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First volume New Age Norms 1 available Nov 1st

Cold War Kids has announced the release their eagerly anticipated new album. New Age Norms 1 arrives Friday, November 1st CWKTWO/AWAL CD, a white vinyl 12” pressed at 45 rpm, and digital. Produced by Lars Stalfors (St. Vincent, HEALTH, Foster the People), New Age Norms 1 marks the first volume a three album trilogy from Cold War Kids. The album – which features cover art by the Los Angeles-based band’s bassist, acclaimed artist Matt Maust – is heralded by the premiere the new single, “Waiting For Your Love,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services.

“Last summer we were on tour when Kanye was putting out his new records,” says Cold War Kids’ Nathan Willett. “Pusha T, Kids See Ghosts, Nas, etc. They were eight songs each. It was so fun waking up to these brand new records and taking them in as a whole while hanging out, working out, talking shit, pushing each other. I knew then I wanted our next release to be three volumes – eight songs each. Without the baggage and hoopla a full record/tour/concept – more spread out – loose and inspired. Make it feel like you are listening to music that was made the night before. New Age Norms is a phrase Maust had written on a tee shirt. It seemed to summarize this moment we are in as a band and as a country. More on that later…”

New Age Norms 1 was preceded earlier this summer by the first new music from Cold War Kids in more than two years, “Complainer” and “4th July,” both available now at all DSPs and streaming services. In addition, “Complainer” – co-written with multi-platinum songwriter Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Rita Ora) and Electric Guest’s Asa Taccone – was recently joined by a powerful acoustic version, “Complainer (Strings & Keys),” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. “Complainer” is currently top 20 at Alternative Radio and top 10 at Triple A.

Cold War Kids will mark the release New Age Norms 1 with a major U.S. headline tour, the first leg which begins October 4th at The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT and then continues through late November. The tour will resume in 2020, with newly announced headline dates beginning January 16th at Portland, OR’s Crystal Ballroom and then continuing through late February (see itinerary below). Highlights include two night stands at Seattle, WA’s Neptune Theatre (January 17-18th) and New York City’s famed Webster Hall (February 4-5th).

Cold War Kids 2019 Fall Tour:

Sept 15 – Atlanta, GA – Music Midtown *
Sept 22 – Glen Ellen, CA – Sonoma Harvest Music Festival *
Oct 4 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Oct 5 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre **
Oct 6 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
Oct 8 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly
Oct 9 – Dallas, TX – The Rustic
Oct 10 – Houston, TX – The Rustic
Oct 11 – San Antonio, TX – The Rustic
Oct 12 – El Paso, TX – El Paso Forever Fall Benefit #
Oct 14 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf – SOLD OUT
Nov 14 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Nov 15 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
Nov 16 – Anaheim, CA – House Blues Anaheim
Nov 17 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
Nov 18 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Spades
Nov 20 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Nov 22 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Jan 16 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Jan 17 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Jan 18 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Jan 19 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Jan 22 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Jan 23 – Omaha, NE – The Slowdown
Jan 24 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Jan 25 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Jan 27 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Jan 28 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
Jan 29 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
Jan 31 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Feb 1 – Boston, MA – House Blues
Feb 4 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Feb 5 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Feb 7 – Richmond, VA – The National
Feb 8 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
Feb 10 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Feb 12 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Feb 14 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Feb 15 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

* Festival Performance
** Jeep On The Rocks w/AJR
# Benefit Concert

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