Chvrches’ ‘Love Is Dead’ Is Top Of The US Rock Albums Charts!


CHVRCHES have made a return to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts respectively, ruling both rankings, dated June 9th, for a second time with the debut of new album Love Is Dead.

The Scottish group’s third LP starts at the top of both rankings with 28,000 equivalent units, according to Nielsen Music. 23,000 from that number are from traditional record sales. CHVRCHES score their second No. 1 on both charts following the debut of their preceding record Every Open Eye, which went straight to No. 1 on the Oct. 17, 2015-dated rankings with 34,000 copies sold.

The new record additionally starts at No. 11 on the all-genre Billboard 200, three stops away from the group’s previous best, that’s when Every Open Eye, debutedat its No. 8 peak. The band’s 2013 debut, The Bones of What You Believe, bowed and peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 (and No. 3 on Alternative Albums and No. 5 on Top Rock Albums).

Meanwhile Chvrches are continuing to tour ‘Love is Dead’ Europe with a date at The Electric Picnic the final date on their summer stint. Here’s the remaining tour dates:

  • June 10th – Parklife, UK
  • June 17th – Radio 104.5 11th Birthday Party, New Jersey
  • June 22nd – Hurricane Festival, Germany
  • June 23rd – Southside Festival, Germany
  • June 29th – Aerodrome, Czech Republic
  • June 30th – Openair, Switzerland
  • July 4th – Open’er Festival, Poland
  • July 6th – Rock Werchter, Belgium
  • July 8th – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
  • July 11th – Ahoi The Full Hit Of Summer, Austria
  • July 13th – NOS Alive, Portugal
  • July 15th – Citadel, London
  • July 21st – Splendour  In The Grass, Australia
  • July 22nd – Hordern Pavilion, Australia
  • July 23rd – Margaret Court Arena, Australia
  • July 25th – Jakarta Convention Centre, Indonesia
  • July 27th – Sound City, South Korea
  • July 29th – Fuji Rock, Japan
  • August 2nd – Lollapalooza, Chicago
  • August 3rd – Hinterland,
  • September 2nd – ELECTRIC PICNIC, Ireland