Cold War Kids are so much more than your average indie rock band, which may be why they have become royalty in the scene. They recently released a record filled with their best hits, all recorded live, featuring singles spanning their 14-year career. They are currently on tour, so you can hear it all for yourself. We are giving out a pair of tickets to select dates; see their full schedule below. Log into your Thrillcall account in order to enter!
Cold War Kids are Nathan Willett, Matt Maust, Joe Plummer, Matthew Schwartz, and David Quon. Formed in 2004 in Fullerton, CA, the band has sold more than 800,000 adjusted albums, over two million singles, and racked up over 200 million streams to date. Released in April 2017, LA Divine has sold over 100,000 adjusted albums globally and racked up more than 100 million streams.
In April 2018, the band released a live greatest hits record titled Audience. Recorded at The Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA on September 24, 2017, Audience takes its title from a song that appeared on Cold War Kids’ 2010 EP, Behave Yourself. The career-spanning live set, available now on Capitol Records, also features key songs from each of the band’s six studio albums.
Says front man Nathan Willett, “What makes Cold War Kids special is our live show. The energy that we have on stage every night is what we try to capture in the studio. But in some ways it’s just never gonna be as good as it is on stage when we have an audience to play for. Many songs–especially from the first few albums–have evolved so much from over 10 years of performing them (over 3,000 shows!?). For me personally–these versions are just so much more raw and emotional. We had hundreds of recordings from live shows. But after playing one night at the Georgia Theater in Athens we decided that the truest way to show who we are is to release this show exactly how it was this one special night. Thanks for coming out. See you in the audience.” (source: Capitol Music Group)
We have tickets available for the shows marked below in red. Users can enter to win in their mobile app or on desktop; just be sure you are signed in! We will email winners at the address they use to sign in. Good luck!
5/25 @ Gears and Guitars Festival – Winston@Salem, NC
5/30 @ Music Farm – Charleston, SC
5/31 @ The Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC
6/1 @ The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
6/2 @ XFEST @ KeyBank Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
6/3 @ The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN
6/5 @ Templelive – Fort Smith, AR
6/7 @ Rose Park – Columbia, MO
6/8 @ KRBZ Presents Coors Light Friday Summer Concert Series – Kansas City, MO
6/9 @ Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
6/10 @ LaureLive – Cleveland, OH
6/13 @ Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
6/14 @ The National – Richmond, VA
6/15 @ Firefly Music Festival – Dover, DE
6/16 @ 95X Big@X@Cuse @ The NYS Fairgrounds – Syracuse, NY
6/17 @ Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD
6/19 @ College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
6/20 @ State Theatre – Portland, ME
6/22 @ Higher Ground Ballroom – South Burlington, VT
6/23 @ Tim Hortons Field – Hamilton, Canada
6/24 @ Mamby on the Beach – Chicago, IL
6/26 @ Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
6/27 @ Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Bellevue, CO
6/28 @ The Ogden Amphitheater – Ogden, UT