In North America Aug 31–Sep 21, 2019

Kælan Mikla Announces First U.S. Tour!

Iceland’s popular dark-wave trio is embarking on a month-long festival tour across the United States.

Reykjavík-based dark-wave punk trio Kælan Mikla is embarking on their first-ever American tour later this month, kicking off in Los Angeles and closing out in Chicago! After gaining notoriety in Iceland and opening for popular rock bands, such as The Cure, the Taste of Iceland alum are finally playing their unique blend of punk rock music for larger American audiences.

The tour starts off at the Pasadena Daydream Festival in California and will continue nonstop for the next three weeks. Coming off of a highly successful album release and a 30-date European tour, Kælan Mikla will be touring in promotion of their album “Nott eftir nott” and their new music video “Hvernig kemst ég upp?”. Throughout the tour, Kælan Mikla will be joined by other rock bands Cloud Rat and Street Sects. You can check out their latest album here:

Kælan Mikla first rose to prominence with the release of their debut album Demos in October 2015, though they have been a dynamic trio since January 2013. Band members Sólveig Matthildur, Margrét Rósa, and Laufey Soffía have curated a deeply unique sound that is a combination of dark-wave, enthralling music along with synth-punk tones. They have been nominated for the Iceland Music Awards and have been featured in notable publications such as Distorted Sound and Revolver Magazine

The tour will not only traverse the United States but will also feature one performance in Mexico. Even if you’ve never listened to Kælan Mikla, Revolver says that the show is a “must” for anyone who is a fan of “post-punk, dark music.” Grab your tickets while you still can! 

Check out the full tour schedule below:

Aug 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pasadena Daydream Festival

Sep 1 – New York, NY @ Murder of Crows Festival

Sep 2 – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s

Sep 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

Sep 4 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

Sep 5 – Richmond, VA @ Wonderland

Sep 6 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 Bar 

Sep 7 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos

Sep 8 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda

Sep 9 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge

Sep 10 – Tijuana, MX @ Moustache Bar

Sep 11 – San Diego, CA @ Space

Sep 12 – San Francisco, CA @ Cold Waves Festival

Sep 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Cold Waves Festival

Sep 15 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

Sep 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records

Sep 18 – Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis

Sep 19 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

Sep 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Part Wolf

Sep 21 – Chicago, IL @ Cold Waves Festival

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