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CAPITAL CITIES KICK OFF CO-HEADLINING
“BRIGHT FUTURES TOUR” WITH
FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS ON OCTOBER 20

AFTER TOPPING THE MODERN ROCK CHART, GOLD SINGLE
“SAFE AND SOUND” IS A HIT AT TOP 40, TRIPLE A AND HOT AC AND ENTERS TOP 20 OF BILLBOARD’S HOT 100

“SAFE AND SOUND” VIDEO NOMINATED FOR TWO MTV VMA’S

“KANGAROO COURT,” THE SECOND SINGLE FROM IN A TIDAL WAVE OF MYSTERY, ADDED BY KROQ AND 98/7 IN LOS ANGELES AND SF’S LIVE 105



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August 5, 2013 — New York, NY — Capital Cities is co-headlining the feel-good event of the fall concert season: “Bright Futures Tour” with Fitz and The Tantrums. The two high-energy, Los Angeles-based bands will kick off the U.S. run on October 20 at The National in Richmond, VA. Tickets are on sale now for the outing, which will include shows at Roseland Ballroom in New York City (October 23) and Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club (October 30).

Capital Cities have taken the world by storm with the break out hit “Safe and Sound,” which is approaching Platinum status in the U.S., where it’s a multi-format smash at radio. After hitting No. 1 at Modern Rock, it’s now Top 10 at Triple A, Top 15 at Top 40 and Top 15 at Hot AC. Featured on the band’s debut album, In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery, it’s in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, has over four million streams on Spotify and is the #4 most Shazam-ed track in America. “Safe and Sound” has been heard on “American Idol,” “TODAY,” “90210” and in more than a half dozen promotional campaigns, including spots for Nike, HBO and Smart Car. The track has already gone Platinum in Germany and Gold in Canada.

The official “Safe and Sound” video – directed by Grady Hall (Beck, Modest Mouse) – recently picked up two MTV Video Music Award nominations: Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction. The clip, which has racked up over eight million views, is a mash-up of the past 100 years of dance, presided over by front men Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian at the historic Los Angeles Theatre. It was choreographed by Mandy Moore (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Silver Linings Playbook).



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Capital Cities – founded by Merchant and Simonian, two L.A.-based jingle writers who met on Craigslist – recently performed “Safe and Sound” on the outdoor stage of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” You can view their appearance here. The band also recently performed at the Grove Summer Concert Series where over 7,500 people were in attendance.

Modern rock stations such as KROQ and 98/7 in Los Angeles and Live105 in San Francisco have already jumped on the band’s follow up single, “Kangaroo Court,” which Billboard hailed as a “summer jam if we’ve ever heard one.” The band – which USA Today praised for its “playful fusion of pop, rock and EDM” in a recent “On the Verge” feature – continues its world tour, with dates in Japan, Korea, Europe and North America.



Capital Cities – Upcoming Tour Dates

 

DATE LOCATION VENUE
AUG    
10,11 Osaka, Japan Summersonic
14 Seoul, Korea Supersonic
17 Sterling Heights, MI MoPop Music Festival - Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
23 Eugene, OR Kaleidoscope Music Festival
24 Salt Lake City, UT The Gallivan Center - X98 Big Ass Show
25 Monterey, CA First City Festival - Monterey County Fairgrounds
30 Chicago, IL North Coast Music Festival
31 Calgary, AB Xfest - Fort Calgary
SEP    
3 Luxembourg Den Atelier
4 Amsterdam Melkweg Oude Zaal
5 Hamburg Docks
6, 7 Berlin Berlin Festival 2013
9 Frankfurt Gibson
10 Munich Muffathalle
11 Milan Magazzini Generali
13 Lisbon Santiago Alquimista
14 Madrid DCode Fest 2013
16 Paris Nouveau Casino
17 Cologne E-Werk
18 Antwerp TRIX Centrum voor Muziek
19 London WOYO
21 Atlanta, GA Music Midtown 2013
22 Denver, CO Riot Fest 2013
OCT    
12, 13 Mexico City, MX Festival Corona Capital 2013
20 Richmond, VA The National *
23 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom *
24 Boston, MA House of Blue *
25 Wallingford, CT The Dome at Oakdale Theater *
26 Las Vegas, NV Life Is Beautiful Festival
28 Boston, MA House of Blues *
29 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall *
30 Washington, DC 9:30 Club *
NOV    
2 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre (opening for Two Door Cinema Club)
13 Athens, OH Ohio University *
15 Cleveland, OH House of Blues *
21 Maplewood, MN Myth *
23 Milwaukee, WI The Rave *

* w/Fitz and The Tantrums

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