FIDLAR Set to Kick Off Massive Headlining U.S. Tour
Los Angeles rock band FIDLAR will hit the road this fall for a colossal two-month headlining U.S. tour. The run of dates will kick off on September 19th in Santa Ana, CA at The Observatory and wind down on November 2nd in Minneapolis, MN at 7th Street Entry. The Orwells will support on all dates.
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 spent the past month playing for their biggest crowds to date, wowing audiences in Japan at the Summer Sonic Festival, Australia for Splendour In The Grass, and Reading and Leeds in the UK. While in the UK, the band's Zac Carper recorded several stripped down live sessions featuring new unreleased material.
The band recently teamed up with Parks & Recreation star Nick Offerman to create one of the year's most outrageous music videos for their song "Cocaine." The video was premiered by Funny Or Die and features Offerman on a decidedly-NSFW, 40-fueled bender through Los Angeles. The video has been viewed over 300,000 times since its premiere.
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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