Category Archives: Broken Bells

“BROKEN BELLS: LIVE AT THE ORPHEUM THEATER”

LIVE CONCERT FILM PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 26th AT 9/8c ON PALLADIA

LISTEN TO PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACK “IT’S THAT TALK AGAIN” NOW

Broken Bells It's That talk Again Art

“a generous helping of sophisticated pop and post-modern folk-rock, rooted in the traditional with one foot deep into the sounds of the future.” – ROLLING STONE

“James Mercer and Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton continue to make beautiful music together in a set that is breathtakingly perfect.” —THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Six-member harmonies (which included the band’s two touring musicians) joining forces with more than a thousand fans belting out every word – that spells success.” – OC REGISTER

Following a lengthy 2014 world tour that hopscotched the Atlantic and entertained thousands on the globe’s most prestigious stages, Broken Bells will bring their acclaimed live show to living rooms across the country. “Broken Bells: Live at the Orpheum Theater” showcases James Mercer and Brian Burton’s beautiful live performance that was shot during an October 24, 2014 show at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles before the conclusion of their tour. The live concert film will premiere on the Palladia television network on September 26th at 9/8c.

“Broken Bells: Live at the Orpheum Theater” features live renditions of songs selected from Broken Bells’ Grammy-nominated, self-titled debut album as well as its celebrated follow-up, After the Disco. Accompanying the performance are stunning visual motifs – such as imagery from their After the Discomini film and the familiar pink orb fans will immediately recognize – that weave story lines throughout the set. A full listing of songs performed during the concert film is available below.

Broken Bells have also unveiled “It’s That Talk Again”, a previously unreleased track from the After the Disco recording sessions. Listen to “It’s That Talk Again” here.

“Broken Bells: Live at the Orpheum Theater”

1. Perfect World
2. The Ghost Inside
3. After the Disco
4. The Mall & Misery
5. The Angel & The Fool
6. October
7. Vaporize
8. The Changing Lights
9. Leave It Alone
10. The High Road
11. Trap Doors
12. Holding On For Life

Additional airings of “Broken Bells: Live at the Orpheum Theater” will be available during the times listed below. All encore airings are listed as Eastern Standard Time. For airings in other time zones, please consult your local listings.

Saturday, 9/26 at 9pm (premiere)
Sunday, 9/27 at 12am
Sunday, 9/27 at 2pm
Tuesday, 9/29 at 7pm
Thursday, 10/1 at 11pm
Friday, 10/2 at 4pm

For further information, visit www.palladia.tvfacebook.com/Palladia and @Palladia on Twitter.

BROKEN BELLS DEBUT “AFTER THE DISCO” VIDEO

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ON SALE NOW

After the Disco
After the Disco

“James Mercer and Brian Burton were two dark silhouettes against the swirling vortex of outer space in an act that was as impressive for its music as it was for its dynamic lighting.” – DALLAS MORNING NEWS

“It was a polished set of spacey rock…the visual component deserves special attention. The stellar-themed visualization behind the band shifted through the solar system before ultimately landing on a gorgeous sparkling scene with warm golden lighting, which may or may not have elicited an audible ‘ohh’ from me.” – AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN

“The team-up of Mercer and producer/songwriter Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, makes for something extra special…The duo’s performance dripped with talent.” – FLAGPOLE

Broken Bells are happy to premiere their new video for the title track from their second album, After the Disco (Columbia). Directed by Nelson de Castro, the video initially chronicles the moments after the party ends through a series of comings and goings from various rooms. The storyline is eventually flipped when the camera’s rotation is reversed to depict the lead in to a night filled with dancing. Watch the video here.

Brian Burton and James Mercer recently embarked on a new leg of their North American tour which will see the duo bring their infectious grooves and melodies to venues and festivals throughout the Midwest and West Coast. Tickets and additional information are available at http://www.brokenbells.com/tour/.

BROKEN BELLS
2014 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

10/09/14 – Kansas City, MO – The Buzz Halloweenie Roast
10/11/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/24-25/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
10/26/14 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival
10/28/14 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic Auditorium

BROKEN BELLS DEBUT “CONTROL” VIDEO

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR RELAUNCHES SEPTEMBER 26

Broken Bells have unveiled the accompanying video for their new single “Control” from After the Disco (Columbia). Join Brian Burton and James Mercer on an alien adventure through space and time. The video, as is true with the band’s previous visual pieces, features the omnipresent, extraterrestrial pink orb. View the “Control” video here.

