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Sleep Token Signs to Major Label RCA Records: 'Welcome to the New Era'

Fans were both nervous and excited in the comment section below RCA's announcement on Instagram.

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Sleep Token has signed to the major label RCA Records ahead of its worldwide Teeth of God tour.

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Sleep Token has signed to RCA Records. The major label news came in an Instagram story from the band on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

"Welcome to the new era," the band said. RCA posted a similar graphic to its own account. The company's roster includes everyone from P!nk to the Foo Fighters.

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"Welcome to the new era," the band said in a social media post.

Sleep Token had previously been signed to the Finnish label Spinefarm Records, which released their May 2023 studio album Take Me Back to Eden. The record made it to No. 3 on the albums chart in the band's native U.K.

The mysterious masked musicians recently announced a worldwide arena for later this year that includes dates in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Last week, they added additional dates in London and Leeds to keep up with demand.

Fans were a mix of nervous and excited in the comments below RCA's announcement.

"My boy vessel still winning," one person said of the group's anonymous frontman. "Please don't ruin this band thats all I ask," said another.

Sleep Token is not the only viral independent act that RCA has snatched up recently. The label added Alex G to its roster last month.

The move would have been almost unthinkable when he was releasing lo-fi tracks on Bandcamp without the support of a label back in the early 2010s.

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Sleep Token is based in London. They released their first music in 2016. Since then, they've put out three studio albums and two EPs.

Sleep Token made headlines earlier this year when they wiped their Instagram account. The move reportedly came after one member of the band was doxxed.

Fans were relieved when the band announced the first dates on its Teeth of God tour shortly thereafter.

Sleep Token
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Sleep Token had previously been signed to the Finnish label Spinefarm Records.

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The group's frontman Vessel spoke about the psychology behind the members' identities hidden during pre-recorded stage banter at shows last year. The singer was talking to Sleep, the omniscient being at the center of the band's lore.

"Do you think they want you to cry? … Do you think they like it?" Sleep asked Vessel during the exchange transcribed by Metal Hammer.

"Not as such. I think they just want to know that I am feeling something, feeling what they are feeling, perhaps," the frontman replied.

"Do you think that this amount of crying is healthy for you?" Sleep asked.

"I don't know," Vessel responded. "But at least I feel something. If I don't feel anything then why would I even do this?"

That's when the frontman explained why his identity must remain hidden.

"In order for all of this to work there has to be a certain boundary in place," he said. "They need to be able to project themselves onto this, without anyone else's identity getting in the way. In turn, I need to be able to show my true self to them in a way that does not compromise their ability to connect."

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The band will play shows in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia later this year.

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Check out a full list of the upcoming tour dates below:

April 10 – Melbourne, Australia @ Cain Arena

April 12 – Sydney, Australia @ Qudos Arena

April 14 – Sydney, Australia @ Qudos Arena

April 17 – Adelaide, Australia @ Entertainment Ctr

April 18 – Melbourne, Australia @ Rod Laver

April 20 – Brisbane, Australia @ Riverstage

April 27 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ Sick New World

April 30 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ AZ Financial Theatre

May 1 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ Revel

May 3 - Austin, Texas @ H.E.B. Center

May 4 - Dallas, Texas @ Toyota Music Factory

May 6 - Tampa, Fla. @ Yeungling Center

May 7 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Coca-Cola Roxy

May 8 - Asheville, N.C. @ Asheville Arena

May 10 - St. Louis, Mo. @ The Factory

May 12 - Denver, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amp.

May 14 - Des Moines, Iowa @ Vibrant Music Hall

May 15-16 - Chicago, Ill. @ Salt Shed

May 18 - Columbus, Ohio @ Sonic Temple

May 19 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Petersen Events Ctr

May 20 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Met

May 22 - New York, N.Y. @ Radio City

May 24 - Boston, Mass. @ MGM Music Hall

May 25 - Montreal, Quebec @ Place Bell

May 27-28 Toronto, Ontario @ Massey Hall

Nov. 25 – Glasgow, Scotland @ OVO Hydro

Nov. 26 – Manchester, England @ Co-Op Live

Nov. 28 – Birmingham, England @ Utilita Arena

Nov. 29 – London, England @ The O2

Nov. 30 – Cardiff, Wales @ Motorpoint Arena

Dec. 2 – Leeds, England @ First Direct Arena

Dec. 3 – London, England @ The O2


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