The Airborne Toxic Event share ‘Come On Out’ and announce ‘Hollywood Park’ album and book details

The Airborne Toxic Event 2020

The Airborne Toxic Event have shared ‘Come on Out’ ahead of the release of ‘Hollywood Park’ – the band’s first new music in five years (pre-order HERE). The band’s frontman Mikel Jollett has also announced details of his memoir, also called Hollywood Park, which finds him looking back on an incredible personal journey which takes in everything from his early years living in one of the most infamous cults of the 1970s to a childhood of poverty and emotional abuse and then finding his voice as an artist amidst the confusion of adult life. You can pre-order ‘Hollywood Park: A Memoir’ HERE.

Opening with anthemic drumbeats and brooding National-esque guitar work, ‘Come On Out’ finds the band in defiant mood: ‘This is my town, this is my night, heading off to the city tonight’. The restrained electronica undercurrent harks back to ’80s bands like The Cure and Depeche Mode while there’s also a poignancy in some of the more self-effacing lyrics that come later on: ‘You came for a life in the park so you stand on the stage at such a young age’; ‘Break my fall, break my fall, break my fall’.

Catch The Airborne Toxic Event on the following tour dates:
 
MARCH
31 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre SOLD OUT
 
APRIL
1 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre SOLD OUT
2 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre SOLD OUT
4 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre SOLD OUT
7 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT
8 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT
9 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT
10 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT
 
MAY
27 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
29 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
30 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
31 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
 
JUNE
2 – Kansas City, MO – Truman
3 – St. Louis, MO – Del Mar Concert Hall
4 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
5 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
6 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
7 – Cleveland, OH – Wonderstruck *
9 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
10 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
12 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts SOLD OUT
14 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
16 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
17 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
18 – Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall
19 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre SOLD OUT
20 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
22 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
23 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
26 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox SOLD OUT
27 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
28 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
30 – Sacramento, CA – The Ace of Spades
 
JULY
1 – San Diego, CA – Observatory
 
AUGUST
1 – San Francisco, CA – Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall (w/the San Francisco Symphony)
 
OCTOBER
9 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
10 – Crystal Bay, NV – The Crown Room
12 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
14 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
16 – Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom
17 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
18 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
19 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
20 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
22 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
23 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
25 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
27 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
28 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
 
* FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE
 
# # #
 
MIKEL JOLLETT
HOLLYWOOD PARK: A MEMOIR
BOOK TOUR
 
MAY
1 – Los Angeles, CA – First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
2 – San Francisco, CA – First Unitarian Society of San Francisco
4 – Brooklyn, NY – St. Joseph’s College
5 – New York, NY – The Strand
6 – Washington, DC – GW Betts
7 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
8 – Boston, MA – CitySpace
9 – Austin, TX – Book People
11 – Chicago, IL – Everybody’s Coffee: Wilson’s Abbey
12 – Denver, CO – Tattered Cover (Colfax)
13 – Seattle, WA – Town Hall

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