Broken Bells return to the North American highways and byways in support of After the Disco this fall. The tour kicks off in New York on September 26 and will stop at the Austin City Limits Music Festival before making its way to the West Coast. For tickets and further information, visit www.brokenbells.com/tour.

BROKEN BELLS
2014 TOUR

09/26/14 – New York, NY – Rumsey Playfield
09/27/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
09/28/14 – Richmond, VA – The National
09/29/14 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
10/01/14 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
10/02/14 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
10/04/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/05/14 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
10/07/14 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
10/08/14 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
10/11/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/24-25/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
10/24-26/14 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival
10/28/14 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic Auditorium

BROKEN BELLS “CONTROL” 7-INCH AVAILABLE NOW AT INDEPENDENT RECORD STORES

CUSTOMIZED BROKEN BELLS JUKEBOX CONTEST LIVE NOW

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS SEPTEMBER 26 IN NEW YORK

Control
Control

Broken Bells are pleased to present the 7-inch vinyl format of their newest single, “Control”. The “Control” 7-inch also features a Midnight Mix version of the single that was remixed by the band’s own Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse). By purchasing the vinyl at an independent record store, fans are able to win a one-of-a-kind, band-curated jukebox. The jukebox – complete with customized paneling based on their current album After the Disco  (Columbia) – is comprised of the Broken Bells discography along with 100 other notable albums hand-selected by Brian Burton and James Mercer for listeners to enjoy.

How can you win the jukebox? Starting today, fans in the United States can head to their local independent record store and purchase the Broken Bells “Control” 7-inch. Inside will be a special insert with a code that could make you the lucky winner. Head to http://brokenbells.com/jukebox to enter your code and see alternate methods of entry.

Until then, view the accompanying promotional video to learn more about this exclusive jukebox.

Get a digital taste of the Broken Bells jukebox experience now at http://jukebox.brokenbells.com/.

Broken Bells will relaunch their North American tour on September 26 at New York City’s Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. For more information on future touring plans, visit brokenbells.com/tour.

BROKEN BELLS
2014 FALL TOUR

09/26/14 – New York, NY – Rumsey Playfield
09/27/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
09/28/14 – Richmond, VA – The National
09/29/14 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
10/01/14 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
10/02/14 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
10/04/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/05/14 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
10/07/14 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
10/08/14 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
10/11/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/24-25/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
10/24-26/14 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival
10/28/14 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic Auditorium

BROKEN BELLS PRESENT SPECIALLY CURATED JUKEBOX FEATURING HAND-SELECTED MUSIC

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN OWN THE JUKEBOX HERE

EXPERIENCE A DIGITAL VERSION OF THE JUKEBOX HERE

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR RELAUNCHES SEPTEMBER 26 IN NEW YORK

Jukebox Pic
Broken Bells have dreamt up a truly special treat for their fans with the creation of a band-curated jukebox. The jukebox – complete with customized paneling based on their current album After the Disco  (Columbia) – is comprised of the Broken Bells discography along with 100 other notable albums hand-selected by Brian Burton and James Mercer for listeners to enjoy.

How can you win the jukebox? Starting Aug 25, fans can head to their local record store and purchase the Broken Bells “Control” 7 inch. Inside will be a special insert with a code that could make you the lucky winner. Head to http://jukebox.brokenbells.com/ to enter your code and see alternate methods of entry.

Until then, view the accompanying promotional video to learn more about this one-of-a-kind jukebox.

Get a taste of the Broken Bells jukebox experience now at http://jukebox.brokenbells.com/.

Broken Bells will relaunch their North American tour on September 26 at New York City’s Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. For more information on future touring plans, visit brokenbells.com/tour.

BROKEN BELLS
2014 FALL TOUR

09/26/14 – New York, NY – Rumsey Playfield
09/27/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
09/28/14 – Richmond, VA – The National
09/29/14 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
10/01/14 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
10/02/14 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
10/04/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/05/14 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
10/07/14 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
10/08/14 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
10/11/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/24-25/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
10/24-26/14 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival
10/28/14 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic Auditorium

BROKEN BELLS PREMIERE NEW VIDEO OF “HOLDING ON FOR LIFE” LIVE AT THE FONDA THEATRE

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR RELAUNCHES TONIGHT IN CHICAGO

Broken Bells © James Minchin (LOW RES)
Broken Bells © James Minchin (LOW RES)

Broken Bells are pleased to unveil a new video for “Holding On For Life” performed live at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. “Holding On For Life” is the first single from After the Disco, Brian Burton and James Mercer’s second work under the Broken Bells moniker. View the video here.

