ALBUM CLEARS 100K MARK IN THE US
Second Single “Wishing Well” Makes First Foray Up Modern Rock Charts While First Single “Sometime Around Midnight” Begins Climb Up Hot AC Chart
THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT INCLUDED AS A VH1 “YOU OUGHTA KNOW” ARTIST
June 11, 2009 – Los Angeles’ The Airborne Toxic Event announces a world tour today starting June 28 at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI. The band will bring the music from their eponymous debut throughout the world, playing in 11 countries and on 4 continents. The album, which features the Top 5 single “Sometime Around Midnight,” was released August of 2008 on an indie label, and after a slow yet steady ascension has topped Billboard’s Heatseekers chart the last two weeks, bringing the total number of times the album has been #1 on this chart to three. The band also passed the 100K threshold in albums sold.
The band’s second single, “Wishing Well,” has made a strong entry onto the Modern Rock chart while the first single, the haunting “Sometime Around Midnight” has now entered the top 40 of the Hot AC Chart after being a Top 5 hit at Modern Rock for 6 weeks.
A recently-made video for “Midnight” by filmmaker DJ Caruso (Disturbia, Eagle Eye) has helped the band secure support on the ever-influential VH1 program “You Oughta Know.” The song had been named the #1 Alternative Track by iTunes last December, and was a Top 5 Modern Rock smash.
The band has had major success overseas, getting extra attention for their ambitious tour of the UK which included 30 shows in 30 consecutive days. Q raved in a 4 out of 5 review that the album contained “lyrics full of the best fiction’s emotional resonance… tracing a historical line from The Strokes to The Killers, yet also marking this band’s own great leap forward.” Uncut, also in a 4 out of 5 review, said “TATE’s debut touches on Stooges garage rock, sultry blues, Strokesian pop all swaddled in opulent Americana.” The best endorsement came from the NME in a live review: “Firmly on the right side of dramatic, their engaging stage presence and mawkish violin justifies the Arcade Fire comparisons. There’s a beautiful yet deftly macabre spine to their songs, and Sometime Around Midnight’ is a stirring demonstration of their power. …if you haven’t seen TATE, you should.”