Following a blockbuster year that saw the release of their acclaimed new album HIVE MIND via Columbia Records in July, as well as playing massive festival headline slots from Primavera to Lovebox, Grammy-nominated band The Internet announce a string of European dates for March 2019. The tour includes 5 UK dates, including the band’s biggest London headline show to date at the O2 Academy Brixton March 21st.
The announcement comes with the band currently in the midst of a huge US arena tour supporting Gorillaz, before heading out on a North American headline tour running through December.
Written and produced entirely by The Internet, Hive Mind has proven to be the band’s most successful album to date, earning worldwide critical acclaim and leading to stunning cover features with the likes of Loud & Quiet, Brick Magazine and Antidote. Sunday Times Culture deemed the record an “unworried, unhurried world of funk grooves and sensual soul” while Crack Magazine called it a “brilliant, electric album to keep you dancing through the summer”.
Hive Mind is the band’s follow up to their breakthrough third album, Ego Death. That album’s fresh sound — funk-tinged beats, laced with slinky guitars, evocative keys, and heart-striking lyrics about relationships with women — earned it a GRAMMY nomination for Best Urban Contemporary album, countless sold out shows, and massive acclaim on an international scale, quickly catapulting The Internet to one of the most exciting new artists of this decade. With the dynamic, multi-dimensional offering, The Internet let the world know that they were not only insanely talented, but a true, five-person force whose singular talents created one phenomenal whole.
After a lengthy world tour in support of that record, the band encouraged each other to explore their identities as solo artists; incredible solo albums from all five members of The Internet emerged to rapturous response throughout 2017. Feeling the unity of coming back together, however, created the foundation for what became HIVE MIND. In their new music, members Syd (vocalist/songwriter), Matt Martians (producer), Steve Lacy (guitarist/vocalist/
The Internet play the following European dates in 2019:
Thurs 21st LONDON, O2 Brixton Academy
Fri 22nd GLASGOW, Garage
Sat 23rd MANCHESTER, Academy
Mon 25th BIRMINGHAM, O2 Institute
Tues 26th DUBLIN, Olympia
Weds 27th BRISTOL, O2 Academy