“The beginning of the song is really an ode to The Beach Boys,” says vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge. “It opens with three-part harmonies to create an introduction with multi-dimensionality. We wanted to create a sound that had electronic elements right alongside classic rock and pop punk melodic structures. Lyrically, this song is specifically about balancing on the edge of a razor blade. Doing something you’re not supposed to be doing, and although you might die while doing it, it’s still very much keeping you feeling alive.”
“Kiss & Tell” follows lead track “Rebel Girl” and its companion video, which was released last week – click HEREto watch the Matt Thompson-directed clip.
ANGELS & AIRWAVES (vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge, guitarist David Kennedy and drummer Ilan Rubin, joined by touring bassist Matt Rubano) kicked off their sold-out North American headlining tour last night with a packed-house show in San Diego, CA (see itinerary below).
DeLonge, a founding member of seminal pop punk band Blink-182, formed Angels & Airwaves in 2005. A year later came debut album We Don’t Need To Whisper, which hit No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and featured Top 5 modern rock hit “The Adventure.” 2007’s I-Empire followed, hitting No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and featured rock radio hit “Everything’s Magic.” In 2010, AVA released Love and a year later, Love: Part Two accompanied by a critically acclaimed film, Love, which was shown in 460 theaters nationwide during a one-night film screening and live-streamed concert event titled Love Live. The band’s last full-length album was 2014’s The Dream Walker, which hit No. 1 on iTunes and No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums chart. A multimedia project, the album was accompanied by a graphic novel, comic books and a Blade Runner-meets Harry Potter short film, which won Best Animation at the Toronto International Short Film Festival.
The band has also been working on a new album, which would be AVA’s first collection of new tracks since 2016’s Chasing ShadowsEP.
Don’t miss your chance to see them live. Dates are as follows:
31 – Del Mar Fair Show
4 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee SOLD OUT
6 – Austin, TX – Emo’s SOLD OUT
7 – Dallas, TX – HOB SOLD OUT
9 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade SOLD OUT
10 – Orlando, FL – HOB SOLD OUT
11 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
13 – Silverspring, MD – Fillmore SOLD OUT
14 – Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore SOLD OUT
15 – Boston, MA – Paradise SOLD OUT
17 – NYC, NY – Playstation Theatre SOLD OUT
18 – Cleveland, OH – HOB SOLD OUT
20 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore SOLD OUT
21 – Chicago, IL – HOB SOLD OUT
22 – St. Louis, MO – The Paegent SOLD OUT
24 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
25 – SLC, UT – The Union SOLD OUT
27 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo SOLD OUT
28 – Portland, OR – Roseland SOLD OUT
30 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
1 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco SOLD OUT
2 – Anaheim, CA – HOB SOLD OUT
4 – Las Vegas, NV – HOB
5 – San Diego, CA – HOB SOLD OUT
6 – San Diego, CA – HOB SOLD OUT
8 – Anaheim, CA – HOB
9 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco