“Over the last few years, Nashville’s Moon Taxi have worked their way up from Bonnaroo buzz-band to something approaching Kings of Leon country, playing a pleasingly cross-bred rock – a little indie, a little proggy, kinda poppy.” – Rolling Stone
“Moon Taxi a jam band – that is, if its instrumental excursions weren’t so concise, carefully thought-out and frequently refined in the years they’ve spent touring.” – NPR
“Spacious rock, that’s begging to fill huge venues.” – MagnetMagazine.com
“Sing-along songs and catchy, jam-worthy interludes” – Noisey
“Moon Taxi evolves from ‘college project’ to rock stars.” – The Tennessean
“A band that’s moving forward by leaps and bounds.” – PopMatters
Nashville alt-rockers, Moon Taxi have announced the band will kick-off their 2017 North American headline tour this Fall that will include dates in select cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, New York City and more, plus three back-to-back hometown dates inNashville (with two of those dates at the revered Ryman Auditorium). Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 30th.
The band independently released new single “Two High“
and in just weeks “Two High” has went viral in the US and globally racking up over 8+ million streams
. Its catchy hook and verses have struck a chord with their die-hard fan base around the world as “Two High” lyrically is “a song about hope,” expressed frontman Trevor Terndrup. “Hope for understanding, hope for acceptance, and hope for our future. We were inspired by the simple and universal peace sign. It’s a gesture we would like to see more of.”
is a taste of what’s to come as Moon Taxi
is currently recording the follow up to their last LP, Daybreaker (2015 BMG),
that debuted #2
on the Billboard New Artist Chart
. Over the span of their career, the five-piece have garnered national TV appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, CONAN
and Late Night with Seth Meyers
, plus a performance on NPR World Café.
Many of their singles have been a part of national commercials and TV spots including: McDonald’s, BMW, Nashville, MLB, NFL
and HBO Sports
to name a few. The members of Moon Taxi
are no strangers to the stage, and their energetic live performance has landed them numerous major US festivals appearances, including making their debut at Coachella
– performing mainstage
– in 2016, plus giving riveting performances at Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Firefly, Hangout
Moon Taxi is Trevor Terndrup (vocals, guitarist), Spencer Thomson (lead guitarist and producer), Wes Bailey (keyboardist), Tommy Putnam (bassist) and Tyler Ritter (drummer).
“Commit this group’s name to memory, y’all, as Nashville’s Moon Taxi have built quite the reputation since buzzing during Bonnaroo. Now, the indie-progressive-poppy-yet-all-the-way-funky band has brought their instrumental execution to us here at Okayplayer with the high-to-the-sky cut, ‘Two High.'” – Okayplayer
“This is pure road trip song [‘Two High’]. Mellow vibes and a catchy hook.” – Buzzfeed
“An upbeat rocker” – Billboard
MOON TAXI 2017 TOUR DATES **new headline tour dates in bold**:
7/1 Richmond, VA @ Jam Sandwich @ Mayo Island
7/8 Owensboro, KY @ Big O Music Fest @ Reid’s Orchard Fairgrounds
7/15 Buffalo, NY@ Cobblestone Live! Music & Artist Festival
7/21 Masontown, WV @ Deep Roots Mountain Revival
7/22 Alexander City, AL @ Sun Festival @ Strand Park
7/23 Martindale, TX @ Float Fest
8/4 Fishers, IN @ Nickel Plate Amphitheater
8/5 Bozeman, MT @ Sweet Pea Festival
8/10 Charlotte, NC @ Major Rager
8/12 Traverse City, MI @ Summer Microbrew and Music Festival
8/18 Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theatre *
8/19 Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amp * ^
8/22 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre *
8/23 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre #
8/24 Columbia, SC @ Music Farm Columbia #
8/25 Tuscaloosa, AL @ Druid City Music Hall #
8/26 Tuscaloosa, AL @ Druid City Music Hall $
9/26 Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater !
9/27 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom !
9/28 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up !
9/29 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey !
9/30 San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore !
10/1 Reno, NV @ Cargo Challenged !
10/5 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom !
10/6 Seattle, WA @ Neptune !
10/7 Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre !
10/11 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line !
10/12 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst !
10/13 Chicago, IL @ Concord !
10/17 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom !
10/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg !
10/19 Boston, MA @ Royale !
10/20 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA !
10/21 Washington, DC @ 930 CLUB !
10/27 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium !
10/28 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium !
10/29 Live Oak, FL @ Hulaween
! w/Too Many Zooz
* w/The Weeks
# w/Big Something
^ w/Los Colognes
$ w/Sun Seeker
% w/Los Coast
No love for Denver this trip 🙁
Read more about Moon Taxi here.