OneRepublic Set to Tour with The Script This Summer
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.