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Friday, January 27th, 2017


Japandroids third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, is finally out today! Named one of the most anticipated albums of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, Consequence of Sound, New York Magazine’s Vulture, Pitchfork, Stereogum, NPR, AV Club and more, the album delivers.

“with guitars soaring and grooves accelerating, the words feel undeniable, and you know that when you hear 'em in a club – or theater, or arena – you'll be bouncing off the walls, shouting every word.” - Rolling Stone “****”

“If Celebration Rock was two guys' way of romanticizing the messiness of a dramatic past — real and rediscovered — then Near To The Wild Heart Of Life is its natural sequel, re-envisioning youth as a passageway to a new and better place.” - NPR

“With their third, the Vancouver duo sounds positively born to run. Near to the Wild Heart of Life marks a huge leap forward in studio craft, stylistic diversity, and lyrical scope as it crosses the gap between punk and classic rock like the Clash’s London Calling or Green Day’s American Idiot.” - Entertainment Weekly “A-”

“ of the best pure rock ’n’ roll albums of the decade.” The Ringer
“The high point comes on “Arc of Bar,” a seven-and-a-half minute epic built over a guitar loop that recalls a sputtering Tesla coil and a drum part that sounds like it could crack the foundation of any concert venue.”- The Atlantic

Japandroids will set out on a headlining tour beginning on February 13th, which will find them playing their biggest show to date at NYC’s Terminal 5 on February 23rd, as well as multiple nights in Toronto, Philadelphia, DC, SF, and Los Angeles. They’ve also just announced a show in Austin on February 7th at the Mohawk Inside, with all proceeds benefiting Planned Parenthood. Check for all ticket information.

Japandroids on tour:
2/7 — Austin, TX — Mohawk Inside
2/8 — Austin, TX — Waterloo Records (in-store performance)
2/13 — Madison, WI — Majestic Theatre*
2/14 — Minneapolis, MN — First Avenue*
2/15 — Chicago, IL — Vic Theatre* SOLD OUT
2/17 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Theatre* SOLD OUT
2/18 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Theatre*
2/20 — Boston, MA — Royale*
2/23 — New York, NY — Terminal 5*
2/24 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer* SOLD OUT
2/25 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer*
2/27 — Washington, DC — 9:30 Club* SOLD OUT
2/28 — Washington, DC — 9:30 Club*
3/01 — Carrboro, NC — Cat's Cradle*
3/03 — Atlanta, GA — Variety Playhouse*
3/04 — Birmingham, AL — Saturn*
3/05 — St Louis, MO — The Ready Room*
3/07 — Denver, CO — Gothic Theatre*
3/09 — Los Angeles, CA — Fonda Theatre*
3/10 — Los Angeles, CA — Fonda Theatre* SOLD OUT
3/11 — San Diego, CA — Music Box*
3/13 — Santa Ana, CA —Observatory*
3/14 — San Francisco, CA — Fillmore*
3/15 — San Francisco, CA — Fillmore*
3/17 — Portland, OR — Revolution Hall*
3/18 — Seattle, WA — Neptune*
3/20 — Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom*
4/18 — Copenhagen, Denmark — Pumpehuset
4/19 — Hamburg, Germany — Uebel & Gefährlich
4/20 — Cologne, Germany — Gebaude 9
4/22 — Berlin, Germany — Columbia Theater
4/23 —Frankfurt, Germany — Zoom
4/24 — Amsterdam, Netherlands — Melkweg
4/26 — Paris, France — La Maroquinerie
4/27 — Brussels, Belgium — The Rotonde / Botanique
4/28 — Birmingham, UK — o2 Institute Birmingham
4/30 — Glasgow, UK — The Garage
5/01 — Leeds, UK — Stylus
5/02 — Nottingham, UK — Rescue Rooms
5/04 — Manchester, UK — Gorilla
5/05 — Brighton, UK — Concorde 2
5/06 — London, UK — o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
6/03 — Barcelona, Spain — Primavera Sound
6/04 — Barcelona, Spain — Primavera Sound
6/10 — Porto, Portugal — Primavera Sound
* with Craig Finn

For bio, lyrics, cover art and press photos, click HERE

For more information, contact:
Dana Erickson
Grandstand Media

Japandroids' artist page

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