February 5, 2013 16:13
Hadouken!'s video for new single 'Levitate' tops 25 million views on YouTube
Viral promo for the band's new single is the most watched video on the channel
The viral promo became the most watched video on the channel last week, and, as a result, has sent the track rocketing up iTunes charts across the globe, including Top 10's in the UK, Canada and Australia. Incredibly, thanks to the video's use of footage of American football, basketball and skateboarding stunts, the track is now Top Five in the US iTunes chart after selling 15,000 copies online in the past 9 days.
The success of the video in America is considered to be a major coup for the band, as they don't have a record deal in the US and have only visited the country once. The view count has even taken the band by surprise. They wrote on Twitter: "Mind=blown". You can watch the video for 'Levitate' above.
Hadouken! release their first album in three years new on February 18. Titled 'Every Weekend', it will feature 10 tracks including recent singles 'Parasite' and 'Bad Signal'. In addition, the physical and iTunes editions of the album will come with a pair of bonus tracks, 'Mecha Love' and 'Oxygen'.
Meanwhile, James Smith and co have announced a UK headline tour for April. The 10-date trek will begin at Norwich Waterfront on April 17 before wrapping up at The Fleece in Bristol on April 27.
Hadouken! will play:
Norwich Waterfront (April 17)
Leeds The Cockpit (18)
Glasgow Arches (19)
Newcastle Academy (20)
Sheffield Leadmill (22)
Birmingham HMV Institute (23)
Manchester Academy 2 (24)
London Electric Ballroom (25)
Brighton Concorde 2 (26)
Bristol Fleece (27)
To check the availability of Hadouken! tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
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