THE NAKED AND FAMOUS (TNAF) will continue to captivate North America this summer with a more dates in support of their UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC RECORDS debut, PASSIVE ME, AGGRESSIVE YOU, including an appearance at LOLLAPALOOZA on August 5th in Chicago, IL. These shows follow their first-ever U.S. tour which brought packed crowds to their feet at SXSW and in every nook and cranny of the country.
THE NAKED AND FAMOUS have already won the hearts of critics and audiences alike via their wickedly enthralling electro pop. Their debut single “Young Blood”, an Itunes Single of the Week in March, has now amassed over 100,000 Soundscan sales, while album PASSIVE ME, AGGRESSIVE YOU has scanned over 20,000 US sales since its March release. The unforgettable video for “Young Blood” has passed five million views on YouTube, illuminating the band’s vibrant sound and spirit.
“Young Blood” has also made its way into the pop culture zeitgeist, featuring in network shows Gossip Girl and Chuck as well as Disney’s Prom movie. Tweeting fans of the song range from Perez Hilton to Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Circle guitarist, Danny Lohner.
The critical acclaim still mounts. In their music issue, Nylon Magazine sums up the band’s enigmatic style best, “Think ‘Time to Pretend’-era MGMT with accents and a darker sense of humor.” Interview Magazine writes, “The band’s songs are like candy for the sugar-addicted: once you hear one, you’re hard-pressed to ignore the rest,” and Alternative Press named them “a band you need to know in 2011.” Further press praise has come from Glamour, Filter, LA Weekly, Billboard Magazine, and more.
PASSIVE ME, AGGRESSIVE YOU made a big splash on the digital landscape when it officially dropped March 15. It debuted on the iTunes Top 10 Albums Chart and it hit #2 on the Alternative Album Chart. This is all merely the start of their U.S. takeover.
Confirmed tour dates are below.
Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates:
8/2 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Music Box
8/5 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
8/7 New York, NY Central Park Summer Stage
8/11 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
8/13 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
8/14 East Hampton, NY Music To Know Festival
10/28 Asheville, NC MOOGFEST 2011
THE NAKED AND FAMOUS is:
Thom Powers – Vocals, Guitar
Alisa Xayalith – Vocals, Keys
Aaron Short – Synth/Electronics
Jesse Wood – Drums
David Beadle – Bass
For more information on TNAF go to:
TNAF’s Official Site