By the time Two Door Cinema Club got to Lollapalooza earlier this month, they'd practically run a live-music marathon. After playing the Osheaga Festival in Montreal on Friday the Irish trio flew into Chicago Saturday, played an after show that night at House of Blues, performed on the Bud Light Stage of Lolla Sunday and then DJed an afterparty that night.
"This summer's just been flying everywhere," bassist Kevin Baird told us. And in the fall, they'll be bunking on a tour bus for a trek of the States that launches in Philadelphia on October 2.
To mark the occasion the group is releasing a new single, "Changing of the Seasons," produced by dance artist Madeon. "We brought in a friend, someone who brings a very unique sonic quality," guitarist Sam Halliday told us backstage at Lolla (at the time, he was unable to reveal the mystery collaborator). You can check out the dance-friendly record here.
Though Madeon brings a dancey vibe to the tune, the song originated during writing sessions for last year's breakthrough album Beacon. "We were making the record and we just had bits left over that we didn't really have time for. So it's sort of a continuation from that and we were just sort of on a roll writing music," Baird said.
More fresh songs might emerge, but the collaboration with Madeon is a one-time thing. "It was kind of a song that we wanted to explore and from that we're writing other songs," Halliday said. "[But] at this point he's only in the one. He's too busy."
Two Door Cinema Tour Dates:
10/2/13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
10/4/13 - Washington D.C. @ DAR Constitution Hall
10/5/13 - Boston, MA @ Royale
10/6/13 - Boston, MA @ Royale
10/10/13 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
10/11/13 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
10/12/13 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
10/15/13 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/16/13 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/18/13 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
10/21/13 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/23/13 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
10/25/13 - Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
10/26/13 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
10/29/13 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
10/31/13 - San Diego, CA @ Humphrey's
11/2/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
11/5/13 - Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
11/6/13 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/8/13 - St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
11/9/13 - Tampa, FL @ Live Nation Amphitheatre
11/10/13 - W. Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
11/11/13 - Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
11/12/13 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works