Currently playing on Vans Warped Tour in the US and recently announced as support to Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens on the US leg of their 'World Tour', Southern California duo This Wild Life have now announced a UK headline tour in September and October. They're excited to get back over here - "England! We had such a great time touring your country last January and we've been dying to come back and play some new songs off of Clouded. Join us for a proper headline set!"Tickets are on sale Wednesday at 9am.
'Clouded' is This Wild Life's debut album, released via Epitaph Records in May. Take a look at the music video for single 'History'
Hailing from Long Beach, CA, This Wild Life is duo Kevin Jordan and Anthony Del Grosso. The pair came together in the tight knit DIY punk scene in Long Beach. They quickly became friends after working at the same musical instrument store, bonding over the music of their teens. Soon enough, they started their own pop-punk band and made music together as This Wild Life. They played fast and they played loud. But then they bucked the norm of the scene they emerged from and went acoustic.
The music itself connected with fans, even as it surprised them. They take pride in making music based in hardcore and punk rock, but with a wider appeal. In contrast to the harsh music that This Wild Life grew up on, Jordan finds inspiration for his vocals outside the hardcore punk world. "Sara Bareilles is one of my favorites. Maybe people wouldn't expect that." They let their roots show as well, covering Bring Me The Horizon's 'Sleepwalking' with a resulting video that currently has 4.1 million views. 'Clouded' maintains the core attributes of their sound - Jordan's vulnerable, expressive lyrics, Del Grosso's nimble fingerpicking - while pushing themselves towards more ambitious sounds.
THIS WILD LIFE DATES:
Thu 25 Sep Southampton, Talking Heads
Fri 26 Sep Plymouth, Tiki Bar & Diner
Sat 27 Sep Bristol, The Exchange
Sun 28 Sep Kingston, The Cricketers
Mon 29 Sep Birmingham, Asylum
Tue 30 Sep Sheffield, Academy 2
Wed 01 Oct Manchester, Sound Control
Thu 02 Oct Newcastle, Think Tank
Fri 03 Oct Leeds, Cockpit
Sat 04 Oct Leicester, Scholar
Sun 05 Oct Stoke, Sugarmill
Mon 06 Oct London, Underworld
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