Live Nation has just announced that Young the Giant will play the Commodore--with guests Ra Ra Riot--on October 26 and 27 as part of the Straight Series, presented by Skullcandy.
The Los Angeles-based quintet continues to brave new sonic landscapes with its third studio album, Home of the Strange (set for an August 12 release).
Thematically, Home Of The Strange builds from the opening track “Amerika”, a song inspired by Franz Kafka's posthumously published and unfinished novel of the same name. The members of Young the Giant are all the sons of immigrants, with a majority of the band being first generation Americans. They can relate to Kafka's story of Karl, a 16-year-old who flees Germany under uncertain circumstances.
Home of the Strange is the followup to 2014’s Mind Over Matter, which was a commercial and critical success.
Young the Giant first broke through with their 2010 self-titled debut album, which featured the RIAA-gold certified singles, "My Body" and "Cough Syrup." Since then the band has toured the world, performing numerous sold-out headlining tours and becoming a festival mainstay at high-profile outings such as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and Lollapalooza.
Tickets for both shows are priced at $29.50 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale to the general public this Friday (May 20) at 10 am on the Live Nation website.
The Georgia Straight presale runs this Thursday (May 19) from 10 am to 10 pm, password: STRAIGHTSERIES.
Tickets are also available for purchase by phone at 1-855-985-5000 and at Red Cat Records.