As the door closed on the month of March, the news that fans of The Airborne Toxic Event have been eagerly anticipating for months on end finally broke. A new album? No, not that. A fresh slate of tour dates? Not exactly. Mikel got a new tattoo? Nope. Well, maybe he did; I really couldn’t tell you.
No, this news came in a very small package…
Baby Harmon Takes the Stage
About two and a half months after announcing a temporary leave of absence, Noah Harmon and his wife welcomed their first child into the world. Electing to share this special time quietly, as a family, there has been no official announcement, nor has the baby’s name been released, so we will respect their wish for privacy. But Noah did announce the news on Instagram, dropping this photo with but one word: “Boom!” (I believe that was the sound of all his female fans’ hearts spontaneously bursting from their chests.)
Our deepest congratulations to Noah and his family, and a hearty welcome to the tiny TATEr tot!
After about a month and a half out of the public eye, the Noah-less TATE returns to the stage tonight in New Orleans! (Incidentally, if you’re attending the show, feel free to drop us a note with the setlist.)
After that, the live sched consists of a number of summer festivals. A few more appearances have been announced of late, including the Fort Worth Music Festival, Boonstocks and the granddaddy of them all, Lollapalooza. Here’s everything we know at this time, keeping in mind that there are still a few festivals that have yet to release their lineups:
May 9 – Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta, GA
May 10 – Pointfest, Maryland Heights, MO
May 17 – Fort Worth Music Festival, Fort Worth, TX
Jun. 19-22 – Firefly Festival, Dover, DE
Jun. 25-29; Jul. 1-6 – Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
Aug. 1-2 – Boonstocks, Penticton, BC*
Aug. 3 – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
Where you will be partying with TATE this summer?
*This writer is particularly enthused about this addition to the schedule!
The general dearth of Airborne news of late means that we’ll share some extra videos this week. Julie Stoller has kept TATE fans entertained on YouTube for countless hours. Earlier this week, she uploaded a couple more clips shot at last summer’s Boston Calling Festival: “Timeless” and “All I Ever Wanted.” A brief reminder of what the summer throngs have to look forward to…
And finally, not that I ever need an excuse to listen to “Safe” yet again, but this video gives us a roadie’s-eye-view: a unique, seldom-seen, side-stage perspective, shot by Kevin O’Connor at The Social in Orlando on TATE’s February tour. Everything, everything, it’s everything!
Glen is the founder and editor of This Is Nowhere. He’s grateful for an understanding wife and kids who indulge his silly compulsion to chase a band all over the Pacific Northwest (and occasionally beyond) every time the opportunity arises.