more adventurous and diverse sounding, yet equally as melodic. For Radio Wars, the band partnered with Dan Grech-Marguerat, who has engineered records alongside producer Nigel Godrich, including Radiohead, Air and Paul McCartney.
Full tour dates as follows:
05/20/09 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
05/21/09 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
05/23/09 - Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theater
05/24/09 - Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium & Star Pavilion
05/26/09 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
05/27/09 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
05/29/09 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
05/30/09 - Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
06/01/09 - Darien Lake, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
06/02/09 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/04/09 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
06/05/09 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
06/06/09 - Nashville, TN @ Sommet Center
06/09/09 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
06/10/09 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
06/12/09 - Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena at the Iowa Events Center
06/13/09 - Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center Omaha
06/15/09 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
06/17/09 - Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
06/18/09 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
06/20/09 - Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
06/21/09 - Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
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