Interscope Records artists Years & Years will hit the road for a fall North American tour that begins on September 14th in Toronto and visits cities across the U.S. before concluding two weeks later in Los Angeles, CA at The Wiltern.
The London-based electro-pop trio will be touring in support their debut full-length album, Communion, which will be released on July 10th via all digital and physical partners. The album is available for pre-order now at all digital retailers. Years & Years current single “King” not only hit No. 1 on the U.K. Singles chart, it also entered the Top 40 chart last week here in the U.S. at No. 40. Thesong’s accompanying video has racked up over 42 million views on Vevo. Watch it HERE.
The band, who were the breakout performers at the 2015 “mtvU Woodie Awards” have also been selected as a 2015 MTV “Artist to Watch,” the network’s annual year-long spotlight for musical artists on the verge of superstardom while Vevo recently selected Years & Years to become part of its emerging artists program, LIFT http://www.vevo.com/c/en/US/lift. Fans can visit Vevo’s apps,Vevo.com, and syndication partner web sites for the opportunity to get to know Years & Years through exclusive interviews, performance videos and behind-the-scenes footage.
In addition, fans who sign up for the band’s email list at http://smarturl.it/King4ADay will be automatically entered in the “King For A Day” contest in each city on the band’s upcoming tour- check out prize details here. The deadline to enter is August 15th.
Also be sure to check out Years & Years latest track “Shine.” Check it out HERE.
Formed in London, Years & Years consists of bassist Mikey Goldsworthy, keyboard player Emre Turkmen, and vocalist Olly Alexander. Olly joined the band after Mikey heard him singing in the shower during a party at his house. The group signed with Polydor Records and released their Take Shelter EP last August. The title track climbed to No. 1 on iTunes’ UK Singles Electronic chart. In addition to winning the BBC Sound of 2015 Poll, the band were also short-listed for the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award.
Huffington Post, Buzzfeed. USA Today and more tapped Years & Years for their 2015 Artists to Watch lists, with USA Today noting that their hook-heavy sound “taps into ’90s pop, house music, and R&B sensibilities that could quench the same thirst for U.K. dance that Disclosure and Clean Bandit filled stateside this summer.” The New York Times has praised the band’s “handful of glossy singles, featuring the stirring vocals of its frontman, Olly Alexander, set against bright synth hooks and a hefty base.”
Years & Years fall tour dates are as follows:
09/14 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
09/16 New York, NY Terminal 5
09/18 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
09/19 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
09/22 Chicago, IL Park West
09/23 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
09/25 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
09/28 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
09/29 San Diego, CA North Park
09/30 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern