Alt-pop band lovelytheband announces today their celebrity mentorship and performance on ABC’s American Idol this spring. The band will appear on the show’s All-Star Duet Rounds, where the show’s Top 20 finalists take the stage with world-renowned musicians as they continue their journey in the competition. Airdate to be announced at a later date. “American Idol” premieres on the ABC Television Network on Sunday, March 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST). Additionally, lovelytheband’s hit single “broken” is now certified platinum by the RIAA. “broken,” the debut hit single from lovelytheband that is off of their debut album finding it hard to smile,reached #1 on the Adult Top 40 radio chart and peaked at #12 on the Top 40 radio chart. The track amassed 2 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 spent 6 months on the Adult Top 40 chart. The song has been in the top 10 for 50 weeks, currently at #8 on the chart. It has over 190 million streams worldwide. The band is up for three nominations at the 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.
Their new single “maybe, i’m afraid” impacted at Alternative radio earlier this month and is now #32 on the chart. The track additionally has over 4 million streams worldwide. The band is embarking on their upcoming 26-date headlining ‘finding it hard to smile’ spring tour starting March 26and ending June 21. 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 their debut album, including their hit singles “broken,” “these are my friends” and “maybe, i’m afraid.” The tour will include opening performances from Flora Cash and Jagwar Twin. Tickets are on sale now here. Prior to their headlining tour, the band will be heading to Europe starting February 20 for a 15-date tour opening for pop band LANY.
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. “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 peaked at #9 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, Firefly Music Festival and BunburyFestival.