The album proved a phenomenon from the start, ascending to #1 on Billboard's "Heatseekers Albums" chart following the breakthrough success of its lead single, "Animal." A true international smash with 75 million streams to date, "Animal" reached the upper regions of an array of airplay and sales charts, including #1 on Billboard's "Alternative Songs" chart - the band's first ever #1 single.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Neon Trees' frontman Tyler Glenn came out as gay.
Neon Trees (lead singer Tyler Glenna truly theatrical showmanplus guitarist Chris Allen, bassist Branden Campbell and drummer John Buckner, filling in for Elaine Bradley, who is on maternity leave) played a high-energy show that was highlighted by the unbelievably catchy "Animal" from its debut CD, CD (Mercury, 2012).
The Provo, Utah alternative/glam-rock/synth-pop band's performance was nothing short of astonishing.
That's one truth everyone can agree on."Neon Trees will celebrate "Feel Good" with an exclusive home state live performance at the upcoming LOVELOUD Fest, set for Saturday, August 26th at Orem, UT's Brent Brown Ballpark at Utah Valley University.
The event - co-headlined by Imagine Dragons and also featuring Krewella, Nicholas Petricca of Walk the Moon, and Joshua James - was created by Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds with help from Tyler Glenn, to ignite the vital conversation of what it means to unconditionally love, understand, accept, and support LGBTQ youth.
He ended up loving their sound and convinced the Killers to let Neon Trees open for The Killers for many of their tour dates in 2008, spurring the fledgling rockers onto greater success.
I think beyond who's right and who's wrong about everything going on in the world, there's a human desire in all of us to feel ok, to ' FEEL GOOD'.
Their latest single, “First Things First,” wears its heart on its sleeve–a sleeve, by the way, you might be able touch if you catch the band live at the Ogden Theatre on June 17. How did you and Tyler end up joining forces with Elaine (drums) and Brandon (bass)? Yeah, because both of them were playing in different bands.
In the meantime, 303 Magazine chatted with guitarist Chris Allen about the band’s history, the new album and what we can expect from the live show. I’ll give massages to our crew or anyone who gets hurt or has muscle issues. Elaine was playing in a band called Another Statistic and Brandon was playing in like six different bands, but he wasn’t an official band member of any of those bands.
The baby will be born shortly after the Trees, best known for songs like "Animal," go on tour this summer: The band, which released the single "Songs I Can't Listen To" on Tuesday, is embarking on a two-month tour.
A rep for the quintet says Bradley will be behind the drums for the cross-country tour, which begins in Seattle in June and ends in Boston in July.