Wavves Announce Tour Dates, Release Video

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Wavves has announced summer tour dates that will begin in July in Desmoines, IA, and continue to Europe and Australia later this summer. The band has also released the new music video for “That’s On Me” from their recently released album, Afraid Of Heights. The video was directed by Brandon Dermer and stars martial arts expert and sword wielder Lynn Thompson.

Now a duo consisting of guitarist Nathan Williams and bassist Stephen Pope, took more than a year to write and record the album and was created with absolutely no label involvement, a specter that nearly derailed their critically acclaimed debut, King Of The Beach. Working with producer John Hill (known for his work with M.I.A. and Santigold, as well as with hip-hop acts such as Nas and the Wu-Tang Clan), the band paid for them out-of-pocket, explaining, “In doing so, I had no one to answer to. We recorded the songs how and when we wanted without anybody interfering, and that’s how it’s supposed to be.” Williams stated, “The general theme of the record is depression and anxiety, being death-obsessed and paranoid of impending doom. I feel like the narration is almost schizophrenic if you listen front to back; every word is important, even the constant contradictions and lack of self-worth. That’s all a part of this record-questioning everything not because I’m curious, but because I’m paranoid.”

US Tour Dates

7/05 – Des Moines, IA – Western Gateway Park
8/01 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
8/02 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
8/03 – Toronto, ON – The Grove
8/04 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
8/04 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle SOLD OUT
8/05 – Columbia, MO – Mojo’s
8/07 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
8/09 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
8/10 – Redmond,WA – Marymoor Amphitheater
9/27 – Kansas City, MO – 96.5 The Buzz Beach Ball

UK/EU Tour Dates

6/22 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
6/24 – The Underworld – Camden, London, UK SOLD OUT
6/27 – Botanique – Brussels, Belgium
6/28 – Cassiopaia – Berlin, Germany
8/23 – Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK
8/24 – Rock En Seine – Boulogne-Billancourt, France
8/25 – Reading Festival – Reading, UK

Australian Tour Dates

7/20 – Adelaide, AUS @ Ed Castle
7/25 – Sydney, AUS @ The Standard
7/26 – Byron Bay, AUS @ Splendour In The Grass SOLD OUT
7/27 – Melbourne, AUS @ Corner Hotel SOLD OUT

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