Cincinnati-based rockers Walk The Moon delivered the first taste of their as-yet-untitled sophomore LP today (September 10) and it’s pretty irresistible. “Shut Up + Dance” finds the band tapping into a similar ’80s rock sound as Bleachers — albeit with a monstrous chorus and a plethora of hooks. This could be the song that finally lands the guys a crossover pop hit.
“This woman is my destiny, she said shut up and dance with me,” sings frontman Nicholas Petricca over jangling guitars and retro synths. The band is supporting the tune with a North American tour, which you can get really great tickets to if you pre-order their new album now (there’s a special deal for the next 48 hours). See their concert dates and listen to “Shut Up + Dance” after the jump.
Walk The Moon’s Shut Up And Tour dates:
October 8th — Seattle, WA — The Crocodile October 9th — Portland, OR — Monqui Presents October 11th — Denver, CO — Larimer Lounge October 13th — San Francisco, CA — Slim’s October 15th — Los Angeles, CA — The Echo October 16th — Highland, CA — San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino October 17th — Minneapolis, MN — University of Minnesota October 18th — Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works October 21st — Columbus, OH — The Basement October 22nd — St. Louis, MO — The Ready Room October 23rd — Kansas City, OH — Record Bar October 25th — Dallas, TX — Trees October 26th — Austin, TX — The parish October 28th — Atlanta, GA — Terminal West @ King Pow Arts Center October 29th — Charlotte, NC — Visulite Theatre October 30th — Baltimore, MD — Ottobar November 1st — Cambridge, MA — The Sinclair November 2nd — New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom November 4th — Washington, DC — U Street Music Hall November 5th — Philadelphia, PA — Underground Arts
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