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.
The trek will kick off on July 17 at the Blossom Music Center in Cleveland and will continue for almost a month before ending with a show at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn, Washington on August 14. The groups will hit most regions of the country in the time between those dates, and will make stops in Tinley Park, Illinois; Camden, New Jersey; Charlotte; Atlanta; Dallas, Albuquerque; Phoenix and Train’s hometown of San Francisco, among others.
Train will continue to support its most recent record, California 37, which is the group’s sixth studio album and was released in April 2012. The album peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 albums chart the week after it was released.
The band will be keeping busy between now and the beginning of the tour, and will perform at the “VH1’s Best Super Bowl Concert Ever” from New Orleans over the weekend. The band is the house band for “The Talk” morning program this week.
In other Train news, the band has started the Save Me, San Francisco Wine Company, named after their fifth album. The company offers a slew of wine choices referencing the past hits of the band, including Calling All Angels Chardonnay, Drops of Jupiter California Red, California 37 Cabernet Sauvignon, Soul Sister Pinot Noir and Hella Fine Merlot. The last one seems like the band got lazy until you realize it’s a line from the song “Save Me, San Francisco.” Awesomely, proceeds from wine sales go to the Family House charity.
The Script also released an album last year. The Irish band’s third album is appropriately titled #3 and was released in September 2012. The album cracked the top 20 on the American album charts and hit the number one spot in Ireland. The first single from the album, “Hall of Fame,” features a guest appearance by will.i.am.
Irish rockers The Script have announced that they will head back to North America for a headlining tour that will span about a month later this year to support their upcoming third album.
The tour will kick off October 9 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and is scheduled to run until November 10 when the band plays the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J. In between, the band will hit cities including Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Denver, Minneapolis, Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, Toronto and Boston.
The upcoming album, appropriately titled #3, will hit stores on October 9 as well, and the first single “Hall of Fame,” will be released soon. That track features Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am, and guitarist Mark Sheehan described the track in a press release.
“We wanted to capture as much emotion in the track’s sound as there is in the lyrics, which are definitely some of the most positive and upbeat we’ve ever written,” he said in the statement.
Frontman Danny O’Donoghue added a little of how the song became a duet with will.i.am.
“We thought it might make a great duet but we wanted to do it line by line, true duet style,” O’Donoghue said. It took several months, a headlock and a taxi cab to get Will on the song!”
O’Donoghue met will.i.am when they were both judges on the BBC’s inaugural season of “The Voice UK” in December 2011. They were joined as judges by Jessie J and Tom Jones.
#3 follows the band’s 2010 sophomore album, Science & Faith, which peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Following of that album, the band performed a series of sold-out U.S. tour dates in the fall of last year, but they haven’t been back to this side of the Atlantic since that time.
This week, the Irish rock band The Script is wrapping up their current U.S. outing and are rolling out another tour of the U.S. scheduled for this fall.
The Irish rockers are closing out their current run in Boston on June 8. The trio is comprised of Danny O’Donoghue (keys/vocals), Glen Power (drums) and Mark Sheehan (guitar). Before the group returns to North America in late August, they have a few stops scheduled on their itinerary for South Africa and Europe.
Their new slate of shows will kick off in Minneapolis on August 30 and stop in 30 major markets across the U.S. The run will wrap up in New York City on October 13.
The Irish act released “Science and Faith” in January, their second album. The set debuted in the No. 3 spot on Billboard’s 200 chart and spawned “For the First Time,” their chart rising single. The video for the song features Eve Hewson, who is U2 frontman Bono’s daughter.
Glen Power, drummer for The Script, said in an interview, after years of questioning whether you are doing the right things and doubting yourself sometimes, it’s great validation finally getting there.
“Science and Faith” is a followup to the band’s self-titled debut released in 2009, which included the popular songs “Breakeven” and “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved.”