Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:30pm

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 
For more information on performances, pre-sale opportunities, tickets and additional announcements, please visit 
www.officialkaleo.com and follow online on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.
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                                 Portland, OR*#
7/2/2020          Marymoor Park                                               Seattle, WA*#
7/4/2020          Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre     Vancouver, BC*#
7/11/2020        Basilica Block Party                                       Minneapolis, MN
7/14/2020        The Fillmore                                                   Detroit, MI*~
7/15/2020        20 Monroe Live                                              Grand Rapids, MI*~
7/17/2020        Aragon Ballroom                                            Chicago, IL*~
7/19/2020        Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland             Kansas City, MO*~
7/21/2020        Red Rocks Amphitheatre                                Morrison, CO*~
7/24/2020        Harrah’s Stir Cove                                          Council Bluffs, IA*~
7/25/2020        St. Louis Music Park                                      St. Louis, MO*~
7/28/2020        Palace Theatre                                                Louisville, KY*~
7/30/2020        The Riverside Theater                                    Milwaukee, WI*+
8/1/2020          Hinterland Music Festival                              St. Charles, IA
8/3/2020          Ascend Amphitheater                                     Nashville, TN*~
8/7/2020          Red Hat Amphitheater                                    Raleigh, NC*~
8/8/2020          Charlotte Metro Credit Union                        Charlotte, NC*~
8/11/2020        House of Blues                                               Orlando, FL*~
8/12/2020        The Fillmore                                                   Miami, FL*~
9/9/2020          Palace Theatre                                                Albany, NY*+
9/12/2020        Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion                       Boston, MA*~
9/15/2020        Place Bell                                                        Montreal, QC*~
9/16/2020        RBC Echo Beach                                            Toronto, ON~
9/18/2020        The Anthem                                                    Washington, DC~
9/19/2020        Terminal 5                                                      New York City, NY*^
9/21/2020        Stage AE                                                         Pittsburgh, PA*~
9/22/2020        Express Live Indoor Pavilion                         Columbus, OH*~
9/25/2020        PNC Pavilion                                                  Cincinnati, OH*~
9/26/2020        Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn                        Indianapolis, IN*~
9/29/2020        Coca-Cola Roxy                                             Atlanta, GA*~
10/2/2020        The Fillmore                                                   New Orleans, LA*~
10/3/2020        Revention Music Center                                 Houston, TX*~
10/5/2020        The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory           Irving, TX*~
10/6/2020        Bass Concert Hall                                           Austin, TX*~
10/9/2020        The Van Buren                                               Phoenix, AZ*~
10/10/2020      House of Blues                                               Las Vegas, NV*~
10/13/2020      The Greek Theatre                                          Los Angeles, CA*~
10/16/2020      The Warfield                                                   San Francisco, CA*~
^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 
Belle Mt. Press Materials 
Wilder Woods Press Materials 
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Media Contacts for KALEO
Ebie McFarland       
Essential Broadcast Media                            
(615) 327-3259                                     


Glenn Fukushima
Elektra Music Group
(818) 238-6833

Media Contact for Belle Mt.
Rick Gershon
Warner Records

Media Contact for Matt Maeson
Gabby Reese
Atlantic Records

Media Contact for Wilder Woods
Christina Kotsamanidis
Atlantic Records