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Cold War Kids single tops BDS’ “Alternative Top-500 Airplay For Decade”

NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR BEGINS JANUARY 16, 2020 IN PORTLAND, OR
NEW ALBUM, NEW AGE NORMS 1, AVAILABLE NOW
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Cold War Kids have made history as “First,” the band’s RIAA gold certified 2015 single, has been named by BDS (Broadcast Data Systems) for earning the most spins at Alternative radio outlets nationwide this decade. The track tops BDS’ “Alternative Top-500 Airplay For Decade (January 1, 2010-December 31, 2019)” with 214,342 spins in less than five years, besting blockbuster hits by AWOLNATION, Arctic Monkeys, Portugal. The Man, and Milky Chance, among others. “First” follows the previous decade’s most played Alternative track, The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.”

Produced by Lars Stalfors and Dann Gallucci, “First” is featured on Cold War Kids’ 2014 LP, HOLD MY HOME. Released as a single on February 17, 2015, the track quickly ascended Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart, spending seven weeks at #1 – the band’s highest chart placement to date. “First” remained on the chart for a grand total of 64 weeks, marking the second longest running single in chart history. As if that weren’t enough, “First” also topped Billboard’s “Rock Airplay” tally, ultimately ranking as 2016’s second most played at the format.

“This is insane!” says Cold War Kids’ Nathan Willett. “Thank you radio friends and fans. What an honor.”

Cold War Kids will be celebrating the release of their latest album, NEW AGE NORMS 1, with a major North American headline tour, with headline dates beginning January 16 at Portland, OR’s Crystal Ballroom and then continuing through late February (see itinerary below). Highlights include two-night-stands at Seattle, WA’s Neptune Theatre (January 17 and 18) and New York City’s famed Webster Hall (February 4 and 5). Support throughout comes from NYC-based electronic-pop duo Overcoats. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.coldwarkids.com.

COLD WAR KIDS
NORTH AMERICA 2019/2020

DECEMBER
19 – St. Louis, MO – 105.7 The Point Presents A 2019 HoHo Show @ Delmar Hall
20 – Kansas City, MO – 96.5 The Buzz Presents The Night The Buzz Stole Xmas @
Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

JANUARY 2020
16 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
17 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
18 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
19 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
22 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
23 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room Lounge
24 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
25 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
27 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
28 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
29 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
31 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore

FEBRUARY 2020
1 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
4 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
5 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
6 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
7 – Richmond, VA – The National
8 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
10 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
11 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
12 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
14 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
15 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo by Microsoft

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