In less than one month, Southern California's Halos will hit the U.K. with sold out shows, backing Circa Survive—whose third album, Blue Sky Noise, recently debuted at number 11 on Billboard 200. (Check them out on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.)
The U.K. and Scotland will be Halos's first international tour, which they point out is pretty damn hard to make happen with no booking agency nor record label support.
“But we were lucky enough to be friends with Circa and they've been supporting our music for a long time,” says Halos guitarist Zak Freedman. “Good music prevails and bands like us get to go out and do things like this because other artists still support music they like.”
Halos's music is an alchemy of California dreams being dashed on the cliffs of reality, only to reemerge stronger and wiser. And Halos is ready to share that journey with a new audience—with a little help from their friends in Circa Survive.
“I think it's really cool that can still happen and bands can still move forward and grow while the record industry shrivels and dies,” says Freedman.
Circa Survive and Halos will open the tour at Cardiff's Clwb Ifor Bach July 12, moving on July 13 to Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth, then on to Underworld in London July 14, with further tour dates scheduled.