Capital Cities Release New Single “Vowels”




Tickets On Sale For Fall Headline Tour, Kicking Off November 1

At 9:30 Club In Washington, DC

Band Plays NYC’s Bowery Ballroom On November 3

And Fonda Theatre In Los Angeles November 23 

Capital Cities are back with a new single – “Vowels” – and a fall headline tour. Released today by Lazy Hooks/Capitol Records, “Vowels” is the band’s first release in more than two years. It is available for download HERE. Fans can also stream the track on Spotify and view the static video on YouTube. “Vowels” appears in the FIFA 17 video game and on the official soundtrack.

Built on silken grooves, warped effects and glossy guitar tones, “Vowels” delivers wordless sing-song harmonies that put an intriguing twist on the deep frustration at the heart of the lyrics. “When you can’t express yourself with words, sometimes you just want to scream to get it all out,” says Capital Cities’ Sebu Simonian. “You need vowels to do that!”

With its melancholy undertones and shimmering feel, “Vowels” reveals a complex emotionality shaped in part by the band’s equal passion for the breezy joy of the Bee Gees and moody introspection of Jeff Buckley. Capital Cities also explored that intersection of hope and darkness on the multi-Platinum hit “Safe and Sound,” from their 2013 debut album, In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery.

Capital Cities will kick off a fall North American headline tour on November 1 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. The run will include an evening at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom (November 3) and a hometown show at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on November 23 (Thanksgiving Eve). Kaneholler will open on the tour. See below for itinerary.

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L-R: Capital Cities’ Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant Photo Credit: Piper Ferguson

Founded and fronted by Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant, Capital Cities became a global sensation after the release of their 2013 debut album, In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery. Since then, Capital Cities has sold 1.6 million adjusted albums and the band’s cumulative streams now exceed 600 million worldwide.

Lead single “Safe and Sound” – certified multi-Platinum in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Mexico, and other countries – has sold 11 million adjusted tracks to date. A multi-format hit, it topped Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart and entered the Top 10 of the Hot 100. The “Safe and Sound” video, which has more than 340 million views worldwide, won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects and was nominated for a GRAMMY®.

The band has played in front of hundreds of thousands of fans on four continents. Joining Merchant and Simonian in Capital Cities are Will Artope (trumpet), Manny Quintero (bass), Justin Thomas (vibraphonist), Vahagn Turgutyan (guitar), and Aaron Prather (drums).

Capital Cities – North American Tour Dates

With Special Guest Kaneholler

11/1           Washington, DC                           The 9:30 Club TICKETS
11/2           Boston, MA                                 Paradise Lounge TICKETS
11/3           New York, NY                              Bowery Ballroom TICKETS
11/5           Philadelphia, PA                           Theater of Living Arts TICKETS
11/12         Miami, FL                                     Bayfront Park – Chipotle Festival
11/22         Santa Ana, CA                              The Observatory OC TICKETS
11/23         Los Angeles, CA                           The Fonda Theatre TICKETS



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