X AMBASSADORS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, ORION, JUNE 14TH
NEW SONG “HEY CHILD” OUT NOW PLUS ALBUM RELEASE SHOWS ANNOUNCED
PRE-ORDER “ORION” DIRECT FROM THE BAND AND RECEIVE EARLY ACCESS TO PURCHASE TICKETS
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24 APRIL 2019 (TORONTO, ON) – Multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors will release their new album, ORION, June 14th on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada. The set will feature current single “BOOM” plus new song “HEY CHILD” released last week. X Ambassadors will follow up the album release performing album release shows in five cities where they will showcase new material from ORION plus fan favorites (see below for a complete list of dates). ‘”HEY CHILD” was produced by Ricky Reed and is available at all digital retailers. Listen to “HEY CHILD” HERE.
Fans who pre-order ORION direct from the band at shop.xambassadors.com will receive an email with a unique code for early access to purchase tickets to the band’s five city club tour. This fan pre-sale will begin April 24th from 10am local time through April 25th at 10pm local time. General on sale for the tour is April 26th at 10am local time. Fans who pre-order ORION will receive both “BOOM” and new song “HEY CHILD” instantly. Pre-order ORION at xambassadors.lnk.to/orion. Visit www.xambassadors.com for more info.
In the past few months X Ambassadors have not only been putting the finishing touches on ORION, working closely with producer Ricky Reed, but have branched out and written and produced for others. The band co-wrote and produced three songs on Lizzo’s new album including the title track “Cuz I Love You” and lead singer/songwriter Sam Harris has written and produced eight songs for the upcoming For The Throne- Music Inspired By The HBO Series Game Of Thrones soundtrack that will be released on April 26th.
X Ambassadors' debut platinum selling album VHS saw the band transition from Ithaca alt-rockers and Brooklyn indie scene outsiders, to Billboard stalwarts. The album was an intimate insight into Sam Harris and his brother Casey Harris’ youth studded with audio snippets from home movies, and early recording sessions and sound checks. With it, came the genre-defining hits “Unsteady” and “Renegades,” a three-year global touring odyssey and a string of high-profile festival performances. Harris’ songwriting became increasingly personal resulting in the shattering, shimmering 2018 singles “JOYFUL” and “Don’t Stay” followed by a North American headline tour. Always looking to give back to the community that raised them X Ambassadors returned to Ithaca for the second annual Cayuga Sound Festival this past September creating and curating two days of musical performances and raising money for local charities. In 2019 X Ambassadors released “BOOM,” a quick-fire anthem for emphatic recovery and personal revolutions. The artwork for “BOOM” is written in Braille and designed in a yellow-on-black colorway. For Casey Harris, the band’s keyboardist and Sam Harris’ brother, who was born blind, it is the first physical manifestation of his work that he has been able to experience visually. He has just 10% of his vision.
Below is a list of album release shows for X Ambassadors:
June 18 Boston, MA Royale
June 20 New York, NY Webster Hall
June 26 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
June 30 St. Louis, MO Pageant
July 2 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Previously announced dates listed below:
April 20 Logan, UT Utah State University
June 21 Dover, DE Firefly
June 23 Lafayette, NY Beak and Skiff Orchards
June 28 Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze
July 4 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
July 6 Windsor, ON Festival Plaza
August 9 Arcadia, WI Ashley for the Arts
August 18 Columbus, OH Wonderbus Festival