The War On Drugs announce spring and summer tour after Grammy win

The War On Drugs have decided to celebrate their first ever Grammy win over the weekend with a large run of world tour dates scheduled to start this spring and run well into the summer. The band is currently touring New Zealand this week, but took the time to share their upcoming performance plans on Wednesday with a mix of their own headlining shows to go with some festival appearances across Australia, Europe, Britain and the United States

The North American run will start out in Las Vegas on April 11, and includes previously announced stops at Coachella and Shaky Knees Festival before heading over to Europe in late May and into June. They’ll return to the U.S. right after Independence Day for their own theater shows, as well as a spot on the recently announced Panorama Festival lineup which was shared on Wednesday as well.

The band released their fourth studio album last August with A Deeper Understanding, which would beat out Queens of the Stone Age, Metallica, Mastodon and Nothing More for this year’s “Best Rock Album” at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. Following 2014’s equally impressive Lost in the Dream, the rock band’s latest album further cements singer/guitarist Adam Granduciel’s ability to write fantastic contemporary rock and roll music in an era when the once-thriving genre is undergoing an identity crisis.

The upcoming tour is also the band’s second North American run on this current album cycle, having already spent much of last fall and winter performing for cities across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets for select shows on the upcoming tour will be going on sale starting Friday, Feb. 2, and can be purchased by clicking here.

2018 Tour Dates:
Feb. 2 - Adelaide Sa, AU - Laneway Festival
Feb. 3 - Melbourne, AU - Laneway Festival
Feb. 4 - Sydney, AU - Laneway Festival
Feb. 6 - Newton, AU - Enmore Theatre [SOLD OUT]
Feb. 7 – Newton, AU - Enmore Theatre
Feb. 10 - Brisbane, AU - Laneway Festival
Feb. 11 - Fremantle, AU - Laneway Festival
Feb. 13 - Melbourne, AU - Forum [SOLD OUT]
Feb. 14 - Melbourne, AU - Forum [SOLD OUT]
April 11 – Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
April 13 - Indio, CA - Coachella
April 17 – Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
April 18 – Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
April 20 - Indio, CA - Coachella
May 4-6 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
May 31 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound
June 2 - London, UK - Victoria Park
June 4 - Dublin, IE - Forbidden Fruit Festival
June 15 - Sun. June 17 - Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam Festival
July 5 – Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall (Click here for tickets)
July 11 - Halifax, NS - Hallifax Jazz Festival
July 13 – Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre (Click here for tickets)
July 13-15 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
July 14-15 - Birmingham, AL - Sloss Music & Arts Festival
July 22 – Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
July 27 – New York, NY - Panorama Festival (Click here for tickets)
July 28 - Camden, NJ - XPoNential Music Festival
Aug. 16 - Sun. Aug. 19 - Wales, UK - Green Man Festival
Aug. 17 – Biddinghuizen, NE - Lowlands Festival
Aug. 21 - Hannover, DE - Capitol