AWOLNATION Shares Cinematic, Skateboard-Centric 'Passion' Video

Daniel Shippey
AWOLNATION

AWOLNATION shared the striking music video for new single “Passion” on Friday (Nov. 10), using the band's fizzy, futuristic alt-rock as the soundtrack for an excursion into the world of extreme sports.

Directed by Ravi Dhar, “Passion” follows a day in the life of disabled skater Og De Souza in his hometown of Recife, Brazil. Souza shreds the half-pipe -- and wipes out -- with the best of them, spurned on by fellow skaters and breakdancers. Recife proves a visually stunning location as well, serving as a star of “Passion” just as much as its limber protagonist.

“Og has a such an amazing passion for life, positivity and, of course, skating,” frontman Aaron Bruno says. “It’s an inspiration to me and what he does is a great example of how to overcome obstacles in life through your passion. I know music has saved my life on more than one occasion. It’s an honor for us that he wanted to be a part of this video and share some of his life together.”

“Passion” is the first single off AWOLNATION’s third album, Here Come the Runts, which comes out on Feb. 2. The band will hit the road with Nothing But Thieves in support of the album, kicking off the tour in Toronto on Feb. 11 and trekking across the United States and Europe through the end of April.

Fans can preorder Here Come the Runts on the band’s website. Watch the “Passion” video and check out AWOLNATION’s 2018 tour dates below.

AWOLNATION 2018 Tour Dates

2/11 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre*
2/13 - Detroit, MI @ Fillmore*
2/14 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom*
2/16 - Columbus, OH @ Express Live!*
2/17 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*
2/18 - Rochester, NY @ Dome Arena*
2/20 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues*
2/22 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
2/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore*
2/24 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore*
2/25 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore*
2/27 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle*
3/1 - Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center*
3/2 - Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre*
3/3 - Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*
3/4 - Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland*
3/6 - Denver CO, @ Fillmore Auditorium*
3/7 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex*
3/9 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO*
3/11 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom*
3/13 - Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater*
3/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern*
4/6 - Paris, France @ Les Etoiles
4/7 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Gibson
4/9 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
4/10 - Lausanne, Switzerland @ Les Docks
4/11 - Milan, Italy @ Santeria Social Club
4/12 - Munich, Germany @ Backstage Werk
4/14 - Vienna, Austria @ WUK
4/15 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Roxy
4/16 - Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima
4/18 - Berlin, Germany @ Kesselhaus
4/19 - Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
4/20 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
4/22 - London, UK @ Scala
4/25 - Dublin, Ireland @ Academy
4/27 - Moscow, Russia @ Glav Club

*with Nothing But Thieves