Fifth Studio LP Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as One of Summer’s 14 Biggest Albums Presaged By Late Show with Stephen Colbert “Casual (Monster) Party,” Tearjerking Late Late Show with James Corden Appearance, “Whatever, Wherever” Zane Lowe Beats 1 World Premiere and Exclusive SONOS Video, Indie Retail Tour Concluding Tonight at Grimey’s in Nashville, and So Much More…

“Howling into the night, Ben Bridwell and Band of Horses return to their classic sound—and strike gold” — RELIX

“Beautifully moving…the place where wistfulness and euphoria collide” – **** – The Guardian

In the months leading up to today’s release of fifth studio album Why Are You OK (Interscope), Band Of Horses have truly made the most of every precious moment—taking every opportunity to share with press and radio, home audio companies, streaming services, independent record retailers–and most importantly their fans – just how passionate they are about this album which is finally available for all to hear.

A recap of highlights for those who somehow slept on any of the epic run-up to Why Are You OK:

April 25 — Band of Horses superfan @7Adrewg a/k/a “Fuck” was chosen by the band to reveal the existence of Why Are You OK, premiering the  lyric video for first single “Casual Party.” THE NEW YORK OBSERVER immediately called the track “pure indie-rock at its finest…head thrashing and awkward head dancing are encouraged on this one,” while ROLLING STONE hailed the “South Carolina indie rockers return to vintage form” in the same week’s issue.

(Premiere partner @7Adrewg/“Fuck” of course called the song “The greatest experience of my life”.)

May 18 —  The Late Show with Stephen Colbert studio and home audiences witnessed the first ever public performance of “Casual Party.” After Colbert wished Ben’s daughter Annabelle a Happy Birthday, the band launched into a sweet, nostalgic and oh so harmonious rendition of “In A Drawer.” Shortly thereafter, the Ben Fee-directed “Casual Party” video was dropped. Both the video and the Colbert performance co-starred the band and a supporting ensemble of strange and unsettling creatures.

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June 3 — Following the world premiere of “Whatever, Wherever” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 program, Band of Horses unveiled the video for the song via a unique collaboration with Sonos: a family-focused campaign based on the tradition of passing musical experiences and memories from one generation to the next. With “Whatever, Wherever,” a song that Ben Bridwell wrote for his daughters, Sonos happened upon an anthem embodying love and music shared through family. The result was a video shot entirely in 16mm film, a modern day home movie—and a sweet ode to the people without whom Band Of Horses would not exist: their families.

June 6 — The Late Late Show With James Corden hosted Band of Horses for flawless renditions of “Whatever, Wherever” and “Solemn Oath” that rendered host and audience alike breathless.


June 7 — The band retweeted this (just because):

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June 8 — A spirited performance of “Throw My Mess” aired on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.

June 9 —  Ben Bridwell hosted his very own pop-up radio show on Beats 1, premiering even more new Why Are You OK tunes and featuring interviews with collaborators, friends and influences. The full show can be heard here.

June 10 — The band wraps up its multi-city “indie retail tour,” celebrating the release date of Why Are You OK with an intimate set in the basement of Grimey’s in Nashville. This back to the roots run has seen Band of Horses playing sublime acoustic sets at some of the country’s premiere independent record stores, starting May 30 at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA, with stops at Amoeba in L.A., Rough Trade in Brooklyn and New Jersey’s Vintage Vinyl. In addition to primo BOH live music, each of the appearances has featured posters screened exclusively for each store, superimposing the Why Are You OK cover couple into sites relevant to each locale. Not only were band members on hand to sign the limited edition posters for current and future purchasers of Why Are You OK—Fans purchasing the record at select indie outlets in certain tour markets may receive a “golden ticket” either inside the LP or gifted by a clerk, granting them a free pair of tickets to an upcoming BOH show.

… All of which brings us to today. The album is out. The tour is beginning. And the question remains, WHY ARE YOU OK… Find out now:

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Band Of Horses 2016 Tour
6/10 – The Basement at Grimey’s — Nashville, TN
6/11– Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
6/15 – Bergenfest – Bergen, Norway
6/17 – Mad Cool Festival – Madrid, Spain
6/19 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
6/20 – Gloria Theater – Cologne, Germany
6/22 – Zitadelle Spandau – Berlin, Germany
6/23 – Tinderbox – Odense, Denmark
6/24 – Piknik I Parken Festival – Oslo, Norway
6/26 – Glastonbury – Pilton, UK
6/30 – Bravata Festival – Norrkoping, Sweden
7/2 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium
7/3 – Main Square Festival – Arras, France
7/5-6 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK
7/7 – Albert Hall – Manchester, UK
7/9 – Nos Alive – Lisbon, Portugal
7/22 – Splendour In The Grass – Byron Bay, Australia
7/24 – The Forum Theatre – Melbourne, Australia
7/25 – Sydney Opera House – Sydney, Australia
8/9 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
8/11 – Mishawaka Amphitheater – Bellevue, CO
8/13 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
8/15 – Boise, ID – Revolution Event Center
8/16 – Spokane, WA – Fox Theater
8/18 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
8/19 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
8/20 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum
8/22 – Bend, OR – Century Center
8/23 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theater
8/24 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic
8/26 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theater
8/27 – Ohana Fest – Dana Point, CA
9/10-11 – Loufest Music – St Louis, MO
9/20 – Boston, MA – Orpheum
9/22 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
9/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore
9/27 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theater
9/30-10/2, 10/7-9 – Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX
10/3- Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10/23 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
10/27 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
10/28-30 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Fest
11/03 – Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy
11/04 – Cleveland, OH – The Masonic Temple
11/05 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theater
11/11 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
11/12 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theater
11/13 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater
11/16 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom