KALEO’S “WAY DOWN WE GO” FEATURED IN GIORGIO ARMANI’S ACQUA DI GIÒ PROFONDO FRAGRANCE CAMPAIGN

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 4:00pm

Four Songs Available from Forthcoming Album Surface Sounds
Tickets for 30-city North American Fight or Flight Tour 2021 Available Now

GRAMMY-nominated Elektra/Atlantic recording artists KALEO are featured in the new Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò Profondo fragrance campaign starring Aleksander Rusić with their chart-topping 2x Platinum-certified “Way Down We Go” from 2016’s A/B.
 
The ad features Rusić leaping into the ocean and swimming in the sea set to the track that has been used in over two dozen television shows and topped The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs Chart.
 
Following the release of their Gold-certified breakthrough album A/B and a non-stop three-year touring schedule, frontman and songwriter JJ Julius Son has been in the studio off-and-on for two years, allowing for a combination of globe-trotting and meticulous tinkering, resulting in a spectrum of sounds recorded around the world – in North America, South America and across Europe. The final product is refreshingly free of calculation, with Julius Son allowing each tune to dictate its path while simultaneously leaning-in to his blues, folk and rock inclinations.
 
“In many ways, Surface Sounds has always been such a puzzle for me,” shares Julius Son of the collection of tracks recorded while on the road. “I've literally jumped into studios in Greece, South America, and all over Europe, creating what is now Surface Sounds. Any time I went home to Iceland, every time I was in L.A., I enjoy seeing what we can create in the moment and in each environment.”
 
The Icelandic rock band released two singles earlier this year, showcasing the contrast in sounds and imagery expected on 
Surface SoundsPraised by Texas Monthly as a “tender-yet-tough anthem,” “I Want More” is contrasted with “Break My Baby,” which allows a look into the darker side of KALEO and is described by Loudwire as “hooky and groovy, showcasing the range of [Julius Son’s] vocal and a gritty, bluesy approach.”
 
With the announcement of their highly-anticipated albumKALEO released a third track “
Alter Ego,” which Julius Son calls “probably the most classic rock and roll song” on the album, and most recently, the brooding ballad “Backbone.”

Last month, KALEO announced their Fight or Flight Tour has been moved to 2021. Launching in San Francisco on April 15, 2021, the band is set to perform at venues across North America including The Novo in Los Angeles, Terminal 5 in New York, The Anthem in Washington, D.C., Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and many more through July 19. Tickets are available for purchase 
HERE.
 
With new music on the horizon, every order of two (2) or more tickets purchased online for select KALEO Fight or Flight Tour stops includes one (1) physical or digital copy of their upcoming album^. Tickets purchased for rescheduled 2020 Fight or Flight Tour dates will remain valid for 2021. Full routing of rescheduled dates below.
 
KALEO’s 2021 Fight or Flight Tour dates are as follows:
Previous tickets purchased remain valid for the following dates:
 
4/15/21            San Francisco, CA      The Warfield**
4/19/21            Phoenix, AZ                The Van Buren
4/23/21            Austin, TX                  ACL Live*
4/24/21            Dallas, TX                  House of Blues*
4/27/21            Houston, TX               House of Blues*
4/28/21            New Orleans, LA        The Fillmore
4/30/21            Miami, FL                   The Fillmore
5/01/21            Orlando, FL                House of Blues
5/03/21            Atlanta, GA                Tabernacle*
5/05/21            Nashville, TN             Ryman*
5/07/21            Louisville, KY            The Palace
5/10/21            Charlotte, NC             The Fillmore*
5/11/21            Raleigh, NC                The Ritz*
5/13/21            Washington, D.C.       The Anthem
5/16/21            Boston, MA                Rockland Trust
5/19/21            New York, NY            Terminal 5
5/21/21            Montreal, QC              M Telus*
5/25/21            Toronto, ON                Echo Stage
6/12/21            Indianapolis, IN          Murat Theatre*
6/14/21            Kansas City, MO        The Midland
6/15/21            St. Louis, MO             The Pageant*
6/19/21            Chicago, IL                 Aragon Ballroom
6/22/21            Grand Rapids, MI       20 Monroe Live
6/23/21            Detroit, MI                  The Fillmore
7/02/21            Vancouver, BC            Doug Mitchell Sports Center
7/03/21            Seattle, WA                 Marymoor Park
7/06/21            Portland, OR               Edgefield
7/10/21            Las Vegas, NV            House of Blues
7/13/21            Los Angeles, CA         The Novo*
7/19/21            Morrison, CO              Red Rocks Amphitheatre
*Venue change
**One show only
 
^Bundle offer available on select dates. U.S. and Canadian fans will receive a separate email after ticket purchase with instructions on how to redeem the album. Offer not valid on single-ticket orders or re-sale tickets. One CD/digital copy per online order.
 
About KALEO
Since the release of their gold-certified breakthrough album, 2016’s A/B, Icelandic rock band KALEO—led by frontman/songwriter JJ Julius Son—has taken their music around the world. The album spawned three hit singles – the GRAMMY-nominated “No Good,” the gold-selling “All The Pretty Girls” and the chart-topping, 2x Platinum-certified “Way Down We Go” which was used in over two dozen television shows from Grey’s Anatomy to Riverdale, leading the No. 1 single to top The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart. After amassing over 1 Billion global streams, 39 international certifications, and countless sold-out headline shows spanning from London to Moscow, KALEO has proven to be a worldwide phenomenon. Known for their electrifying live performances, KALEO completely sold out their first U.S. headline tour and was a standout at Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo and recently were hand-picked to open stadium dates for the Rolling Stones. Since KALEO wrapped a nearly non-stop 3-year touring schedule in support of A/B in October 2018, Julius Son has been in the studio working on the highly anticipated follow-up, Surface Sounds on Elektra/Atlantic. Lead singles “I Want More,” and “Break My Baby” are out now, along with “Alter Ego” and “Backbone.”