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AWOLNATION release new version of “Handyman” to kick off next leg of tour

AWOLNATION DEBUT ACOUSTIC VERSION OF ALT RADIO HIT “HANDYMAN”

AS BAND KICKS OFF THE NEXT LEG OF THEIR
HERE COME THE RUNTS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR THE NEW VERSION HERE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_fD5gEu-yM&feature=youtu.be
Critically acclaimed Awolnation’s February 6th appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live introduced a stripped-down version of the band’s Top 5 Alternative Radio hit “Handyman.” The version has grown in popularity, as has demand for its release.  In keeping with their fan’s desires, the band will release the acoustic version of the hit today, via all music download and streaming services.  The band also launches a contest today, to find the best fan versions of  “Handyman” at  http://awolnationmusic.com/handymancovers .

The band plans to spend the rest of the summer on the road in support of their third studio album and #1 Alternative Album chart debut, Here Come The Runts(Red Bull Records).  This album, which features “Handyman,” is the follow-up to the platinum-certified debut album Megalithic Symphony, and 2015’s Run.  Support for the headlining run will include Lovelytheband, and IRONTOM. The band will be hitting many radio festivals to thank the stations for their support of the album/single.

Here Come The Runts sees founder and lead singer Aaron Bruno once again at the helm producing, writing and recording the new album, “with this record I really wanted to make a rock n’ roll/pop album” says Bruno. “And I say ‘pop’ how I grew up listening to it, in the sense of Dire Straits or Born In The U.S.A or The Cars or Tom Petty.”

Formed in 2010, Awolnation crafted one of the most influential songs in years with the chart-topping, record-breaking track “Sail.” The first single off the gold-certified full-length debut Megalithic Symphony, “Sail” was certified 6x platinum in the US and holds the record for the most weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by an independent artist, the second longest for any artist. The song has also achieved global success: certified 10x platinum in Norway, 6x platinum in Canada, 3x platinum in Sweden, 2x platinum in Australia and New Zealand, platinum in Switzerland, gold in Austria, Germany, and the UK. The critically-acclaimed sophomore release Run spawned three other Top 10 US singles – Top 5 tracks “I Am” and “Woman Woman,” as well as their first #1 hit on the Billboard Alternative Chart, “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf).” Awolnation have chosen to use their success as a platform for good, partnering with various charities including Music Saves LivesLove Your Melon, and The Lance McCullers Jr. Foundation.  Awolnation have a direct relationship with their devoted fans through Awolnation Builders—much more than just a fanclub, the Awolnation Builders are a continuous call to action on all things AWOL including tour dates, videos, exclusive content, charity initiatives, and more.

They continue to sell-out headlining shows across the globe and have secured spots on festivals across the globe including Coachella, Voodoo Festival, Austin City Limits, Osheaga, Austria’s Frequency Festival, Bonnaroo, Leeds, Reading, and Brazil’s Mix FM Festival. Awolnation released their third studio album, Here Come the Runts, in February 2018 via Red Bull Records. The album features the singles “Passion,” “Seven Sticks of Dynamite,” and current Top 20 Alt Rock hit, “Handyman.”

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North America – Here Come the Runts Tour 2018, remaining dates

Friday, June 15             Upstate Concert Hall                            Clifton Park, NY
Saturday, June 16         WLKK Kerfluffle Summer Show        Buffalo, NY
Sunday, June 17           Higher Ground                                     Burlington, VT
Wednesday, June 20     Aura                                                        Portland, ME
Thursday, June 21         Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom   Hampton Beach, NH
Friday, June 22                The Strand                                            Providence, RI
Saturday, June 23         Innsbrook After Hours (XL102)         Richmond, VA
Sunday, June 24           Bogart’s                                                Cincinnati, OH
Wednesday, June 27    The Pageant                                          St. Louis, MO
Thursday, June 28         Brady Theater (KMYZ)                            Tulsa, OK
Friday, June 29             Cabooze Outdoor Plaza (KQGO)             Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, June 30         Hollywood Casino Amp (WKQX)             Tinley Park, IL
Saturday, July 21          Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion (KTBZ) The Woodlands, TX
Sunday, July 22             Merriweather Post Pavillion (DC101)     Columbia, MD
Friday, July 27              Providence Medical Ctr Amp (KRBZ)      Bonner Springs, KS

*further dates in August, to be announced

For information on tickets please visit http://awolnationmusic.com/

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