Broken Bells Get Intimate in Live 'Holding on for Life' Video

Danger Mouse and Shins singer James Mercer share North American tour dates

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Olivia Forman

Broken Bells have shared a live video for "Holding on for Life," aptly immortalizing a performance of the song at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. This one is, of course, the lead single off of After the Disco, the second work from Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and James Mercer (the Shins) under their Broken Bells moniker, dubbed by us as "masterfully rendered melancholic psych-pop." The live footage speaks to the band's ability to make a dispairing narrative relatable to their fans, rather than a practice in self-soothing shoe-gazing. Also, they're no dobut hoping it'll convince you of their stage chops, since below you'lll find a whole host of dates for the Bells as they take on North America. "Holding on for Life" was also prominently featured in the sci-fi flick created in tandem with this album, created with a little star-power from Kate Mara and Anton Yelchin.

Broken Bells tour dates:

July 31 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
August 1 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
August 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
August 4 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
August 6 – Calgary, AB @ Jack Singer Concert Hall
August 7 – Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Centre
August 9 – Squamish, BC @ Squamish Festival
August 10 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
August 11 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
September 26 - New York, NY @ Rumsey Playfield
September 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
September 28 - Richmond, VA @ The National
September 29 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
October 1 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
October 2 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
October 4 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 5 - San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
October 7 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
October 8 - Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
October 11 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 24-25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
October 24-26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful Festival
October 28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic Auditorium

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