Chromatics Biography & News
It's been some 13 years and numerous lineup changes since the Chromatics became a thing, plowing through the Pacific Northwest as a quartet that featured vocalist Adam Miller, drummer Hannah Blilie, guitarist Devin Welch and bassist Michelle Nolan.
The aforementioned foursome officially debuted in 2002, and released their debut album "Chrome Rats vs. Basement Rutz" the following year. Any chance for success was short-lived, however, since all members except Miller left to form their own band.
A revamped group still calling itself Chromatics released "Plaster Hounds" in 2004, but lineup changes continued to plague the band. With all the change, their sound and live performances were also affected, though the group often continued to tour with labelmates Glass candy, as well as Desire. Why? Both were side projects of vocalist Johnny Jewel.
The Chromatics have released three studio albums, with the most acclaimed being 2007's "Night Drive." Various songs from the project have been licensed for use in television shows (both domestically and international), films, ads and runway shows. They later gained recognition in 2011 for their song "Tick of the Clock," which was featured in the "Drive" film and soundtrack by director Nicolas Winding Refn.
On October 23, 2011, Chromatics released what would be the title track to their most current album, "Kill for Love." After that, the band began to leak other tracks like "Into the Black," "Lady," "Candy" and "Back from the Grave." It all led to the full album release on March 26, 2012, with the title track featured on TV shows like "Parenthood, "Bates Motel," the ever-popular "Gossip Girl" and ABC's hit drama "Revenge."
Past Tour Dates for Chromatics
Chromatics Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 06/09/2014 Brooklyn NY Spike Hill 03/31/2014 Brooklyn NY Spike Hill 01/10/2014 Vienna VA Jammin Java
Chromatics Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/15/2013 Vienna VA Jammin Java 11/10/2013 McAllen TX Cine El Rey 11/08/2013 Austin TX Auditorium Shores 11/08/2013 Dallas TX Granada Theater 11/07/2013 Houston TX Fitzgerald's 10/25/2013 Asheville NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium 09/29/2013 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 09/14/2013 Philadelphia PA Voyeur Nightclub 09/13/2013 New York NY Terminal 5 09/07/2013 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom 08/09/2013 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 07/26/2013 Seattle WA Capitol Hill (Block Party) 07/19/2013 Chicago IL The Mid 06/13/2013 Dublin D The Village 06/12/2013 London Hmf KOKO 06/10/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 06/07/2013 Paris ?? La Cigale 06/05/2013 Gent Balzaal Vooruit 06/04/2013 Turin Astoria 06/03/2013 Ravenna RA Charles Bronson 05/22/2013 Wien 9 Arena Wien 05/21/2013 Prague MeetFactory Praha 5, Ke Sklarne... 05/20/2013 Berlin BE Lido
Chromatics Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/13/2012 Santiago Estudio Estereo 12/07/2012 Miami FL Gusman Theater 11/06/2012 London London Heaven 11/01/2012 Paris Ville De Paris Le Trabendo 10/25/2012 Rome RM Circolo Degli Artisti 09/01/2012 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 08/31/2012 San Francisco CA Mezzanine 08/17/2012 Biddinghuizen Flevoland Evenemententerrein Walibi World 07/22/2012 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 07/20/2012 New York NY Terminal 5 07/19/2012 Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel 07/17/2012 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 07/13/2012 Chicago IL Union Park