First Leg: North American Dates Announced as “I Want More” Breaks Top 20
40+ City Tour Kicks Off in Portland, Oregon on July 1; Tickets on Sale March 6 at OfficialKALEO.com
Support from Special Guests Matt Maeson, Belle Mt. and Wilder Woods
KALEO Performs “I Want More” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” TONIGHT
After wrapping a nearly non-stop global tour in support of their 2016 debut album A/B, GRAMMY-nominated Elektra/Atlantic Records’ KALEO announces their Fight or Flight Tour. Launching in Portland, Oregon on July 1, KALEO is set to perform at venues across North America including the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Terminal 5 in New York, The Anthem in Washington, D.C., Ascend Amphitheatre in Nashville, Tenn. and many more through Oct. 17 (full Leg 1 tour routing below; announcement video HERE).
Frontman and songwriter JJ Julius Son has been in the studio allowing a combination of globe-trotting and meticulous tinkering to influence the highly-anticipated follow-up to the Gold-certified A/B, resulting in spectrum of sounds recorded around the world – in North America, South America and across Europe. 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.
“‘Fight or flight’ speaks to our instinctual response to choices: to stay and fight or to flee,” offers Iceland-native Julius Son. “Throughout the process of making this new album while touring and recording abroad, learning new languages and incorporating sounds from the varying cities I visited, what was most remarkable was seeing first-hand how we are more alike than we are different. This idea to stay, stand our ground and fight for what we believe in keeps resurfacing, and I think as we finish this next record and begin the next chapter, we wanted the fans to know we’re not going anywhere. We’re here with them.”
Earlier this month, KALEO announced their return to Red Rocks on July 21 after releasing two new singles written solely by Julius Son: “I Want More,” which Texas Monthly calls “a tender-yet-tough anthem” that “goes down nice and easy,” and “Break My Baby,” that Loudwire describes as “hooky and groovy, showcasing the range of [Julius Son’s] vocal and a gritty, bluesy approach.”
Amassing over 1 Billion global streams, 39 international certifications and countless sold-out headline shows spanning from London to Moscow, breakout album A/B spawned three hit singles for the Icelandic rock band – 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, leading it to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart.
Joining KALEO on the road include special guests Matt Maeson, known for No. 1 Alt Radio hit “Cringe” and his most recent Alt Radio Top 20, “Go Easy”; Warner Records' alt-pop 20-million-plus streaming "Hollow" three-piece Belle Mt.; and Wilder Woods, whose self-titled debut features his current single “Someday Soon” and Top 20 radio favorite, “Supply & Demand.”
Before setting out on their Fight or Flight Tour, KALEO is set to perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight (2/27) on CBS as well as perform a short series of dates in small, intimate settings, including 3 sold out shows: May 27 at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, Mass. and two nights at Gramercy Theatre in New York, June 1-2. The band also plays the Radio 104.5 Birthday Show in Camden, N.J. on May 30.
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.^ For access to ticket presales, join KALEO’s mailing list at www.officialkaleo.com.
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KALEO’s 2020 Fight or Flight Tour dates are as follows:
Italicized dates denote festival performances | * Denotes inclusion for ticket/album bundle
# Features openers Wilder Woods and Belle Mt. | ~ Features openers Matt Maeson and Belle Mt.
+ Features opener Belle Mt.
7/1/2020 McMenamins Edgefield
7/2/2020 Marymoor Park
7/4/2020 Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre Vancouver, BC*#
7/11/2020 Basilica Block Party
7/14/2020 The Fillmore
7/15/2020 20 Monroe Live
7/17/2020 Aragon Ballroom
7/19/2020 Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland Kansas City, MO*~
7/21/2020 Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/24/2020 Harrah’s Stir Cove
7/25/2020 St. Louis Music Park
7/28/2020 Palace Theatre
7/30/2020 The Riverside Theater
8/1/2020 Hinterland Music Festival
8/3/2020 Ascend Amphitheater
8/7/2020 Red Hat Amphitheater
8/8/2020 Charlotte Metro Credit Union Charlotte, NC*~
8/11/2020 House of Blues
8/12/2020 The Fillmore
9/9/2020 Palace Theatre
9/12/2020 Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion Boston, MA*~
9/15/2020 Place Bell
9/16/2020 RBC Echo Beach
9/18/2020 The Anthem
9/19/2020 Terminal 5
9/21/2020 Stage AE
9/22/2020 Express Live Indoor Pavilion
9/25/2020 PNC Pavilion
9/26/2020 Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn Indianapolis, IN*~
9/29/2020 Coca-Cola Roxy
10/2/2020 The Fillmore
10/3/2020 Revention Music Center
10/5/2020 The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory Irving, TX*~
10/6/2020 Bass Concert Hall
10/9/2020 The Van Buren
10/10/2020 House of Blues
10/13/2020 The Greek Theatre
10/16/2020 The Warfield
^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.
KALEO Press Materials
Matt Maeson Press Materials HERE
Belle Mt. Press Materials HERE
Wilder Woods Press Materials HERE
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Media Contacts for KALEO
Essential Broadcast Media
Elektra Music Group
Media Contact for Belle Mt.
Media Contact for Matt Maeson
Media Contact for Wilder Woods