Gang of Youths Plot North American Tour, Announce New Album 'angel in realtime.'
The group will hit Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver next year
Published Nov 10, 2021Gang of Youths have announced plans for their third studio album titled angel in realtime. It's due to arrive February 25 via Warner, and today, the group are previewing the material with new single "tend the garden."
As the band explained in a statement, the album is "about the life and legacy of [lead vocalist] Dave Le'aupepe's father, indigenous identity, death, grief and God. And also the Angel, Islington." Teleso Le'aupepe died in Sydney, Australia on August 13, 2018.
As for their latest single, Le'aupepe elaborated further:
My dad was a gifted and passionate gardener. It's where he funnelled a lot of his energy and sensitivity, and despite our humble surroundings, we were always surrounded by beauty. The journey he made from Samoa to NZ to Australia was a difficult and inspiring one, but also fraught with mistakes, regret and terrible choices. 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.
"tend the garden" follows previously released singles "the angel of 8th ave." and "the man himself."
Following the album's release, Gang of Youths will hit the road on a North American tour that will see them performing shows in Toronto and Montreal next May, as well as in Vancouver in September. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday (November 19) at 10 a.m. local time here.
Watch the visualizer for "tend the garden" below, where you'll also find the album's tracklisting and Gang of Youth's upcoming tour schedule.
angel in realtime.:
1. you in everything
2. in the wake of your leave
3. the angel of 8th ave.
6. tend the garden
7. the kingdom is within you
8. spirit boy
11. the man himself
12. hand of god
13. goal of the century
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Gang of Youths 2022 Tour Dates:
04/21 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
04/22 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
04/24 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
04/25 Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
04/27 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
04/28 Charlotte, NC - The Underground
05/01 Nashville, TN - The Basement East
05/03 Chicago, IL - Metro
05/04 Detroit, MI - Shelter
05/06 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
05/07 Montreal, QC - L'Astral
05/09 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
05/10 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
05/12 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
05/13 Washington, DC - Union Stage
05/16 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
05/18 Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater
05/20 Las Vegas, NV - 24 Oxford
05/21 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
05/23 Austin, TX - Scoot Inn
05/24 Dallas, TX - The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
05/26 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
09/13 Milwaukee, WI- The Rave II
09/14 Minneapolis, MN- First Avenue - Mainroom
09/16 St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall
09/17 Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
09/19 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
09/20 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
09/22 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
09/23 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
09/25 Seattle, WA - Neumos
09/27 Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades