Arkells release their latest video for their new song “Knocking At The Door”. The band debuted the track earlier this month as a surprise release for fans. Already climbing the charts in their native Canada, the track has been the most added song at Alt radio, the last 2 weeks in a row.
"This is our most fierce song yet. So we needed a fierce video. We recruited our talented friends Shane & Mark to make the video and they nailed it. Our audience has embraced this new tune, and it’s a thrill for the band to release a video that further elevates the song,” says frontman Max Kerman.
"All the old Arkells fans like it because I scream a bit, and new Arkells fans like it because it's also kinda modern and poppy. We like it because it's the most adventurous and exciting thing we've done yet. Who knew we could have such a fun ride with one surprise song."
Co-inciding with the launch of the regular baseball season, “Knocking At The Door" is featured in a new Budweiser/Toronto Blue Jays themed commercial running now.
The video comes on the heels of Arkells weekend one performance at Coachella. The band will be performing this Saturday at weekend two of the festival. Known for their relentless touring schedule, the band’s festival plays have the industry taking note - Arkells are featured on the cover of the current issue of the industry trade publication Pollstar, who echos, "The four-time Juno winners have made an impression with festival bookers this year”.
Since the release of Morning Report, Arkells have spent much of the year touring, playing some of the biggest festivals in the U.S., including Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo; building their audience and solidifying their reputation as a passionate, high-energy, live-rock authority. In addition to performing at the 2017 JUNO Awards earlier this month, where they were nominated for Group of The Year and Rock Album of The Year, this summer, Arkells are slated to play a host of marquee festivals including Shaky Knees, Sasquatch!, Bunbury, XPoNential Festival, Osheaga and Mo Pop, and they have a sold-out show with July Talk at Budweiser stage in Toronto on June 24. All up to date news and tour info can be found at arkellsmusic.com
Arkells Tour Dates
4/19 @ The Casbah | San Diego, CA^
4/20 @ Valley Bar | Phoenix, AZ^
4/22 @ Coachella | Indio, CA
5/4 @ A&R Music Bar | Columbus, OH
5/5 @ Blueberry Hill | St. Louis, MO
5/6 @ The Tank Room | Kansas City, MO
5/8 @ Stage AE | Pittsburgh, PA#
5/9 @ U Street Music Hall | Washington, DC#
5/10 @ Kings | Raleigh, NC#
5/11 @ The Basement East | Nashville, TN
5/13 @ Vinyl | Atlanta, GA *Shaky Knees Late Night Show
5/14 @ Shaky Knees Festival | Atlanta, GA
5/27 @ Sasquatch! Music Festival | Quincy, WA
6/2-6/4 @ Bunbury Music Festival | Cincinnati, OH
6/10 @ LaureLive Music Festival | Novelty, OH
6/24 @ Budweiser Stage | Toronto, ON - SOLD OUT**
7/10-7/11 @ Festival D’été De Québec | Quebec City, Quebec
7/28 @ XPoNential Music Festival | Camden, NJ
7/30 @Mo Pop Festival | Detroit, MI
8/5 @ Oshega Festival Musique et Arts | Montreal, Quebec
8/6 @ Rockin' The Fields | Minnedosa, Manitoba
8/19 @ Artpark | Buffalo, NY
^ w/ Blosssoms
# w/ Run River North
** w/ July Talk