KALEO DEBUT STRIKING LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “BACKBONE” FROM BREIÐARMERKURJÖKULL ICE CAVE

Friday, March 11, 2022 - 2:30pm

“Backbone (Live at Breiðarmerkurjökull)” Available Everywhere Now
Listen HERE + Watch HERE
 
Tickets for the Fight Or Flight Tour Available at 
OfficialKALEO.com

After kicking off their Fight Or Flight Tour with multiple sold-out shows, GRAMMY-nominated Elektra/Atlantic rock band KALEO debut a live performance video of “Backbone” from an ice cave located on Breiðarmerkurjökull, part of the larger glacier Vatnajökull. Watch the video HERE and listen to the live recording HERE.
 
Filmed in January 2021, the performance video opens with a stirring view of the Vatnajökull ice cap juxtaposed with some of Iceland’s native wildlife running across the plateau. The viewer follows KALEO as they trudge over long stretches of desolate, mesmerizing glacier. The instrumental builds as the band arrives at the Breiðarmerkurjökull ice cave before front man and songwriter JJ Julius Son plays the opening chords to “Backbone,” from their latest album 
Surface Sounds.
 
Drenched in pedal steel, the stripped-down version of “Backbone” showcases the brooding balladry of the song and Julius Son’s knack for storytelling allusions. As the camera pans out and the scene fades away, a message appears:
 
“The ice cave where this live performance was filmed has melted and disappeared. By the year 2100, the entire glacier will be gone.”
 
Today’s release follows “
Skinny (Live from Fagradalsfjall Volcanic Eruption),” a fan-favorite track from Surface Sounds and another in a series of live performances from some of Iceland’s spectacular landscapes, including “Break My Baby (Live from ÞRÍDRANGAR),” recorded and filmed at the iconic ÞRÍDRANGAR lighthouse, located atop a remote rock formation in the North Atlantic Ocean.
 
From their 2016 breakout global success A/B, KALEO released “
Save Yourself (Live at Fjallsárlón)” and “Way Down We Go (Live in a Volcano),” which showcased the band’s 2x-Platinum smash. 
 
Captured in studios around the world, 
Surface Sounds is very much the brainchild of Julius Son. Co-producing a majority of the album alongside GRAMMY winner Dave Cobb, Julius Son was able to execute his singular vision, leaning heavily into his affinity for blues, folk and rock.
 
Major label debut A/B spawned three hit singles for the Icelandic band – the GRAMMY-nominated “No Good,” the Gold-selling “All The Pretty Girls” and the chart-topping, RIAA Double Platinum-certified “Way Down We Go,” which was used in over two dozen television shows, leading it to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart.
 
KALEO made their triumphant homecoming to live entertainment earlier this year, with the 50+ date North American leg of the 
Fight or Flight Tour (full itinerary below). The world-wide tour is on sale now. For ticket info, individual show details, tour updates and more, visit OfficialKALEO.com.
 
For more information, visit 
OfficialKALEO.com, or follow on Facebook.com/OfficialKALEO, Twitter @OfficialKALEO, Instagram @OfficialKALEO and YouTube.com/KALEOOfficial.
 
KALEO’s North American Fight or Flight Tour 2022
 
March 18         Arvest Bank Theater At the Midland             Kansas City, Kan.
March 19         House of Blues Dallas                                    Dallas, Texas
March 21         House of Blues Houston                                 Houston, Texas
March 22         ACL Live at the Moody Theater                    Austin, Texas
March 25         The Fillmore New Orleans                             New Orleans, La.
March 26         Avondale Brewing Company                         Birmingham, Ala.
March 28         The Fillmore Miami Beach                            Miami Beach, Fla.
March 29         House of Blues Orlando                                 Orlando, Fla.
March 30         Tabernacle                                                      Atlanta, Ga.
April 1             The Ritz                                                          Raleigh, N.C.
April 2             The Fillmore Charlotte                                   Charlotte, N.C.
April 4             Ryman Auditorium                                         Nashville, Tenn.
April 6             The Pageant                                                    St. Louis, Mo.
April 8             The Louisville Palace                                     Louisville, Ky.
April 9             Murat Theatre                                                 Indianapolis, Ind.
April 11           House of Blues Cleveland                              Cleveland, Ohio
April 13           The Anthem                                                    Washington, D.C.
April 15           Terminal 5                                                      New York, N.Y.
April 16           The Met                                                          Philadelphia, Pa.
April 18           House of Blues Boston                                   Boston, Mass.
April 19           State Theatre                                                   Portland, Maine
April 21           Mtelus                                                             Montreal, Quebec
April 22           Mtelus                                                             Montreal, Quebec
April 24           History                                                            Toronto, Ontario
April 25           History                                                            Toronto, Ontario
April 27           The Fillmore Detroit                                       Detroit, Mich.
April 28           GLC Live at 20 Monroe                                 Grand Rapids, Mich.
April 30           Aragon Ballroom                                            Chicago, Ill.
May 1              The Fillmore Minneapolis                              Minneapolis, Minn.
May 3              Centennial Concert Hall                                 Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 5              Grey Eagle Resort and Casino                        Calgary, Alberta
May 7              Edmonton Expo Centre                                  Edmonton, Alberta
May 9              Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sport Centre      Vancouver, British Columbia
May 10            McDonald Theatre                                          Eugene, Ore.
May 12            Knitting Factory Concert House                    Boise, Idaho
May 15            Belly Up                                                         Aspen, Colo.
May 16            Red Rocks Amphitheatre                                Morrison, Colo.
July 24            Cain’s Ballroom*                                            Tulsa, Okla.
July 25            Jones Assembly*                                             Oklahoma City, Okla.
July 28            House of Blues*                                              Las Vegas, Nev.
July 29            The Van Buren*                                               Phoenix, Ariz.
 
*Rescheduled dates. Tickets purchased for original dates will be honored at the newly scheduled shows.


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 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 went into the studio to work on the highly anticipated follow-up, Surface Sounds on Elektra/Atlantic, available everywhere now. KALEO’s Fight or Flight Tour 2022 launches Feb. 22 in Seattle, Wash., featuring 50+ dates across North America before wrapping at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo. on May 16. For more information, visit 
OfficialKALEO.com or follow on Instagram and Twitter @OfficialKALEO and Facebook.com/OfficialKALEO.

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Glenn Fukushima
Elektra Music Group
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GlennFukushima@elektra.com