Broken Bells will take to the North American continent once more for a fresh set of festival and headlining dates. A full itinerary is available below. For more information, visithttp://www.brokenbells.com/tour/.
BROKEN BELLS
2014 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

07/31/14 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
08/01/14 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/03/14 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
08/04/14 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
08/06/14 – Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall
08/07/14 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre
08/09/14 – Squamish, BC – Squamish Festival
08/10/14 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
08/11/14 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
09/26/14 – New York, NY – Rumsey Playfield
09/27/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
09/28/14 – Richmond, VA – The National
09/29/14 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
10/01/14 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
10/02/14 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
10/04/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/05/14 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
10/07/14 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
10/08/14 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
10/11/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/24-25/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
10/24-26/14 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival
10/28/14 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic Auditorium

BROKEN BELLS ANNOUNCE FALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

VIEW LAST NIGHT’S LIVE ON LETTERMAN PERFORMANCE HERE http://smarturl.it/BBLiveOnLetterman

Broken Bells © James Minchin (LOW RES)
Broken Bells © James Minchin (LOW RES)

“a generous helping of sophisticated pop and post-modern folk-rock, rooted in the traditional with one foot deep into the sounds of the future.” – ROLLING STONE

“James Mercer and Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton continue to make beautiful music together in a set that is breathtakingly perfect.” —THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Six-member harmonies (which included the band’s two touring musicians) joining forces with more than a thousand fans belting out every word – that spells success.” – OC REGISTER

Broken Bells are pleased to announce the addition of a fall North American tour ahead of their appearance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Notable performances include a pair of dates at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre and the Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas. Joining the band on this tour will be Hamilton Leithauser, Phantogram and Austra. See below for a complete schedule of announced dates and confirmed support acts. All shows go on sale Friday, June 27th at 10am local time. For further information, visit http://www.brokenbells.com/tour/.

Last night, Broken Bells returned to The Late Show with David Letterman for a special “Live On Letterman” performance. The Ed Sullivan Theater proved the perfect environment for the band to display its other-worldly production, boasting a sleek starship command center mainstage setup, extraterrestrial visual elements and of course the omnipresent pink orb introduced on the cover of Broken Bells’ 2010 debut. In case you missed it, watch here: http://smarturl.it/BBLiveOnLetterman.

Broken Bells
2014 North American Tour

New dates in BOLD

06/19/14 – Columbus, OH – The LC Indoor Pavilion
06/20/14 – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheater
06/22/14 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
07/31/14 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
08/01/14 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/03/14 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
08/04/14 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
08/06/14 – Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall
08/07/14 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre
08/09/14 – Squamish, BC – Squamish Festival
08/10/14 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
08/11/14 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
09/26/14 – New York, NY – Rumsey Playfield *
09/27/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory *
09/28/14 – Richmond, VA – The National *
09/29/14 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium *
10/01/14 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre *
10/02/14 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City *

10/03-05/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/05/14 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
10/07/14 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom +
10/08/14 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater +

10/10-12/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/24-25/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre ^
10/24-26/14 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival
10/28/14 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic Auditorium ^

* with Hamilton Leithauser
+ with Phantogram
^ with Austra

BROKEN BELLS DEBUT NEW LIVE VIDEO FOR “CONTROL”

NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR KICKS OFF JUNE 7

Broken Bells "Control"
Broken Bells “Control”

Broken Bells, the creative duo comprised of Brian Burton and James Mercer, have released a new live video for their song “Control,” which can be found on their sophomore album After the Disco (Columbia). This latest visual treat was filmed at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles during a stop-over show between the band’s two Coachella appearances and showcases Broken Bells’ beautiful live production. View “Control” here!

For those hoping to catch the band in a live environment, fret not. Broken Bells will embark on their summer North American tour on June 7 when they play Governors Ball in New York City. Other notable festival stops include Bonnaroo, Firefly, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival. For venue and ticketing information, direct your web browsers to http://www.brokenbells.com/tour/.

