The Airborne Toxic Event has shared a new single. “Faithless” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
A powerful song about getting lost in a world of hopeless outcomes, “Faithless” marks the first new music from the Los Angeles-based band since 2020’s critically acclaimed album, HOLLYWOOD PARK.
“‘Faithless’ is a song about trying to believe in something in a world telling you to believe in nothing,” says Airborne Toxic Event founder and frontman Mikel Jollett, “getting lost in a world of hopeless outcomes and trying to find connection with others, or if you can’t, a new place to lose yourself.”
The Airborne Toxic Event is set to finally embark on their epic Hollywood Park Tour, beginning March 22 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ and then traveling North America through October. Much of the tour – including shows in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Vancouver, Seattle, and San Diego – is already sold out, with limited ticket availability for the remaining dates. Notably, the band will be playing The Beacon Theatre in New York and finishing the tour with a hometown show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Support on all dates through April 30 comes from Mondo Cozmo. For updates and more, please visit www.theairbornetoxicevent.com/shows.
In addition, this summer will be highlighted by a once-in-a-lifetime performance that will see the Airborne Toxic Event backed by the San Francisco Symphony, set for August 1 at San Francisco, CA’s Davies Symphony Hall. Limited tickets remain available HERE.
The Airborne Toxic Event’s sixth LP, HOLLYWOOD PARK arrived alongside an extraordinary literary work of the same name by Mikel Jollett, available now from Celadon Books, a division of MacMillan; the paperback edition arrives on Tuesday, March 22.
Hollywood Park: A Memoir sees Jollett chronicling his extraordinary personal journey, from his early childhood in one of the most infamous cults of the 1970s, through a childhood of poverty and emotional abuse, before finding his voice as an artist among the confusion of an adult life spent nursing the wounds of childhood, and the redemption which came from looking inward and an acceptance of self and the fierce love of family.
Celadon Books recently announce the Hollywood Park Book Tour, a series of eight in-person events – in tandem with the Hollywood Park Tour – where Jollett will discuss Hollywood Park, answer reader questions, and sign copies of the critically acclaimed book. Tickets will be sold in limited capacity and include the new paperback edition. For complete details, please visit Celadon Books HERE.
Hollywood Park: A Memoir made its debut at #8 on the New York Times Best Seller List amidst a wave of critical applause. “A shocking but contemplative memoir about the aftermath of an unhealthy upbringing,” declared Publishers Weekly in a starred-review. “Jollett also talks about turning pain into music, getting help for abandonment issues, and finding love and starting a family.” O The Oprah Magazine named Hollywood Park among “The 30 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 (So Far),” writing, “The frontman of rock band Airborne Toxic Event chronicles, in gorgeous and exacting lyricism, his harrowing coming-of-age within (and eventual escape from) the Church of Synanon, a violent religious cult.” “Dangerous, immediate and lyrical from the jump,” wrote the Wall Street Journal, while ABC’s Good Morning America included Hollywood Park: A Memoir in its own “20 Books We’re Excited For In 2020,” writing, “What comes through the pages is a story of fierce love and family loyalty. This moving and profound memoir is for anyone who loves a good redemption story.”
HOLLYWOOD PARK made its own explosive chart debut, entering among the top 5 on Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums” and the top 10 on “Top Rock Albums.” Produced and mixed by the band’s longtime collaborator, multiple GRAMMY® Award-nominee Mark Needham (The Killers, Fleetwood Mac), the album serves as both companion volume and musical soundtrack to Jollett’s remarkable memoir, adding vivid sonic color to his wrenching and ultimately life-affirming personal chronicle. Indeed, both the album and book were fueled in large part by the untimely death of Jollett’s father. Devastated to his very core, he withdrew from both the world and his work for nearly a year before ultimately finding the strength to begin anew.
The Airborne Toxic Event is: Mikel Jollett (guitars, vocals), Steven Chen (guitars, keyboards), Darren Taylor (drums), Adrian Rodriguez (bass), and Mimi Peschet (violin).
THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT
HOLLYWOOD PARK TOUR
22 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
24 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
25 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
26 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
28 – Kansas City, MO – Truman
29 – St. Louis, MO – Del Mar Concert Hall
30 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
31 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
1 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
2 – Washington, DC – 930 Club
3 – Washington, DC – 930 Club (SOLD OUT)
5 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
6 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
7 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA (SOLD OUT)
8 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
10 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
12 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
14 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre (SOLD OUT)
15 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
16 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
20 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
22 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
23 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox (SOLD OUT)
24 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
27 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
29 – San Diego, CA – Observatory SOLD OUT
30 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
16 – San Francisco, CA – Davies Hall (with The San Francisco Symphony)
6 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
8 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep (SOLD OUT)
9 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
11 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
13 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
14 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
16 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
18 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
20 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
21 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
22 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
24 – Chattanooga, TN – The Walker Theater
25 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
26 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
3/22-4/30 w/Special Guest Mondo Cozmo
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HOLLYWOOD PARK: A MEMOIR
19 – Los Angeles, CA – TBA
3 – Washington, DC – East City Bookshop
5 – Boston, MA – Brookline Booksmith at Coolidge Theatre
8 – Philadelphia, PA – Bindlestiff Books at Theatre of the Living Arts
15 – Chicago, IL – Book Cellar at Everybody’s Coffee
19 – Denver, CO – Tattered Cover at McGregor Square