The Airborne Toxic Event announce new LP and UK dates (2013)
Story by Jack Foley
CALIFORNIA quintet The Airborne Toxic Event are to release their new album Such Hot Blood in the UK on October 7.
And to celebrate, they will also be performing a handful of shows in October, including a night at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
The album – the band’s third – will be released on their own label through Membran Distribution, following a bitter dispute with their former UK label, which led to the band paying to be released from their recording contract.
Such Hot Blood was conceived in Nashville’s infamous Blackbird Studios with “mentor and friend” Jacquire King, the three-time Grammy Award-winning producer, engineer, and songwriter/musician whose credits range from Kings of Leon, Of Monsters and Men, and Cold War Kids, to Buddy Guy and Tom Waits.
The resulting album, which was released in America in April, reached No.1 in the US Alternative Chart on iTunes.
The Airborne Toxic Event’s forthcoming UK dates will coincide with their 900th show.
They are the only modern music act to play at the esteemed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles during its 2009 fall season. The result was the concert-documentary film All I Ever Wanted (2010), chosen as an official selection to the Raindance Film Festival.
The band has also performed with the Colorado Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, and frequent collaborators the Calder String Quartet.
The UK live dates are (all October 2013):
1 – Birmingham, Academy 2
2 – Manchester, Academy 2
3 – Leeds, Cockpit
5 – Dublin, Academy
6 – Glasgow, The Arches
7 – London, Shepherds Bush Empire