FIDLAR Kicks Off Headlining U.S. Tour at the Observatory
Los Angeles rock band FIDLAR kicks off a colossal two-month headlining tour tonight in Santa Ana, CA at The Observatory, crossing the United States before winding down on November 2nd in Minneapolis, MN at 7th Street Entry. The Orwells will support on all dates. Several dates on the tour including Santa Ana, New York, Chicago, Miami and more are already SOLD OUT.
FIDLAR's new single "Awkward" will be available exclusively on the upcoming U.S. tour on a split 7" with The Orwells. Click below to watch a brand new video of the band performing the song during their recent trip to Australia.
FIDLAR is Zac Carper on guitars and vocals, Elvis Kuehn on guitars and vocals, Brandon Schwartzel on bass, and Max Kuehn on drums. Elvis and Zac met at Kingsize Soundlabs in LA and recorded a ton of demos with the band before playing their first live show. Since forming in 2009 the band has played with The Hives, Jeff The Brotherhood, The Delta Spirit, Black Lips, OFF!, Japanther and more. Their debut self-titled full length album was released in the U.S. on January 22nd via Mom + Pop and debuted at #5 on the Billboard Heatseakers Chart, #2 on the Alternative News Aritst Chart, and was the #1 most added release at CMJ. SPIN called the album "a stellar debut", while Rolling Stone quickly named FIDLAR a "Band To Watch". Noisey praised the band's "ever-growing catalog of readymade garage-punk classics that draw omnivorously on a half century of bad-ass pop, from Phil Spector to Nirvana to the late, great Jay Reatard." NME declared them "set to be the most exciting punk band of 2013."
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