Glass Animals Score Instant Top 10 Hit With 'How To Be A Human'

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(BT) Glass Animals' sophomore album 'How To Be A Human Being' is already top ten in 10 countries on the iTunes album chart including the U.S., U.K., and Australia following its release on Friday (August 26th).

Lead singer and producer Dave Bayley's lyrical ideas came from live recordings of people saved on his phone, as though he'd been operating as some sort of roaming journalist all this time. "I try to sneakily record people, and I have hours and hours of these amazing rants from taxi drivers, strange people we met outside of shows, people at parties. People say the strangest shit when they don't think they're ever gonna see you again." The voice notes sparked ideas for characters that Dave developed, writing an album like a TV screenwriter might approach a script. "I'd obsess over what they ate, where they lived, what their furniture looked like, what they wore," he laughs.

The band will be celebrating the release of How To Be A Human Being next week in the U.S. with an outdoor concert on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on August 30th and a very special performance at a Tumblr IRL event on August 31st which will bring the album and the characters to life via an immersive collaboration between Glass Animals, multimedia designer Ashten "Whoopi" Winger and Ukrainian Pixel artist Mykola "Myk" Dosenko.

Glass Animals' debut 'Zaba', released on Harvest Records, has sold nearly half a million copies and amassed nearly 200 million Spotify streams.

The band will kick off their North American tour this September in Raleigh, NC, and end at The Greek in Los Angeles on October 16th.

North American Tour Dates:
September 24 - The Ritz - Raleigh, NC
September 25 - Echostage - Washington, DC
September 26 - The Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA
September 28 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
September 29 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
September 30 - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA
October 1 - State Theater - Ithaca, NY
October 2 - The Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
October 4 - Express Live - Columbus, OH
October 5 - The Riverside - Milwaukee, WI
October 6 - The Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL
October 7 - Myth - Minneapolis, MN
October 10 - The Wilma - Missoula, MT
October 11 - Paramount - Seattle, WA
October 12 - Queen Elizabeth Theater - Vancouver, BC
October 13 - Schnitzer - Portland, OR
October 15 - Treasure Island Music Festival - San Francisco, CA
October 16 - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

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