Gang Of Youths announce new album ‘Angel In Realtime’ and 2022 world tour

Gang Of Youths have announced the release of their highly anticipated third album, ‘Angel In Realtime’.

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Due out on February 25, the new LP will be the band’s first full-length project in almost five years, following 2017’s ‘Go Farther In Lightness’.

The album’s announcement comes with the release of new single ‘Tend The Garden’, a huge tonal change from their recent work, following a lighter, summery route.

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‘Tend The Garden’ is the fourth preview to be shared from the band’s new album. It follows on from lead single ‘The Angel Of 8th Ave.’, and subsequent releases ‘Unison’ and ‘The Man Himself’.

You can listen to ‘Tend The Garden’ below:

Describing it, frontman Dave Le’aupepe said it was inspired by his father, as is much of the album; his father’s face adorns the album’s artwork.

“My dad was a gifted and passionate gardener. It’s where he funnelled a lot of his energy and sensitivity, and despite our humble economic status, we were always surrounded by beauty,” Le’aupepe said in a press release.

“The journey he made from Samoa to NZ to Australia was a difficult and inspiring one, but also fraught with mistakes, regret and terrible choices. I like to think he was building something beautiful, and pondering what life had given him in spite of his mistakes and concealment. We never knew his story until after he died, so this is the most poetic interpretation of his affinity for gardening that I could think of.”

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The band as a whole went on to say that the album is also about “Indigenous identity, death, grief and God. And also the Angel, Islington.”

View the album’s artwork and track listing below:

‘Angel In Realtime’ tracklist:

01. ‘You In Everything’
02. ‘In The Wake Of Your Leave’
03. ‘The Angel Of 8th Ave.’
04. ‘Returner’
05. ‘Unison’
06. ‘Tend The Garden’
07. ‘The Kingdom Is Within You’
08. ‘Spirit Boy’
09. ‘Brothers’
10. ‘Forbearance’
11. ‘The Man Himself’
12. ‘Hand Of God’
13. ‘Goal Of The Century’

Gang Of Youths have also announced a colossal, where they’ll play a string of dates throughout the UK, Europe, North America, New Zealand and their home of Australia.

They’ll be kicking off the tour in Ireland in March before taking on dates around the UK and Europe, heading to North America late the following month. They’ll play a lengthy run of shows around America and Canada, before heading to Australia and New Zealand throughout July and August. Finally, they’ll head back to America, finishing the tour in Sacremento at the end of September.

Head to Gang Of Youths’ official website to find all ticketing details.







Gang Of Youths’ 2022 ‘Angel In Realtime’ tour dates are:

MARCH
3 – Dublin, Button Factory
5 – Newcastle, Riverside Newcastle
6 – Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
8 – Leeds, Beckett

9 – Bristol, O2 Academy Bristol
12 – Birmingham, O2 Institute2 (O2 Institute Birmingham)
13 – Manchester, Albert Hall
15 – London, O2 Academy Brixton
17 – Brussels, AB Club
18 – Paris, Nouveau Casino
20 – Cologne, Club Volta
21 – Hamburg, Mojo Club
23 – Berlin, Columbia Theater
25 – Amsterdam, Paradiso Noord

APRIL
21 – Madison, Majestic Theatre

22 – Indianapolis, The Vogue
24 – Columbus, Newport Music Hall
25 – Louisville, Mercury Ballroom
27 – Carrboro, Cat’s Cradle
28 – Charlotte, The Underground

MAY
1 – Nashville, The Basement
3 – Chicago, Metro
4 – Detroit, The Shelter
6 – Toronto, The Danforth Music Hall
7 – Montreal, L’Astral
9 – Boston, Paradise Rock Club
10 – Brooklyn, Brooklyn Steel
12 – Philadelphia, Theatre of Living Arts
13 – Washington, Union Stage
16 – San Francisco, The Fillmore
18 – Los Angeles, Belasco Theater
20 – Las Vegas, 24 Oxford
21 – Phoenix, Crescent Ballroom
23 – Austin, Scoot Inn
24 – Dallas, The Echo Lounge and Music Hall
26 – Tulsa, Cain’s Ballroom

JULY
30 – Perth, RAC Arena

AUGUST
3 – Adelaide, Adelaide Entertainment Centre
6 – Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena
12 – Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
14 – Hobart, Venue TBD
16 – Wellington, Hunter Lounge
17 – Auckland, Powerstation
20 – Brisbane, Venue TBD

SEPTEMBER
13 – Milwaukee, The Rave II

14 – Minneapolis, First Avenue – Mainroom
16 – Saint Louis, Delmar Hall
17 – Lawrence, The Bottleneck
19 – Englewood, Gothic Theatre
20 – Salt Lake City, Urban Lounge
22 – Portland, Revolution Hall
23 – Vancouver, Rickshaw Theatre
25 – Seattle, Neumos
27 – Sacramento, Ace Of Spades