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They're not naked, but they are famous. That's the tagline, of sorts, for this New Zealand indie electronic ensemble dubbed The Naked and Famous, who used a line from the song "Tricky Kid" to rebuff the notion that everyone wants to be a celebrity.
While the early origins of The Naked and Famous originally centered on the talents of vocalist Alisa Xayalisth and vocalist/instrumentalist Thom Powers, the band that formed in 2008 would go on to add members to play live shows, including Ben Knapp, Jordan Clark ane Aaron Short. Knapp and Clark later left the group, and Jesse Wood and David Beadle signed on in 2009 to complete the most current lineup.
With two EPs to their name, The Naked and Famous released their debut album, "Passive Me, Aggressive You," in 2010. It spawned the number one single "Young Blood," and the band went on a huge world tour to support the project, playing some 200 dates.
The Naked and Famous collectively relocated to Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles in 2012 to work on their sophomore release. "In Rolling Waves" arrived in September 2013 behind the lead single "Hearts Like Ours." Not only is the band busy promoting its new album, they've become part of pop culture lore, with their songs appearing in shows like "The Vampire Diaries," "Gossip Girl," "Grey's Anatomy," "True Blood," "Covert Affairs," "Chuck," "Property Brothers," "Elementary" and more. Additionally, they've also had cuts featured in movies like "Dallas Buyers Club" and in the horror flick "Carrie."
The Naked and Famous Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Punching in A Dream||2011|
|Passive Me, Aggressive You||2010|
|All of This||2009|
Top 10 The Naked and Famous Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||Punching In A Dream||527,840||107,606|
|3||All Of This||240,699||64,907|
|5||Girls Like You||222,291||56,002|
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The Naked and Famous Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 08/24/2014 Monterey CA Monterey Fairgrounds 08/23/2014 Monterey CA Monterey Fairgrounds 08/23/2014 Monterey CA Monterey County Fair & Event Center 08/22/2014 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 08/21/2014 Los Angeles CA Echoplex 08/20/2014 San Diego CA Birch North Park Theatre 07/13/2014 Victoria BC Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre 07/12/2014 Victoria BC Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre 07/03/2014 Werchter Vbr Werchter Village 07/02/2014 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 07/01/2014 Cambridge ?? The Junction 06/30/2014 Brighton Sxe Concorde 2 06/26/2014 Graz Kasematten 06/25/2014 Budapest BU A38 06/22/2014 Ferrara Castello Estense 06/20/2014 Neuhausen ob Eck Baden-wurttemberg Flugplatz Neuhausen ob Eck 06/11/2014 Miami FL Grand Central 06/10/2014 Orlando FL The Beacham 06/08/2014 Richmond VA The National 06/07/2014 New York NY Randalls Island 06/06/2014 New York NY Randalls Island 06/05/2014 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 06/04/2014 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall 06/03/2014 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theater 05/31/2014 Tulsa OK Brady Theater 05/30/2014 Kansas City MO KC Live! 05/28/2014 Omaha NE Slowdown 05/27/2014 Boulder CO Boulder Theater 05/26/2014 Salt Lake City UT The Depot 05/24/2014 Boise ID Knitting Factory - Boise 05/23/2014 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/23/2014 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/20/2014 Honolulu HI The Republik 05/13/2014 Sydney Nsw Metro Theatre 05/11/2014 Mt. Lawley WA Astor Theatre 04/30/2014 Melbourne Vic 170 Russell 04/18/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/16/2014 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre 04/14/2014 Las Vegas NV Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas 04/11/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 03/17/2014 Aspen CO Belly Up Aspen 03/15/2014 Denver CO Pepsi Center 03/13/2014 Rosemont IL Allstate Arena 03/12/2014 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 03/11/2014 Madison WI Majestic Theatre 03/10/2014 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 03/08/2014 East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 03/07/2014 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 03/06/2014 Worcester MA DCU Center 03/04/2014 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 03/03/2014 Montreal QC Bell Centre 03/01/2014 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 02/28/2014 Norfolk VA Constant Convocation Center 02/26/2014 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 02/25/2014 Charlotte NC The Fillmore Charlotte 02/24/2014 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 02/22/2014 Tulsa OK BOK Center 02/21/2014 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 02/20/2014 Austin TX Frank Erwin Center 02/19/2014 Houston TX Fitzgerald's 02/17/2014 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 02/15/2014 San Diego CA Valley View Casino Center 02/14/2014 Inglewood CA The Forum 02/13/2014 San Jose CA SAP Center 02/11/2014 Seattle WA Key Arena 02/10/2014 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 02/08/2014 Boise ID Taco Bell Arena 01/31/2014 Adelaide SA Bonython Park
