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The latest tour announcement from Grammy-winning act The War On Drugs features a batch of U.S. headlining dates.
Watch The War On Drugs performing “Pain” on last night’s episode of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.’
The lineup for July’s XPoNential Music Festival’s amphitheater show has been revealed.
Watch The War On Drugs play a pair of songs from their new album ‘A Deeper Understanding’ during their World Cafe live session.
Watch Sophia Lillis star in the video for The War On Drugs’ track “Nothing To Find” from their album ‘A Deeper Understanding.’
Watch The War On Drugs unveil a fierce rendition of “Like A Hurricane” by Neil Young in the legendary rocker’s native Ontario on Saturday night.
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Latest The War On Drugs Setlist
The War on Drugs at Forum Theatre
- Eyes to the Wind
- An Ocean in Between the Waves
- Strangest Thing
- Nothing to Find
- Lost in the Dream
- Buenos Aires Beach
- Red Eyes
- Thinking of a Place
- Holding On
- The Haunting Idle
- Under the Pressure
- In Reverse
- In Chains
- You Don't Have to Go
About The War On Drugs
Philadelphia’s The War on Drugs reside at the blurred edges of American music: overexposing studio limitations, piling tape upon tape to maximum density, and then – with each song – they pull off the scaffolding to reveal what sticks, keeping only what’s absolutely necessary and dig into what sounds like the best kind of fucked up. As on their 2008 debut, Wagonwheel Blues, central member Adam Granduciel takes small moments occurring over multiple tapes and multiple song versions, and puts every last drop of trust in his own keen instinct of momentum.
That’s not to overshadow the sharp, personal songwriting at play here. There are certainly cues taken from our very best American bards (Dylan, Petty, Springsteen). Yet, The War on Drugs are wise enough to also implode those cues or send themselves into outer space when the moment calls for it. The driving organ riff that pushes “Baby Missiles,” from the band’s 2010 epic EP Future Weather, may well be inspired by a fever dream of Springsteen rather than any particular song in his catalogue. And the endless layers of guitar melody and atmospherics of “Comin’ Through,” also from Future Weather, rather than add weight to the vessel, only work to fill its sails with warmer and warmer winds.