The Naked and Famous

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The Naked and Famous formed in New Zealand in 2008 when Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith embarked upon a recording project together. After the success of two independently-released EPs, This Machine and No Light, they added more members so they could play concert dates. Their sound draws on modern dance-rock influences and combines them with pop hooks and layered vocals. Their songs are deceptively upbeat, with sinister underpinnings becoming apparent after multiple listens; one verse in "Young Blood" is "The bittersweet between my teeth/Trying to find the in-between/Fall back in love eventually." Their music is sexually androgynous and keeps personal narratives at an arm's length. There is a distinct aura of mystery surrounding their subject matter. To date the band's biggest hit is the aforementioned "Young Blood" from their 2011 debut album Passive Me, Aggressive You, which acquired ubiquity after being featured on several television shows, rather than through radio or music video success. They are cultivating an ever-growing audience of savvy music fans by playing international festival dates and continuing to tour on their own. The band is very famous and successful in New Zealand, having been nominated for six New Zealand Music Awards in 2011. The Naked and Famous were heralded early on by Entertainment Weekly, which speaks to the catchiness and quality of the songs, despite their difficult indie-alternative trappings and subject matter.

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The Naked and Famous tour dates 2016 2017 U.S.

Dec 04, 2016 Revolution Fort Lauderdale Tickets
Dec 08, 2016 Golden 1 Center Sacramento Tickets
Jan 14, 2017 The Republik Honolulu Tickets
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The Naked and Famous has one concert concerts scheduled in U.S. in 2016, playing cities like Santa Monica. The last time The Naked and Famous played a show in U.S. was 2016, in Cambridge. Overall, The Naked and Famous have played a total of 125 gigs in the country. If you’re a The Naked and Famous fan, there are similar bands with concerts coming up like Passion Pit, CHVRCHES, The Joy Formidable, M83, Two Door Cinema Club, Phantogram.

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Jan 07, 2017 Metro Theatre Sydney, AU Tickets
Jan 08, 2017 Billboard Melbourne, AU Tickets
Jan 30, 2017 Uebel und Gefährlich Hamburg, DE Tickets
Jan 31, 2017 Columbiahalle Berlin, DE Tickets
Feb 01, 2017 Lucerna Music Bar Prague, CZ Tickets
Feb 03, 2017 Gasometer Wien, AT Tickets
Feb 07, 2017 Die Kantine Köln, DE Tickets
Feb 08, 2017 Le Trianon Paris, FR Tickets
Feb 10, 2017 Tivoli Utrecht, NL Tickets
Feb 12, 2017 Liquid Room Edinburgh, GB Tickets
Feb 13, 2017 Manchester Academy Manchester, GB Tickets
Feb 14, 2017 HMV Kentish Town Forum London, GB Tickets
Feb 14, 2017 Academy 2 Manchester Manchester, GB Tickets

Past The Naked and Famous gigs

Nov 30, 2016 Fox Theater Oakland Oakland
Nov 29, 2016 The Fox Theatre Pomona
Nov 28, 2016 Marquee Theatre Tempe
Nov 26, 2016 White Oak Music Hall Houston
Nov 25, 2016 House of Blues Dallas Dallas
Nov 23, 2016 The Cannery Nashville
Nov 22, 2016 Buckhead Theatre Atlanta
Nov 20, 2016 The Ritz Raleigh Raleigh
Nov 19, 2016 The Norva Norfolk
Nov 18, 2016 The National Richmond
Nov 17, 2016 SONAR AND TALKING HEAD CLUB AT SONAR Baltimore
Nov 15, 2016 Lincoln Theatre Washington
Nov 14, 2016 Union Transfer Philadelphia
Nov 12, 2016 Hammerstein Ballroom New York
Nov 10, 2016 Roxy Boston
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Latest The Naked and Famous news

The Naked and Famous latest news, rumors and lineup confirmations.

  • Aug 01, 2013

    Big Day Out 2014 Lineup Announced Featuring Headliners Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Blur. Coming to Australia and New Zealand in January and February.

    After weeks of rumours, the festival promoters have finally made the initial 2014 Big Day Out lineup known and it has some BIG and EXCITING names atop the bill!First of all, the first three names you'll read on the poster are worth the price of admission themselves: Pearl Jam, Arca...

  • Jul 25, 2013

    The Naked and Famous Confirm New Album by Releasing Lead Single. Plot Fall North American Tour.

    On repeat at 5gig.com HQ for months after watching a snowboarding video, "The Art of Flight", featuring the incredibly catchy song “Punching in a Dream” was The Naked and Famous' hit debut album Passive Me, Aggressive You.Although Passive Me, Aggressive You hit the mainstream with ...

  • Jun 04, 2013

    New Zealand Band The Naked and Famous Coming Stateside for Fall Tour.

    The Auckland, New Zealand indie synthpop band, The Naked and Famous, which caught on strong here at 5gig HQ back in 2011 have announced plans for a fall North American tour that will mainly take them across the U.S., while making stops North of the border in Toronto and Vancouver.Speci...

  • Jun 27, 2011

    Official Lollapalooza Chicago After-Parties

    The official Lollapalooza after-parties have been annouced!Enjoy the Chicago nightlife and catch the great shows!Your guide to all the official events here:Thursday, August 4th, 2011 --Cold War Kids @ Metro Death From Above 1979 w/ Metz @ Metro Crystal Castles w/ T...

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