The Airborne Toxic Event announce UK return8 August 2013
California quintet The Airborne Toxic Event are to release their new album Such Hot Blood In the UK on October 7. The album – the band’s third – will be released on their own label through Membran Distribution, following a bitter dispute with their former UK label, which led to the band paying to be released from their recording contract. Relieved to be rid of what frontman Mikel Jollett describes as the “archaic structure of a world wide major label system’, The Airborne Toxic Event will play a series of headline shows, culminating at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on Monday, October 7. ‘Timeless’, taken from Such Hot Blood, will be released on the same day.
Such Hot Blood was conceived in Nashville’s infamous Blackbird Studios with “mentor and friend” Jacquire King, the three-time Grammy Award-winning producer, engineer, and songwriter/musician whose credits range from Kings of Leon, Of Monsters and Men, and Cold War Kids, to Buddy Guy and Tom Waits. The resulting album, which was released in America in April, reached No.1 in the US Alternative Chart on iTunes.
UK live dates:
Tues, Oct 1 Birmingham, Academy 2 Sat, Oct 5 Dublin, Academy
Wed, Oct 2 Manchester, Academy 2 Sun, Oct 6 Glasgow, The Arches
Thu, Oct 3 Leeds, Cockpit Mon, Oct 7 London, Shepherds Bush Empire