New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Elektra Records)
Elektra recording group Wolf Gang has announced a wide-ranging schedule of U.S. live dates, including headline shows, festival appearances, and a support slot on Coldplay's hugely anticipated summer tour.
The dates - which celebrate the recent release of Wolf Gang's acclaimed debut album, "SUEGO FAULTS" -- will get underway with performances at the upcoming Coachella Valley Music
& Arts Festival, slated for Friday, April 13th and Friday, April 20th (see below itinerary). The enigmatic British band will keep busy in between the two Coachella appearances by supporting Miike Snow
at Los Angeles' El Rey Theater on Wednesday, April 18th.
Next, Wolf Gang will join forces with Coldplay, with dates beginning June 22nd at Dallas' American Airlines Arena
and then continuing through early July. A number of headlining dates will be announced shortly. For full details, please see http://thisiswolfgang.com.
"SUEGO FAULTS" is highlighted by the hit single, "The King And All Of His Men," which recently hit #1 on SiriusXM's "Alt Nation" and remains a top 15 favorite. In addition, the album includes the UK smash, "Lions In Cages," currently heard soundtracking a national ad campaign for General Motors (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrarouJB_s4).
Recently named one of the "100 Best Things In The World Right Now," by GQ UK, Wolf Gang has proven a proper sensation in their native United Kingdom. Originally the brainchild of songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Max McElligott, the album's romantic, surreal, and imaginative sound is showcased on tracks such as "Planets
" and "Dancing With The Devil." "SUEGO FAULTS" was co-produced by the legendary Dave Fridmann (MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), who discovered McElligott's original bedroom demo of "Lions In Cages" back in October 2010 and swiftly invited him to record at his world famous Tarbox Road Studios in upstate Cassadaga, New York.
"SUEGO FAULTS" has earned some of last year's most ecstatic critical plaudits. "Sparkling indie-pop zinging with class, energy and potential," declared NME in its 8-out-of-10 rave. The Guardian praised the collection for possessing "a grand orchestral sound, which is contrastingly paired with sunny tunefulness," while the Observer hailed Wolf Gang's "talent for melody and ease with elaborate, deliciously over-the-top arrangements."
Week pronounced "SUEGO FAULTS" to be "an ambitious, upbeat, gloriously Technicolor record that reveals plenty of ambition and songwriting talent," with Uncut declaring it to be "a sparkling set of songs that could threaten Coldplay's airplay dominance." The Independent applauded the album's "psychedelic vibrations and lithe melodies." Perhaps Artrocker said it best in its five-out-of-five starred review: "From the first listen onwards, this album will make your head burst with excitement and the revelation that lightning has finally struck... 'SUEGO FAULTS' is a mille feuille of fondant pop juxtaposed with sass and intellect -- a creation of cerebrum-pleasing brilliance."
"SUEGO FAULTS" follows Wolf Gang's self-titled US debut EP, which earned instant applause as one of SPIN's "Next Big Things" upon its initial 2011 release. Wolf Gang has received a plethora of praise including NME hailing McElligott as "indie rock's best new songwriter," and the Guardian applauding their "shiny, tuneful arena-ready pop-rock."
Inspired by the likes of Talking Heads, Roxy Music
Bowie, as well as more contemporary artists such as Arcade Fire, Wolf Gang's sound packs in an abundance of suave panache, ear-thwacking beats and heart-throttling melodies. McElligott and his crack combo have quickly cultivated a dedicated and avid fan base through two years of nearly non-stop live performances, including headline tours, support slots with Florence + The Machine, The Killers, Miike Snow, Metric, and The Naked And Famous, countless festival appearances (including our own SXSW), as well as topping the bill on the influential 2011 NME Radar Tour.
For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit www.thisiswolfgang.com, http://twitter.com/wolfgang, http://www.facebook.com/thisiswolfgang, http://www.youtube.com/wolfgangvideos, http://elektra.com and http://twitter.com/elektrarecords.
Wolf Gang is: Max McElligott (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Lasse Petersen (drums), Gavin Slater (guitar), James
"The King And All Of His Men" (official music video)
US Tour 2012
13 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music
& Arts Festival
18 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre (w/Miike Snow)
20 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music
& Arts Festival
22, 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena
25, 26 Houston, TX Toyota Center *
28 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum *
29 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
2 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
3 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
5, 6 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center *
8, 9 Washington, DC Verizon Center *