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The War on Drugs sign to Atlantic Records

on June 12, 2015, 9:15am

Photo by Cathy Poulton

On the back of their earth-shattering 2014 record, Lost in the Dream, The War on Drugs established themselves as one of the most exciting rock bands of the last decade (and certainly the last year). That success has led to their booking at nearly ever 2015 music festival, an appearance in the forthcoming Guitar Hero video game, and now, a major label contract with Atlantic Records.

According to Billboard, The War on Drugs have signed a two-album deal with Atlantic. Up until now, the band has released its music exclusively through Secretly Canadian, but frontman Adam Granduciel says “being on a larger label brings a whole new set of resources and exposure.”

The War on Drugs are due to spend most of their summer touring behind Lost in the Dream. Presumably, they’ll begin work on their major label debut afterward. In related news, check out our recent list of the 20 best major label debuts by indie acts who made the jump.

The War on Drugs 2015 Tour Dates:
06/12 – Indianpolis, IN @ Vogue
06/13 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/15 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
06/16 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
06/17 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre
06/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
06/20 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
06/21 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
06/25-28 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
06/26 – St. Gallen, CH @ Open Air
06/28 – De Groene Heuvels, NL @ Down The Rabbit Hole
06/29 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
07/01-04 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/02-05 – Barcelona, ES @ Vida Festival
07/05 – Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival
07/06 – Paris, FR @ Days Off Festival
07/07 – Paris, FR @ den Atelier
07/09 – London, UK @ 02 Academy
07/10 – Kinross, UK @ T in the Park
07/16 – Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Music Festival
07/18 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/30 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
07/31 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/02 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival
08/11-15 – Oslo, NO @ Øya Festival
08/13-15 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
08/14-16 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
08/15 – Haldren, DE @ Haldren Pop Festival
08/17 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
08/18 – Vienna, AT @ Arena *
08/20-22 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/21 – Tabuao, PT @ Paredes de Coura
09/04-05 – Laois, IE @ Electric Picnic
09/06 – Wiltshire, UK @ End of the Road Festival
09/26-27 – Washington, DC @ Landmark Music Festival
10/08 – New York City, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/17-18 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival

* = w/ Father John Misty