OK Go Announces “Conan” Performance + Tour
LOS ANGELES, CA
February 18, 2015 –
OK Go will pay a return visit to “Conan” on St. Patrick’s Day – Tuesday, March 17 – just days before the launch of the GRAMMY®-winning band’s extensive North American theatre tour in support of its new album, Hungry Ghosts (Paracadute/BMG). The spring run will kick off with a pair of Northern California shows: March 20 at Catalyst in Santa Cruz and March 21 at The Warfield in San Francisco. The band, which is known for its highly interactive live shows, will play Chicago’s Metro on April 3 and Terminal 5 in New York City on April 11. The outing will wrap up at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on May 2. See below for itinerary; tickets can be purchased HERE.
OK Go has been abroad in recent weeks, celebrating the international release of Hungry Ghosts. The festivities began with the band’s first-ever shows in Russia and included a trek across Europe and a sold-out show at KOKO in London. OK Go will play a trio of shows in Japan this week. Check out the band performing its latest single, “I Won’t Let You Down,” on the Russian television show “Вечерний Ургант” HERE.
Hailed as “mesmerizing” by Entertainment Weekly, the official video for “I Won’t Let You Down,” premiered on NBC’s “TODAY.” By the following day, the single and Hungry Ghosts had jumped to No. 1 on iTunes Alternative Singles and Alternative Albums charts in Japan, where the video was shot. Single and album sales jumped 600% in the States. The clip – directed by OK Go’s Damian Kulash and Kazuaki Seki, with creative direction by Morihiro Harano (of Mori, Inc.) – racked up 10 million views in its first week of release and was added by VH1, Fuse, MTV Hits and AXS TV. It can be viewed HERE.
“The One Moment,” another track from Hungry Ghosts, provided the soundtrack for HBO’s 2014 Yearender video, which can be seen HERE. OK Go has written and recorded a brand new song, entitled “You’re a Fucking Nerd and No One Likes You,” for Hot Tub Time Machine 2. The track can be streamed HERE. “I am ninety-nine percent sure that OK Go just released the nerd anthem of 2015,” said Nerdist.com, which premiered the song. “‘You’re a F-cking Nerd And No One Likes You’ is a triumphant rock romper about being a loner who doesn’t necessarily have all the same interests as everyone else.” Hot Tub Time Machine 2 opens February 20 and features Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, and Adam Scott.
With a career that includes award-winning videos, New York Times op-eds, a major label split and the establishment of a DIY trans-media mini-empire (Paracadute), collaborations with pioneering dance companies and tech giants, animators and Muppets and an experiment that aims to encodeHungry Ghosts on actual strands of DNA, OK Go continue to fearlessly dream and build new worlds in a time when creative boundaries have all but dissolved. The band has been honored with a GRAMMY, an MTV Video Music Award, a CLIO, two WEBBY Awards (including one for their collaboration with The Muppets and Sesame Street), a spot in a Guggenheim installation and a total of seven Lions from the 2012 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity – the advertising world’s most prestigious competition.
OK Go – Spring 2015 North American Tour Dates
3/20 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
3/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
3/23 – Portland, OR @ McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom
3/24 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
3/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
3/27 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom
3/28 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
3/29 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub
3/31 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Center
4/2 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/3 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
4/4 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
4/6 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
4/7 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/9 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/10 – Ithaca, NY @ The State Theatre
4/11 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
4/12 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Inn
4/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
4/15 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
4/17 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
4/18 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
4/20 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
4/21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
4/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Middle of the Map Fest
4/24 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
4/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
4/26 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
4/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
4/30 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
5/1 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
5/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern