About White Lies
This trio is full of little White Lies, and that's just how their fans like it. Indeed, the band formerly known as Fear of Flying is flying high thanks to the release of their third studio album, "Big TV," in 2013.
If you've got an ear tuned to White Lies but haven't quite picked up their distinct sound, consider it in the vein of the Terdrop Explodes, Joy Division, or Echo & the Bunnymen. The distinct post-punk direction is a complete 180 from the Brit-pop released by the dark-edged trio way back when. With the change in moniker also came a more tenebrous group persona.
The band , which has garnered attention thanks to its macabre material like the murder tale spun in "Unfinished Business," has three full albums under its belt. The first was 2009's "To Lose My Life," which was followed up by the sophomore effort "Ritual" in early 2011. But it's their latest effort, "Big TV," which unfolds like a storybook to entice fans to listen one track to next. The 'story,' as it's told, follows a couple who leave a provincial area for a big city, with the idea of equality in a relationship coming through as the recurring theme of the project.
The band recently made some last-minute changes to its tour schedule due to unforeseen conflicts. Three dates originally scheduled for February – in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland – have been rescheduled for the end of April. The Portland date at the Roseland Theatre will take place on 4/22, followed by the Seattle stop at the Showbox Theatre the next night. The band will then trek North of the Border to stop in Vancouver.
date city state venue 2/6/2014 Vancouver BC Venue 2/7/2014 Seattle WA The Showbox 2/8/2014 Portland OR Roseland Theater 2/11/2014 Englewood CO Gothic Theatre 2/14/2014 Austin TX Emo's Austin 2/15/2014 Dallas TX Granada Theater 2/16/2014 Houston TX Fitzgerald's 2/18/2014 Atlanta GA Center Stage Theatre 2/19/2014 Nashville TN Cannery Ballroom 2/21/2014 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 2/22/2014 Washington DC 9:30 Club 2/23/2014 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 2/25/2014 New York NY Webster Hall 2/26/2014 Buffalo NY Town Ballroom 2/27/2014 Toronto ON Mod Club Theatre 4/11/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 4/11/2014 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre 4/14/2014 Las Vegas NV Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas 4/16/2014 Oakland CA The New Parish 4/17/2014 Sacramento CA Harlows Night Club 4/18/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 4/22/2014 Portland OR Roseland Theater 4/23/2014 Seattle WA The Showbox 4/24/2014 Vancouver BC Venue 5/31/2014 Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne And Wear St James Park 6/7/2014 Landgraaf Lim Megaland 6/8/2014 Hulst Vestrock 6/14/2014 Malmo Skane Kulturbolaget 6/20/2014 Neuhausen ob Eck Baden-wurttemberg Flugplatz Neuhausen ob Eck 6/25/2014 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 7/2/2014 Swansea Swa Liberty Stadium 7/3/2014 Werchter Vbr Werchter Park 7/10/2014 Bilbao Basque Country Kobetamendi Park 7/18/2014 Abingdon Hill Farm Steventon 8/1/2014 Matlock Mouldridge Lane 12/15/2014 London Hmf KOKO
date city state venue 7/23/2013 London London Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 7/24/2013 London London Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 7/25/2013 London London Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 8/23/2013 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 8/23/2013 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 10/1/2013 Toronto ON The Opera House 10/3/2013 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 10/4/2013 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 10/5/2013 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 10/7/2013 Chicago IL Metro 10/9/2013 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall 10/10/2013 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre 10/12/2013 Mexico City ?? Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 11/7/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 11/8/2013 Eindhoven NB De Effenaar 11/9/2013 Cologne NW Live Music Hall 11/11/2013 Frankfurt HE Gibson 11/12/2013 Munich BY Theaterfabrik 11/13/2013 Vienna 9 Gasometer 11/15/2013 Zurich ZH Komplex 457 11/16/2013 Milan ?? Magazzini Generali 11/17/2013 Prague Lucerna - Velky sal, Palac... 11/20/2013 Warsaw Poland Stodola 11/21/2013 Berlin BE Kesselhaus 11/23/2013 Oslo 03 Sentrum Scene 11/24/2013 Stockholm AB Berns Salonger 11/25/2013 Copenhagen Danish Capital Regio Vega House Of Music 11/27/2013 Hamburg HH Grosse Freiheit 36 11/29/2013 Brussels Bru Ancienne Belgique 11/30/2013 Brussels Bru Ancienne Belgique 12/1/2013 Paris Ile Le Trianon 12/3/2013 Newcastle upon Tyne T & W O2 Academy Newcastle 12/4/2013 Glasgow Rfw O2 ABC Glasgow 12/6/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Academy 12/7/2013 Nottingham Ntt Rock City 12/8/2013 Bristol Bst O2 Academy Bristol 12/10/2013 London London Roundhouse 12/11/2013 London London Roundhouse 12/12/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 12/14/2013 Norwich Nfk The Nick Rayns LCR 12/15/2013 Birmingham War The Institute
date city state venue 1/22/2011 Seattle WA Neumos 1/24/2011 West Hollywood CA The Troubadour 1/24/2011 West Hollywood CA The Troubadour 1/27/2011 New York NY Highline Ballroom 1/27/2011 New York NY Highline Ballroom 1/29/2011 Toronto ON Mod Club Theatre 2/11/2011 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 2/17/2011 Newcastle upon Tyne T & W O2 Academy Newcastle 2/25/2011 Hamburg HH Docks Hamburg 3/3/2011 Berlin BE Columbia Halle 3/21/2011 Cologne NW Live Music Hall 5/17/2011 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 5/19/2011 New York NY Terminal 5 5/20/2011 Washington DC 9:30 Club 5/21/2011 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse 8/6/2011 Chicago IL Double Door
date city state venue 9/25/2009 New York NY Webster Hall