Tuesday, January 14, 2014


2013 proved to be a big year for Chicago five-piece The Orwells who released two EPs, “Other Voices” and “Who Needs You”, performed on Later With Jools Holland and toured on their own and with friends throughout the US and UK, bringing their riotous live show to a growing group of passionate fans.  2014 is set to bring the band even more success, with their US TV debut slated for this Wednesday, 1/15 on Late Night with David Letterman followed by a tour with Arctic Monkeys kicking off on 1/30. The Orwells will headline a national US tour with a stop at New York’s legendary Bowery Ballroom on 3/6, finishing in their hometown on 4/1. US headline tour tickets are on sale on Friday (Jan 17).  Full list of tour dates below.


Just to make sure that the year starts off right, the band has released a NSFW version of the video for their single “Dirty Sheets” directed by Eddie O’Keefe (brother of guitarist Matt). Expect the release of the band’s highly anticipated debut LP, with tracks produced by Chris Coady (Smith Westerns, Beach House) Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Bombay Bicycle Club) and Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio) this coming summer.


Watch “Dirty Sheets” (NSFW) vimeo.com/80044092

Check out “Who Needs You”

Listen to “Other Voices”

Both “Who Needs You” and “Other Voices” was produced by Dave Sitek.


The Orwells on Tour

Tickets on sale 1/17


1/30 Miami, FL – The Fillmore*

1/31 Orlando, Fl – Hard Rock Live*

2/1 Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live*

2/3 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore*

2/4 Richmond, VA – The National*

2/6 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena*

2/7 Portland, ME – State Theatre*

2/8 New York, NY — Rough Trade In-Store

2/10 Covington, KY – Madison Theater*

2/13-17 Weezer Cruise

2/20 Birmingham, UK – Hare and Hounds

2/21 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

2/22 Glasgow, UK – Broadcast

2/25 Brighton, UK – The Haunt

2/27 Manchester, UK- Night & Day

3/1 Bristol, UK – Thekla

3/4 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs

3/6 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

3/6 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church

3/8 Washington DC – U Street Music Hall

3/10 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell Stage

3/11 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack

3/19 Phoenix, AZ – Rampage Fest

3/20 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory – Constellation

3/21 San Diego, CA – Che Café

3/22 Los Angeles, CA – Troubador

3/23 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

3/25 Seattle, WA – Neumos

3/29 Columbus, OH – The LC Indoor Pavillion

4/1 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

4/2 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock

* w/ Arctic Monkeys