WALK THE MOON’s #1 smash hit “Shut Up and Dance” is certified platinum, currently #2 on iTunes Top Songs Chart and #2 on this week’s Billboard Digital Songs and Digital Tracks Charts. The track has been streamed over 78 million times globally and is #11 on the Spotify US Chart. Not long after its release “Shut Up and Dance” reached #1 at alternative rock radio and has now crossed over into the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The alt pop band’s sophomore album “TALKING IS HARD” has also climbed into the top 20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. WALK THE MOON will be performing their chart topping hit “Shut Up and Dance” on NBC’s The Voice on May 12th.
WALK THE MOON has performed “Shut Up and Dance” on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and most recently on The Today Show (WATCH HERE).
The band, known for their explosive live show, has been on the road for the past month on their almost entirely sold out TALKING IS HARD TOUR. “A polished and highly energetic sold-out show,” wrote The Village Voice about their sold out Terminal 5 show in New York. Tickets can be purchased at www.walkthemoonband.com.
Please see dates for 2015 “TALKING IS HARD TOUR” below:
April 24 – Nashville, TN – Cannery – SOLD OUT
April 25 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle – SOLD OUT
April 26 – Tampa, FL – State Theatre – SOLD OUT
April 27 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
April 29 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
April 30 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – SOLD OUT
May 1 – Dallas, TX – The Southside Ballroom – SOLD OUT
May 2 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s – SOLD OUT
May 4 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s – SOLD OUT
May 6 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
May 7 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto
May 9 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
May 10 – Camden, NJ – Radio 104.5 Birthday Show
June 5 – Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Music Festival
June 9 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
June 26 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavillion
August 3 – Omaha, NE – Sumtur Amphitheatre
August 6 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
August 10 – Seattle, WA – Marymoore Park Concerts
September 24 – New York, NY – Central Park SummerStage
WALK THE MOON consists of Nicholas Petricca (lead singer, songwriter and keyboard player), Eli Maiman (guitar, vocals), Kevin Ray (bass, vocals) and Sean Waugaman (drums, vocals) all hailing from Ohio. After the band’s explosive first single “Anna Sun”, including the beloved music video which became a viral sensation with over 9 million Vevo views to date, WALK THE MOON was praised by music industry tastemakers across the board. “There’s something about WALK THE MOON that’s absolutely out of this world. Their music is addictive, energetic, and fun.” proclaimed Interview Magazine.
In 2012, now signed to RCA Records, WALK THE MOON was named one of MTV’s 2012 Artists To Watch and were poised to release their self titled debut album through the label. The band made their network television debut with a spotlight feature on NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daly and would follow up that performance with appearances on Letterman, Fallon and Conan. That same year they would embark on their first headlining tour having previously toured with a variety of bands including Weezer, Grouplove, Young the Giant and Kaiser Chiefs. “The precocious Ohioans stack melodies upon melodies in new-wave-infected songs that attack the ear like a starving Mike Tyson” raved Rolling Stone about the band on tour.