The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs



The War on Drugs is an American indie rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 2005. The band consists of Adam Granduciel (lyrics, vocals, guitar), David Hartley (bass), Robbie Bennett (keyboards), Charlie Hall (drums), Jon Natchez (saxophone, keyboards) and Anthony LaMarca (guitar).

Founded by close collaborators Granduciel and Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs released their debut studio album, Wagonwheel Blues, in 2008. Vile departed shortly after its release to focus on his solo career. The band's second studio album Slave Ambient was released in 2011 to favorable reviews and extensive touring.

The band's third album, Lost in the Dream, was released in 2014 following extensive touring and a period of loneliness and depression for primary songwriter Granduciel. The album was released to widespread critical acclaim and increased exposure. Previous collaborator Charlie Hall joined the band as its full-time drummer during the recording process, with saxophonist Jon Natchez and additional guitarist Anthony LaMarca accompanying the band for its world tour. The band released their fourth album, A Deeper Understanding in 2017.



A Deeper Understanding
A Deeper Understanding is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band The War on Drugs.
Up All Night
Up All Night is a song by musical group The War On Drugs, released on August 15, 2017.
Spotify Singles
Spotify Singles is an album by musical group The War On Drugs, released on August 9, 2017.
Spotify Singles
Spotify Singles is a song by musical group The War On Drugs, released on August 9, 2017.

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Live: The War On Drugs
  –  January 11, 2018
The War on Drugs are a Philadelphia Americana rock band. The band was formed in 2008, by lead guitarist Adam Granduciel and vocalist Kurt Vile, who left the band after the first album. Since then they have produced consistently great albums and are now ...
The War on Drugs Score First No. 1 Song on a Rock Chart With 'Pain'
  –  January 18, 2018
"Pain" concurrently reaches a new high of 2 million audience impressions in the week ending Jan. 14, according to Nielsen Music, as it pushes 34-33 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart. The track also became The War on Drugs' first entry on Hot Rock ...
Sturgill Simpson, Father John Misty, And The War On Drugs Are Headed To Upstate New York For Mountain Jam
  –  January 18, 2018
Where the festival has usually emphasized jam bands in the past, the 2018 lineup is notably genre-spanning, and will also feature appearances from the War On Drugs, Father John Misty ... This year, in addition to the music, the festival will also host ...
The War on Drugs, Daniel Caesar to headline Halifax Jazz Festival
  –  January 8, 2018
The War on Drugs is a Grammy-nominated rock band from Philadelphia ... Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Halifax Forum, Music Nova Scotia, and online at and
Halifax Jazz Festival Gets Daniel Caesar, the War On Drugs for 2018 Edition
  –  January 8, 2018
The Halifax Jazz Festival is already gearing up for another summer of music, and ahead of its July event, organizers have lifted the curtain on two artists that will grace the main stage for the fest's 2018 edition. The festival will host the War on Drugs ...


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