The War on Drugs | photo by Bliss Braoudakis | courtesy of the artist
The War On Drugs perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’, announce new global live stream
In support of their new album I Don’t Live Here Anymore, The War On Drugs appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on November 17th for their first in-studio performance surrounding the release. Four-piece pop band Lucius joined the band, as they do on the recording, for The War On Drugs’ performance of the record’s title track. The resulting ensemble, featuring songwriter Adam Granduciel front and center, delivered on what fans love the most about The War On Drugs: classic rock ‘n roll with an ocean of layered synth and guitar parts, plus Granduciel’s smoky voice.
Introducing their set, Kimmel shouted out the band’s new streaming event, Living Proof: The War On Drugs Global Live Event premiering Thursday, December 9th. The video for the live stream was filmed at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and features old Philly friend Eliza Hardy Jones (a solo artist and a member of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, as well as a past member of Strand of Oaks and Buried Beds) joining the lineup on keys and vocals.
There will be four different premieres to accommodate viewers in different time zones. Tickets go on sale via Dreamstage, a high definition concert streaming platform, on November 19th. The War On Drugs announced recently that $1 from every ticket sale will support the nonprofit organization, She’s the First, which advocates for and funds girls’ education worldwide. More information on the livestream can be found here.
Watch below to see The War On Drugs perform “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Tickets for their January 27th date at The Met are still available, but move fast because their show on the 28th has already sold out. Search for The War On Drugs in the XPN Concert Calendar for ticket links and more info.