White Lies have today announced a headline North American tour next year which includes a show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in NY on the 2nd February and El Ray Theatre in LA on the 15th February. Tickets go on general sale this Friday 18 November at 10am EST / 10am PST. The announcement coincides with the release of a brand new White Lies video for track ‘Morning In LA’. Speaking of the video and the upcoming tour dates, band member Charles Cave reflects;
“For the last decade it seems every new film released is a remake, and it’s a topic that already sparks debate. We had been wanting to do a performance style video for a while and the Killing Joke video from which ours respectfully steals is an absolute classic of the genre. When White Lies started, we received a fair amount of ‘gothic’ adjectives describing our music – something we always found quite funny. For ‘Morning in LA’, arguably our jolliest song yet, we thought the tongue-in-cheek gothic feel of the video was an appropriate aesthetic to go with.
‘Morning in LA’ is a love song to friends, and a hate-song to time zones, I suppose. It’s about trying to maintain contact with the people you care most about when your time zones don’t match up. Funnily enough, this is nothing to do with being on tour, but comes from the flip-side when we as a band were based in London for a year for the first time in a decade, and many of our friends had moved to America or Asia. It was illuminating how the differing time zones are as annoying as the physical distance between you both.
Of course all this talk of mornings in LA, and America has made us keen to get back out there, and see some friends – old and new – at shows supporting the new record. America is a huge place, and much as we would like to play five times as many cities, we’ve put together a couple of weeks of shows that we hope many of our fans can find their way to. We’ve got such fond memories of Chicago, of Boston, of Austin. We know all the fans in New York that were there at the first show all those years ago. We know the fans that travelled from Mexico up to LA just so see us. Well we are more than thrilled to announce our US tour will finish and then send us down for two headline shows in Mexico City and Guadalajara. Our fans around the world are all vocal in their pleas for us to play in their towns, cities and countries, but it has always been Mexico with the loudest voice. It’s one of our favourite places to play in the world and these shows are going to reflect that.”
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES BELOW
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1st – Washington DC, 9:30 Club
2nd – New York, Music Hall of Williamsburg
3rd – Boston MA, Middle East Club
4th – Toronto ON, Lee’s Palace
6th – Chicago IL, Lincoln Hall
7th – Madison WI, Majestic Theatre
8th – Minneapolis MN, Cedar Cultural Center
11th – Seattle WA, Nectar Lounge
12th – Vancouver BC, Rickshaw Theater
14th – San Franisco CA, The Chapel
15th – Los Angeles, El Ray Theatre
17th – Guadalajara, Teatro Diana
18th – Mexico City, El Plaza Condesa
The ten-track album ‘Friends’ is now available on CD, vinyl, picture disc, digital download and streaming formats, as well as a special box set edition which includes a cassette and four exclusive bonus tracks.
‘Friends’ was recorded in Bryan Ferry’s private studio in London’s Olympia and was self-produced by the band. White Lies enlisted the help of an expert team including Grammy Award-winning engineer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys), David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs) on mixing duties and long-term collaborator Ed Buller who contributed additional production.