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BROKEN BELLS
2014 TOUR 

06/07/14 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
06/12-15/14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
06/16/14 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
06/18/14 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
06/19/14 – Columbus, OH – The LC Indoor Pavilion
06/20/14 – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheater
06/21-22/14 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
08/01/14 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/03/14 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
08/04/14 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
08/06/14 – Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall
08/07/14 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre
08/08-09/14 – Squamish, BC – Squamish Festival
08/10/14 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
08/11/14 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/03-05/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/10-12/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival

BROKEN BELLS GIVE AWAY BLUEPRINTS FOR 3D-PRINTED MODELS

SUMMER 2014 TOUR ON SALE NOW

Broken Bells 3D Models
Broken Bells 3D Models

Broken Bells fans, the future is now. True to the futuristic and other-worldly vibe of their current albumAfter the Disco (Columbia), Brian Burton and James Mercer are joining the nascent movement of 3D printing by releasing free blueprints for Broken Bells themed 3D-printed models.

The 3D blueprint files for the two Broken Bells collectibles have been posted HERE. Anyone with access to a 3D printer can download these files and watch the future and present become one on their virtual and physical desktops.

Both models are based on the visual concepts created by artistic director Jacob Escobedo: the familiar pink orb that first appeared on the band’s gold-certified debut album, as well as a figurine of the space girl (played by Kate Mara) from the Broken Bells featurette “After the Disco.” For those without access to a 3D printer, Fast Company is giving away three of these models.

As mentioned, this isn’t the first time Broken Bells have had their hands in making the future a reality. During their recent West Coast tour, the band donated a dollar from every ticket sold to the B612 Foundation which is developing a system to better protect Earth from asteroids while learning more about space. Broken Bells and B612 hosted a rooftop party at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles following the band’s performance on April 15. During the party, Mercer and Burton were joined by astronaut Rusty Schweickart and Dr. Marc Buie who is the mission specialist behind B612’s Sentinel project.

Broken Bells continue this partnership and their tour in support of After the Disco with expanded tour dates recently announced. A full itinerary is below. Keep an eye on www.brokenbells.com for further updates.

BROKEN BELLS
2014 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 

06/07/14 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
06/12-15/14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
06/16/14 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
06/18/14 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
06/19/14 – Columbus, OH – The LC Indoor Pavilion
06/20/14 – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheater
06/21-22/14 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
08/01/14 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/03/14 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
08/04/14 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
08/06/14 – Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall
08/07/14 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre
08/08-10/14 – Squamish, BC – Squamish Festival
08/10/14 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
08/11/14 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/03-05/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/10-12/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival

BROKEN BELLS CONFIRM NEW HEADLINE DATES

© James Minchin
© James Minchin

“James Mercer and Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton continue to make beautiful music together in a set that is breathtakingly perfect.” —THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Broken Bells have added a new series of headline dates to the tour that began in the wake of the #5 debut of the band’s sophomore album, After the Disco (Columbia). 

The new dates pick up immediately following Broken Bells’ already announced appearances at the Governors Ball and Bonnaroo festivals, taking James Mercer, Brian Burton and their immaculate touring band and immersive audiovisual journey from St. Louis to Portland by way of a nearly a dozen new North American stops—including a return to Minneapolis, the site of the tour’s sold out opener.

Broken Bells’ stellar live show has been translated into stunning and unique TV performances, including a must-be-seen-to-be-believed Beatles tribute on The Late Show with David Letterman, plus sublime performances of After The Disco tracks on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and most recently “Control” on Conan.

The expansion of the tour continues Broken Bells’ partnership with the B612 Foundation. As on the band’s April West Coast tour, $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the B612 Foundation to help fund their Sentinel Mission, which seeks to protect Earth while preparing for future exploration. More information pertaining to the B612 Foundation can be found at https://b612foundation.org/.

The new dates will be on sale Friday, April 25 at 10am local time.
For further updates, keep an eye on:

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https://www.facebook.com/brokenbellsmusic

https://twitter.com/broken_bells

BROKEN BELLS
2014 TOUR 

New Dates in BOLD 

June 6-8 – New York, NY – Governors Ball
June 15 – Bonnaroo 
June 16 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
June 18 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
June 19 – Columbus, OH – LC Indoor Pavilion
June 20 – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheater

June 22 – Dover, MD – Firefly Festival
Aug 1 – Chicago IL – Lollapalooza
Aug 3 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
Aug 4 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theater for the Performing Arts
Aug 6 – Calgary, AB – Epcor Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 7 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre
Aug 9 – Squamish, BC – Squamish Valley Music Festival (previously announced)
Aug 10 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
Aug 11 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall