Bad Suns tour includes May date at Wiltern; new album in March

This past Thursday, I got a reintroduction to Los Angeles alt-rockers Bad Suns at a secret gig at The Echo. Soon afterwards came the announcement of a Bad Suns tour that includes a May 11 pit stop at The Wiltern.

Bad Suns release their third album Mystic Truth on March 22, their first record with Epitaph Records. The record was produced by Dave Sardy, a famed producer often linked with Oasis. Sardy is more recently notable for having produced Catfish & The Bottlemen’s second record The Ride in 2016. Bad Suns are a band out to reach similar levels of their British peers in Catfish. If Thursday’s show at The Echo is any indication, they’re well on their way.

A packed crowd assembled and sang along to nearly every word, even new single “Away We Go”. They also played a couple of new tunes that were well received and proof that Bad Suns is looking to continue an upwards trajectory. Lead singer Christo Bowman played into his heartthrob persona with the crowd, and even took a walk across The Echo’s bar during one tune.

The band also played new single “Hold Your Fire”, which just dropped Monday and is an instant earworm. Give it a listen below. If you’re wondering what emo sounds like in 2019, it’s right here:

The band kicks off a North American tour Feb. 26 in Santa Cruz. It wraps up two-plus months later in LA at The Wiltern on May 11.

Tickets to see Bad Suns at The Wiltern on May 11 go on sale Friday, January 18 at 10 AM Pacific Time.  There is a LiveNation pre-sale on Thursday, January 17 at 10 AM using the code CELEBRATION. The band will also play a show the day before at the Observatory in Santa Ana on Thursday, January 17. Find all their tour dates below!


Bad Suns Tour Dates – North America Spring 2019:
Feb 26 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Feb 27 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
Mar 01 – Eugene, OR – HiFi
Mar 03 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Mar 04 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
Mar 05 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat
Mar 07 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
Mar 08 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
Mar 09 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theater
Mar 11 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Mar 12 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
Apr 03 – San Diego, CA – Observatory
Apr 04 – Flagstaff, AZ – Green Door
Apr 06 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
Apr 07 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Apr 08 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
Apr 10 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
Apr 11 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
Apr 12 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
Apr 15 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
Apr 16 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Apr 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Apr 19 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
Apr 20 – Boston, MA – Royale
Apr 22 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
Apr 23 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
Apr 25 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
Apr 26 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Apr 27 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
Apr 29 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
Apr 30 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
May 02 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
May 03 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
May 05 – Portland, OR – Roseland
May 06 – Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
May 07 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
May 09 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
May 10 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
May 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern