Close Your Eyes kick off the work week with “Kings of John Payne,” the latest single and music video from the band’s first record with new vocalist Sam Robinson. Close Your Eyes put out Line in the Sand last year to critical acclaim and have been touring ever since. Current dates:

Apr 22 – Lake Worth, FL @ Club Propaganda
Apr 25 – Curitiba, BR @ Hangar Bar
Apr 26 – Rio De Janerio, BR @ Planet Music
Apr 27 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Outs
Apr 28 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Roxy Live
Apr 29 – Santiago, CL @ Domo San Diego
Apr 30 – Lima, PE @ El Soltano
May 02 – Quito, EC @ Casa Humboldt
May 03 – Medellin, CO @ Accion Impro
May 04 – Bagota, CO @ Latino Power

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