The War on Drugs to Play the Tower Theater on March 27

Adam Granduciel of The War on Drugs
Adam Granduciel of The War on Drugs

With each of their albums since 2008, Philadelphia band The War on Drugs gets bigger, better and more majestic. There’s a level of restless experimentation between that year’s Wagonwheel Blues and 2014’s Lost in the Dream – guided primarily by its singing songwriter Adam Granduciel – that’s taken the band from their blue collar indie-rock roots to something grander and more nuanced in its arrangements and lyrical output. Now, The War on Drugs is gearing up for its largest tour to date including a show at Upper Darby’s Tower Theater on Friday, March 27. Tickets go on sale on February 9 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST.

When most critics talk about The War on Drugs and albums such as 2010’s Future Weather or 2011’s Slave Ambient, they bandy about lyrical and musical comparisons to Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen or Neil Young. With the aptly-titled Lost in the Dream, though, The War on Drugs, guided by Granduciel’s songwriting (and the album's co-production by Philly’s Jeff Zeigler) goes beyond their blue-collar tag, lands squarely in Sonic Youth territory and crafts a uniquely expansive tone.

The War on Drugs play Friday, March 27 at the Tower Theater at 69th and Ludlow Street, in Upper Darby, PA. Tickets will be available starting at noon on February 9, 2015; for more info visit the Live Nation website.

Photo courtesy of Secretly Canadian

Posted on Monday, February 09, 2015