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Nation of Language & Blonde Redhead: West Coast Tour

Today, Nation of Language announce some of their biggest shows to date, embarking on a co-headline run with Blonde Redhead this October. The new tour arrives following the recently announced East Coast headline dates and Midwest run with Beach Fossils which commences next week.

Nation of Language & Blonde Redhead: West Coast Tour

All of these shows arrive in support of of their 2023 album, Strange Disciple which went on to be named Rough Trade’s #1 Album of The Year last year.

Blonde Redhead will be touring in support of their 2023 album, Sit Down for Dinner with both bands alternating who closes the night, Nation of Language closing in Seattle and Portland with Blonde Redhead closing in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Ahead of the West Coast run, Nation of Language will also be performing at festivals, co-headlining Field Day Festival and performing at Bonnaroo Festival before returning to Europe for All Points East (UK), End of the Road (UK), Pukkelpop (Belgium), Way Out West (Sweden) and MEO Kalorama (Portugal) amongst others – tickets on sale for all dates HERE.

Since the release of Strange Disciple in September 2023, Nation of Language have further reaffirmed themselves as “the best synth-pop band in the world” (Paste), from topping Rough Trade’s Top 100 Albums of 2023 to selling out nearly every one of their US, EU and UK tour dates last year, to dominating the radio waves at KCRW (listener-voted Top 10 album), KEXP (listener-voted #2 AOTY), SiriusXMU (“Sole Obsession” Top 10 SOTY, “Weak In Your Light” added to Alt Nation) and dozens of college stations across the country, debuting on their first-ever Billboard charts, and earning praise from Pitchfork, Vice, LA Times and many others listed below.

Alongside acclaim in North America, Nation of Language landed the #1 Rock Album at Tower Records (Japan), AOTY support from Clash (UK), 3 songs on RadioEins Top 100 of 2023 (Germany) as well as further AOTY support at Le Monde and Télérama (France), Avopolis (Greece) and ParcoParanoico (Italy).

Strange Disciple explores themes of hopeless devotion, toxic infatuation, outrage-baiting news cycles, the battle of agony vs. ecstasy and more across highlights like “Sole Obsession,” “Weak In Your Light,” “Sightseer” and “Too Much, Enough,” which arrived with a music video starring Westworld‘s Jimmi Simpson, Reggie Watts, Kevin Morby, Tomberlin, Adam Green and more. “Nation of Language have never released a bad song,” says AV Club. “And with this record, that streak remains blessedly unbroken.”

Read more about the making of the album, produced by Nick Millhiser (Holy Ghost!, LCD Soundsystem), in Paste’s recent Cover Story, featuring an in-depth interview from bandmates and spouses Ian Devaney and Aidan Noell. 

Nation of Language Tour Dates

  • Apr 01 – House of Blues, Cleveland, OH (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 02 – Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 04 – Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 05 – The Deluxe at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 06 – Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 07 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 09 – The Pageant, St Louis, MO (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 10 – Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 11 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 12 – Temple Live, Fort Smith, AR (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 14 – House of Blues New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 15 – Iron City, Birmingham, AL (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 17 – House of Blues, Orlando, FL (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 18 – Revolution Live, Ft Lauderdale, FL (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 19 – The Orpheum, Tampa, FL (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 21 – Charleston Music Hall, Charleston, SC (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 22 – The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 23 – The Underground, Charlotte, NC (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 25 – Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 26 – Harrisburg University at XL Live, Harrisburg, PA (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • Apr 27 – Wall Street Theater, Norwalk, CT (w/ Beach Fossils)
  • May 30 – Royale, Boston, MA
  • May 31 – Field Day, Northampton, MA
  • Jun 01 – Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
  • Jun 10 – Broadberry, Richmond, VA
  • Jun 12 – Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
  • Jun 13 – Bonnaroo Festival, Manchester, TN
  • Jun 16 – 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 18 – 123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown, WV
  • Jun 19 – Electric City, Buffalo, NY
  • Jun 21 – Portland House of Music, Portland, ME
  • Jun 22 – Glen Falls House, Round Top, NY
  • Aug 09 – Way Out West, Gothenburg, SE
  • Aug 13 – Blind, Istanbul, TR
  • Aug 23 – All Points East, London, UK
  • Aug 27 – Colin Barracks, Dublin, IE
  • Aug 29 – Sep 01 – End of the Road Festival, Dorset, UK
  • Aug 30 – MEO Kalorama, Lisbon, PT
  • Sep 05 – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, NL
  • Sep 06 – Misty Fields, Asten-Heusden, NL
  • Oct 09 – The Novo, Los Angeles, CA (w/ Blonde Redhead)
  • Oct 10 – Fox Theater, Oakland, CA (w/ Blonde Redhead)
  • Oct 12 – Revolution Hall, Portland, OR (w/ Blonde Redhead)
  • Oct 13 – Paramount, Seattle, WA (w/ Blonde Redhead)


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