Bad Omens Announce New US Shows + Festival Dates Starting May 2023
Photo Credit - Oswaldo Cepeda
Having wrapped up their sold-out headlining North American tour and currently on the road on their similarly sold-out EU/UK headliner, Bad Omens are back at it again announcing a slew of shows and festival dates across the US. Fans can catch them hitting the stage beginning in May with show support from Erra and Invent Animate. Dates can be found below with artist pre-sale beginning tomorrow, Tuesday 2/14 at 10 am CST through Thursday 2/16 (for 48 hours only), and tickets going on sale to the general public this Friday 2/17 at 10 am CST. Tickets won't last long so get yours at the link here and don't miss your chance to see Bad Omens in action as these are sure to go fast.
In addition to today's news, the band have also sold out their first-ever Knotfest sideshow Australian headline dates and announced 4 venue upgrades in Europe to accommodate demand, all the while with their sensational viral track "Just Pretend" currently as a Top 5 hit at rock radio in the States. Be sure to keep an eye out for more Bad Omens news coming soon.
Bad Omens - Upcoming US Dates
May 4 - Greenwood Village, CO @ 107.9 KBPI Birthday Bash
May 6 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Bamboozle Fest
May 12 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 100.5 KATT's KATTFEST
May 17 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
May 18 - Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
May 19 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
May 21 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
May 23 - Raleigh, NC @ Ritz Raleigh
May 25 - Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple
May 26 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
May 27 - St Louis, MO @ 105.7 KPNT The Point's Pointfest
May 28 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Clyde's
May 30 - Des Moines, IA @ Horizon Event Centre
June 1 - Omaha, NE @ The Admiral
June 2 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
June 3 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
June 4 - Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND
3. Take Me First
5. What It Cost
7. bad decisions
8. Just Pretend
9. The Grey
10. Who are you?
11. Somebody else.
13. What do you want from me?
Bad Omens slither through boundaries, only to ultimately choke convention in the process. The quartet—Noah Sebastian (vocals), Joakim “Jolly” Karlsson (guitar), Nick Ruffilo (bass), and Nick Folio (drums)—materialize with ghostly atmospherics, striking hooks, and the tingles of sensual high-register harmonies uplifted by cinematic production. Racking up over 250M worldwide streams to date and earning acclaim, the band presents an uncompromising and undeniable vision on their third full-length album, 'THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND' (Sumerian Records).
“Making the record changed us as songwriters and musicians. In many ways, I feel like it set me free as an artist because every decision made in the writing process was for myself, with no fear for anyone else’s expectations of what our third album should sound like. Be it our fans or our record label.”
They’ve always wielded this level of magic though…
The group’s 2016 self-titled debut, 'Bad Omens', yielded fan favorites such as “Glass Houses” and “The Worst In Me” which eclipsed nearly 33 million Spotify streams. On its heels, 2019’s 'Finding God Before God Finds Me' spawned “Dethrone” (21 million Spotify streams) and “Careful What You Wish For”. Along the way, they toured with numerous marquee acts and received tastemaker praise.
After their first headline tour was canceled mid-way at the top of the global pandemic, the band found themselves at home in Los Angeles with plenty of time. Where they absorbed and imparted a different palette of unexpected inspirations. Channeling what the frontman describes at times as a “cursive sound” they embraced newfound confidence and boundlessly loose creativity. Anything went in the studio, and all “rules” were broken. Noah and Jolly wrote, produced, and engineered the music themselves while GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer and songwriter Zakk Cervini (Halsey, Grimes, Poppy, blink-182) lent his talents with the mix and master. Challenging himself, Noah decided to “make a track sampling items around the house, none of which were musical instruments”.
This ultimately became the framework for the first single “THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND”. Claps puncture the icy soundscape as his voice stretches from a breathy moan into an evocative and entrancing hook, breaking from a whisper into the seductive chant, “It wasn’t hard to realize. Love’s the death of peace of mind.” It culminates on a climactic scream uplifted by a distorted crunch.
“The whole record really details the loss of peace of mind,” he explains. “The lyrics in the title track are a little more specific in terms of the conflict at the heart of something more intimate and personal.”
By speaking it aloud, Bad Omens offer a level of comfort and empathy, with a sinister shroud. At the same time, they also give rock music a sexy new shape on 'THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND'.
“Sonically, we want to do something you can’t arrive late or early too,” he leaves off. “You can’t cheat your way to the final act. You have to get on the ride and process it until the end. The songs are meant to be heard from start to finish. We want you to take the whole trip with us.”