Some people say luck is the intersection of hard work and opportunity. The Revivalists have been on an unbelievable ride where ten years of tireless hard work was unexpectedly revved up by the wrongly dubbed “overnight success” of the gold-selling #1 single “Wish I Knew You.” Like any enduring band worth its salt, they set their sights on what’s next, buckling down and turning up with an album full of tunes marked by moments of sonic complexity, celebration, and catharsis, taking their craft to a whole new level. The striking and soulful lead single “All My Friends” signals this new found depth and ambition, and is the first taste of their fourth studio album. Driven by swaggering piano, boisterous horns, and bluesy leads, the track introduces this new chapter with confidence and charisma.
Representing a vast swath of the country and defying regional pigeonholes, David Shaw’s [lead vocals, guitar] roots are in the Rust Belt, while Zack Feinberg [guitar], Ed Williams [pedal steel guitar] and George Gekas [bass] hail from the Tri-States and Michael Giradot [keyboard, trumpet] and Rob Ingraham [saxophone] from the Southwest. Andrew Campanelli [drums] cut his teeth in the DC scene and newcomer PJ Howard [drums, percussion] made his bones in Chicago. Since forming in New Orleans, the group quietly grinded one gig, song, and album at a time. Seven years in, the lead single “Wish I Knew You” from 2015’s Men Amongst Mountains became a slow-burning hit, racking up more than 200 million streams and ascending to #1 on Adult Alternative as well as alternative radio where it set a record for most single-week spins ever at the format. A mainstream phenomenon, the song found traction at Hot AC and Top 40 and spent nine weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. The band performed on Today, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Ellen, and Conan amongst acclaim came from the likes of Billboard, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Forbes, Flaunt, Nylon, Buzzfeed, Uproxx and more, with Rolling Stone naming them among “10 Artists You Need To Know.” A Billboard Music Awards nomination and two nods at the iHeartRadio Music Awards would follow, capping off three years of back-to-back sold out headline tours.
This is a standing show.