IRISH BAND WALKING ON CARS
ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
IN SUPPORT OF DEBUT ALBUM,
EVERYTHING THIS WAY
Headline Run Kicks Off May 18 At Music Hall Of Williamsburg In Brooklyn And Includes May 24 Show At Bootleg In Los Angeles
Irish band Walking On Cars will kick off a U.S. tour on May 18 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The concert is being presented in partnership with CualaNYC, New York City’s Irish Cultural Festival. The headline run will also include a show at Bootleg in Los Angeles on May 24. Tickets are available HERE. See below for itinerary.
“Speeding Cars,” a track from the band’s debut album,Everything This Way(Virgin Records), was recently the Track of the Day at the BBC’s Radio 1. The song, which made the A List at the BBC’s Radio 2, is in the Top 5 on iTunes and Shazam’s Future Hits chart in the U.K. In Ireland, “Speeding Cars” topped the Shazam chart and was a Top 10 airplay hit. “Catch Me If You Can,” another song found on Everything This Way, was featured as one of Annie Mac’s Hottest Records on BBC Radio 1 and reached No. 1 on the iTunes chart in Ireland.
Produced by the MyRiot production team of Tim Bran and Roy Kerr (London Grammar, Bloc Party, Foxes), Everything This Way was the only pre-order able to take the No. 1 spot away from Adele anywhere in the world when it claimed the top spot in Ireland. In the U.K. the album topped iTunes Alternative Albums chart.
Artfully combining anthemic balladry with booming guitar riffs and sing-along melodies, Walking On Cars have been tipped as an NME Buzzband and praised by London’s Sunday Times for their “epic rock.” Digital Spy hailed the band as Ireland’s “best kept secret” and Gigwise noted, “the ambitious sound of Walking On Cars is destined for worldwide acclaim, and bound for stadiums.”
Walking On Cars – comprising Patrick Sheehy (vocals); Sorcha Durham (keyboards); Dan Devane (guitars); Paul Flannery (bass) and Evan Hadnett (drums) – hail from the remote coastal town of Dingle, site of the annual Other Voices music festival. During a particularly bleak winter, the five friends rented a farmhouse outside of town so they could focus on writing music without the distractions of daily life. Six months later, they emerged with lyrics that veer between tenderness and anguish, soundscapes that sit back, intricate and restrained, and then explode into color, and vocals that roar of heartache and romantic longing.
After spending two years on the road, Walking On Cars became Ireland’s biggest independent band, playing sold-out shows, including two nights at the Olympia in Dublin. They won over more fans during their supporting slot on The Kooks’ U.K. tour and at such festivals as Reading & Leeds, Bestival and T in the Park. The band, which has also supported James Bay, Kodaline and The Script, recently played a sold-out show at KOKO in London.
Walking On Cars – U.S. Headline Tour
5/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/19 – Boston, MA @ David Friend Hall
5/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
5/22 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
5/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
5/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop – Popscene