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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What If Nothing
 
What If Nothing is the third studio album by American rock band Walk the Moon.
Kamikaze
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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.

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Album Appearances & References4

Popular Songs14

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Upcoming Concerts6

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Video: Thirty Seconds to Mars and Walk the Moon announce Oklahoma City show
  –  February 8, 2018
Walk The Moon, K.Flay, MisterWives, Joywave ... s college football programming for the 2017 season across a variety of platforms. The official music video for the single is a sneak peek into the upcoming documentary film, “A Day in the Life of America.”
Thirty Seconds To Mars, Walk The Moon to play Blossom in June
  –  February 8, 2018
Thirty Seconds To Mars will be joined by Walk The Moon, Misterwives and Joywave at Blossom Music Center on June 16. For the second half of Thirty Seconds To Mars' tour, Cleveland rock band Welshly Arms will also join the tour. Thirty Seconds To Mars has ...
Walk The Moon Playing Mohegan
  –  January 13, 2018
Walk the Moon had a huge, phrase-coining hit with “Shut Up and Dance,” a song that is basically an anthem about letting go of inhibitions, self-consciousness and spoken language in favor of dance, movement and music. Feeling versus thinking ...
One Foot
  –  February 10, 2018
KBZT (ALT 94.9)/San Diego hangs with Walk The Moon at House Of Blues on February 8th. Pictured are; (l-r) RCA's Mike Boccuzzi, Walk The Moon's Sean Waugaman, Eli Maiman, KBZT PD Chris Patyk, Walk The Moon's Nicholas Petricca, KBZT APD/afternooner Jeremy ...
Thirty Seconds to Mars announces new album, Utah tour stop with Walk the Moon
  –  February 8, 2018
Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto announced the release of the group’s fifth studio album and “The Monolith Tour” on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday. Thirty Seconds to Mars is a multi-platinum-selling rock band known for songs ...
THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS Announce Album Release Apr 6 and Summer Tour
  –  February 8, 2018
Walk The Moon, K.Flay, MisterWives, Joywave, and Welshly Arms will join as support on select dates. In addition, the group announces their highly-anticipated fifth studio album will be available April 6, 2018 via Interscope Records. The album is available ...
Walk the Moon, playing Fillmore Philadelphia, is on darker, deeper path
  –  January 18, 2018
With its new album “What If Nothing,” Walk The Moon hasn’t just returned big after a long break but also has come back with a whole new level of understanding about why it’s a band and the kind of music it wants to make at this point in its career.
CONCERT PREVIEW: ‘80s-fixated ‘Midwest boys’ Walk the Moon playing Fillmore Philly
  –  January 16, 2018
What: Walk the Moon, with opener Company of Thieves. When: 8 p.m. Jan. 21. Where: The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St., Philadelphia. Tickets: $37.50, $51. Info.: www.thefillmorephilly.com, (215) 309-0150. Taking their name from The Police song ...
Walk The Moon Playing Mohegan
  –  January 13, 2018
Walk the Moon had a huge, phrase-coining hit with “Shut Up and Dance,” a song that is basically an anthem about letting go of inhibitions, self-consciousness and spoken language in favor of dance, movement and music. Feeling versus thinking, in a way.

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