GLASS ANIMALS RELEASE “SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST” FEATURING BREE RUNWAY

SET TO PERFORM ON THEIR FIRST EVER US AWARDS SHOW AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS THIS SUNDAY MAY 23RD
 
ANNOUNCED AS PART OF GOOD MORNING AMERICA’S
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES LINEUP

 
NORTH AMERICAN DREAMLAND TOUR QUICKLY SELLING OUT WITH MORE SHOWS ADDED

LISTEN HERE

Glass Animals share a collaboration with fast-rising UK popstar Bree Runway on their huge track “Space Ghost Coast To Coast,” taken from their acclaimed third album Dreamland released last year.

Hot on the heels of their endearingly trippy video for “Space Ghost Coast To Coast” released last week—watch HERE—Glass Animals have also been experiencing a huge global rise in support on their single “Heat Waves,” with the original track now surpassing 530 million streams, and the band recently released a version of “Heat Waves” featuring iann dior—listen HERE.
 
“Space Ghost Coast To Coast” was written about lead singer Dave Bayley’s time living in Texas, using a rap homage to bring a youthful friendship gone wrong to life. The enigmatic track is given new life with a feature from the hotly tipped, Hackney-born artist Bree Runway, as Dave and Bree harmonize on the powerful lyrics “Now I go my way and you go yours.” Dave explains, “‘Space Ghost’ was about a period of my life when I started listening to loads of 2000’s R&B and hip hop. Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, N.E.R.D, Busta Rhymes, etc. A lot of the sounds take from that era of music. When making the track, I could hear some of that classic 2000’s R&B harmony in the chorus…but I couldn’t quite pull it off. So, I went for some of those Dre/Eminem-style group chanted stacks. When I heard Bree’s voice a couple months ago, I was like…this is it. This is the voice that can do that timeless R&B thing. At the same time, she does it in her own fresh way. Basically, having Bree on this track is a dream come true. Thank you Bree.”

This week has already been an exciting one for Glass Animals. On Sunday, the band was announced as a performer on this year’s Billboard Music Awards, where they are also selected as finalists for Top Rock Song: “Heat Waves” and Top Rock Album: Dreamland. The performance marks the band’s first appearance on a U.S. awards show, as well as their first live U.S. performance since their last U.S. show pre-Covid lockdown in March 2020 at Los Angeles’ iconic Troubadour. Glass Animals will perform their global smash hit “Heat Waves”—tune in this Sunday, May 23rd at 8pm ET/5pm PT on NBC. On Monday, the band was announced as a performer on Good Morning America’s 2021 Summer Concert Series lineup—tune in on Tuesday, July 20th on ABC.
 
Glass Animals are also gearing up for their North American “Dreamland Tour,” which sold over 130,000 tickets in just 3 days and is quickly selling out with new shows being added. The run kicks off August 30th in Lewiston, NY and takes the band across North America well into 2022. The shows add to their already sold-out UK tour dates, previously announced 2022 Red Rocks shows and confirmed festival performances at Bonnaroo, Life Is Beautiful, Firefly Festival, Outside Lands and more. Tickets are available now at www.glassanimals.com. See full list of tour dates below.
 
“Space Ghost Coast To Coast” is taken from Dreamland, the band’s hugely popular third full-length album, which entered UK charts on its opening week at #2 (their highest ever scoring chart position, a massive 21 spots above their last album, Mercury Prize nominated How To Be A Human Being) and charted inside the top 10 in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. The album clocked up 160 million streams in its first week of release.

Glass Animals have been hugely this past year, with their hit “Heat Waves” being crowned
#1 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 – an accolade not given to a UK band since 2009 with previous winners including Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish – receiving a sync placement on FIFA, then an organic Minecraft affiliation, whereby the YouTuber LoverFella (2.45M subscribers) rebuilt a Glass Animals fan’s base and surprised her with a meet and greet with the band who were waiting inside. Watch it HERE and the Extended BTS HERE. “Heat Waves” peaked at #1 on the Alternative Radio Chart for 3 consecutive weeks, a first for Glass Animals in their career. The track currently sits in the Top 20 on the Top 40 Radio Chart and is making similar moves at Hot AC and AAA. “Heat Waves” held the #1 spot on the ARIA Official Singles Chart in Australia for 6 consecutive weeks, marking the band’s first #1 single globally and the longest #1 in 2021 for Australia. It has had over 530 million combined streams and to date, “Heat Waves” peaked at over 2 million daily streams and has received over 23 million views of the video on YouTube. Glass Animals hit a new Spotify monthly listener peak of 18.4 million, surpassing the likes of Tame Impala, Gorillaz, The 1975 and The Strokes.

Glass Animals US “Dreamland Tour”
 
2021:
August 30th                Lewiston, NY             Artpark*
August 31st                Brooklyn, NY             Prospect Park Bandshell*
September 1st            Pittsburgh, PA           Stage AE
September 3rd            Manchester, TN         Bonnaroo
September 4th            Charlotte, NC             Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre*
September 5th            Wilmington, NC         Riverfront Park Amphitheater*
September 7th            St. Augustine, FL      St. Augustine Amphitheatre
September 8th            Atlanta, GA                Coca-Cola Roxy*
September 9th            Birmingham, AL        Avondale Brewing Company*
September 11th          Houston, TX              White Oak Music Hall*
September 12th          Austin, TX                  Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park*
September 13th          Irving, TX                   The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
September 15th          Phoenix, AZ               Arizona Federal Theatre
September 17th          Las Vegas, NV           Life Is Beautiful Festival
September 18th          Los Angeles, CA       Hollywood Forever Cemetery*
September 19th          Los Angeles, CA       Hollywood Forever Cemetery*^
September 22nd         Kansas City, KS        Aruza Amphitheater
September 24th          Columbus, OH           EXPRESS LIVE! – Outdoor Amphitheater*
September 25th          Dover, DE                  Firefly Music Festival
September 27th          Richmond, VA           Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
September 28th          Philadelphia, PA       Skyline Stage @ The Mann*
September 29th          Boston, MA                Leader Bank Pavilion*
October 1st                 Cleveland, OH           Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*
October 2nd                Detroit, MI                  Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
October 28th               Santa Barbara, CA    Santa Barbara Bowl*
October 29th               San Francisco, CA    Outside Lands Festival
 
2022:
March 8th                    Portland, OR              Keller Auditorium*
March 9th                    Portland, OR              Keller Auditorium^
March 10th                  Vancouver, BC          Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
March 11th                  Seattle, WA                WaMu Theater*
March 13th                  Salt Lake City, UT     The Union
March 14th                  Denver, CO                The Mission Ballroom*
March 16th                  Madison, WI               The Sylvee*
March 17th                  Minneapolis, MN       The Armory
March 18th                  Chicago, IL                University of Illinois at Chicago – Credit Union 1 Arena
March 20th                  Milwaukee, WI           Riverside Theater*
March 21st                  Indianapolis, IN         Old National Centre
March 22nd                 Louisville, KY            The Louisville Palace Theater
March 23rd                  Saint Louis, MO        The Factory
March 28th                  Asheville, NC             Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
March 29th                  Washington, DC        The Anthem
April 1st                       Toronto, ON               History*
April 2nd                      Toronto, ON               History^
April 3rd                      Montreal, QC             MTELUS
June 14th                    Morrison, CO             Red Rocks Amphitheater
June 15th                    Morrison, CO             Red Rocks Amphitheater
 
*Sold Out
^New Date Added

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