Cold War Kids Live at the Riviera [GALLERY]

Photos © 2020 by: Roman Sobus

Photos © 2020 by: Roman Sobus

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Biography: Cold War Kids means International Blues. We began in August ’04 with friends, jangly guitar, hand claps, and a Harmony amp in a storage room atop Mulberry Street restaurant in downtown Fullerton, CA. For the first practices, having instruments was secondary to stomping and chanting; Clanging on heat pipes, thumping on plywood walls. Hollering into tape recorders. Slipping and swaying into alleyways and juke joints of yesteryear. Tapping in to the American dustbowl and British maritime. On the restaurants roof the sound and feeling was cultivated and burned, built and hallowed out, painted and stripped to the primer.

Almost three years have passed and we haven’t let up since the starting gun fired. The album “Robbers & Cowards” was released in the US in October ’06 on Downtown and the rest of the world in February ’07 on V2. ‘Why even have apartments?’ We often ask ourselves as we have toured with the vim of a family reunion brawl across the US, UK, Europe, Australia and Japan.

Cold War Kids strive to make honest songs about human experience in orchards and hotel rooms, laundromats and churches, sea ports and school halls. We love the songs of Dylan, Nina Simone, and the Velvet Underground and make our own, which we like to think, are pretty original.

Tour Dates:

JAN 27 MON – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH, United States
JAN 28 TUE – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI, United States
JAN 29 WED – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, Canada
JAN 31 FRI – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA, United States
FEB 1 SAT – House Of Blues Boston – Boston, MA, United States
FEB 4 TUE – Webster Hall – New York, NY, United States
FEB 5 WED – Webster Hall – New York, NY, United States
FEB 6 THU – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC, United States
FEB 7 FRI – The National – Richmond, VA, United States
FEB 8 SAT – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC, United States
FEB 10 MON – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra, FL, United States
FEB 11 TUE – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA, United States
FEB 12 WED – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN, United States
FEB 14 FRI – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK, United States
FEB 15 SAT – Stubbs BBQ – Austin, TX, United States
FEB 21 FRI – The Novo by Microsoft – Los Angeles, CA, United States