AWOLNATION: The Lightning Riders Tour
with Special Guest Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
Saturday June 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets on sale – Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m.
Today AWOLNATION releases “The Best” – the heir apparent to their most enduring hit song ever, “Sail.” The track is the debut single from the band’s forthcoming album, their fourth overall and their first with BETTER NOISE Music. Due out in 2020, the album features guest appearances by Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
AWOLNATION will venture out on a headlining tour next year with special guest Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness and openers The Beaches and Bleeker. The formidable alternative tour will include a stop at the intimate Pearl Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for AWOLNATION: The Lightning Riders Tour with Special Guest Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness are $29.95, $35.95, $39.95, $49.95, $59.95 and $89.95, plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the Pearl Theater box office, any Station Casinos Rewards Center or online at Ticketmaster.com. For more information, please visit www.stationcasinoslive.com or www.palms.com. For exclusive ticket pre-sale information connect with Palms Casino Resort and the Pearl on Twitter @Palms and @PearlatPalms, Instagram @Palms and Facebook.
Better Noise Music is an artist development company that creates and markets entertainment content across various media platforms. Of the band’s recent signing to the label, managers Berko Pearce and Scott Sheldon of RM64 say “It’s exciting to partner with a label that’s at the forefront of marketing in the new streaming era, and that has a proven track record of helping their artists reach bigger audiences. We’ve been enjoying working with the BETTER NOISE team on an integrated strategy across streaming, touring and radio, and we’re eager to launch AWOLNATION’s next projects with them.”
Aaron Bruno, the songwriter and architect behind AWOLNATION, says of the new single, which will also kick off the new album, “I’m always on the journey to improving myself, but all along, knowing it’s close to impossible to really be the best at anything. And what does it mean to be the best? And does that really matter? Or maybe it is more about the journey and acceptance of comfort within one’s own existence”
The music video for “The Best,” directed by Amalia Irons, also helps to tell the beginning of the new album’s story and introduce one of the main characters. “I wanted to make a video that felt like some of my favorite childhood adventure movies and create something that has a magical feeling of the autumn season,” says Bruno of the video.
Aaron Bruno, the songwriter and architect behind AWOLNATION, wrote and recorded one of the most influential songs of the current decade with the chart-topping, record-breaking track “Sail.” The first single off the platinum Megalithic Symphony (2011), “Sail” is certified Diamond (10 million) and holds the record for the most weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by an independent artist, the second longest for any artist.
The debut album also produced the Gold certified “Not Your Fault” and two other Top 10 US singles. AWOLNATION released the sophomore album Run in 2015 and 2018’s follow up Here Come The Runts. Across the span of three albums, AWOLNATION has notched seven Top 5 alternative radio hits, including two No. 1s, and has accumulated millions of sales, downloads and more than 1.5 billion streams globally. The music has been used in dozens of films, television shows and commercials around the world, and songs have been the genesis of viral sensations garnering hundreds of millions of streams and views across platforms like Instagram, Vine, TikTok, YouTube, etc.
About Andrew McMahon
Raised on the East Coast and in the Midwest, McMahon began writing songs at age nine, drawing inspiration from singer/songwriter/pianists such as Elton John and Billy Joel. While still in high school, McMahon co-founded an early incarnation of pop-punk band Something Corporate, whose 2002 major-label debut hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Chart. In 2004, he formed Jack’s Mannequin and then-on the cusp of releasing the band’s 2005 debut-was diagnosed with leukemia at age 22. Eventually fully recovering, McMahon went on to release two more studio albums with Jack’s Mannequin, in addition to composing songs for the NBC series Smash (an endeavor that earned him an Emmy Award nomination in 2013) and established The Dear Jack Foundation, one of the first Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) specific cancer foundations which advocates for and supports initiatives that benefit AYAs diagnosed with cancer. In 2014, he released Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness which featured the gold certified single “Cecilia and the Satellite.” His television appearances include Today Show, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live. McMahon lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 10 years Kelly and their daughter Cecilia, for whom the hit song was penned. http://www.dearjackfoundation.org/
About Pearl Theater
With a state-of-the-art LED wall spanning the length of the stage and a brand new multi-million dollar sound system, The Pearl is a marvel of modern concert venue design boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. In 2018, the venue underwent a design renovation as part of a more than $690 million property overhaul, complete with upgraded private and semi-private skyboxes and throughout the venue, a showcase of art from multiple artists, including a Felipe Pantone mural which greets guests upon arrival. With the stage positioned just four feet from the floor, and the farthest seat a mere 120 feet back, The Pearl is one of the most intimate concert venues featuring some of the world’s hottest acts. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, The Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency. For more information, please visit www.palms.com.
About Live Nation Las Vegas
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Mariah Carey, Journey and Sting at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Aerosmith and Bruno Mars at Park Theater at Park MGM; Blink 182, Billy Idol and Lady Antebellum at Pearl Theater at the Palms; Tony Bennett, Willie Nelson, Steely Dan and Anita Baker at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; and Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Def Leppard and Florida Georgia Line at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on Facebook, Instagram and follow us on Twitter.
About Station Casinos Entertainment
Station Casinos’ concert and entertainment lounge venues include: The Railhead at Boulder Station, a 650-seat venue; Grand Events Center, a 2,000-seat venue, and The Backyard, a poolside venue accommodating up to 4,000 guests, at Green Valley Ranch; Club Tequila at Fiesta Rancho, a 380-seat venue; Rocks Lounge, a 350-seat venue, The Sandbar, a poolside venue accommodating 4,000 guests at Red Rock Resort; Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, a 550-seat venue; Club Madrid, a 500-seat venue, and Sunset Amphitheater, an outdoor venue accommodating up to 5,000 guests, at Sunset Station; Dallas Events Center, a 1,800-seat venue and South Padre, a 300-seat venue, at Texas Station and Pearl Theater, a premier concert theater accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders, and The Lounge at Palms Casino Resort. For up-to-the-minute news, connect with Station Casinos on Facebook or follow on twitter @stationcasinos.
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Nov. 21 – MGMT
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UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE PEARL 2020
Jan. 25 – Tyler Henry – Hollywood Medium
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Jan. 19 – STYX
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Feb. 7 – Dermot Kennedy
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March 6-7, 11, 13-14 – Billy Idol: Las Vegas 2019 Presented by SiriusXM
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March 15 – Il Volo
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March 28 – Tracy Morgan
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June 20 – AWOLNATION with special guest Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
Tickets start at $29.95