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THE LUMINEERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, III TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 13TH

FIRST SINGLE “GLORIA” AVAILABLE TODAY

III: THE WORLD TOUR – FIRST DATES ANNOUNCED

Stream “Gloria” Here:

Watch “Gloria” Lyric Video Here:

The Lumineers will release their new album III on September 13th through Dualtone (an Entertainment One Company) in the U.S. and Canada and Decca Records for the rest of the world. The two-time GRAMMY nominated band has also released “Gloria,” the first single from the album, which is out today. Lead vocalist Wesley Schultz says the song “is about love between an addict and her family.” The new album III is audacious: every note, every syllable, and every moment of silence in between is emotionally charged. The album is darker in tone than previous albums and is presented in three chapters, with each one centering on one main character from a fictitious family known as the Sparks, who span three generations in the album’s storyline. III‘s concept began while the band was writing in the Catskill mountains, where producer Simone Felice works. Mixing raw emotional themes with their ear-catching melodies, expressive vocals and trademark acoustic sound, III moves masterly in artistic directions not yet traveled by the band. Written by the two founding members, Schultz and multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah Fraites, the album sees violinist/vocalist Lauren Jacobson officially joining the band. Her playing can be heard on the band’s previous two albums. She joins the touring lineup that includes pianist Stelth Ulvang, bassist/backing vocalist Byron Isaacs and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Miller. (After eight years, cellist/vocalist Neyla Pekarek left the group in 2018 to embark on a solo career.) The Lumineers have enjoyed substantial commercial success: their 2012 self-titled debut featured the hit single, “Ho Hey” and was certified triple-platinum in 2018, the same year their 2016 sophomore album, Cleopatra, was certified platinum and hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200. They’ve had 18 #1 hits on Triple A, Alternative and other radio charts, including “Ophelia” maintaining #1 for 13 weeks on Triple A. The Lumineers became only the second artist in history to hold the top slot on the AAA chart for that length of time. The band has sold out tours across the world, with over 300,000 tickets sold on 2017’s Cleopatra World Tour and ended with 27 sold out arena shows. The Lumineers have also supported icons and their musical heroes on the road, including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on his final tour and U2 on its Joshua Tree tour. This year, the band plans to tour across the U.S. and Europe, including their biggest ever UK shows at The O2 Arena London, Manchester Arena, The SSE Hydro Glasgow, and dates across Europe including 3Arena Dublin, Le Zénith Paris and Verti Music Hall Berlin, following a string of festival dates that include Hangout, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Woodstock and more. Regarding the new album, Fraites says, “This collection of songs worked out in a beautiful way, and I feel with this album we’ve really hit our stride.”

Bahamas

Bahamas Release New Single “Way With Words” Today

New Album Earthtones Available January 19, 2018

On Tour Now

Check out “Way With Words” Here!

Today, Juno Award-winning Toronto singer and songwriter Bahamas—a.k.a. Afie Jurvanen—releases his new single “Way With Words” vie Brushfire/Republic Records.

Check out “Way With Words” HERE.

It heralds the arrival of his fourth full-length album, Earthtones [Brushfire/Republic Records], in stores and at all digital retailers on January 19, 2018. Pre-order it HERE.

On the song Jurvanen stated: “It was hard for me to get excited about this song. I have recorded it a few times and nothing has stuck. We started as a trio with Pino (Palladino) and James (Gadson) and I tried not playing guitar at all at first… Pino came up with this this crazy chordal thing on bass and the song started to come to life more. Added guitars from Christine Bougie and myself while we were on a break touring with The Lumineers and Felicity Williams, Robin Dann and Alanna Stuart added all the harmony parts last December.”

Merging sparse, chilled-out production, hummable guitar, and a sweeping hook, “Way With Words” is the follow-up to Bahamas’ recent single “No Wrong.Upon its arrival last month, “No Wrong” quickly racked up over half a million Spotify streams and ignited excitement among fans for the impending release of Earthtones.  Watch the music video HERE!

Most importantly, the album upholds a tradition of progression for the artist. Recorded in Los Angeles with the ultimate rhythm section—Pino Palladino [Adele, Ed Sheeran, The Who] on bass and drummer James Gadson [Herb Alpert, D’Angelo]—Earthtones represents another creative breakthrough for Bahamas as the sound becomes deeper and more dynamic than ever before.

Bahamas released his Juno Award-nominated full-length debut, Pink Strat, in 2009 followed by the 2012 fan favorite Barchords. Between supporting Wilco, The Lumineers and Jack Johnson on the road, he built an impassioned audience. 2014’s Bahamas Is Afie represented a watershed moment. Not only did it achieve the 2015 Juno Award for “Adult Alternative Album of the Year,” but he also garnered “Songwriter of the Year” for the singles “All The Time,” “Bitter Memories, and “Stronger Than That. A streaming juggernaut who averages nearly 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify, “All The Time” generated a staggering 32 million streams and counting as “Stronger Than That” cracked 9 million. Moreover, he popped up on playlists such as “Calm Down,” “Happy Folk,” “Indie Chillout,” and

many more.

Extensive Tour Dates Announced – Full details and all tour dates are listed below and available, here. Tickets go on sale Friday November 3rd at 10am local time.

December 1st           Sydney, NSW           Sydney Opera House Forecourt*
December 2nd          Sydney, NSW           Sydney Opera House Forecourt*
December 3rd           Brisbane, QLD         Riverstage*
December 4th           Sydney, NSW           The Basement ^
December 5th           Perth, WA                 Mojo’s^
December 6th           Perth, WA                 Kings Park *
December 8th           Melbourne, VIC        Sidney Meyer Music Bowl*
December 9th           Melbourne, VIC        Northcote Social Club^
December 10th         Auckland, NZ            Villa Maria ^
January 19th             Brooklyn, NY            Music Hall of Williamsburg^ (SOLD OUT)
February 13th           Detroit, MI                 El Club^
February 14th           St. Louis, MO            Delmar Hall^
February 15th           Oklahoma City, OK   Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO^
February 16th           Dallas, TX                 The Kessler^
February 17th           Austin, TX                  Antone’s^ (SOLD OUT)
February 19th           Denver, CO                Bluebird^
February 21st           Los Angeles, CA        Teragram^ (SOLD OUT)
February 23rd           San Diego, CA           Belly Up^
February 24th           San Francisco, CA     Independent^ (SOLD OUT)
February 26th           Portland, OR              Alberta Rose^
February 27th           Seattle, WA                Neptune^
February 28th           Victoria, BC                The Royal Theatre^ (SOLD OUT)
March 1st                  Vancouver, BC           Queen Elizabeth Theatre^
March 2nd                 Kamloops, BC            CJ’s Nightclub^
March 3rd                  Calgary, AB                Palace Theatre^
March 5th                  Edmonton, AB            Winspear^
March 6th                  Saskatoon, SK           3rd Ave Church^
March 7th                  Winnipeg, MB            Park Theatre^  (SOLD OUT)
March 8th                  Minneapolis, MN        Fine Line^
March 9th                  Milwaukee, WI           Turner Hall^
March 10th                Chicago, IL                The Metro^
May 3rd                     Boston, MA                Sinclair^
May 4th                     Philadelphia               WCL^
May 5th                     Pittsburgh, PA            Mr. Smalls^
May 6th                     Washington, DC        9:30 Club^
May 8th                     Carrboro, NC             Cats’s Cradle ^
May 9th                     Atlanta, GA                Terminal West^
May 11th                   Nashville, TN             Cannery^
May 12th                   Asheville, NC            Grey Eagle^

*Supporting Jack Johnson (previously announced)
^New headline tour dates

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