Angels and Airwaves Go Live
Angels and Airwaves, Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge's new band, will finally make their live debut with a brief spring tour launching April 12th in Pomona, California. The trek, in support of their rigorously self-hyped debut, We Don't Need to Whisper, due May 23rd, will linger in their home state of Cali before heading to major Eastern cities.
The atmospheric rockers -- DeLonge, David Kennedy, Atom Willard (the Offspring) and Ryan Sinn (ex-Distillers) -- have been teasing their forthcoming album via their Web site, where their first single and its video, "The Adventure," have been streaming since last month. DeLonge and Co. also promise to premiere their debut with a CGI-heavy feature film.
As for their performances, DeLonge told Rolling Stone that fans should expect "super-crazy visuals."
"Everything with the band, the photos and the imagery, is very futuristic. It's all about beautiful architecture, artistic photography and astronomy," DeLonge said. "I was always a UFO space-freak, so now I get to have spinning planets in high resolution behind my body as I play a song. You're going to feel like you're in one of Stanley Kubrick's movies, or Star Wars."
Angels and Airwaves tour dates:
4/12: Pomona, CA, the Glass House
4/14: Ventura, CA, Ventura Theatre
5/5: San Francisco, Great American Music Hall
5/6: San Diego, House of Blues
5/8: West Hollywood, CA, the Troubadour
5/9: West Hollywood, CA, the Troubadour
5/15: New York, Bowery Ballroom
5/16: New York, Bowery Ballroom
5/18: Philadelphia, Theatre of the Living Arts
5/20: Boston, Avalon Ballroom
5/21: Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
5/24: Toronto, Phoenix Concert Theatre
5/25: Chicago, Vic Theatre
- Charley Rogulewsky