The UK based phenomenon Pendulum exploded onto the UK charts this year with their third full-length studio album Immersion â€“ debuting at #1. The album will be getting its US release on January 25th on Ear Storm/Atlantic Records and to coincide, the band will be kicking off a massive US tour as main support for Linkin Park on January 20th. This US trek comes on the heels of an already sold-out headlining UK Arena tour that will include the bandâ€™s second Wembley Area show this year. This tour will give US fans a chance to catch these trailblazing electro rockers when they bring their head crushing new opus live to arenas across the US including NYCâ€™s legendary Madison Square Garden.
Immersion is the bandâ€™s highest debuting album to date, claiming the #1 spot by outselling their nearest competitor Glee the Music, Vol. 3 by the cast of GLEE! by almost 14,000 records. The release also paved the way for Pendulumâ€™s highest-ever charting single â€œWatercolourâ€ which hit #4 on the UK charts with over 140,000 sold to date and the single â€œWitchcraftâ€ will be the first official single to be released in the US â€“ due out December 14th along with three remixes. On this album Pendulum worked with world renowned artists to give their amalgam of rock, metal, and electronic drum â€˜nâ€™ bass new angles. They teamed up with metal heroes In Flames on the track â€œSelf VS. Self,â€ worked with prog rocker Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree on â€œThe Fountainâ€ and collaborated with the revered Liam Howlett of The Prodigy on â€œImmunize.â€
The UK by way of Australia band has received international acclaim and sold over a million albums worldwide with both their debut and sophomore albums going platinum in the UK. Nominated by Q Magazine as the â€œBest Live Act,â€ Pendulum is widely known and acknowledged as the â€œMUST SEEâ€ festival act having played headline slots at festivals around the world from Glastonbury (England) to Big Day Out (Australia) to Summer Sonic (Japan).
US fans have already been initiated to Pendulumâ€™s riveting live show as the band has completed two sold out headlining tours of the US. Their last Stateside tour included a sold out Club Nokia (2300 capacity) show in Los Angeles and the band has rocked crowds at Coachella, SXSW and Miamiâ€™s Ultra Music Festival where they were one of the headliners.
In addition to selling out venues across the US, Pendulum made fans at radio and in the media with the release of their last album and US debut In Silico. The first single, â€œPropane Nightmares,â€ became a Top 40 alternative commercial radio hit and SPIN called them â€œâ€¦a much-needed in-your-face assault thatâ€™s equal parts Nine Inch Nails industrialism, Linkin Park screech, and thick drum and bass grooveâ€¦,â€ Billboard described their music as a â€œâ€¦breakneck brand of aural dynamiteâ€¦â€ and the LA Times wrote, â€œThe electro-rock band evokes the Prodigyâ€™s sense of screaming, face-crushing bombast with savvy beats straight off the contemporary low-end-heavy zeitgeist.â€ Pendulum also found a fan in Carson Daly who kicked off his POV series on Last Call with Carson Daly with an incredible live performance shot at their sold out Mayan Theatre show in LA and this national late night TV debut was quickly followed up with a live performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
In an effort to continue to break the barriers as music innovators, earlier this year Pendulum not only released the worldâ€™s FIRST EVER 360-degree interactive music video for their song â€œSalt In The Woundsâ€ but theyâ€™ve also added a new drummer to their lineup: world renowned electronic drummer Kevin Sawka aka KJ Sawka from Seattle, WA.
With the release of Immersion and a massive US arena tour with Linkin Park, Pendulum are ready to take on the USA and will follow their Linkin Park dates with their own headline shows on the West Coast. These dates to be announced shortly.
Pendulum Confirmed Tour Dates as Main Support for Linkin Park:
Jan 20: Sunrise, FL – Bank Atlantic Center
Jan 22: Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times Forum
Jan 23: Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Jan 25: Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
Jan 26: Chicago, IL – United Center
Jan 28: Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Jan 29: Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Jan 31: Philadelphia, PA – The Wells Fargo Center
Feb 01: Boston, MA – TD Garden
Feb 04: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Feb 07: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Feb 08: Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Feb 10: Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Feb 11: Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena