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Artist Update: AWOLNATION

posted February 29, 2012, 8:59 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Tour | comment 2 Comments

Tags: AWOLNATION, Megalithic Symphony

One of my choices for last year’s Top Ten Records and Top Ten Live Shows was AWOLNATION. Most are familiar due to the radio single “Sail”, but this band and record are much more than that. Last year they toured with Middle Class Rut, included a stop at ACL, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jay Leno. There they were presented a plaque for selling a half million (read 500,000) copies of “Sail”. They were also MTV’s PUSH artist of the week.

Now their latest single, “Not Your Fault,” is the band’s second consecutive top 5 single, is one of the hottest songs at radio in North America and is currently #4 on the charts at Alternative in the U.S. and Canada. Performing hundreds of live shows throughout a breakout year, the band’s debut full-length release Megalithic Symphony (Red Bull Records) was the #1 Billboard Heatseekers album of 2011 topping the chart several times over. Featured on iTunes as one of the “Great Albums of 2011,” as well as Amazon’s “Top 100 Albums of 2011,” Megalithic Symphony has sold over 160,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada.

They seem to never stop touring. And much like the Dirty Heads, they know how to get maximum mileage and exposure from one album. Here are their latest upcoming tour dates, along with their newest video. It’s a high light video of their touring from last year, and they used some of our footage for it!  Check out this remix fantastic of AWOLNATION’S “Sail” by Unlimited Gravity on a commercial for Red Bull Signature Series on NBC also.

Via The AudioPerv

March 2 X102.9 Birthday Blowout Point Verda Beach, FL

March 3 97X Freebie Weebie Tampa, FL

March 16 KTCL Area 93 Kegs & Eggs Denver, CO

April 1 West End Cultural Center Winnipeg, MB

April 2 Louis’ Pub Saskatoon, SK

April 3 Edmonton Events Centre Edmonton, AB

April 5 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC

April 6 The Showbox SODO Seattle, WA

April 7 McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR

April 9 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA

April 10 The Senator Theatre Chico, CA

April 14 Coachella Music & Arts Festival Indio, CA

April 21 Coachella Music & Arts Festival Indio, CA

April 28 The Pavilion – EDGEFEST Albuquerque, NM


2 Responses to “Artist Update: AWOLNATION”

  1. Profile photo of Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford on March 1st, 2012 7:13 am

    I’ve enjoyed Megalithic Symphony, but I still enjoy Bruno’s first project more.

  2. Profile photo of Ben Oliver Ben Oliver on March 1st, 2012 10:13 am

    What’s wrong with you? Lol!

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