This weekend, Empire Of The Sun officially launched their 10th anniversary tour in celebration of the band’s landmark debut album, Walking On A Dream [Astralwerks], with a sold-out three-night stand at the legendary Metro in Chicago, IL.
The tour continues with 21 sold-out nights in major cities across North America, including three evenings in New York [Webster Hall], Denver [Ogden Theatre], Seattle [The Showbox], San Francisco [The Regency Ballroom], and Los Angeles [The Fonda] as well as two nights in Boston [Royale] and Dallas [House of Blues]. Check out the full itinerary below. Dates have sold out rapidly thus far. Remaining tickets can be purchased HERE.
As a very special jaunt for the group, the Walking On A Dream 10th Anniversary Tour marks a series of historic firsts. Empire Of The Sun reimagines the tracks live on stage for the very first time. Additionally, fans witness the first acoustic performance from Emperor Luke Steele ever, adding yet another dimension to the show. Contributing to this wholly immersive experience meant to be seen on stage, they envision and execute a cinematic production on par with the sonic spectacle the album remains avowed for. Unforgettable and unseen visuals augment and accompany the live musicianship as a show opener welcomes listener’s into Walking On A Dream.
They also extend an invitation to audiences worldwide to watch the June 12 Dallas show with other fans on the social VR app, Oculus Venues, available on Oculus Go or GearVR. Produced by Supersphere, fans across the globe may attend the show as it happens in virtual reality, participating in the action while it unfolds and interacting with other fans. It promises to be a night to remember no matter where you watch from.
Walking On A Dream comes to life in 2019, and Empire Of The Sun turns the page on a bold new chapter.
The tour follows the release of the limited-edition vinyl of Walking On A Dream: 10th Anniversary Edition. This special product includes a gatefold, 180-gram heavyweight transparent blood orange vinyl of Walking On A Dream and a unique code to download the unreleased track “Chrysalis”, featuring the original artwork from the initial 2009 vinyl release.
Praising “Chrysalis”, SPIN noted, “The groovy, 80s-inspired single instantly takes you back to 2009, with breathy indie-dance vocals…” Idolator said, “It’s as sunny, otherworldly and multi-layered as you would expect from Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore.”
Australian alt-electro pioneers Empire Of The Sun have been making waves across the world with phenomenal live shows and anthemic hits for the past decade. The band has carved out its own niche with its dynamic live performances, touring in more than 100 cities across the globe and standout performances at festivals such as Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Outside Lands and Governors Ball. Their 2015 U.S. West Coast tour culminated with a spectacular sold-out headline performance at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in front of more than 17,000 fans.
Empire Of The Sun has amassed nearly two billion total streams and has reached multi-Platinum status with the global singles “We Are The People”, “Alive”, “High & Low” and “Walking On A Dream”, which is certified Platinum in the U.S.
Since its release in 2009, Walking On A Dream has sold nearly two million copies worldwide, won eight ARIA Awards (including Album of The Year, Single of the Year and Best Group) and chalked up two BRIT nominations (including Best International Album). The band followed their debut with the release of two more full-length albums – 2013’s Ice On The Dune and 2016’s Two Vines, selling a combined three million albums, accumulating more than 650 million streams and more than 300 million YouTube views over the course of their career.
Empire Of The Sun – 2019 Tour Dates
5/30 – Chicago, IL – Metro
5/31 – Chicago, IL – Metro
6/1 – Chicago, IL – Metro
6/3 – Boston, MA – Royale
6/4 – Boston, MA – Royale
6/6 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
6/7 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
6/8 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
6/11 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
6/12 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
6/14 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
6/15 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
6/16 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
6/18 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
6/19 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
6/20 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
6/22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Salt City Sounds
6/24 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
6/25 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
6/26 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
6/28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
6/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
6/30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda