Walk the Moon

Walk the Moon

 

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Walk the Moon is an American rock band based in Cincinnati, Ohio.[6] Lead singer Nicholas Petricca started the band in 2006, while a student at Kenyon College, deriving the band's name from the song "Walking on the Moon" by The Police.[7] The group independently released their debut studio album, I want! I want!, in November 2010, receiving airplay for the track "Anna Sun" on multiple alternative radio stations.[8] Along with the success of "Anna Sun", Alt Nation named them a band you need to know for the summer of 2012. Influential music blog Neon Gold helped to break the band in January 2011, calling "Anna Sun", "the kind of stuff British A&R dreams, and major label bidding wars, are made of."[9]

In February 2011, Walk the Moon signed to RCA Records and in June 2012, released their first major label studio album, Walk the Moon.[10] The album includes a re-recorded version of "Anna Sun", which was song of the summer at least two years in a row.[11] In December 2014, the band released their second major-label studio album, Talking Is Hard. This album includes the song "Shut Up and Dance", which hit number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number one on the Billboard Rock Songs chart and Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Ryan Seed of Billboard gave "Shut Up and Dance" four and a half stars out of five.[12]

Walk the Moon have cited Talking Heads, David Bowie, The Killers, The Police, Tears for Fears, and Phil Collins as influences [13] The band's use of 1980s musical mainstays such as keyboard and synthesizer is also notable.

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Highlights10

What If Nothing
 
What If Nothing is the third studio album by American rock band Walk the Moon.
Kamikaze
Song
Kamikaze is a song by musical group WALK THE MOON, released on November 6, 2017.
Surrender
Song
Surrender is a song by musical group WALK THE MOON, released on October 27, 2017.
Headphones
Song
Headphones is a song by musical group WALK THE MOON, released on October 13, 2017.

Photos - Walk the Moon374

Popular Albums10

Album Appearances & References4

Popular Songs14

Song Appearances & References4

Minor Film Appearances & References1

TV Shows7

Video Game References2

Collaborators & Influencers7

Other Music-Related Relationships1

Awards & Nominations15

Band Members2

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Videos87

Spotify - Albums & Singles73

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts42

Mohegan Sun Casino
Uncasville, United States
January 20, 2018
The Fillmore
Philadelphia, United States
January 21, 2018
Stage AE
Pittsburgh, United States
January 23, 2018
The Fillmore
Detroit, United States
January 24, 2018
Aragon Ballroom
Chicago, United States
January 26, 2018
Egyptian At Old National Centre
Indianapolis, United States
January 27, 2018
The Ryman
Nashville, United States
January 28, 2018
Roxy Theatre
Atlanta, United States
January 30, 2018
The Moody Theater
Austin, United States
February 1, 2018
House Of Blues
Houston, United States
February 2, 2018
House of Blues
Dallas, United States
February 3, 2018
Sunshine Theater
Albuquerque, United States
February 5, 2018
The Van Buren
Phoenix, United States
February 7, 2018
House of Blues
San Diego, United States
February 8, 2018
The Palladium
Los Angeles, United States
February 9, 2018
The Fox Theater
Oakland, United States
February 10, 2018
Crystal Ballroom
Portland, United States
February 12, 2018
Crystal Ballroom
Portland, United States
February 13, 2018
Vogue Theatre
Vancouver, Canada
February 15, 2018
Neptune Theatre
Seattle, United States
February 16, 2018
Neptune Theatre
Seattle, United States
February 17, 2018
The Complex
Salt Lake City, United States
February 19, 2018
Ogden Theatre
Denver, United States
February 20, 2018
The Pageant
Saint Louis, United States
February 22, 2018
Orpheum Theatre
Madison, United States
February 23, 2018
Palace Theatre
Minneapolis, United States
February 24, 2018
Fryshuset
Stockholm, Sweden
March 24, 2018
Palladium
Warsaw, Poland
March 26, 2018
Columbia Theatre
Berlin, Germany
March 27, 2018
Melkweg
Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 29, 2018
Botanique Orangerie
Brussels, Belgium
March 30, 2018
Paaspop Festival
Schijndel, Netherlands
March 31, 2018
Live Music Hall
Cologne, Germany
April 2, 2018
Le Trabendo
Paris, France
April 3, 2018
O2 Ritz
Manchester, United Kingdom
April 5, 2018
Stylus
Leeds, United Kingdom
April 6, 2018
O2 Institute
Birmingham, United Kingdom
April 7, 2018
O2 Academy
Bristol, United Kingdom
April 9, 2018
Waterfront
Norwich, United Kingdom
April 10, 2018
O2 Forum Kentish Town
London, United Kingdom
April 11, 2018
The Academy
Dublin, Ireland
April 13, 2018
O2 ABC
Glasgow, United Kingdom
April 14, 2018

