THIS WILL DESTROY YOU Announces North American Headlining Tour
Band To Release Fifth Full-Length This Fall Via Dark Operative
Photo: Veronika Reinart
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU will return to stages this fall on a North American headlining tour. Slated to commence on October 16th in Phoenix, Arizona, the trek will wind its way through over two dozen cities, coming to a close November 17th in San Diego, California. See all confirmed dates below. The tour will follow the release of the band’s fifth studio full-length, set to drop September 28th, via Dark Operative. Further details to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU:
10/16/2018 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ [tickets]
10/18/2018 Mohawk – Austin, TX [tickets]
10/19/2018 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
10/20/2018 Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX [tickets]
10/22/2018 The Masquerade – Hell Stage – Atlanta, GA [tickets]
10/23/2018 Motorco – Durham, NC [tickets]
10/25/2018 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA [tickets]
10/26/2018 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD [tickets]
10/27/2018 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY [tickets]
10/28/2018 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA [tickets]
10/29/2018 Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B. – Montreal, QC [tickets]
10/30/2018 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON [tickets]
10/31/2018 El Club – Detroit, MI [tickets]
11/02/2018 Metro – Chicago, IL [tickets]
11/03/2018 Maintenance Shop – Iowa State University – Ames, IA [tickets]
11/04/2018 Turf Club – St. Paul, MN [tickets]
11/07/2018 Neumos – Seattle, WA [tickets]
11/08/2018 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC [tickets]
11/09/2018 Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR [tickets]
11/10/2018 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR [tickets]
11/12/2018 The Big Room at Sierra Nevada – Chico, CA [tickets]
11/13/2018 Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA [tickets]
11/14/2018 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA [tickets]
11/15/2018 Strummers – Fresno, CA [tickets]
11/16/2018 The Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
11/17/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]
Formed in the early ’00s, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU has spent the last decade and a half touring the planet relentlessly between recording studio albums and core members Jeremy Galindo and Chris King scoring various films, television, culinary, and other creative entertainment projects in their relative downtime.
The band initially broke in the United Kingdom in spite of their home base at the time being almost five-thousand miles away. 2006’s debut album Young Mountain was proclaimed “Album Of The Year” in Rock Sound by (then) editor Darren Taylor, igniting curiosity, interest, and touring opportunities unimaginable to that point. It was also during this time that the band’s label stateside began lining up synchronization opportunities that sowed the seeds for what was to come.
2008’s self-titled album ushered in an era where the band truly grew a global fanbase, as the record remains their top-grossing title to date and the band was able to graduate to headliner status in large venues everywhere. Toward the end of the album’s initial cycle, Hollywood and the entertainment world at large came calling in a major way, largely sparked by Brad Pitt and director Bennett Miller’s passionate enthusiasm for the band. The duo initially paired THIS WILL DESTROY YOU‘s “The Mighty Rio Grande” to five crucial acts in 2011’s Moneyball, with “Villa Del Refugio” then going into Pitt’s subsequent World War Z and Miller’s next film Foxcatcher. The licensing landscape exploded from there, as the band and the first two albums were represented across all major sporting events (Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, Wimbledon, ESPYS, et al), cultural shifts (the UFC’s rollout package for Ronda Rousey), Hollywood’s biggest night (see: Tom Cruise introducing the nominees and awarding “Best Picture” over “The Mighty Rio Grande” at the 2012 Oscars), and numerous Emmy-award winning dramas on television.
2011 saw a change in rhythm section and an experiment in the darker capacities of the band. Tunnel Blanket features the most raw and visceral material in the band’s catalog. The band stayed on the road (including a meaningful run in direct support of Deftones), issued a triple live album (2013’s Live In Reykjavik, Iceland), and began formulating what would become 2014’s Another Language album, an exemplar of the band and producer John Congleton’s studio prowess.
From 2016-2018, the band was able to successfully stage special tenth anniversary shows and tours celebrating Young Mountain and self-titled at high-capacity, sold out gigs around the globe, punctuated by being hand-picked by The Cure to perform in front of tens of thousands at the band’s fortieth anniversary concert in London’s historic Hyde Park. On the front end of that cycle, Galindo and King also managed to successfully pull off writing and recording the ambitious score to the most talked-about new restaurant of 2018, Los Angeles, Calfornia’s Vespertine.