THE RUBENS RELEASE MILLION MAN MUSIC VIDEO
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED THIRD ALBUM DUE NEXT YEAR
COLLABORATES WITH RUN THE JEWELS PRODUCTION TEAM
WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
Toronto, ON – November 29, 2017 – Acclaimed Australian band, The Rubens, release the video for their track, Million Man, which premiered on Billboard. Million Man marks the first single off the band’s highly anticipated third album, due for release in early 2018, and follows the platinum-certified, global hit single, Hoops. Watch/share the video here.
In support of their forthcoming album, the band has announced worldwide tour dates, including stops in Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, London, Berlin and Paris as well as special performances at New York’s Mercury Lounge and Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right. Tickets are on sale starting at 10 a.m. on December 1 at therubensmusic.com. See below for complete tour details.
The story of Million Man began at 2013’s Laneway Music Festival, where The Rubens befriended New York City rapper, EL-P, and his band, which included his Run The Jewels producers/collaborators, brothers Wilder Zoby and Little Shalimar (aka Torbitt Schwartz). After a few nights spent drinking in New York at a bar that Torbitt and Wilder co-owned, it seemed their effortless friendship could lead to a pretty interesting musical collaboration.
In early 2017, both producers flew to the band’s newly created recording studio, housed in a World War II communications bunker in the outskirts of Camden in Sydney and began working on new material. Of the collaboration, keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter, Elliott Margin, says, “When it came time to look for a producer for this new record, we realized that they’d be the perfect guys to work with. ‘Million Man’ was the first track we worked on in the studio with the boys. It was genuinely just a fun time building the song and being creative together.”
The Rubens are a five-piece alternative rock band originally from Menangle, New South Wales. The band comprises the three Margin brothers, Elliott, Zaac and Sam as well as friends Scott Baldwin and William Zeglis. The bands 2016 sophomore album, Hoops, is now certified ARIA Gold while their title track is now ARIA Certified Platinum and was awarded #1 on Triple J Hottest 100 Chart. The band have also opened for several major acts including Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys and Grouplove.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 6—Los Angeles, CA—Bootleg Theater
March 7—San Francisco, CA—Café du Nord
March 9—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge
March 10—Seattle, WA—Barboza
March 11—Vancouver, BC—Biltmore Cabaret
March 15—Chicago, IL—Schubas
March 17—Toronto, ON—The Underground @ Drake Hotel
March 19—Boston, MA—Great Scott
March 21—Philadelphia, PA—The Foundry @ The Fillmore
March 22—Brooklyn, NY— Baby’s All Right
March 23—New York, NY—Mercury Lounge
March 27—Berlin, Germany—FluxBau
March 28—Hamburg, Germany—Molotow Sky Bar
March 29—Rees, Germany— Haldern Pop Bar
March 30—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso Noord
April 2—Brussels, Belgium—AB Club
April 3—Paris, France—Les Etoiles
April 4—London, UK—Scala
April 6—Manchester, UK—Deaf Institute
April 7—Glasgow, Scotland—King Tuts