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After "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus hit the charts, the YouTube covers have been coming in waves and Wild Beasts added their own cover to the mix. That cover of "Wrecking Ball" went viral. The group is out to show that they are more than just a YouTube sensation and has announced a United States tour.
The tour was announced on Tuesday and features a variety of tour dates. Along with this announcement the group debuted a new music video for their single "A Simple Beautiful Truth." This single is featured on their current album Present Tense, Billboard reported.
The music video was directed by Klaus Thymann, Pitchfork added.
Present Tense landed at the No. 5 spot on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums when it was released in February. This record is being viewed as an expansion on their previous record.
The group was recently asked about the notary that happened following the release of their cover of "Wrecking Ball." Hayden Thorpe of Wild Beasts explained, "I think that song's really beautiful, actually, if you peel back the layers. It's just kind of a heartbreak country song."
Watch the music video for "A Simple Beautiful Truth" here:
Watch the cover of "Wrecking Ball" here:
Check out the tour dates below:
Apr. 9 - Munich, DE @ Strom
Apr. 10 - Milan, IT @ Elita Festival @ Teatro Franco Parenti
Apr. 11 - Lyon, FR @ Marche-Gare
Apr. 12 - Zurich, CH @ Plaza Club
Apr. 13 - Lille, FR @ Aeronef
Apr. 15 - Brussels, BE @ Orangerie
Apr. 16 - Paris, FR @ Trabendo
May 8 - Belfast, NIR @ Belfast Cathedral Quarter Arts festival
May 9 - Brighton, UK @ Great Escape @ The Dome
May 29 - Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn Kilbi
June 6 - Athens, GR @ Plissken
June 13 - Bergen, NO @ Bergenfest
June 15 - Aarhus, DK @ Northside
June 21 - Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret
June 28 - Kiev, UA @ Park Live
June 29 - Moscow, RU @ Park Live
July 4 - Gdynia, PL @ Open'er
July 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Mutual Benefit
July 12 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Mutual Benefit
July 14 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair w/ Mutual Benefit
July 15 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre w/ Mutual Benefit
July 16 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
July 19 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Aug. 15 - Hasselt, BE @ Pukklepop
Aug. 16 - Budapest, HU @ ziget
Aug. 17 - Hamburg, DE @ Dockville
Aug. 31 - Dorset, UK @ End of the Road
Sep. 6 - Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
Sep. 9 - Rovinj, HR @ Unknown