The Naked and Famous Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/01/2013 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 11/30/2013 Oxford Oxf O2 Academy Oxford 11/29/2013 Bristol Bst O2 Academy Bristol 11/27/2013 Glasgow Rfw O2 ABC Glasgow 11/26/2013 Belfast Bfs The Limelight 11/25/2013 Dublin D Olympia Theatre 11/23/2013 Norwich Nfk Norwich UEA 11/22/2013 Birmingham War The Institute 11/21/2013 Manchester Man The Ritz 11/19/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 11/18/2013 Cologne NW Live Music Hall 11/16/2013 Milan Magnolia Club 11/14/2013 Paris Ville De Paris Le Trabendo 11/12/2013 Brussels Bru Ancienne Belgique 11/11/2013 Zurich ZH Komplex 457 11/10/2013 Munich BY Theaterfabrik 11/08/2013 Vienna 9 Gasometer 11/07/2013 Berlin BE Kesselhaus Berlin 11/06/2013 Hamburg HH Markthalle Hamburg 11/05/2013 Frankfurt HE Gibson 11/03/2013 Oslo 03 Rockefeller Music Hall 11/02/2013 Copenhagen Grey Hall 10/26/2013 Pomona CA Fox Theater Pomona 10/25/2013 Oakland CA Fox Theater 10/24/2013 Las Vegas NV The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 10/22/2013 Portland OR Roseland Theater 10/21/2013 Seattle WA Showbox SoDo 10/20/2013 Vancouver BC Orpheum Theatre 10/18/2013 Denver CO Fillmore Auditorium 10/17/2013 Kansas City MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 10/16/2013 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 10/14/2013 Toronto ON Sound Academy 10/12/2013 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 10/11/2013 New York NY Terminal 5 10/10/2013 New York NY Terminal 5 10/08/2013 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory 10/07/2013 Washington DC 9:30 Club 10/06/2013 Washington DC 9:30 Club 10/05/2013 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 10/03/2013 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 10/02/2013 Austin TX Stubbs BBQ 10/01/2013 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 09/29/2013 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre 09/27/2013 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 09/25/2013 San Diego CA House of Blues San Diego
The Naked and Famous Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 06/02/2012 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 06/01/2012 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 04/26/2012 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 04/25/2012 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 04/24/2012 Seattle WA Showbox SoDo 04/23/2012 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 04/21/2012 San Francisco CA The Warfield 04/19/2012 Salt Lake City UT The Depot 04/18/2012 Denver CO Ogden Theatre 04/17/2012 Kansas City MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 04/15/2012 Chicago IL Vic Theatre 04/14/2012 Madison WI Majestic Theatre 04/10/2012 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge 04/09/2012 Indianapolis IN The Vogue 04/07/2012 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 04/06/2012 Pontiac MI Crofoot Ballroom 04/05/2012 Toronto ON Sound Academy 04/04/2012 New York NY Terminal 5 04/02/2012 Richmond VA The National 04/01/2012 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 03/28/2012 Saint Petersburg FL State Theatre 03/27/2012 Orlando FL Plaza Theatre 03/25/2012 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 03/24/2012 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 03/23/2012 Austin TX Stubbs BBQ 03/21/2012 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 03/20/2012 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 03/19/2012 Santa Ana CA The Observatory
The Naked and Famous Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/19/2011 San Francisco CA The Independent 12/18/2011 San Francisco CA The Independent 12/15/2011 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 12/11/2011 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 12/10/2011 San Diego CA Valley View Casino Center 12/08/2011 Oakland CA The New Parish 12/06/2011 Kansas City MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 12/04/2011 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom 12/01/2011 Norfolk VA Constant Convocation Center 10/28/2011 Washington DC 9:30 Club 10/27/2011 New York NY Webster Hall 10/25/2011 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 10/24/2011 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts 10/23/2011 Atlanta GA Masquerade 10/21/2011 Austin TX La Zona Rosa 10/20/2011 Dallas TX Granada Theater 10/17/2011 Los Angeles CA The Fonda Theatre 10/16/2011 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern 10/13/2011 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 10/12/2011 Seattle WA The Showbox 10/11/2011 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 10/07/2011 Chicago IL Metro 10/06/2011 Toronto ON Phoenix Concert Theatre 09/03/2011 Portland OR Roseland Theater 08/12/2011 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 08/11/2011 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall 08/09/2011 Toronto ON Lee's Palace 08/04/2011 Chicago IL House of Blues 08/02/2011 Los Angeles CA The Fonda Theatre 06/18/2011 Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel 06/16/2011 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 04/09/2011 Los Angeles CA Echoplex 04/08/2011 Los Angeles CA Echoplex 03/30/2011 Hamburg HH Knust 03/23/2011 Cologne North Rhine-westphal Gebaude 9