Walk the Moon’s playlist

A banging new single, a headlining tour and a North American run with rock music giants Muse. Life is good for Walk the Moon.

The critically acclaimed band, famous for their No.1 hit “Shut Up and Dance,” just kicked off their North American headlining tour in Louisville, Kentucky with shows booked in nearly 20 other cities including Montreal on January 29.

“I think our booking agent has something against us, sending us to Canada in the dead of winter, but we’re up for adventure,” laughs guitarist Eli Maiman, who called me to chat after spending a week rehearsing for the big outing.

In sync with the tour, Walk the Moon just released their brand-new single “Time Bomb,” which fans will get to hear at the live shows.

“We’re also breaking out songs that we haven’t played before and songs that we haven’t played in a long time like ‘Feels Good to Be High,’ off our album What If Nothing. The song is a dark funk tune and it’ll be fun to play,” Eli says.

Once Walk the Moon’s current trek wraps up, the guys will hit the road again for an arena tour of the US and Canada opening for Muse. Canadian stops on Muse’s Simulation Theory Tour include Toronto on March 28, Montreal on March 30 and Quebec City on March 31.

Eli speaks for the whole band when he says they’re excited and honored to be the special guests on the superstars’ upcoming tour.

“We’re huge Muse fans. We’ve butchered many Muse songs during soundcheck,” he laughs. “They’re going to be fun to watch every night on tour. They’re so good and they’re so epic. Muse is something we aspire to be.”

While Muse is definitely a band to look up to, Walk the Moon is doing pretty good in their own right.

The band has topped the charts and earned a slew of honors including two Billboard Music Awards and three American Music Award nominations.

As a nod to Walk the Moon’s breakout award-winning track, the song that started it all: “Shut Up and Dance,” and to highlight the release of their new upbeat stomper that is bound to be a hit: “Time Bomb,” I asked Eli to build a playlist of songs that make him want to just shut up and dance.

Livin On a Prayer – Bon Jovi
“I will really go in on some Bon Jovi. The key change in ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ is one of the greatest moments in music history.”

Friends – Francis and the Lights featuring Bon Iver and Kanye West
“I love this one and there’s an amazing dance scene in the video.”

Taste – Rhye
“‘Taste’ is minimal, sexy and wonderful.”

This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody) – Talking Heads
“‘This Must Be the Place’ is one of my favorite songs ever. As far as dance tunes go, it’s not a stomper, but it has this mellow emotional vibe that makes me dance no matter how many times I hear it.”

Mr. Brightside – The Killers
“Anything by The Killers is amazing. ‘Mr.Brightside’ is the classic of classics.”

There’s Still a Light in the House – Valley 
“I’m just getting to know this Toronto band now. I love their song ‘There’s Still a Light in the House,’ It feels really good. I just love it.”

Walk the Moon’s new single “Time Bomb” is available on iTunes here. See the band’s headlining tour dates and their shows with Muse below. For news and updates follow the band on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Walk the Moon’s Headlining Tour Dates:

January 23 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
January 24 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
January 25 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
January 26 – Buffalo, NY – UB Center for the Arts
January 28 – Ithaca, NY – State Theater
January 29 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
January 31 – Portland, ME – State Theater
February 1 – Providence, RI – The Strand
February 2 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
February 4 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
February 5 – Richmond, VA – The National
February 6 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
February 8 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
February 9 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
February 11 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
February 12 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
February 14 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe
February 15 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
February 16 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
February 17 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine

Walk the Moons tours dates with Muse on their Simulation Theory North American Tour:

February 22 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
February 24 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
February 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
February 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
March 2 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
March 5 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
March 7 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
March 9 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
March 24 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
March 26 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
March 28 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
March 30 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
March 31 – Quebec, QC – Videotron Centre
April 4 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
April 8 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
April 10 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
April 12 – Chicago, IL – United Center

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