The Airborne Toxic Event get busy with live DVD, tour, and new album

The Airborne Toxic Event have only been together since 2006, yet they have already emerged as contenders for hardest working band in all of music. In December of last year, the Los Angeles based band played a hometown show at internationally renowned Walt Disney Concert Hall, which marked the final performance in support of their self-titled debut album. A stellar experience for sure, but what make it even more remarkable was the fact that it was live show #354. Remember the part about The Airborne Toxic Event being the hardest working band around?

To mark this occasion, the band has announced the release of a live DVD entitled All I Ever Wanted: Live from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The film will not only feature footage from the sold-out, live performance, but also a behind the scenes documentary looking at the rehearsals and preparation that went into putting on a show at the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The concert itself features an eclectic mix of supporting artists, including a children’s choir, a high school marching band, horn players, visual artists, Mexican folkórico dancers, and the Calder Quartet, a world-class string quartet. ” Featured are new songs and never-before-heard cover versions, including The Ramones’ “Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?” (performed with the Belmont High School Marching Band), The Magnetic Fields’ “The Book of Love”, and Q Lazzarus’s “Goodbye Horses”.

The DVD will see release in the U.S. on September 7th. The European premiere of the film will follow on September 30th at the prestigious Raindance Film Festival in London.

Not content with only dropping a live DVD on us, however, the band has also announced plans for an accoustic headlining tour of North America, accompanied by the Calder Quartet. The tour is set to take place in some rather unconventional venues — including a synagogue, a church, and an old vaudeville theatre — during the month of September.

If you can take any more excitement, The Airborne Toxic Event is also hard at work on a sophomore album with producer Dave Sardy. It’s expected that we’ll see this released sometime in early 2011.

Check back for more details as we get them, and in the meantime, check out the tour dates below. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.

The Airborne Toxic Event 2010 Tour Dates:
09/07 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Synagogue
09/08 – Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
09/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick Theatre
09/11 – New York, NY @ Town Hall
09/13 – Toronto, ON @ Trinity St. Paul’s Church
09/15 – Chicago, IL @ Park West
09/18 – Seattle, WA @ Town Hall
09/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
09/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ John Anson Ford Amphitheatre


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