They had one hit back in 2002, and then they sort of just disappeared, but Chicago's OK Go are back to give it another go. The four-piece entered a Malmo, Sweden, studio late last year, and with the help of producer Tore Johansson (Franz Ferdinand, The Cardigans), exited with their second album, Oh No.
Not only did OK Go get Franz Ferdinand's producer to work on the follow-up to their self-titled debut, but they pulled in engineer Dave Sardy, who has worked with the likes of The Dandy Warhols and Red Hot Chili Peppers, to mix Oh No. After months of work with a few big names, Oh No is due to hit shelves on August 30th through Capitol Records.
Wisely including a tour in their comeback, OK Go will kick off a North American jaunt later this month with UK darlings Kaiser Chiefs opening. Starting on May 25th in New Jersey, the band (including new guitarist Andy Ross) will play an 8-date run that wraps in San Diego on June 12th. Nearly half of these stops will be on Canadian soil; OK Go will play Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Catch OK Go at these places on these days:
May 27, Montreal, QC - Club Soda
May 29, Toronto, ON - Mod Club
June 5, Vancouver, BC - Richard's On Richards
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt