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Kaleo Announces North American Tour: See Which Cities They’ll Hit

After wrapping a nearly non-stop global tour in support of their 2016 debut album A/B, Grammy-nominated Elektra/Atlantic Records’ Kaleo are launching their Fight or Flight Tour. Kicking off in…

After wrapping a nearly non-stop global tour in support of their 2016 debut album A/B, Grammy-nominated Elektra/Atlantic Records’ Kaleo are launching their Fight or Flight Tour. Kicking off in Portland, Oregon on July 1, Kaleo is set to perform at venues across North America including the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Terminal 5 in New York, The Anthem in Washington, D.C., Ascend Amphitheatre in Nashville and many more through Oct. 17.

Led by frontman and songwriter JJ Julius Son of Iceland, Kaleo’s second studio album is the long-anticipated follow up to 2016’s gold-certified A/B and features a spectrum of sounds recorded around the world — in North America, South America and across Europe.

“Fight or flight speaks to our instinctual response to choices: to stay and fight or to flee,” says Son. “Throughout the process of making this new album while touring and recording abroad, learning new languages and incorporating sounds from the varying cities I visited, what was most remarkable was seeing first-hand how we are more alike than we are different. This idea to stay, stand our ground and fight for what we believe in keeps resurfacing, and I think as we finish this next record and begin the next chapter, we wanted the fans to know we’re not going anywhere. We’re here with them.”


Earlier this month, Kaleo announced their return to Red Rocks on July 21 after releasing two new singles written solely by Son: “I Want More,” and “Break My Baby.” Since launching in 2012, the Elektra band has amassed over 1 billion global streams, 39 international certifications and countless sold-out headline shows spanning from London to Moscow. A/B spawned three hit singles for the Icelandic rock band — the Grammy-nominated “No Good,” the gold-certified “All The Pretty Girls” and the chart-topping, double platinum-certified “Way Down We Go,” which has been used in over two dozen television shows, leading it to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart.

Joining Kaleo on the road are special guests Matt Maeson, known for hits “Cringe” and “Go Easy,” three-piece Belle Mt. who’s Warner Records’ alt-pop his “Hollow” has been streamed more than 20-million times and Wilder Woods, whose self-titled debut features current single “Someday Soon” and Top 20 radio favorite “Supply & Demand.”

Kaleo will perform tonight on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS as well as perform a short series of dates in small, intimate settings, including May 27 at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, Massachusetts and two nights at Gramercy Theatre in New York, June 1-2. The band also plays the Radio 104.5 Birthday Show in Camden, New Jersey on May 30.


For more information on performances, pre-sale opportunities, tickets and additional announcements, please Dates for Kaleo’s 2020 Fight or Flight Tour dates are below:

July 1 — Portland, Oregon @ McMenamins Edgefield

July 2 — Seattle @ Marymoor Park
July 4 — Vancouver, BC @ Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
July 11 — Minneapolis @ Basilica Block Party
July 14 — Detroit @ The Fillmore
July 15 — Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
July 17 — Chicago @ Aragon Ballroom
July 19 — Kansas City, MO @Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
July 21 — Denver @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 24 — Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Stir Cove
July 25 — St. Louis @ St. Louis Music Park
July 28 — Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
July 30 — Milwaukee, WI @ The Riverside Theater
Aug 1 — St. Charles, IA @ Hinterland Music Festival
Aug 3 — Nashville @ Ascend Amphitheater
Aug 7 — Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
Aug 8 — Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug 11 — Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Aug 12 — Miami @ The Fillmore
Sept 9 — Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
Sept 12 — Boston @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Sept 15 — Montreal @ Place Bell
Sept 16 — Toronto @ RBC Echo Beach
Sept 18 — Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Sept 19 — New York @ Terminal 5
Sept 21 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Sept 22 — Columbus, OH @ Express Live Indoor Pavilion
Sept 25 — Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
Sept 26 — Indianapolis @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
Sept 29 — Atlanta @ Coca-Cola Roxy
Oct 2 — New Orleans @ The Fillmore
Oct 3 — Houston @ Revention Music Center
Oct 5 — Irving @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Oct 6 — Austin @ Bass Concert Hall
Oct 9 — Phoenix @ The Van Buren
Oct 10 — Las Vegas @ House of Blues
Oct 13 — Los Angeles @ The Greek Theatre
Oct 16 — San Francisco @ The Warfield