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Acclaimed L.A. foursome Warpaint will be the sole opener for Depeche Mode on their North American “Global Spirit” tour kicking off August 23 in Salt Lake City with further dates in New York City—with two nights at Madison Square Garden—Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles and more.
Additionally, the band will perform “Whiteout” on “Ellen” this Thursday, April 20. Rolling Stone recently praised “Whiteout,” saying the track “enshrouds an austerely crackling dub-funk beat in refracted guitar shimmer as interweaving voices resolve in a Sufi state of opaque desire.” The performance continues a massive year for the band, whose critically acclaimed third album Heads Up, was released in September.
The band performed an intense, well-received set at Coachella this weekend and will return this Saturday, April 22, to the Gobi stage at 8:25 p.m.
The band’s hit “New Song”—which The New York Times says “feels, actually, like an old song: something from the end of the 1970s when punk, disco and Minimalism found common ground in repetition, simple chords and a danceable thump”—topped radio charts nationwide, and the band toured the U.S. twice to celebrate the release. Warpaint performed “New Song” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in December.
NPR Music filmed the band’s October Washington, D.C. show as part of their Front Row performance series. Watch the entire concert here. See warpaintwarpaint.com for all announced tour dates.
Heads Up continues to receive critical praise:
“From the start, Warpaint has been knocking on the door of an aesthetic that captivates by playing off the tension between hard-driving rhythms and spectral atmospherics. At the 9:30 Club, with smoke catching the lights and plumes of guitars mingling with Stella Mozgawa’s titanic drums, the band brought its records to life on a whole new scale.”
Heads Up reveals a unified front. Artfully layered and often beat-centered, it’s an indie-rock album both brooding and frisky, with a few tracks, like ‘New Song,’ that veer toward the euphoric.”
“Warpaint keeps it groovy and sensual on Heads Up, its third full-length album.
Warpaint songs are constantly in motion—guitars shape-shift around the beat, vocals slither around the rhythms and melodies evolve rather than command. Lead single ‘New Song’ is also further evidence that Warpaint is a rock band that knows how to dance. The band may specialize in spare atmospheres, but that doesn’t mean it still can’t shake and saunter.”
Heads Up signals a turn away from otherworldly psychedelic soundscapes in favor of a terrestrial one: the dance floor…the band sounds
as sure and ebullient as ever.”
April 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella
April 22 – Indio, CA – Coachella
May 14 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
May 15 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
May 16 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
May 18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater
May 19 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
May 20 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater (Q101 Piqniq)
May 21 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Fest
June 4 – New York, NY – Governor’s Ball
June 5 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
June 7 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
June 8 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater
June 10 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
Aug 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Aug 25 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Aug 27 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 30 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept 1 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Sept 3 – Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
Sept 5 – Montreal, Quebec – Centre Bell
Sept 7 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Sept 9 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sept 11 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sept 13 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept 15 –  Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
Sept 18 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Sept 20 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheatre
Sept 22 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
Sept 24 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sept 27 – Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion
Sept 30 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Oct 2 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County Bowl
Oct 6 – San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Oct 8 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Oct 10 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Oct 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Oct 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Oct 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Oct 21 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena
Oct 23 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Oct 25 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
Oct 27 – Edmonton, Alberta – Rogers Place

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