Bad Suns is a southern California, alternative rock outfit who took no time in coming to prominence since their formation in 2012. The group’s sound is heavily inspired from 1970s and 1980s post-punk pioneers like, Elvis Costello and The Clash, which is why their music brings nostalgic feelings of that era. In just six years, the band has taken over the industry by storm and was called by KROQ as, “Superstars in the making.”
The quartet has also built a strong reputation for their live performances. They are now ready to embark on tour and the demand of Bad Suns tickets is soaring. So, get them today if you want to catch your favorite rockers play live music in your city.
The Early Days
Bad Suns were formed by four friends, vocalist Christo Bowman, guitarist Ray Libby, bassist Gavin Bennett and drummer Miles Morris. The frontman of the group, Bowman developed his interest in music by listening to iconic post-punk bands like, The Cure which laid the foundation for him to start his own group. He stated,
“When I was 10, I started getting heavily interested in the guitar, and my dad began introducing me to his records from the 70’s and the 80’s. Initially Elvis Costello, then to The Clash, The Cure, and so on. All of these artists and bands had a big impact on me.”
The quartet started out by performing shows all around California. After making a name for themselves in the underground community, they began to write songs for their first EP, ‘Transpose’ which came out on January 1, 2014. The extended play was produced by Eric Palmquist who had previously worked with the likes of Wavves, The Mars Volta and Trash Talk and contained four tracks all of which showcased the group’s immense talent. Out of those songs, the group churned out the music video of Cardiac Arrest which has received over five million hits on YouTube so far. It also climbed the tenth spot on the Adult Alternative Songs chart.
Getting Things Started
After the release of ‘Transpose,’ the fan base of Bad Suns started to grow. At this point, they thought that the time was right to release their debut full-length studio album. The quartet signed the record deal with Vagrant and dropped, ‘Language & Perspective’ on June 24, 2014. The record caught the attention of the critics as it not only made it to The Huffington Post’s list of ‘The 23 Best Albums of 2014’ but also received three stars out of five from AllMusic. Moreover, it landed at the twenty fourth and sixth spot on the Billboard 200 and US Indie chart respectively.
‘Language & Perspective’ was packed with eleven explosive songs out of which, three of them were released as singles including, Salt. This track became a hit among the listeners of alternative rock music and was nominated for mtvU Woodie Awards for ‘Best Video.’ Plus, they also performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Bad Suns didn’t slow down and went on to open for the English indie pop quartet, The 1975 in the same year. On top of that, they headlined their own tour and played at many major music festivals including, Coachella.
Rising to Stardom
2016 was one of the most exciting years for Bad Suns for a couple of reasons. First, they got to tour with Halsey and second, the band came out with their much anticipated sophomore studio record, ‘Disappear Here.’ It saw the light of day on September 16th and is responsible for bringing them worldwide popularity. The album peaked at the thirteenth spot on the US Indie chart and was met with positive reviews from the critics as Sputnik Music gave it 4/5 rating. In addition, it yielded three singles, Disappear Here, Daft Pretty Boys and Heartbreaker out of which the later was remixed by the Danish eurodance group, Aqua.
Bad Suns Tour Tickets
Bad Suns has been tirelessly touring ever since they debuted. In 2017, the group set out on, ‘Love Like Revenge Tour’ and brought their energetic shows to cities including San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Washington, Nashville and New York. The band also came out with their latest song, This Was a Home Once on October 16th which received considerable airplay throughout the United States.
The quartet has now planned many exciting shows for you. So, if you want to feel the power of their music live then grab your Bad Suns tour tickets from here.