The War On Drugs

A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic Records)

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The War On Drugs announce their fourth full-length album, A Deeper Understanding, out August 25th on Atlantic Records. A Deeper Understanding is the band’s first album since 2014’s universally acclaimed Lost In The Dream, and their debut album with Atlantic. Following the Record Store Day release of the 11-minute “Thinking of a Place,” The War On Drugs present the album’s lead single, “Holding On.”

 

For much of the three and a half year period since the release of Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs’ frontman, Adam Granduciel, led the charge for his Philadelphia-based sextet as he holed up in studios in New York and Los Angeles to write, record, edit, and tinker—but, above all, to busy himself in work. Teaming up with engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer), Granduciel challenged the notion of what it means to create a fully realized piece of music in today’s modern landscape. Calling on his bandmates – bassist Dave Hartley, keyboardingRobbie Bennett, drummer Charlie Hall and multi-instrumentalists Anthony LaMarca and Jon Natchez — continuously throughout the process, the result is a “band record” in the noblest sense, featuring collaboration, coordination, and confidence at every turn. Through those years of relocation, the revisiting and reexamining of endless hours of recordings, unbridled exploration and exuberance, Granduciel’s gritty love of his craft succeeded in pushing the band to great heights.

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Tour

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    Sep 18, 2017
    Portland, ME
    State Theatre

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    Sep 21, 2017
    Philadelphia, PA
    Dell Music Center

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    Sep 22, 2017
    New York, NY
    Summerstage in Central Park

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    Sep 23, 2017
    Boston, MA
    Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

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    Sep 25, 2017
    Charlotte, NC
    The Fillmore Charlotte

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    Sep 26, 2017
    Atlanta, GA
    The Tabernacle

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    Sep 28, 2017
    Dallas, TX
    The Bomb Factory

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    Sep 29, 2017
    Houston, TX
    White Oak Music Hall

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    Sep 30, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater

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    Oct 05, 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    Greek Theatre

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    Oct 06, 2017
    Berkeley, CA
    Greek Theatre

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    Oct 09, 2017
    Seattle, WA
    Moore Theatre

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    Oct 10, 2017
    Seattle, WA
    Moore Theatre

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    Oct 11, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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    Oct 13, 2017
    Salt Lake City, UT
    The Complex

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    Oct 14, 2017
    Denver, CO
    Ogden Theatre

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    Oct 15, 2017
    Denver, CO
    Ogden Theatre

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    Oct 18, 2017
    St. Paul, MN
    Palace Theatre

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    Oct 19, 2017
    Chicago, IL
    Riviera Theatre

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    Oct 20, 2017
    Columbus, OH
    Express Live!

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    Oct 21, 2017
    Toronto, ON
    Massey Hall

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    Oct 22, 2017
    Toronto, ON
    Massey Hall