News Articles13

WALK THE MOON will put "One Foot" in front of the other as they kick off Press Restart tour
  –  January 12, 2018
Asked to describe the tour, WALK THE MOON bass player Kevin Ray tells ABC Radio ... Ray describes the tour as "the culmination of all this work that we put into our music," and adds, "We're kinda pulling out all the stops." He promises "some crazy ...
Walk the Moon delivers pop-tinged rock
  –  November 29, 2017
Walk the Moon is practically an endangered species in the music industry these days. It’s a rock band that gets played on pop radio. The Cincinnati-based quartet owned the pop airwaves in the summer of 2015 with the inescapable “Shut Up and Dance ...
‘What If Nothing’ review: Walk the Moon offers catchy pop-tinged rock
  –  November 22, 2017
BOTTOM LINE: Keeping rock alive on pop radio. Walk the Moon is practically an endangered species in the music industry these days. It’s a rock band that gets played on pop radio. The Cincinnati-based quartet owned the pop airwaves in the summer of 2015 w ...
Walk the Moon Talk Trump, New Album and Moving on From ‘Shut Up and Dance’
  –  November 13, 2017
Artists dream of hits like Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance ... which is follow our heart and listen to a ton of music and make sh– that excites us. And at the end of the day that’s the only direction that we were going to feel good about.
Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 1/12 - 1/18 on NBC
  –  January 13, 2018
Show 801 Monday, January 15: Guests include Lily Tomlin & Jane Fonda, Cole Sprouse and musical guest WALK THE MOON. Show 802 Tuesday, January 16: Guests include Chris Hemsworth, Carrie Brownstein and musical guest Caitlyn Smith. Show 803 **Wednesday ...
The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world
  –  January 12, 2018
WALK THE MOON This Cincinnati-born band’s 2014 single “Shut Up and Dance” was one of the few rock songs to truly hit it big this millennium — its commanding chorus and gleaming Edge-echoing riff summoned even the most dour audience members onto ...
Sound Listings: What to hear
  –  January 11, 2018
Feb. 16: POPPY.COMPUTER. Feb. 16: Hippie Sabotage. Feb. 17: Neck Deep. Feb. 18: PNB Rock. Feb. 19: Walk the Moon. Feb. 21: Lauv. Feb. 23: Kayzo. Feb. 24: Starset — Immersion. Feb. 24: Cornelio Vega Y Su. Feb. 25: Mat Kearney. Feb. 26: Miguel. COVEY ...
Weekend outlook – Take lessons on painting and prohibition over cocktails
  –  January 11, 2018
Shut up and dance while listening to Walk The Moon as they hit the stage at The Anthem Friday. Walk the Moon has been touring and starring in music festivals since their second album dropped in 2014, featuring hits like “Shut Up and Dance” and “Work ...
Hot 100 Chart Moves: Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso's 'Let Me Go' Hits the Top 40
  –  January 11, 2018
Plus, debuts for Walk the Moon & Sofi Tukker. As previously reported, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé's "Perfect" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week. The song also takes over as the most-heard hit on U.S. radio, reaching No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart.
East City Management, Home to Alt-J, Brings U.S. Radio and Streaming Promotion In-House
  –  January 10, 2018
James’ background includes programming, marketing and sales. She was one of the first radio influencers in the U.S. to give Fitz and the Tantrums, Walk The Moon, Tame Impala, alt-J and Wolf Alice commercial radio airplay. In bringing the promotion effort ...
Better at baking than skating? Candice Brown in first Dancing On Ice skate-off
  –  January 8, 2018
The pair danced to Dua Lipa hit Blow Your Mind (Mwah). Cetinay and skater Alex Murphy, who closed the show, impressed the judges with their routine to Shut Up And Dance by Walk The Moon. Banjo said: “You’re one of the only people tonight to look really ...
Walk the Moon delivers pop-tinged rock
  –  November 29, 2017
Walk the Moon is practically an endangered species in the music industry these days. It’s a rock band that gets played on pop radio. The Cincinnati-based quartet owned the pop airwaves in the summer of 2015 with the inescapable “Shut Up and Dance ...
‘What If Nothing’ review: Walk the Moon offers catchy pop-tinged rock
  –  November 22, 2017
BOTTOM LINE: Keeping rock alive on pop radio. Walk the Moon is practically an endangered species in the music industry these days. It’s a rock band that gets played on pop radio. The Cincinnati-based quartet owned the pop airwaves in the summer of 2015 ...

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