Toxicity 56: 2014 – A Year in TATE

Posted: December 29, 2014 in Toxicity
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By Glen

2014 was a year of transition for The Airborne Toxic Event. An unexpected roster change and a bold new sound stole the headlines and had fans buzzing, while a triumphant fall tour assured followers of the band that there is plenty to be excited about in the future. In case you missed any of it, we’ve got you covered with our interactive recap.

Jan. 22: The Airborne Toxic Event announces that bassist Noah Harmon would be taking an indefinite, temporary leave for the birth of his first child, and that he would be replaced on an interim basis by Ashley Dzerigian

Noah Harmon takes a break

Jan. 25: Ashley plays her first and only full-length TATE gig, in Vancouver, BC

Ashley Dzerigian's first gig with The Airborne Toxic Event

Jan. 27: The band appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing “Hell and Back” and “Bride and Groom” – Ashley’s final appearance with The Airborne Toxic Event

Feb. 5: The Airborne Toxic Event announces that Ashley will not be able to continue with the band due to unforeseen circumstances, and will be replaced for the upcoming tour by Adrian Rodriguez

Adrian Rodriguez joins The Airborne Toxic Event

Feb. 5: The band begins their February mini-tour in St. Petersburg, FL – Adrian’s first show

Feb. 11: “Hell and Back” released as a stand-alone single

The Airborne Toxic Event Hell and Back

Mar. 4: The first known performance of The Bulls, Anna Bulbrook’s new band with Marc Sallis (they played every Tuesday in March at Hemingways Lounge in LA)

The Bulls

Mid-March: Baby Harmon is born

Noah Harmon, dad

May 9: The Airborne Toxic Event kicks off summer festival season at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival

May 12: TATE announces a North American fall tour, to be launched with a three night residency at The Fillmore in San Francisco, where they will play each of their three studio albums in full on consecutive nights

The Airborne Toxic Event Fall Tour 2014

May 20: The Darren Rose Radio podcast premieres with an in-depth interview of Mikel Jollett, in which he promises big changes in sound for Airborne’s upcoming fourth album

Mikel Jollett and Darren Rose

Aug. 1: TATE fans get their first taste of the new direction when the band debuts two new songs (“Dope Machines” and “California”) at Boonstock Festival in Penticton, BC

Anna Bulbrook of The Airborne Toxic Event, Boonstock Music Festival, Penticton, BC, Aug. 1, 2014. Photo by TATE fan Elva.

Anna Bulbrook of The Airborne Toxic Event, Boonstock Music Festival, Penticton, BC, Aug. 1, 2014. Photo by TATE fan Elva.

Aug. 3: The Airborne Toxic Event performs in the pouring rain at Lollapalooza, with TATE fans around the world tuning in via live stream

Aug. 3: The band confirms that they will be releasing new music in the fall

Aug. 3: In a post-Lollapalooza interview, the band confirms that Noah will not be returning to the band, and Adrian is a permanent member

Aug. 4: Noah announces on Instagram that he was fired, igniting a firestorm among fans

Aug. 10: Anna is named favorite tambourine player in a poll hosted by Philadelphia Radio 104.5

Aug. 18: The Airborne Toxic Event begins a daily countdown to the Fillmore residency, sharing insights into every song from the studio albums through social media (which we would later compile in our Fillmore digital programme)

Sept. 9: The band announces a new record deal with Epic Records

Sept. 18: TATE’s fall tour kicks off with the first night of The Fillmore residency; the debut album is played in full and new song “Wrong” receives its world premiere

Steven Chen of The Airborne Toxic Event, Fillmore Residency

Sept. 19: Night two of The Fillmore residency is live streamed by Yahoo! Screen; All At Once is played in full

The Airborne Toxic Event Fillmore Night 2 poster created by John Mavroudis (http://zenpop.com).

The Airborne Toxic Event Fillmore Night 2 poster created by John Mavroudis (http://zenpop.com).

Sept. 20: Such Hot Blood is played in full on night three of The Fillmore residency, with “The Way Home” performed live for the first time

Angelic Anna Bulbrook. Photo by Stan Silverman, Sept. 20, 2014, The Fillmore San Francisco.

Angelic Anna Bulbrook. Photo by Stan Silverman, Sept. 20, 2014, The Fillmore San Francisco.

Oct. 1: Consequence of Sound debuts “Come Unwound,” the first single by The Bulls

The Bulls

Oct. 2: The Airborne Toxic Event presents a special acoustic performance in Washington, DC

Mikel Jollett gets up close and personal during The Airborne Toxic Event's acoustic set in Washington, DC. Photo by Jamie, Oct. 2, 2014.

Mikel Jollett gets up close and personal during The Airborne Toxic Event’s acoustic set in Washington, DC. Photo by Jamie, Oct. 2, 2014.

Oct. 3: New single “Wrong” premieres on Radio 104.5

Oct. 5: The Airborne Toxic Event’s scheduled show in Pawtucket, RI is cancelled due to Mikel’s laryngitis

Oct. 13: San Diego Radio 91X streams “Wrong,” reveals the single artwork and announces that the new album will be titled Dope Machines

The Airborne Toxic Event: Wrong


Oct. 14:
The Bulls’ single “Come Unwound” is officially released

The Bulls: Come Unwound

Oct. 26: “Wrong,” the first single from The Airborne Toxic Event’s Dope Machines, is officially released

Oct. 30: TATE performs a homecoming show at Los Angeles’ legendary Greek Theatre

Nov. 7: The music video for “Wrong” is filmed at Denver’s Ogden Theater on the last day of the fall tour; the shoot includes a select group of fans

Adrian Rodriguez: video shoot for The Airborne Toxic Event's Wrong

Nov. 17: The Airborne Toxic Event’s cover of Paul McCartney’s “No More Lonely Nights” is released on The Art of McCartney

The Art of McCartney

Nov. 17: The Bulls release the music video for “Come Unwound”

Dec. 9: The Airborne Toxic Event releases the music video for “Wrong”

Dec. 15: Mikel and Anna perform as an acoustic duo at 106.5 The End’s Not So Acoustic XMas Show in Charlotte, NC

Dec. 19: TATE’s final live performance of the year at Main Street Armoury in Rochester, NY is canceled due to Daren Taylor’s illness

Dec. 21: Final mix of Dope Machines completed

What was your personal TATE highlight of 2014? Was it one of the events listed here, or something else entirely? Comment below!

For a complete listing of 2014 tour dates, including setlists for almost every show, 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.

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Comments
  1. Rick Fedion says:

    My personal TATE highlights would have to be narrowed down to the amazing 10/9 Higher Ground Burlington, VT show with it’s stellar setlist and the debut of my favorite song of 2014 “The Fall of Rome” and the 12/17 Saratoga Springs acoustic show.

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  2. treendabean says:

    First TATE concert and my first guitar pick came this year. Hopefully just the beginning of many more.

    Liked by 1 person

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