MUNA’S SOPHOMORE ALBUM SAVES THE WORLD IS OUT NOW
TICKETS FOR MUNA SAVES THE WORLD TOUR ON SALE NOW STOPPING IN TORONTO ON OCTOBER 15
NEW UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES ADDED
Toronto, ON – September 6, 2019 – Today, critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based trio, MUNA, releases their sophomore album, Saves The World, via RCA Records. Forbes called the album, “Superb”. Yesterday in celebration of the album launch they dropped their track, Taken, along with a new video – Watch here. Number One Fan, the first single off Saves The World was met by mass critical acclaim with PAPER calling it, “irresistible” and Vulture declaring that 2019 is about to be theirs. Billboard also called their music, “fist-pumping and arena-ready.”
MUNA says, “Saves The World is about wanting to grow up. Releasing and touring around About U saw some of our wildest dreams come true, but here’s the side of the story that you don’t hear too often: About U is about our real lives, and in our real lives there were some pretty damaging patterns going on that we couldn’t get release from, and we hit a breaking point. We knew deep down that making the best second record we were capable of making would require us to try to live differently, to create changes in our own lives that would then birth the music.
The writing and recording and living that went into this album occurred over the two most trying, transformative, thrilling, difficult, and ultimately important years in all of our lives. It was the hardest experience we have had thus far as a band and as friends. There were points where we all wanted to quit on ourselves and on each other. The knife’s edge of wanting to quit forced us all to transform. We each had to give up a part of our egos. We had to surrender ourselves to the creative process and to the songs themselves.
This album runs the gamut of emotions and subject matter but the through line is perhaps that we’re trying very earnestly and honestly to tell the truth and not stand in our own way. Faith is the foundation of MUNA. Faith is what held us together when we had to experience the crumbling of our egos - faith in one another when we didn’t have faith in ourselves, and faith in the greater meaning of MUNA.
The title of this record came from a willingness to step into the role as our own saviours, and possibly as mediums through which an important message might pass. MUNA is not us as individuals. It’s an idea. It’s what you all have made it by so lovingly holding our songs in your hearts. These songs are not idle or easy listening. We’ve designed them to be tools and we hope they help you just as much as they’ve helped us.”
Later this month, the band will be hitting the road on their North American headlining tour, MUNA Saves The World after a stop in London. Both LA and NY dates have sold out. US tickets are on sale now and December UK tour dates are on sale Friday, September 13 at 4am ET / 9am BST. All tickets can be purchased here.
MUNA released their debut album, About U, in 2017 and since then the album has received mass critical acclaim from the likes of The Los Angeles Times, W Magazine, V Magazine, The FADER, SPIN, and many more. It also made a number of Year End Best Of lists including NPR’s 100 Best Songs of 2017, which stated, “the band created a musical safe space and an anthem for otherness, letting its joy speak as loudly as its defiance,” Billboard’s 50 Best Albums of 2017: Critics Pick, which called the album “spellbinding,” and The Noisey Staff’s Favorite Tracks of the Year, which praised, “the Los Angeles trio has built a sanctuary in which it’s possible for marginalized people to let go”. The trio, made up of Katie Gavin (lead vocals/production), Naomi McPherson (production/guitar/synths/vocals), and Josette Maskin (lead guitar/vocals), have performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. They have headlined their own sold out tour and have previously toured with Miike Snow, Grouplove and most recently Harry Styles to name a few.
September 9 - Village Underground - London, UK - SOLD OUT
September 10 - Village Underground - London, UK - SOLD OUT
September 16 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
September 17 – Neumos - Seattle, WA
September 20 - Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA
September 21- Life Is Beautiful - Las Vegas, NV
September 24 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
September 25 - Lodge Room - Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT
September 26 - Lodge Room - Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT
September 28 - Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
September 29 - Meow Wolf - Santa Fe, NM
October 1 - Deep Ellum Art Co. - Dallas, TX
October 2 - The Parish - Austin, TX
October 4 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
October 5 - The Masquerade (Purgatory Stage) - Atlanta, GA
October 7 - The Foundry @ The Fillmore Philadelphia -Philadelphia, PA
October 10 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
October 11 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY SOLD
October 12 - All Things Go - Washington, DC
October 14 - The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
October 15 - The Mod Club Theatre - Toronto, ON
October 17 - Logan Square Auditorium - Chicago, IL
October 18 - Fine Line - Minneapolis, MN
December 2 - Concorde 2 - Brighton, UK
December 3 - Shepherds Bush Empire - London, UK
December 4 - O2 Institute 2 - Birmingham, UK
December 5 - Club Academy - Manchester, UK
December 8 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
December 9 - Oran Mor - Glasgow, UK
Buy/Stream Saves The World here.