Walk Off The Earth
Walk Off The Earth, viral hit-makers who have extended the boundaries of what a 21st century band can bring to pop music and pop culture, officially released “Rule The World” last week, the band’s debut single from their forthcoming and highly anticipated sophomore release and is available here.
Alongside their single release, the band released their video for “Rule The World” – available here – which films the fivesome in 360 degrees, featuring stunning colour, illustration and, in true WOTE fashion, incorporates intricate choreography and airborne musical instruments.
The new album is the follow-up to their 2013 debut, R.E.V.O., which marked them as an inventive force to be reckoned with, hitting the U.S. Billboard Top Albums chart, launching the #1 Triple A single “Red Hands,” and selling out two headline tours worldwide. In the band’s home country of Canada “Red Hands” hit double platinum and was the 4th most-played song of 2013 in all Canadian radio formats, while the album, R.E.V.O., is certified gold and sold over 350,000 digital singles. The band will be supporting their new single and upcoming album release via a 17-date North American tour of intimate venues.
Walk Off The Earth features multi-instrumentalists Gianni Luminati, Marshall, and Sarah Blackwood on vocals, Taylor on keyboards, and Joel Cassady on drums. The platinum Canadian quintet had already established a significant global following when their cover of Gotye’s “Somebody I Used To Know,” ignited the blogosphere, eventually garnering 164 million views, and landing the band a recording contract with Columbia Records. To date, they have accumulated almost half billion cumulative views and more than 2 million subscribers. Most notably, however, they are one of the few artists to continually and successfully find success on both DIY online platforms and throughout the traditional music marketplace.
The infectious song, which includes bombastic instrumentation to go with its uplifting chant, is just a hint of more boundless musical surprises contained in the upcoming album. “We want to give all the inspiration we received back to the rest of the world with this album,” says Sarah.
May 6 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall – as part of CMW
May 13 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
May 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
May 16 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 17 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
May 18 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
May 19 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
May 20 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
May 23 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
May 24 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
May 26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
May 29 - Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue
May 30 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
June 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
June 3 - San Diego, CA @ North Park Theater
June 4 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore