The band have just sold out their first US tour in seven years.
Angels & Airwaves have released a video for Rebel Girl (Rise/BMG), watch the Matt Thompson-directed clip below. A rising hit at alternative radio, Rebel Girl is the band’s first new track in three years and blanketing airwaves nationwide.
Angels & Airwaves (vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge, guitarist David Kennedy and drummer Ilan Rubin, joined by touring bassist Matt Rubano) will perform Rebel Girl and a setlist of fan favorites on their sold-out North American headlining tour, which kicks off 28 August in San Diego, CA.
That show will take place almost seven years to the day of their last performance, which was 2 September 2012 in Bologna, Italy.
DeLonge, a founding member of seminal pop punk band Blink-182, formed Angels & Airwaves in 2005. A year later came debut album We Don’t Need To Whisper. 2007’s I-Empire followed, hitting No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and featured rock radio hit Everything’s Magic. In 2010, AVA released Love and a year later, Love: Part Two accompanied by a critically acclaimed film, Love, which was shown in 460 theaters nationwide during a one-night film screening and live-streamed concert event titled Love Live. The band’s last full-length album was 2014’s The Dream Walker, which hit No. 1 on iTunes and No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums chart. A multimedia project, the album was accompanied by a graphic novel, comic books and a Blade Runner-meets Harry Potter short film, which won Best Animation at the Toronto International Short Film Festival.
The band has also been working on a new album, which would be AVA’s first collection of new tracks since 2016’s Chasing Shadows EP.