Adding to an already incredible year, Glass Animals have announced their North American “Dreamland Tour.” The run kicks off August 30th in Lewiston, NY and takes the band across North America well into 2022. The shows add to their already sold out UK tour dates, previously announced Red Rocks shows, and confirmed festival performances at Bonnaroo, Life Is Beautiful, and Outside Lands.
Fans can purchase tickets on Thursday, May 6th at 10am local time at www.glassanimals.com. See full list of tour dates below.
In addition, last week the band was selected as 2021 Billboard Music Awards finalists for Top Rock Song “Heat Waves” and Top Rock Album Dreamland. This is the first time the band has been recognized by the BBMAs. The Billboard Music Awards LIVE will take place Sunday, May 23rd at 8pm EST/5pm PT on NBC.
“Heat Waves” is taken from Glass Animals’ critically acclaimed third album Dreamland released last summer and this week was certified Platinum in the US. Neary a year since its release, the song continues to grow globally across streaming platforms and on radio charts. Amassing over 450 million global streams to date, “Heat Waves” peaked at #1 on the Alternative Radio Chart for 3 consecutive weeks, a first for Glass Animals in their career. The track currently sits in the Top 20 on the Top 40 Radio Chart and is making similar moves at Hot AC and AAA. “Heat Waves” held the #1 spot on the ARIA Official Singles Chart in Australia for six consecutive weeks, marking the band’s first #1 single globally and in their release history. Last week, it hit a new peak on Spotify’s Global Top 50 Chart at #25. With over 2.5 million global adjusted single sales, the song has amassed 2 million daily streams and received 16 million views of the video on YouTube. Glass Animals recently hit a new Spotify monthly listener peak of 17.2 million, surpassing the likes of Tame Impala, Gorillaz, The 1975 and The Strokes.
Since its initial release last June, “Heat Waves” has experienced a global rise in support. Having originally resonated with Glass Animals fans, word quickly spread, and the track started getting healthy traction at radio globally. Next came a sync placement on FIFA, which opened up a whole new audience and helped the track begin to climb charts all over the world. “Heat Waves” most notably was then crowned number 1 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 – an accolade not given to a UK band since 2009 with previous winners including Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish. A third surge in attention came more recently with an organic Minecraft affiliation, whereby the YouTuber LoverFella (2.3M subscribers) rebuilt a Glass Animals fan’s base and surprised her with a meet and greet with the band who were waiting inside. Watch it HERE and the Extended BTS HERE. Dave Bayley recently sat down to chat about the track’s creation with Hrishikesh Hirway on the coveted Song Exploder Podcast. Listen to the interview HERE.
Glass Animals’ album Dreamland entered UK charts on its opening week at #2 (their highest ever scoring chart position, a massive 21 spots above their last album, Mercury Prize nominated How To Be A Human Being) and charted inside the top 10 in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. The album clocked up 160 million streams in its first week of release.
Glass Animals US “Dreamland” Tour
August 30th Lewiston, NY Artpark
August 31st Brooklyn, NY Prospect Park Bandshell
September 1st Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
September 3rd Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
September 4th Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 5th Wilmington, NC Riverfront Park Amphitheater
September 7th St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
September 8th Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy
September 9th Birmingham, AL Avondale Brewing Company
September 11th Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
September 12th Austin, TX Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park
September 13th Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
September 15th Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre
September 17th Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful Festival
September 18th Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Forever Cemetery
September 22nd Kansas City, KS Azura Amphitheater
September 24th Columbus, OH EXPRESS LIVE! – Outdoor Amphitheater
September 27th Richmond, VA Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
September 28th Philadelphia, PA Skyline Stage @ The Mann
September 29th Boston, MA Leader Bank Pavilion
October 1st Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
October 2nd Detroit, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
October 28th Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
October 29th San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival
March 8th Portland, OR Keller Auditorium
March 10th Vancouver, BC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
March 11th Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
March 13th Salt Lake City, UT The Union
March 14th Denver, CO The Mission Ballroom
March 16th Madison, WI The Sylvee
March 17th Minneapolis, MN The Armory
March 18th Chicago, IL University of Illinois at Chicago – Credit Union 1 Arena
March 20th Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
March 21st Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
March 22nd Louisville, KY The Louisville Palace Theater
March 23rd Saint Louis, MO The Factory
March 28th Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
March 29th Washington, DC The Anthem
April 1st Toronto, ON TBD
April 3rd Montreal, QC MTELUS
June 14th Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
June 15th Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater