lovelytheband Announces Headlining Spring Tour

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NOMINATED FOR 3 IHEART RADIO MUSIC AWARDS

Alt-pop band lovelytheband announces today their upcoming 26-date headlining ‘finding it hard to smile’ spring tour presented by Ones to Watch starting March 26and ending June 21 via RED MUSIC. The tour will hit major cities in the U.S. and Canada such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and more. During these shows, lovelytheband will perform music off of their debut album finding it hard to smile, including their hit singles “broken,” “these are my friends” and their new single “maybe, i’m afraid,” which officially impacted on Alternative radio this week. The tour will include opening performances from Flora Cash and Jagwar Twin. The band’s top fans on Spotify will have access to a ticket presale on the platform tomorrow, January 16 and tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, January 18 at 10:00 am local time here. More dates to be announced.
The band skyrocketed in 2018, soaring to new levels as a brand new group. “broken,” the debut hit single from lovelytheband,reached #1 on the Adult Top 40 radio chart and is currently still on the chart at #6 and is #12 on the Top 40 Radio chart. The track, which is the first single off the band’s debut album finding it hard to smile, amassed 1.8 billion in total in audience at radio. After being the first to break the record in 2018 for the longest running #1 track on Alternative Radio at 6 weeks, the single has been on the Alternative radio charts for over a year, and has spent 6 months on the Adult Top 40 chart. The song has been in the top 10 for 60 weeks, currently at #9 on the chart. It has over 173 million streams worldwide. The band is starting 2019 with a kicking force, being nominated for three iHeart Radio Music Awards in the Alternative Rock Song of the Year, Alternative Rock Artist of the Year and Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist categories.
The band performed “broken” on Live with Kelly and Ryan and performed the hit single as well as their new track “maybe, i’m afraid” in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, which aired on FOX and Time Square’s live stream to an audience of over 2 million people. “maybe, i’m afraid” has over 3 million streams worldwide and is featured on Spotify’s New Alt Playlist and Apple Music’s A-List Alternative playlist. “broken” was described simply as “So. Damn. Good.” by Buzzfeed and “infectious” by Billboard. Their single “these are my friends,” has over 14 million streams worldwide and is #10 on Alternative radio. The band was named one of Billboard‘s “10 Rock & Alternative Artists to Watch in 2018” and Forbes stated that the band is taking back rock alongside Imagine Dragons. They dominated the tour and festival scene last year with tours with AWOLNATION and VanceJoy, a European tour with 5 Seconds of Summer and festival performances at Lollapalooza, Billboard Hot 100, Life Is Beautiful and more. The band is also set to take over the festival world this spring and summer with performances confirmed so far at Hangout Festival, BottleRock Napa Valley and Firefly Music Festival. Stay tuned for more updates.

‘FINDING IT HARD TO SMILE’ TOUR DATES
March 26 – Peoria – Monarch Music Hall+~
April 17 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom                     
April 19 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
April 20 – Seattle, WA – Neptune                         
April 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
April 24 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep                   
April 26 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
April 27 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
April 28 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater                    
April 30 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Center
May 1 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
May 2 – Toronto, ON  – The Mod Club
May 3 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues                        
May 6 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
May 7 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
May 8 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
May 9 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
May 10 –  Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
May 11 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom                    
May 13 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
May 15 –  Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
May 16 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues                  
May 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
May 22 – San Francisco – August Hall
May 23 – Sacramento – Ace of Spades
May 25 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
June 20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE~
June 21 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater~ *Flora Cash and Jagwar Twin will be support for the tour* +Without Flora Cash ~Without Jagwar Twin  
Festival Dates
May 17, 18, 19 – Hangout Festival – Gulf Shores, AL
May 24 – BottleRock Napa Valley – Napa, CA
June 20 – Firefly Music Festival – Dover, DE


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