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The Airborne Toxic Event announce UK tour (2015)

The Airborne Toxic Event

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, 2015.

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.

Relieved to be rid of what frontman Mikel Jollett describes as the “archaic structure of a worldwide major label system’, The Airborne Toxic Event will play a series of headline shows, culminating at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on Monday, October 7, 2015.

The lead single Timeless, taken from Such Hot Blood, will be released on the same day.

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 UK live dates are as follows (all October 2015):

1 – Birmingham, Academy 2
2 – Manchester, Academy 2
3 – Leeds, Cockpit
5 – Dublin, Academy
6 – Glasgow, The Arches
7 – London, Shepherds Bush Empire