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Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness and AWOLNATION are teaming up for the Lightning Riders tour next summer.

The run kicks off in late May in Asbury Park, New Jersey and wraps up in Troutdale, Oregon in June. The Beaches and Bleeker will join the bands for the entire tour.

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Citi cardholders’ presale began today at noon ET. Andrew McMahon’s presale kicked off today at 2 p.m. ET on his website. AWOLNATION’s presale began at 3 p.m. ET on their website through Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. local time. Spotify’s presale begins Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. local time through Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. local time.

General on-sale begins Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. local time.

McMahon’s latest album Upside Down Flowers dropped in Nov. 2018, which you can stream and purchase here. The release followed 2017’s Zombies On Broadway and a 2014 self-titled debut, the latter of which produced breakout hit “Cecilia And The Satellite.”

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McMahon released “Paper Rain” as his most recent music video last fall, but he also gave a dreamy spin to a Kacey Musgraves track, “Slow Burn,” in June. Check it out here.

AWOLNATION released their latest, Here Come the Runts, in Feb. 2018 with lead singles “Passion” and “Handyman.” They introduced fans to their next era with the release of “The Best” off their forthcoming fourth full-length.

“I’m always on the journey to improving myself, but all along, knowing it’s close to impossible to really be the best at anything,” AWOLNATION frontman Aaron Bruno says. “And what does it mean to be the best? And does that really matter? Or maybe it is more about the journey and acceptance of comfort within one’s own existence”

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The new album is set to release in 2020 and features appearances by Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) and Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros).

Check out the Amalia Irons-directed video for “The Best” below.

Check out the full list of Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness and AWOLNATION dates below and grab your tickets beginning Friday here.


05/22/20 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
05/23/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
05/24/20 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel **
05/26/20 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
05/27/20 – New York, NY @ Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
05/29/20 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
05/31/20 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
06/02/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
06/03/20 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
06/05/20 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Cathedral Theatre
06/06/20 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom

06/07/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fillmore Minneapolis
06/08/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland<
06/10/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
06/12/20 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
06/13/20 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
06/14/20 – Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom
06/16/20 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
06/17/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
06/19/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
06/20/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater
06/23/20 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
06/24/20 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
** no the Beaches

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