w/ special guests Kevin Abstract

Tuesday, August 20th, 2024

Budweiser Stage, Toronto


Today, Human Music Group Sensations Glass Animals announced their 2024 global TOUR OF EARTH. Promoted by Live Nation, the 41-date tour sees the band headlining the biggest venues of their career thus far and kicks off on Wednesday, August 7 in Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion, with stops across North America, Europe, and the UK in Toronto, New York, Nashville, Chicago, Vancouver, Inglewood, Paris, Milan, Amsterdam, Glasgow, and more before wrapping up with an epic hometown performance in London, UK at The O2. The GRAMMY-nominated and BRIT-nominated, Diamond-selling British band will be joined by special guests Kevin Abstract, Eyedress, and Blondshell on select dates throughout the North America leg. The Big Moon will join on all dates across Europe and the UK.

The tour will see the band playing many iconic venues around the world for the first time, including Madison Square Garden in New York, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, The Gorge Amphitheatre in Seattle, Kia Forum in Inglewood, 3Arena in Dublin, The O2 in London, and many more.

Yesterday, Glass Animals announced details of their highly anticipated fourth studio album, I Love You So F***ing Much, set for release on July 19th. The album is introduced by the band’s new single, “Creatures in Heaven,” out now—listen HERE and watch the visualizer HERE. I Love You So F***ing Much is the follow-up to 2020’s critically revered Dreamland, which sold over 12 million copies globally and gave life to “Heat Waves,” the record-breaking song that became the biggest international hit from a British band in almost 30 years. It was the first song by a British band since the Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” in 1995 to claim #1 for five consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, and the first song to reach #1 with a single writer and producer since Pharell’s “Happy” —leading to the pop world’s biggest acts, including Florence Welch, all wanting to work with Glass Animals frontman, songwriter, and producer, Dave Bayley. But the birth of I Love You So F***ing Much was an existential crisis. Dave found himself struggling to make sense of this newfound global stardom, having watched it all happen while the world was in lockdown.

He says, “Life can change dramatically, but sometimes you aren’t able to change as quickly on a personal level. You end up feeling like a spectator. And then you are asked and expected to be a certain type of person, a different person. But…I wasn’t sure how. It confused me to the point of not knowing who I was or if anything was real.” It took being stranded on a cliff in a wooden house on stilts during one of California’s biggest storms in history to push that feeling into a full existential crisis. In forced isolation, watching trees tumble down mountains and assuming “death was coming,” Dave began asking questions of himself, of the universe, and of the human experience: namely, love. As he came to accept himself as an introvert, Dave realized that “human connection and the love between us is much bigger, more important, and more complex than anything else”. “Creatures in Heaven” is the sublime first glimpse into ten intimate love stories set against the backdrop of the universe.

Wed Aug 07 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion +
Thu Aug 08 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre +
Sat Aug 10 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann +
Sun Aug 11 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center +
Tue Aug 13 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden +
Fri Aug 16 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park +
Sat Aug 17 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion +
Tue Aug 20 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage +
Wed Aug 21 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center +
Fri Aug 23 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center +
Sat Aug 24 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre +
Sun Aug 25 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center +
Tue Aug 27 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena +
Wed Aug 28 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island +
Sat Aug 31 – Kansas City, KS – Azura Amphitheater ~^*
Tue Sep 03 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre ~
Wed Sep 04 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre ~
Thu Sep 05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre ~
Sat Sep 07 – Seattle, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre ~^
Sun Sep 08 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena ~
Wed Sep 11 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre ~
Fri Sep 13 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre ~
Sat Sep 14 – Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum ~^
Tue Sep 17 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre ~
Fri Sep 20 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion ~
Sat Sep 21 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ~
Sun Sep 22 – Austin, TX – Moody Center ~