Good morning everyone,
We are exactly one week away from the release of Hollywood Park. The record is an attempt to capture the stories which have shaped a life into song. You could probably say it’s in conversation with the past as it looks to the future or something, but the truth of it is we really tried to put everything we love about music into this record, to let it be like an artifact of ideas and feelings and stories that exists in the world.
We are also heavy-hearted today as we are announcing the rescheduling of our summer tour because of the COVID-19 crisis. We worked hard to make sure every venue would honor every ticket and every show would take place next spring. Live shows are celebrations of life and you simply can’t do that by threatening that life in a public health crisis. More details below.
As a gift to you, we are thrilled to announce that we will be streaming A LIVE CONCERT a week from today, on the day of record release, Friday May 22nd, broadcasting LIVE from the legendary EastWest Studios, where we recorded Hollywood Park. We will be playing old songs and new and doing our best to connect in the midst of this historical moment. More details (and a video from the band) below.
Finally, Mikel will be doing an Instagram Live session today at 3:15 pm Pacific Time with the very talented Finneas O’Connell. The two will be trading off songs and discussing books, songwriting, quarantine and more. You can tune in on the Airborne Instagram (@theairbornetoxicevent).
Stay safe. Stay close. We’re almost there.
-Mikel, Daren, Steven, Adrian
To celebrate our release date of Hollywood Park, we will be streaming a full live concert Friday, May 22 at 7pm Pacific Time from the legendary East West Studio One in Los Angeles where we recorded Hollywood Park. The concert will be streaming on our YOUTUBE and FACEBOOK pages.
The East West studios is the legendary birth place of Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys, Thriller by Michael Jackson, U2’s Rattle and Hum, countless recordings by Blondie, REM, Metallica, Elvis Costello, Natalie Cole, Tom Petty, Iggy Pop, New Order and others. There’s a magic in that place, which is why we chose to record Hollywood Park there. It was famously the location of Elvis Presley’s 1968 come back special and Frank Sinata’s “My Way” and “New York, New York.” It’s also the size of a basketball court and thus allows for proper social distancing. We are taking every precaution. All the band members and crew working on the concert will be getting tested for COVID before the event, wearing masks and keeping a safe distance to ensure the event is handled responsibly. We can’t wait.
For up-to-date links and information, go to theairbornetoxicevent.com
If you purchased a VIP experience, you will be receiving a note from that city’s book seller shortly.
Tue Feb 16 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren – TICKETS
Thu Feb 18 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – House of Blues – TICKETS
Fri Feb 19 – Austin, TX – Emo’s – TICKETS
Sat Feb 20 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – TICKETS
Mon Feb 22 – Kansas City, MO – Truman – TICKETS
Tue Feb 23 – St. Louis, MO – Del Mar Concert Hall – TICKETS
Wed Feb 24 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East – TICKETS
Thu Feb 25 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre – TICKETS
Fri Feb 26 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground – TICKETS
Mon Mar 1 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall – TICKETS
Tue Mar 2 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom – TICKETS
Thu Mar 4 – Boston, MA – House of Blues – TICKETS
Fri Mar 5 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA – SOLD OUT • TICKETS
Sat Mar 6 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA • TICKETS
Sun Mar 7 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre – TICKETS
Mon Mar 8 – Washington, DC – 930 Club – TICKETS
Tue Mar 9 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall – TICKETS
Thu Mar 11 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre – SOLD OUT • TICKETS
Sat Mar 13 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue – TICKETS
Mon Mar 15 – Boulder CO – Fox Theatre – TICKETS
Tue Mar 16 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater – TICKETS
Fri Mar 19 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox – SOLD OUT • TICKETS
Sat Mar 20 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom – TICKETS
Sun Mar 21 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom – TICKETS
Tue Mar 23 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades – TICKETS
Wed Mar 24 – San Diego, CA – Observatory- TICKETS
Fri Apr 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre – TICKETS
COMING SOON – Crystal Bay, NV – The Crown Room
Mon Apr 19 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory – TICKETS
Wed Apr 21 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep – TICKETS
Fri Apr 23 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom – TICKETS
Sat Apr 24 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room – TICKETS
Sun Apr 25 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s – TICKETS
Mon Apr 26 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre – TICKETS
Tue Apr 27 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue – TICKETS
Fri Apr 30 – Rochester, NY – Anthology – TICKETS
Sat May 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre – TICKETS
Sun May 2 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall – TICKETS
Tue May 4 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle – TICKETS
Wed May 5 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel – TICKETS
Sat May 8 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall – TICKETS
COMING SOON – San Francisco, CA – Davies Hall- TICKETS
with The San Francisco Symphony