Gang of Youths adds second Los Angeles show at The Roxy

Gang of Youths has added a second show at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles and tickets are on sale now via AXS.com — no pre-sale or anything this time. Tickets cost $22, and the show is all ages.

This new show is scheduled for September 20 — a day before the show that was announced last week. Today’s announcement mentions that the September 21 show is sold out, and the AXS.com ticket page for that show confirms as much.

For more background on the Roxy Theatre, see our news story about the show announced last week.

Gang of Youths announces new show at historic Roxy Theatre

Gang of Youths surprised us all today with the unexpected announcement of a headlining show on September 21 at the historic Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles.

Public ticket sales will open this Friday, July 19, at 10:00 am PT and can be purchased online at AXS.com. Tickets cost $22 and the show is all ages.

If you’re on the band’s mailing list, a ticket pre-sale is underway right now at that same link — look for the password in the email you should’ve received by now. There’s also a separate pre-sale starting tomorrow (Thursday), presumably for venue/AXS.com members.

The show will take place during what was a brief period of downtime while Gang of Youths is opening for Mumford & Sons. That tour has the band(s) playing in San Francisco on September 19, and then nothing until Guadalajara, Mexico, on September 24.

It’ll be Gang of Youths’ first time performing at the Roxy Theatre. Located on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles, the venue opened in 1973 and has hosted shows by some of the biggest names in music history. The Roxy is known for its good acoustics — many big-name acts have released performances that were recorded there: Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, Guns N’ Roses, Neil Young, Van Morrison and others.

Listen: Dave Le’aupepe guests on new Thelma Plum song “Love & War”

Australian singer Thelma Plum’s debut album, Better In Blak, is out and that’s good news for Gang of Youths fans. Why? Because one track includes a brief guest vocal appearance from none other than Dave Le’aupepe.

He appears on the album’s third song, “Love & War,” singing the second verse. It’s a brief cameo — his contribution only lasts about 20 seconds. The song has just been uploaded to Thelma Plum’s YouTube channel, so that means everyone can listen in.

This is probably the only official new music we’ll hear in 2019 with Dave singing since it appears that the next Gang of Youths album won’t be out until 2020 at earliest.