By JOHN DALY
Gang of Youths will tour North America in support of the new album angel in realtime., which set for a February 25th release.
The tour includes stops in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and more.
The band says the new album angel in realtime. is about the life and legacy of Dave Le’aupepe’s father, indigenous identity, death, grief and God. And also the Angel, Islington. Le’aupepe is the lead singer for Gang of Youths.
The latest collection by the Australia-to-London band is deeply significant for Le’aupepe as it tells of his father’s influence despite absence. Pre-order here.
“My dad was a gifted and passionate gardener,” Le’aupepe said. “It’s where he funneled a lot of his energy and sensitivity, and despite our humble surroundings, we were always enveloped by beauty.
“The journey he made from Samoa to Aotearoa to Australia was a difficult and inspiring one, but also fraught with mistakes, regret and terrible choices,” he said. “I like to think he was building something beautiful, and pondering what life had given him in spite of his mistakes and concealment. We never knew his story until after he died, so this is the most poetic interpretation of his affinity for gardening that I could think of.”
Gang of Youths are: Dave Le’aupepe (vocals, guitar), Max Dunn (bass), Jung Kim (guitar, keyboards), Donnie Borzestowski (drums) and Tom Hobden (keyboards, guitar, violin).
angel in realtime. tracklist:
you in everything
in the wake of your leave
the angel of 8th ave.
tend the garden
the kingdom is within you
the man himself
hand of god
goal of the century
2022 North American tour dates:
Apr 21: Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
Apr 22: Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Apr 24: Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Apr 25: Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
Apr 27: Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
Apr 28: Charlotte, NC The Underground
May 1: Nashville, TN The Basement East
May 3: Chicago, IL Metro
May 4: Detroit, MI Shelter
May 6: Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
May 7: Montreal, QC L’Astral
May 9: Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
May 10: Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
May 12: Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
May 13: Washington, DC Union Stage
May 16: San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
May 18: Los Angeles, CA Belasco Theater
May 20: Las Vegas, NV 24 Oxford
May 21: Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
May 23: Austin, TX Scoot Inn
May 24: Dallas, TX The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
May 26: Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
Sep 13: Milwaukee, WI The Rave II
Sep 14: Minneapolis, MN First Avenue – Mainroom
Sep 16: St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall
Sep 17: Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
Sep 19: Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
Sep 20: Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Sep 22: Portland, OR Revolution Hall
Sep 23: Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
Sep 25: Seattle, WA Neumos
Sep 27: Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades