SAINT MOTEL ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND HEADLINING TOUR
LA-BASED QUARTET’S EAGERLY AWAITED LABEL DEBUT ALBUM “saintmotelevision” ARRIVES OCTOBER 21ST
ALBUM PRE-ORDER LAUNCHES ON AUGUST 12TH
NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR BEGINS SEPTEMBER 15TH IN SAN DIEGO
BAND SET TO PERFORM AT LOLLAPALOOZA, ACL MUSIC FESTIVAL,
AND VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE
Elektra recording group Saint Motel has announced the release of their long awaited full-length label debut album. “saintmotelevision” arrives everywhere on Friday, October 21st.
“saintmotelevision” was recorded earlier this year in Los Angeles with production from the likes of Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, Matt & Kim) and Tim Pagnotta (Walk The Moon) among others as well as Saint Motel’s own A/J Jackson. The lead single is set for release on August 12th in conjunction with the album pre-order. Further details will be announced soon. For updates, please see www.saintmotel.com.
Saint Motel will herald the release of “saintmotelevision” with an extensive North American trek, presented by “Ones To Watch” featuring support from Jr. Jr., Hippo Campus, and Weathers (lineup varies depending on the market). The tour kicks off Thursday, September 15th at San Diego, CA’s House of Blues and continues until November (see attached itinerary). ). As an added bonus, each ticket purchase includes a digital copy of “saintmotelevision” to be delivered on album release, as well as digital delivery of all pre-release instant grat tracks. VIP pre-sales start on Tuesday, July 12th with general on-sales beginning Friday, July 15th – for complete details, please log on to www.saintmotel.com/tour.
In addition to the “Ones To Watch” tour, Saint Motel has also slated a number of summer live dates and festival appearances, including Winter Park, CO’s Divide Music Festival (Saturday, July 23rd), Chicago, IL’s Lollapalooza (July 29th), Austin, TX’s ACL Music Festival (October 1st and October 8th), and New Orleans, LA’s Voodoo Music + Arts Experience (October 29th).
“saintmotelevision” follows Saint Motel’s 2014 label debut EP, “MY TYPE,” highlighted by such singles as “Cold Cold Man” and the breakthrough hit title track. “My Type” – which is also featured on Atlantic Records’ “PAPER TOWNS – MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE” – proved a top 5 AAA and top 10 Alternative radio smash here in the US. The song has garnered over 46 million streams on Spotify and was a top 40 favorite in such European countries as Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, where it received platinum sales certification. In addition, the “My Type” companion video – directed by Saint Motel frontman A/J Jackson – has drawn more than 12 million views at the band’s official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/saintmotelvideo.
Saint Motel came together when A/J Jackson met fellow Southern California film student Aaron Sharp, and together launched a new musical project. Bangkok-born bassist Dak Lerdamornpong and drummer Greg Erwin completed the group, which immediately attracted attention for their striking visual presentations and dynamic indie rock.
“VOYEUR,” Saint Motel’s independently released 2012 debut album, earned national acclaim and massive play on Alternative blogs and specialty radio. Further applause came from the band’s increasingly inventive live performances, including such audio/visual extravaganzas as “The Kaleidoscopic Mind Explosion in 3D” and the annual Zombie Prom, as well as tours alongside Arctic Monkeys, Imagine Dragons, Band of Skulls, and Weezer.
Saint Motel has spent much of the past year in the studio and on the road, including high-energy sets at festivals including Indio, CA’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Dover, DE’s Firefly Music Festival, George, WA’s Sasquatch! Music Festival, and Manchester, TN’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The band has also made an array of major network TV appearances including NBC’s TODAY, CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and TBS’ CONAN.
In addition, Saint Motel have also become beloved international pop superstars via multiple European tours, high profile features in GQ Italia, Cosmopolitan Italia, Italian Vogue and Rolling Stone, being playlisted on BBC1 in the UK, and live appearances on X Factor (Italy) and the nationally televised 65th annual Sanremo Music Festival.
Saint Motel is: A/J Jackson (vocals), Aaron Sharp (guitar), Dak Lerdamornpong (bass), and Greg Erwin (drums).
For more, please log on to www.saintmotel.com, www.facebook.com/saintmotel, twitter.com/saintmotel, www.youtube.com/saintmotelvideo, www.instagram.com/saintmotel, saintmotel.tumblr.com, and www.elektra.com.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2016
16 Montauk, NY The Surf Lodge
23 Winter Park, CO The Divide Music Festival
25 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
26 Columbia, MO Rose Music Hall
27 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
29 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
30 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
15 San Diego, CA House of Blues
16 Los Angeles, CA Belasco Theater
17 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
18 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
20 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
21 Seattle, WA Neptune
23 Salt Lake City, UT Complex
26 Phoenix, AZ Crescent
27 Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf
29 Tulsa, OK Cain’s
1 Austin, TX ACL Music Festival
4 Houston, TX House of Blues
5 Dallas, TX House of Blues
7 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
8 Austin, TX ACL Music Festival
10 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall
11 Lawrence, KS The Granada
13 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
14 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II
16 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe
17 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
19 Boston, MA Royale
20 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
21 New York, NY Webster Hall
22 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
24 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
25 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
27 Charlotte, NC The Underground
28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
29 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music + Arts Experience