UK TOUR STARTING OCTOBER 4TH.
Today, July 28th, alt-pop band THE DRIVER ERA release their brand new single ‘Malibu’. Stream ‘Malibu’ here.
Laced in escapism, brothers Rocky and Ross Lynch wrote the song while daydreaming about personal experiences. “‘Malibu’ is about reminiscing on experiences in the best locations,” the band says. “It’s about getting away. It’s the spontaneous trip you take with someone – maybe you knew them before, or maybe you’re meeting them for the first time”.
‘Malibu’ follows on the band’s recent single, the dance-inspired ‘Keep Moving Forward’ feat. Nikka Costa – premiered by Rolling Stone, who praised the band for “holding onto some real ‘eclectic’ music” – the funky cut and ‘Malibu’ will be featured on the band’s upcoming ‘Summer Mixtape’ due for release in late August.
The upcoming project is the follow up to the band’s second album ‘GIRLFRIEND’, it’s lead single ‘Heaven Angel’ and follow-up tracks ‘#1 Fan’ and ‘Leave Me Feeling Confident’, the band has been supported by the likes of Notion who praised ‘GIRLFRIEND’ as “their most inspired – and sonically diverse – body of work yet”, while Clash defined their sound as “vast alt-rock sound, with an endearing soulful groove”, with DORK praising “their ability to meld different genres while retaining that distinctive pop feel”, calling the album “a textured, smart modern pop rock record”.
Known for what Clash called, “intimate, high energy live show”, the band will bring their GIRLFRIEND WORLD TOUR to the UK – headlining for the first time ever – two nights at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 4th and 5th, before heading to Birmingham’s O2 Institute on October 7th and Newcastle’s University on October 8th. The tour will take the band to Glasgow’s O2 Academy for the only Scottish date, before touching Ireland to headline Vicar Street in Dublin on October 11th, before closing the UK leg of their worldwide tour at the Academy in Manchester. For tickets and VIP packages, please visit www.thedriverera.com.
Since making their debut with ‘Preacher Man’ four years ago, The Driver Era have rocked up an impressive 300 million streams and 29 million combined social media followers, have released one studio album, three EPs and a series of critically acclaimed singles. With the new single ‘Malibu’, and the heavily-anticipated mixtape, as well as their upcoming world tour – during which they will play shows in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and UK for the first time ever – The Driver Era are set for an exciting year ahead.
|THE DRIVER ERA UK TOUR DATES|
|OCT 4 – LONDON – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire|
|OCT 5 – LONDON – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire|
|OCT 7 – BIRMINGHAM – O2 Institute|
|OCT 8 – NEWCASTLE – University|
|OCT 10 – GLASGOW – O2 Academy|
|OCT 11 – DUBLIN – Vicar Street|
|OCT 12 – MANCHESTER – Academy|
About The Driver Era:
Formed by brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch in 2018 while on tour with their former group R5, The Driver Era aim to embrace the present moment, creating songs that reflect each experience and feeling as it comes. It’s a philosophy that pervades all of the duo’s releases, from their debut single ‘Preacher Man’ to their 2019 album ‘X’ to their latest effort, ‘Girlfriend’. Their music showcases a variety of influences, including INXS, Bruce Springsteen and Prince, with their latest album featuring a diverse array of styles, notably pulling on the musicians’ love of hip-hop producers like Pharrell and will.i.am. The Driver Era’s fanbase has grown since their inception – encompassing both longtime fans R5 and new listeners – the band has accumulated an impressive 300 million streams, with over 29 million global followers on social media. As well as being one half of The Driver Era, Ross is also an acclaimed actor, best known for his role as heartthrob Harvey Kinkle in Netflix’s ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ and starring as the lead in the critically acclaimed biopic film ‘My Friend Dahmer’, after spending five years playing Austin Moon on the popular Disney Channel Original Series, ‘Austin & Ally’