4/12/2019

'NO GEOGRAPHY,' THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS’ NEW ALBUM, IS OUT TODAY

NO GEOGRAPHY,
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS’ NEW ALBUM,
IS OUT TODAY

Band Announces First NYC Headline Show In Over 10 Years –
August 1 At Forest Hills Stadium In Queens

Tickets Go On Sale Next Friday, April 19

“The veteran electronic duo delivers dancefloor catharsis and resilient introspect
on their ninth LP” – Rolling Stone
Today, Astralwerks released The Chemical Brothers’ ninth studio album, No GeographyThe British duo will kick off the 2019 leg of their world tour in support of No Geography with a headline performance at the Corona Festival in Guadalajara, MX on May 11. Yesterday, they announced a major addition to the run: an August 1 concert at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, which will mark The Chemical Brothers’ first New York City headline show since 2007 and the only U.S. East Coast date of the tour. A ticket pre-sale for fan club members will launch on Tuesday, April 16, at 10:00 AM ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public next Friday, April 19, at 11:00 AM ET. Limited tickets remain for the two Los Angeles dates – May 15 at Shrine Expo Hall and May 16 at the Greek Theatre – and their May 17 show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. See below for itinerary and tickets.

In the lead up to the album’s release, tracks from No Geography racked up over 20 million combined streams globally. Rolling Stone praised the “pulsating” track “We’ve Got To Try,”which has been tapped by Formula 1® as the sound of the F1 2019 season. Magnetic Magazinenoted, “The song is filled with gritty, acid, funky basslines…The video may be even better.” Directed by Ninian Doff (Miike Snow, Kasabian), the clip tells the gripping tale of an abandoned dog that rises through the ranks of motorsport and bravely takes on a monumental challenge. It can be viewed HERE.

Rolling Stone said, “‘the album’s feel and sound is resiliently explosive, especially on the three-song mini mega-mix of sorts that kicks things off, a big beat suite following a narrative arc from apocalypse (‘Eve of Destruction’) to defiance (‘Bango,’ which contains the vocal hook ‘I won’t back down / Give me my thunder’) to wide-open borderless promise (the bell-ringing rouser ‘No Geography’).”Consequence of Sound described “Got To Keep On” as “neon distilled into pure adrenalized electronica.” Awarding the album four stars, The Inquirer (Philadelphia) observed, “‘Got to Keep On’ and ‘Free Yourself’ are noisy, bass-booming anthems rich with dynamic layers and creaky textures…You can’t ask for more when it comes to the Chemical Brothers’ brand of frenetic dance music.” View the official video for “Got To Keep On,” directed by Michel andOlivier GondryHERE.

No Geography follows The Chemical Brothers’ GRAMMY®-nominated 2015 album, Born In the Echoes, which Pitchfork praised as “some of the best pure pop songs Rowlands and Simons have ever made.” The duo has sold more than 12 million albums and six million singles worldwide. They have had six No. 1 albums in the U.K. and were the first electronic act ever to receive a GRAMMY®, winning in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category for “Block Rockin’ Beats” – the first of their four GRAMMY wins. 
Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers      Photo Credit: Hamish Brown

The Chemical Brothers 2019 North American Tour Dates:
May 11           Guadalajara, MX – headlining Corona Capital Guadalajara Festival TICKETS
May 12           Mexico City, MX – Pepsi Center WTC SOLD OUT
May 15           Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall * TICKETS
May 16           Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre * TICKETS
May 17           San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium * TICKETS
August 1        Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 19
August 3         Montreal, QC – headlining Osheaga Festival TICKETS
*With The Black Madonna

The Chemical Brothers 2019 International Tour Dates:
May 24          Headline slot All Points East Festival, Victoria Park, London, UK TICKETS
June 28           Eden Sessions, Cornwall, UK
July 11          Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain TICKETS
July 13           NOS Alive Festival, Lisbon, Portugal TICKETS     
July 21          Deichbrand Festival, Cuxhaven, Germany TICKETS
July 26           Fuji Rock Festival, Japan      
November 21 Leeds First Direct Arena TICKETS
November 22 Manchester Arena TICKETS
November 23 Glasgow The SSE Hydro TICKETS
November 28 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena TICKETS
November 29 Birmingham Arena TICKETS

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