Los Angeles-based rock sensation BAD OMENS‘ North American headliner ‘A TOUR OF THE CONCRETE JUNGLE‘ is entirely sold-out, and the band have announced two livestream events of their Irving Plaza, NYC shows on Sunday 11th December and Monday 12th December (live event only). Both livestream events will also feature sets from Thousand Below, Make Them Suffer, and Dayseeker. Single-night tickets are available for $14.99 and two-night tickets for $24.99.
Streaming exclusively on Veeps, tickets can be purchased HERE.
Leading up to today, the band’s smash-hit track ‘Just Pretend’ has been climbing the charts, claiming coveted spots including #1 on the iTunes Metal chart, #3 on the iTunes Rock chart, #6 on Spotify. Viral 50: US chart plus breaking through TikTok’s Top 50 viral trending songs, all the while being the fourth biggest streaming song at rock radio and amassing nearly 16 million Spotify streams and counting. Don’t miss your chance to catch these livestream events and be sure to stay tuned for more BAD OMENS news coming soon.
THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND
1. CONCRETE JUNGLE
2. Nowhere To Go
3. Take Me First
4. THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND
5. What It Cost
6. Like A Villain
7. bad decisions
8. Just Pretend
9. The Grey
10. Who are you?
11. Somebody else.
13. What do you want from me?
14. ARTIFICIAL SUICIDE
BAD OMENS slither through boundaries, only to ultimately choke convention in the process. The quartet— Noah Sebastian (vocals), Joakim “Jolly” Karlsson (guitar), Nick Ruffilo (bass), and Nick Folio (drums)—materialise with ghostly atmospherics, striking hooks, and the tingles of sensual high-register harmonies uplifted by cinematic production. Racking up over 250M worldwide streams to date and earning acclaim, the band presents an uncompromising and undeniable vision on their third full-length album, THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND (Sumerian Records).
“Making the record changed us as songwriters and musicians. In many ways, I feel like it set me free as an artist because every decision made in the writing process was for myself, with no fear for anyone else’s expectations of what our third album should sound like. Be it our fans or our record label.”
They’ve always wielded this level of magic though…
The group’s 2016 self-titled debut, Bad Omens, yielded fan favourites such as “Glass Houses” and “The Worst In Me” which eclipsed nearly 30 million Spotify streams. On its heels, 2019’s Finding God Before God Finds Me spawned “Dethrone” (16 million Spotify streams) and “Careful What You Wish For” (10 million Spotify streams). Along the way, they toured with numerous marquee acts and received tastemaker praise.
After their first headline tour was canceled mid-way at the top of the global pandemic, the band found themselves at home in Los Angeles with plenty of time. Where they absorbed and imparted a different palette of unexpected inspirations. Channeling what the frontman describes at times as a “cursive sound” they embraced newfound confidence and boundlessly loose creativity. Anything went in the studio, and all “rules” were broken. Noah and Jolly wrote, produced, and engineered the music themselves while GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer and songwriter Zakk Cervini (Halsey, Grimes, Poppy, blink-182) lent his talents with the mix and master.
Challenging himself, Noah decided to “make a track sampling items around the house, none of which were musical instruments”. This ultimately became the framework for the first single THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND. Claps puncture the icy soundscape as his voice stretches from a breathy moan into an evocative and entrancing hook, breaking from a whisper into the seductive chant, “It wasn’t hard to realise. Love’s the death of peace of mind.” It culminates on a climactic scream uplifted by a distorted crunch.
“The whole record really details the loss of peace of mind,” he explains. “The lyrics in the title track are a little more specific in terms of the conflict at the heart of something more intimate and personal.”
By speaking it aloud, BAD OMENS offer a level of comfort and empathy, with a sinister shroud. At the same time, they also give rock music a sexy new shape on THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND.
“Sonically, we want to do something you can’t arrive late or early too,” he leaves off. “You can’t cheat your way to the final act. You have to get on the ride and process it until the end. The songs are meant to be heard from start to finish. We want you to take the whole trip with us.”