“Civil Twilight is more than a group of musicians; they're journeymen… guided by their passion for music.” —USA Today

“…enveloping, emotive, and one of the easiest things you’ll listen to all day… bodes well for the collection.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Civil Twilight have made a career of making deeply-felt music and that doesn't change with their third full-length release.” —Huffington Post

“Opener ‘Oh Daniel’ is full of clattering drums and rapid-fire guitar lines, while single ‘Holy Dove’ gallops atop a heavy, Muse-esque synth bass.” —Spin

“…with a song cycle full of polished, bombastic rock that is worthy of U2 and Coldplay.” —Relix

“Throwing influences against the wall and successfully blending whatever sticks into magnetic pop songs.”—MTV Iggy

“…a dynamic and introspective alt-rock outfit; seeing and hearing them in such a stripped down setting only highlights their immense talents even more.” —Diffuser FM

“…absolutely beautiful….inviting the listener to get lost in the warmth of the vocal melody, this version of ‘Holy Dove’ manages to sound as fresh and inviting as the already brilliant original.” —Baeble Music

“Civil Twilight’s haunting sound has been heard everywhere from fashion runways to Times Square.” —Paste

“…an eleven-song stunner…all elements seamlessly fit together to make a sincere and timeless work of art.” —East of 8th

Civil Twilight confirms U.S. headline tour dates this fall in support of their new studio album Story of an Immigrant, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker and New Alternative album charts. The album is now available worldwide on Wind-up Records. Relix says the band has a “…song cycle full of polished, bombastic rock that is worthy of U2 and Coldplay” and The Buffalo News says their live show is “…powerfully delivered.” Tickets for select shows are available now with the remaining dates for pre-sale on August 5 HERE.

Civil Twilight’s Steven (lead vocals, bass and piano) and Andrew McKeller (guitar), Richard Wouters (drums) and Kevin Dailey (keys and guitar) spent one month recording Story Of An Immigrant with Ben H. Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Bombay Bicycle Club, Cut Copy) at Maze Studios in Atlanta. Of the title track and album theme, frontman McKeller says “this song both lyrically and musically seemed to set the course for the new music we were writing. It was the first song written for the new record where we all collectively went, ‘I like this. Let’s keep going in this direction.’ We think musically it very naturally links our past with where we’re headed—and lyrically it’s in many ways the story of our lives, our band, and our journey.” The band recently performed on VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz” ( and live with Utopiafest at this year’s SXSW Festival (

Civil Twilight started as brothers Steven and Andrew McKellar explored their father's jazz collection and listened to their classically trained mother play piano in Cape Town, South Africa. In 1996, Andrew launched a teenaged band with help from his high school classmate, drummer Richard Wouters. The bandmates relocated to Los Angeles in August of 2005 where they co-produced their debut record, Human (2007). Several songs from the album were featured in prime-time television shows, including “One Tree Hill,” “House,” “Star Crossed” and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” Shortly after their debut release, the band moved to Nashville and signed with Wind-Up Records in 2008. After re-releasing their self-titled LP in 2010, the band’s debut single, “Letters from the Sky,” reached #5 on the Alternative radio charts and remained in the Top 10 for six months of the year, selling over 200,000 copies.

In 2012, Wind-Up Records released Civil Twilight’s Holy Weather. The band headlined a U.S. tour with Morning Parade as an opener and supported two months with Mutemath. Past tour mates have also included Florence & The Machine, Young The Giant, Jimmy Eat World, Of Monsters and Men and Neon Trees. Civil Twilight has played the main stage at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Hangout, Voodoo, Austin City Limits, VH1 Best Cruise Ever, Milwaukee Summerfest, Kirstenbosch (Cape Town) and Rocking the Daisies (Cape Town). Their most recent single “Fire Escape” charted Top 20 Alternative and received extensive coverage on MTV, Vh1 and Fuse.

For more information, please contact Samantha Tillman, Erika Santucci or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

*with Cake
†with In The Valley Below and Cold War Kids
‡with Cold War Kids, Gaslight Anthem, Cake, Airborne Toxic Event and more
§with Delta Rae
**with Lord Huron
††with Delta Rae, JD McPherson, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Kopecky and Humming House
‡‡with festival lineup to be announced

July 31 /// St. Paul, MN /// Turf Club
August 1 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Shank Hall
August 3 /// Omaha, NE /// Slowdown**
August 6 /// Colorado Springs, CO /// Black Sheep
August 7 /// Denver, CO /// Larimer Lounge
August 9 /// Kansas City, MO /// The Record Bar
September 10 /// Nashville, TN /// Live on the Green††
September 12 /// Oceanside, CA /// City of Oceanside: Pier Plaza‡‡
September 13 /// Sterling Heights, MI /// 89X Chill On The Hill‡‡


September 23 /// Austin, TX /// The Parish
September 24 /// San Antonio, TX /// Sam’s Burger Joint
September 25 /// Dallas, TX /// Dada
September 26 /// Tulsa, OK /// The Vanguard
September 27 /// Wichita, KS /// Barleycorns
September 29 /// Lubbock, TX /// Blue Light
September 30 /// Roswell, NM /// Pecos Winery
October 2 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Rebel
October 3 /// Santa Ana, CA /// The Constellation Room
October 6 /// West Hollywood, CA /// The Roxy Theatre
October 8 /// Reno, NV /// Cargo: Whitney Peak Hotel
October 9 /// Sacramento, CA /// Harlow’s
October 10 /// San Francisco, CA /// Brick & Mortar Music Hall
October 12 /// Portland, OR /// Mississippi Studios
October 13 /// Seattle, WA /// The Crocodile
October 14 /// Vancouver, BC /// Biltmore Cabaret
October 15 /// Spokane, WA /// The Bartlett
October 20 /// Chicago, IL /// Lincoln Hall
November 3 /// Richmond, VA /// Broadberry
November 4 /// Washington, DC /// The Hamilton
November 5 /// Albany, NY /// The Hollow
November 6 /// Providence, RI /// Met Café
November 7 /// Boston, MA /// Great Scott
November 8 /// Portland, ME /// One Longfellow Square
November 11 /// New York, NY /// The Cutting Room
November 12 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Union Transfer
November 13 /// Rochester, NY /// The Montage
November 14 /// Columbus, OH /// A&R Bar