Combining the soaring synth lines of new wave and the twangy guitar tones of heartland rock, the War on Drugs have arrived at a sound that is at once familiar and all their own. The Philadelphia foursome formed nearly a decade ago, with cofounder Kurt Vile departing before they broke through with 2014's Lost in the Dream. That album by the new lineup stormed its way onto charts around the world with barnburners like "Red Eyes" and "An Ocean Between the Waves". Beloved by fans for their exceptional live shows, the War on Drugs will deliver another round of high-octane performances on their latest tour.
Formed in 2005 by Adam Granduciel and Kurt Vile, the War on Drugs made their debut in 2008 with Wagonwheel Blues, a compelling slice of Americana-influenced rock that fared well with critics. Shortly after the band's first European tour Vile left to pursue his solo career, resulting in a new lineup for 2011 sophomore album Slave Ambient. The album was a critical and commercial hit, landing at No. 4 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart, but its success paled in comparison to the band's third effort. That album, 2014's Lost in the Dream, launched them to international acclaim, firmly establishing them as one of the year's biggest buzz bands and paving the way for continued touring.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"The band was exceptional. Extremely engaging and entertaining lead singer. All very talented musicians. There was not a bad song in the set."
"Loved them! Great sound, great vocals. Def worth checking out!"