Birds of Tokyo Surprise U.S. Fans With New Album, ‘March Fires’
Following in the steps of Thom Yorke and Manchester Orchestra -- both bands recently dropped unexpected albums on their fans -- Birds of Tokyo have just unveiled plans for the U.S. release of their fourth LP, ‘March Fires,’ set to hit store shelves in just a few days on Sept. 30.
‘March Fires’ finds the band teaming with Los Angeles-based producer Dave Cooley, who has worked with Silversun Pickups and Darker My Love in the past.
“We really made a conscious choice to just put a match to everything we’d done before so that we could create something that felt fresh and exciting for us,” guitarist Adam Spark said in a recent statement. “Hopefully people who like the band will feel the same way when they hear it.”
Released in 2013 in Australia, ‘March Fires’ debuted at No. 1 on the country’s ARIA Album Chart and became gold-certified in just four weeks. To celebrate the U.S. release of the record, Birds of Tokyo have also announced a fall tour with Kodaline:
Birds of Tokyo 2014 Fall Tour
Oct. 18: Los Angeles, Calif. -- The Fonda Theatre
Oct. 19: San Francisco, Calif. -- The Fillmore
Oct. 20: Portland, Oreg. -- Wonder Ballroom
Oct. 21: Seattle, Wash. -- The Crocodile
Oct. 22: Vancouver, B.C. -- Commodore Ballroom
Oct. 24: Englewood, Colo. -- Gothic Theatre
Oct. 25: Lawrence, Kan. -- Granada Theatre
Oct. 26: Minneapolis, Minn. -- Varsity Theatre
Oct. 28: Chicago, Ill. -- House of Blues
Oct. 29: Columbus, Ohio -- Newport Music Hall
Oct. 30: Detroit, Mich. -- St. Andrews Hall
Oct. 31: Montreal, Quebec -- Metropolis
Nov. 1: Toronto, Ontario -- Sound Academy
Nov. 3: Boston, Mass. -- House of Blues
Nov. 4: Philadelphia, Penn. -- Theatre of the Living Arts
Nov. 5: Washington, D.C. -- 9:30 Club
Nov. 7:New York, N.Y. -- Terminal 5
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