Having sold out their first round of tour dates in record time, OneRepublic have announced additional dates for the summer in support of their last album, Native.
Now, the tour has an addition of 27 healthy looking new dates, and kicks off on May 28th with a two night stand in Denver and will see the band make stops in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Atlanta and Houston, among other places, before wrapping up on August 28th in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“We always knew we were going to go out again in the summer, we just didn’t know in what capacity or how big or whatever,” frontman Ryan Tedder told Billboard. “To test the waters, we picked mostly the major markets for the June tour, and it blew out so quickly in so many of the cities that… we were just kind of stupefied. It’s always been a slow-growth process with this band; everything about this band is the tortoise. We’re not the hare. We’ve always been the tortoise. That’s what this tour is.”
Got that OneRepublic fans? The tour is the tortoise. (Now try saying that really fast, five times.)
For the vast majority of the tour, the band will be joined by both The Script and American Authors, two acts that, like OneRepublic, have made careers by trapping the sentiment of pure epic-ness in the classic three minute pop song.
“Between American Authors, the Script and OneRepublic, what we’ve discovered in the last few years is we have — intentionally or unintentionally — become the theme song to so many moments in peoples’ lives over the last six or seven years,” Tedder said. “The combination of The Script’s hit songs, American Authors are new but they have a huge record (“Best Day of My Life”), and us — it’s basically like a lot of theme songs to a lot of peoples’ lives.”
OneRepublic have just announced that they’re planning on embarking on a headlining North American tour next year in support of their most recent album, Native.
The Colorado rockers, who are currently standing on music’s bronze medal podium (i.e. at No. 3) on the Billboard Hot 100 with new single “Counting Stars,” will head off on 16-date United States trek come May.
The Native Summer tour will last just over a month, beginning on May 28th at Red Rocks in Denver before finishing up June 29th at Wantagh, New York’s Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. In between, the band will make stops in San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and Boston, as well as playing two shows in Chicago between June 18th and 19th, among other places.
OneRepublic will be bringing Dublin, Ireland-based rockers The Script along to all dates, too, which is either good, bad, or inconsequential news, depending on how you feel about The Script.
Anyhow, 2013 has been a pretty good year for OneRepublic, who, just yesterday, performed their new single “I Lived” in the live two-hour fall-finale telecast of NBC’s “The Voice.” OneRepublic founder Ryan Tedder also serves as the in-house songwriter-producer on “The Voice,” and wrote the original single “Tumbling Down” specifically for new Season 5 champion, Tessanne Chin, for her to sing at the show’s conclusion.
The band’s newest album, Native, was released in March of this year, where it debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The set includes hits “If I Lose Myself,” “Feel Again” and new single “Counting Stars,” which is currently No. 3 at Top 40 radio.
On the supporting side of the coin (ugh, you know what I mean), The Script’s third album, #3, which was released towards the end of last year, rocketed to No. 3 on Billboard’s Top 200 and spawned the mega hit “Hall of Fame.” The band has sold more than eight million singles in the US, and has played stadium shows with Paul McCartney and their mentors, U2. Not bad.
OneRepublic and Sara Bareilles have revealed a new summer tour that will run from late August through most of September.
The tour will kick off August 29 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Denver, Colo., and will continue through a September 20 show at the Bayou Concert Hall in Houston. Other cities the two artists will visit include Park City, Utah; Spokane, Wash.; Troutdale, Ore.; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Phoenix and Austin, Texas.
OneRepublic will be on the road in North America most of the time between now and the beginning of the newly announced dates with Mayer Hawthorne and Churchill. OneRepublic is supporting its third studio album, Native, which was released in March of this year. The album is the first from the group since 2009’s Waking Up, and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.
The band currently is promoting its new single, “Counting Stars,” which it performed on “Ellen” yesterday, June 3. Singer Ryan Tedder also performed the song with Blake Shelton’s backing band at the recent “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert” for the victims of the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.
Bareilles also will have new music for fans on the tour, as she will release her third studio album, The Blessed Unrest, on July 16. “Brave,” the first single from the album, was released at the end of April and debuted at number five on the iTunes pop charts.
The album will be the first for the pianist since 2010’s Kaleidoscope Heart. That album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, and has since sold over 300,000 copies in the U.S. The artist did, however, release an EP last year titled Once Upon Another Time. The set featured five songs and cracked the top 10 of the albums charts.