There aren’t many bands left on my bucketlist to see live but Angels & Airwaves is one of them so I am super excited that they will be stopping by the First Avenue Mainroom on Thursday, December 12th.
It’s been seven years since multi-platinum rock band Angels & Airwaves have played a show and three years since they’ve released new music. The waiting ended in Spring 2019 with the announcement of a tour and the release of new song “Rebel Girl” — the lead track from an upcoming Angels & Airwaves album and feature film project. “’Rebel Girl’ is a space-age love song that combines my enduring obsession for new wave, pop-punk, and anthemic rock and roll music,” says lead vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge.
The Social Animals will be opening up for Angels & Airwaves. The Social Animals are a full time, van-living young band. They speak through elegantly sarcastic, thoughtful lyrics with memorable melodies splattered across a canvas of indie rock instrumentation. They don’t do backflips at their live shows or slide across their knees into guitar solos. Instead, they play their music passionately and honestly, carrying both the intensity to move feet and the delicacy to keep them still. Between songs, their dry commentary on the status of their lives and the world around them appeals to the type of person who, perhaps, spends time actually reading through a band bio.
As mentioned, this show is completely sold out (and has been since the show practically got announced) but keep an eye on First Avenue’s social media accounts for last minute ticket releases!
Angels & Airwaves 2019-2020 Tour Dates:
12/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
12/06 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
12/07 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
12/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club
12/11 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
12/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
12/14 – Louisville, KY @ Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
12/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
12/16 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
12/18 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
12/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
12/21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
12/22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
01/16 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
01/17 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
01/19 – Wilkes Barre, PA @ F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
01/21 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
01/26 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva