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Kaleo Announce Fall Headline Tour

'The Handprint Tour' Kicks off Sept. 26 in Atlanta
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“The Handprint Tour” Kicks off Sept. 26 in Atlanta

“A/B” DEBUTS TOP 10 AMONG “CURRENT ALBUMS”

“WAY DOWN WE GO” TOP 5 AT ALTERNATIVE


Elektra/Atlantic band Kaleo today announced a fall headline tour, “The Handprint Tour” with special guests Bishop Briggs and The Wind and The Wave. The tour marks the Austin, TX-by-way-of-Iceland-based band’s biggest schedule thus far (see attached itinerary).

The band will hit the road starting July 12th, and the newly announced US leg of “The Handprint Tour” gets underway Monday, September 26th at Atlanta, GA’s Center Stage and includes stops at New York City’s Irving Plaza (October 6th) and Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre (October 29th), before concluding with a hometown show at Austin, TX’s Emo’s (November 11). Support for most of the newly announced headline shows will come from Bishop Briggs and The Wind + The Wave. Fan pre-sales begin Wednesday, June 22nd; all remaining tickets will then be released to the general public on Friday, June 24th. For complete details and ticket information, please log on to www.officialkaleo.com.

Following the US run and an appearance at Dallas, TX’s Untapped Festival, the band will make their way to Europe for a leg there kicking off November 17 in Glasgow, Scotland, and concluding on November 30 at Amsterdam’s Bitterzoet.

Kaleo’s international debut album, “A/B,” debuted at #10 on SoundScan’s “Current Albums” chart and #15 on the “Billboard 200” this week. “A/B” also nabbed the #3 spot on the “Rock Albums” and “Alternative Albums” charts, and #6 on “Digital Albums.”

Primarily recorded in Nashville alongside producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, James Bay), with additional contributions from Mike Crossey, Arnar Guðjónsson and the band, “A/B” includes the multi-format singles, “Way Down We Go,” “No Good,” and “All The Pretty Girls,” all written by Kaleo lead singer JJ Julius Son. In an album review, Rolling Stone claimed “No Good” “stomps like The Black Keys at their meatiest,” while calling “All The Pretty Girls” “a tender bit of Bon Iver-style falsetto bliss.”

Around the world, the album reached top 10 on iTunes in 19 countries, 12 of which saw it reach top 3, including the US, UK, and Canada, where “A/B” debuted in the top spot on the “Top Albums” chart, and #2 on the Billboard “Albums” chart. The band will play three major Canadian festivals in July and August.

Last week, the band performed “Way Down We Go” on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” That song is now #5 at Alternative Radio in the US, and #3 and #5 at Modern Rock and Alternative in Canada, respectively.

For more, please visit www.officialkaleo.com, www.facebook.com/officialkaleo, twitter.com/officialkaleo (@officialkaleo), instagram.com/officialkaleo, www.youtube.com/user/Kaleoofficial, and www.atlanticrecords.com.

(TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED)

KALEO

“The Handprint Tour”

US Leg Sept. 12-Nov. 11

European leg Nov. 18-30

^ w/ Special Guest Bishop Briggs

* w/ Special Guests The Wind + The Wave

^* w/ Special Guests Bishop Briggs and The Wind + The Wave

JULY
12 London, ENG Dingwalls—SOLD OUT
15 Pemberton, BC Pemberton Music Festival
17 Kansas City, MO 96.5 The Buzz Presents Buzz Beach Ball
19 St. Louis, MO The Duck Room * @ Blueberry Hill—SOLD OUT
20 Milwaukee, WI Turner Ballroom *
23 Wisconsin Dells, WI Ragged Roots Music Festival – The Rock Amphitheater
24 Detroit, MI MO POP Festival
25 Indianapolis, IN WTTS Rock On The River
27 Louisville, KY WFPK Waterfront Wednesday
29 Montreal, QC Osheaga Music & Arts Festival
31 Toronto, ON The Danforth—SOLD OUT

AUGUST
4 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Folk Music Festival
12 Eugene, OR HiFi Music Hall
13 Redmond, WA Marymoor Park (The End Summer Camp)
14 Portland, OR 94.7 Birthday Bash

SEPTEMBER

10 San Diego, CA Indie Jam
17 Burlington, VT Grand Point North
24 Franklin, TN Pilgrimage Music Festival
26 Atlanta, GA Center Stage^
27 Charlotte, NC The Underground^*
30 Washington, DC 9:30 Club^

OCTOBER
1 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
6 New York, NY Irving Plaza^
11 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall^*
14 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s^*
15 Chicago, IL House of Blues*
16 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater^
20 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre^
23 Boise, ID Knitting Factory^*
27 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore^
29 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre

NOVEMBER
2 Scottsdale, AZ Livewire^*
4 San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theater^*
5 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall^*
11 Austin, TX Emo’s^*
12 Dallas, TX Untapped Festival
17 Glasgow, Scotland St. Luke’s
18 Birmingham, UK 02 Institute 2
20 Dublin, Ireland The Academy
22 Manchester, UK Club Academy
23 London, UK Koko
25 Berlin, Germany Lido
26 Cologne, Germany Gebäude 9
28 Paris, France La Maroquinerie
30 Amsterdam, Holland Bitterzoet