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. Signing to Atlantic Records, the six-piece band released their fourth album, A Deeper Understanding, in 2017, which won Best Rock Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.



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In Chains
In Chains is a song by musical group The War On Drugs, released on April 13, 2018.
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.

Photos - The War on Drugs176

People Recently Photographed at The War on Drugs Events1

Popular Albums8

Popular Songs10

Collaborators & Influencers3

Other Music-Related Relationships2

Band Members3

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Spotify - Albums & Singles13


Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts34

Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, United States
May 4, 2018
Shaky Knees Festival
Atlanta, United States
May 5, 2018
KROQ Weenie Roast
Carson, United States
May 12, 2018
Concord Pavilion
Concord, United States
May 13, 2018
Primavera Sound
Barcelona, Spain
May 31, 2018
Victoria Park
London, United Kingdom
June 2, 2018
Forbidden Fruit Festival
Dublin, Ireland
June 4, 2018
Northside Festival
Aarhus, Denmark
June 7, 2018
Primavera Sound
Porto, Portugal
June 9, 2018
Mountain Jam Festival
Hunter, United States
June 16, 2018
Royal Oak Music Hall
Royal Oak, United States
July 5, 2018
Ottawa Bluesfest
Ottawa, Canada
July 6, 2018
Festival D'ete de Quebec
Quebec, Canada
July 8, 2018
Hallifax Jazz Festival
Halifax, Canada
July 11, 2018
Agora Theatre
Cleveland, United States
July 13, 2018
Forecastle Festival
Louisville, United States
July 14, 2018
Sloss Music & Arts Festival
Birmingham, United States
July 15, 2018
Pitchfork Music Festival
Chicago, United States
July 21, 2018
Riverside Theatre
Milwaukee, United States
July 22, 2018
Panorama Music Festival
New York, United States
July 27, 2018
XPoNential Music Festival
Camden, United States
July 28, 2018
Sziget Festival
Budapest, Hungary
August 14, 2018
Kiewit - Hasselt, Belgium
August 16, 2018
(Aug 16-19) Green Man Festival
Wales, United Kingdom
August 16, 2018
(Aug 17-19) Lowlands Festival
Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
August 17, 2018
Hannover, Germany
August 21, 2018
(Aug 22-25) Openair
Zurich, Switzerland
August 22, 2018
Todays Festival
Turin, Italy
August 24, 2018
(Sept 7-9) Skookum Festival
Vancouver, Canada
September 7, 2018
(Sep 14-16) Grandoozy
Denver, United States
September 14, 2018
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, United States
September 16, 2018
Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt
Hamburg, Germany
December 5, 2018
Verti Music Hall
Berlin, Germany
December 10, 2018
Köln, Germany
December 11, 2018

News Articles6

The War On Drugs, Middle Kids - Enmore Theatre
  –  February 8, 2018
Hannah Joy's vocals were great, but it wasn't enough to make a dent in The War On Drugs' impression ... It's an 11-minute opus of romantic Americana that was drawn out to great effect, allowing Granduciel's exquisitely beleaguered solo to roll on and ...
The War On Drugs and Alvvays To Make Hollywood Bowl Debuts This September
  –  April 24, 2018
Philadelphia-based sextet The War On Drugs reside at the blurred edges of American music. The group won a 2018 Grammy Award for "Best Rock Album" for their fourth full-length album, A Deeper Understanding, released on Atlantic Records in August 2017.
The War On Drugs Cover Warren Zevon with Craig Finn in Brooklyn
  –  April 9, 2018
The War On Drugs were in Brooklyn last night for a performance at Brooklyn ... War On Drugs frontman Adam Graduciel brought out Finn, who he calls “one of our music friends,” noting that Finn is a “‘Zevon freak’” before adding, “Aren ...
Courtney Barnett, Chaka Khan, The War on Drugs, More Join Pitchfork Fest 2018 Lineup
  –  March 6, 2018
Today, the second round of performers has been revealed: The War on Drugs, Chaka Khan, Courtney Barnett, Earl Sweatshirt, Big Thief, Mount Kimbie, Moses Sumney, and Girlpool are among the latest artists announced for Pitchfork Music Festival 2018.
Pitchfork adds The War on Drugs, Chaka Khan to summer music fest lineup
  –  March 6, 2018
The War on Drugs and Chicago-born soul legend Chaka Khan will join Tame Impala at the Pitchfork Music Festival this summer. The festival, which arrives July 20-22 at Union Park, announced 14 additions to its lineup Tuesday, via the same arduous process as ...
The War On Drugs Add North American Tour Dates
  –  February 1, 2018
The War on Drugs have announced that they will launch their headline tour on July 5 at Royal Oak Music Hall in Detroit. Dates run through July 28 in Camden, New Jersey. The band was already scheduled to hit the road on April 11 in Las Vegas and play ...


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