On the two year anniversary of their critically acclaimed third album Dreamland, record breaking, BRIT and Grammy Award-nominated, Billboard Award-winning, global sensations Glass Animals announce their special Dreamland: Real Life Edition, for fans who have been on this incredible journey with the British band who took the world by storm this year, released on August 5.
Remaining on the Global Weekly Spotify Chart for 75 weeks straight, Dreamland is the album that brought us the global smash hit “Heat Waves”, leading to a 5 billion global streaming band with over 38M monthly listeners. Glass Animals returned to the UK for their first Glastonbury in five years last weekend, playing to thousands of fans on the Other Stage, confirming their place as “one of the biggest British bands in the world” (NME) and honoring the Dreamland they have lived in, ever since its release during the pandemic summer of 2020.
Available in all formats with a limited edition glow in the dark vinyl featuring new colorway artwork alongside a deluxe tracklist CD and cassette, the Dreamland: Real Life Edition includes collaborations with Arlo Parks, Denzel Curry, Albert Hammond Jr., Bree Runway and Diplo.
Glass Animals Dave Bayley says of the new Dreamland: Real Life Edition: “Back in 2020, we had this delicately constructed, intricate plan to launch Dreamland with a bunch of special shows, signings and real-life events. Then… we got spanked by the pandemic, and we had to tear our plan in half. I was pretty damn sad for a bit, but eventually the support from everyone on the web was so great that it pulled me out of my mind-hole, and I realised we could make a new plan… One based on the magnificent wonder that is the internet.”
“We did that and it was absolutely wicked, but I still feel like we missed out on the IRL stuff. So, we thought we’d just have another go of it. This is our chance to do some of the things that were in our original plan, for the fans who have been there with us every step of the way.”
Selling over 262K tickets in the USA last year, Glass Animals played their most iconic venue yet at the beginning of June, with two sold-out nights at Colorado’s Red Rocks, where artists including Led Zeppelin and The Beatles have performed. Also storming the stage at Governors Ball in New York, this is the start of a huge festival season with performances at Lollapalooza, Splendour in the Grass, Lowlands, Reading & Leeds and more. To celebrate Dreamland: Real Life Edition, the band will play a special Dreamland.IRL show at New York’s Brooklyn Mirage on August 8.