The War On Drugs have announced that they’ll be playing their first ever show at the new Brooklyn Steel in New York City on April 8. The show will act as somewhat of a warm up gig for New Yorkers ahead of the band’s performance at Panorama later in the summer. The April 8 show will now be the first scheduled gig on their previously announced North American tour, which will pick up three nights later with a gig at Las Vegas’ Brooklyn Bowl on April 11, and continue well into the summer.
The War On Drugs’ show at Brooklyn Steel will be their first concert in the big apple since taking the stage in Central Park this past September. Following their April 11 show in Vegas, the band will head deeper into the desert oasis to play at this year’s Coachella Music Festival, which also includes a more intimate in-between-weekends concert at the Fox Theater Pomona on April 19 as part of the Goldenvoice Presents music marathon set to take over southern California that month. Not a bad way to start out the year on the road for a band that also proudly took home the golden gramophone for “Best Rock Album” at this years’ Grammy Awards. Tickets for their Brooklyn Steel show will be going on sale later today (Friday, Feb. 16) at 12 p.m. EST, and can be purchased by clicking here.
The band’s most recent studio effort, 2017’s A Deeper Understanding, picked up right where singer/guitarist Adam Granduciel and company left off on their previous LP with 2015’s Lost in the Dream. Granduciel’s ability to take his sincere and heartfelt ideas and stretch them into indie-rock anthems are one of the main reasons that the band has taken some big steps forward in both popularity and artistic integrity over their past few album cycles. In an emotionally disconnected age when kids are ditching the guitar for drum pads and Ableton for their computers, the band’s dedication to penning songs with real instruments and sincere emotions allow their listeners to truly connect with they're trying to say.