Toxicity 19: 2013 – A Year in TATE

Posted: December 27, 2013 in Toxicity
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By Glen

2013 was quite the year for The Airborne Toxic Event: 92 live shows, 1 album released in 3 stages, an EP, multiple TV appearances, 4 video releases and a single featured on a film soundtrack kept the band busy and gave fans plenty to talk about through the past 365 days. In case you missed any of it, we’ve got you covered with our interactive recap.

Jan.1: The Airborne Toxic Event rings in the New Year by breaking into “Auld Lang Syne” in the midst of “Missy” at Chicago’s Metro

Jan. 14: Announcement of “Timeless” as the first single from new album Such Hot Blood; album to be released in spring 2013

Jan. 15: New song “Timeless” premieres on

Jan. 15/16: TATE plays a pair of shows at New York’s Webster Hall (Night 1 | Night 2)

Jan. 22: “Timeless” single released

Feb. 21: Announcement that Such Hot Blood will be preceded by the release of The Secret EP, featuring four songs from the upcoming album

Feb. 28: TATE plays a one-off show at London’s KOKO; the lone European gig until October

Mar. 1: New song “The Storm” premieres on

Mar. 6: New song “Safe” premieres on

Mar. 8: New song “The Secret” premieres on

Mar. 11: The Secret EP released

Mar. 11: Live performance and interview streamed on; marks the first time most TATE fans have heard new song “True Love” (recorded a few weeks previous)

Mar. 16: “Timeless” bombastic video released

Mar. 20: “Timeless” official video released

Mar. 20: “Timeless” performed on The Late Show with David Letterman

Mar. 30: Such Hot Blood tour kicks off in San Diego, CA

Apr. 10: Announcement of an Apr. 30 North American release of Such Hot Blood; album art released

Apr. 12: “Timeless” performed on the Jay Leno Show

Apr. 14/21: TATE plays Coachella; the first performance is live streamed online, though technical difficulties cause the first song and a half to be missed

Apr. 22: Full album stream of Such Hot Blood released on

Apr. 23: “The Storm” bombastic video released

Apr. 30: Such Hot Blood released in North America

May 1: Live performance and interview streamed online for Peavey, Hollywood

May 2: TATE plays Jimmy Kimmel Live; “The Storm” airs on TV while “The Secret” is broadcast online

May 4: “True Love” bombastic video released

Jun. 1: New song “Dublin” premiered in Visalia, CA with the Tulare County Symphony

Jun. 18: Free show at New York’s Central Park SummerStage, featuring The Calder Quartet and the Ensemble LPR

Aug. 23: Performance with the Pacific Symphony in Costa Mesa, CA

Sept. 4: Fall tour kicks off in Columbia, SC

Sept. 13: Such Hot Blood released in mainland Europe; includes new bonus tracks “Dublin” and “The Way Home”

Sept. 13: New song “Hell and Back” premieres on Philadelphia’s Radio 104.5, with the live premiere a day later

Sept. 18: Live set and interview filmed for JBTV in Chicago, IL

Sept. 30: Such Hot Blood released in the UK

Oct. 1: European tour kicks off in Birmingham, UK

Oct. 7: Live acoustic set and interview filmed for Gin in Tea Cups in London, UK

Oct. 15: “Hell and Back” released as a single and on the Dallas Buyers Club soundtrack

Dec. 9: Final live performance of the year at 98.7’s ALTimate Christmas Party in Hollywood, CA

So, what was your personal TATE highlight of 2013? Was it one of the events listed here, or something else entirely? Comment below!

For a complete listing of 2013 tour dates, including setlists for almost all the shows, visit our TATE setlist archive.

Glen, Fan of The Airborne Toxic EventGlen is the founder and editor of This Is Nowhere. He’s grateful for an understanding wife and kids who indulge his silly compulsion to chase a band all over the Pacific Northwest (and occasionally beyond) every time the opportunity arises.

  1. julie says:

    Absolutely phenomenal, Glen. You did a great job, thank you!


  2. Anna says:

    What a great year in review!!! This reminded me again how good TATE has been to their fans this year. There was just about always something new to enjoy or something coming up soon enough that it didn’t feel too far away.


  3. Deborah says:

    I have two to add! First, one that everyone will agree with – the July launching of This Is Nowhere, the place where fans can read all about our favorite band. Thank you for the incredible job, Glen! Second, on a personal note, after years of longing I finally attended my first TATE concert in September. Best night of the year!


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