Grammy-Nominated Icelandic AltRock Band Kaleo to Play PNC Pavilion in September

Tickets for the group's Cincinnati concert go on sale Friday, March 6

Feb 27, 2020 at 9:40 am
click to enlarge KALEO's JJ Julius Son - Photo: Dan Winters
Photo: Dan Winters
KALEO's JJ Julius Son

Grammy-Nominated Icelandic AltRock band Kaleo is bringing its Fight or Flight Tour to Riverbend's PNC Pavilion in September.

Tickets for the group's Sept. 25 show in Cincinnati with Matt Maeson and Belle Mt. go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. via

Kaleo — who are appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight (Feb. 27) — began their ascent to global success in the early ’10s, when their self-titled debut album produced several hits in their home country. The band then signed to Atlantic/Elektra Records, moved to the U.S. and got their taste of North American success with the single "All the Pretty Girls." The band's major-label debut, A/B, was a worldwide hit, eventually going Platinum everywhere from Russia to Australia. Kaleo scored a Grammy nomination in 2017 in the Best Rock Performance category for the song "No Good," A/B's leadoff track.

Those purchasing two or more tickets to shows on Kaleo's current tour will receive a free digital or physical copy of the group's anticipated follow-up to A/B due later this year.

“‘Fight or flight’ speaks to our instinctual response to choices: to stay and fight or to flee,” Julius Son said in a press release about the tour. “Throughout the process of making this new album while touring and recording abroad, learning new languages and incorporating sounds from the varying cities I visited, what was most remarkable was seeing first-hand how we are more alike than we are different. This idea to stay, stand our ground and fight for what we believe in keeps resurfacing, and I think as we finish this next record and begin the next chapter, we wanted the fans to know we’re not going anywhere. We’re here with them.” 

Kaleo has released two singles from the new album so far, “Break My Baby" and “I Want More."