Angels & Airwaves announce first tour in 7 years, drop new song
To back it up, the band initially posted a cryptic teaser saying something was happening on April 30.
It wasn’t a huge surprise though because frontman Tom DeLonge shared on his Instagram that Angels & Airwaves were doing some recording sessions a few days prior to the tease.
Now, the song “Rebel Girl” has finally dropped. DeLonge made a statement about his inspiration behind the track, and had a pretty neat idea about where to perform it.
“‘Rebel Girl’ is a space-age love song that combines my enduring obsession for New Wave, pop punk and anthemic rock and roll music,” DeLonge said in a press release. “As some of you might’ve heard, I recently took a brief minute to start up an aerospace company, so you never know - I may play this song from a satellite deep in space, beamed toward everyone’s house viciously on repeat.”
You can listen to the song below.
Additionally, about a year ago, DeLonge teased Ilan Rubin, David Kennedy and Matt Wachter would all be joining him on the forthcoming Angels & Airwaves album. However, the promo photo that was teased previously only featured three faces. Now, we have some answers. The caption of the YouTube video clarifies that all four members are involved in the new song.
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The song is the lead track on the band’s first full-length release since 2014’s The Dream Walker. It’s not yet known when the album will be released.
Along with the single, the band is also headed on the road for the first time in 7 years. DeLonge shared the news on his Instagram.
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Excited to announce our new single, “Rebel Girl”, + our first live shows in 7 years! Tickets & VIP packages on sale this Friday, May 3rd at 12pm local. www.angelsandairwaves.com for details. Hear Rebel Girl now by clicking link in my bio. 09_04 - Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre 09_06 – Austin, TX - Emo's 09_07 – Dallas, TX - HOB 09_09 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade 09_10 – Orlando, FL - HOB 09_11 – Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore 09_13 – Silver Spring, MD - Fillmore 09_14 – Philadelphia, PA - Fillmore 09_15 - Boston, MA - Paradise 09_17 – NYC, NY - Playstation Theatre 09_18 - Cleveland, OH - HOB 09_20 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews 09_21 – Chicago, IL - HOB 09_22 – St. Louis, MO - The Paegent 09_24 – Denver, CO - Summit 09_25 – Salt Lake City, UT - The Union 09_27 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo 09_28 - Portland, OR - Roseland 09_30 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom 10_01 - Los Angeles, CA - Belasco 10_02 – Anaheim, CA - HOB 10_04 - Las Vegas, NV - HOB 10_05 - San Diego, CA – HOB
Tickets go on sale Friday at noon here. You can check out the dates below.
09/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
09/06 – Austin, TX @ Emo's
09/07 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
09/09 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
09/10 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
09/11 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
09/13 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
09/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
09/15 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
09/17 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
09/18 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
09/20 - Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall
09/21 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
09/22 – St. Louis, MO 2 The Pageant
09/24 – Denver, CO @ Summit
09/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
09/27 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
09/28 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
09/30 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10/01 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
10/02 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
10/04 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/05 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
What do you think of the new Angels & Airwaves song? Sound off in the comments below!
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