Cold War Kids Announce 20th Anniversary Concert at The ELM with Hovvdy

Indie rockers Cold War Kids will celebrate 20 years as a band when they perform at The ELM in Bozeman on February 6, 2024 with support from indie-pop duo Hovvdy.

Hailing from Long Beach, CA, Cold War Kids have been captivating audiences across the globe with their distinctive sound and emotive lyrics since their inception in 2004. You’ve probably heard a few of their hit anthems like “First,” “Hang Me Up to Dry,” and “Love is Mystical.”

Cold War Kids recently announced their self-titled forthcoming 10th studio album which is set to release on November 10th via AWAL. The album marks a significant milestone for the band, coming nearly two decades after their formation. It continues their musical journey following the New Age Norms trilogy, which commenced with New Age Norms 1 in 2019 and concluded with New Age Norms 3 in 2021. The upcoming LP includes their recent singles, “Double Life” “Another Name” and “Run Away with Me.

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate 20 incredible years of the Cold War Kids! Sign up for the Groove presale and grab your tickets early.


GROOVE PRESALE: Limited Groove presale tickets will be available online only (while supplies last) from 10:00AM – 10:00PM, Thursday, September 14th, 2023. A password will be provided via email after completing the Groove Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.

PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets go on sale Friday, September 15, 2023 at 10:00AM at the The ELM Box Office, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Reserved balcony loge seating, reserved premium balcony seating, and general admission standing room tickets are available. All ages are welcome.

About Cold War Kids

If Nathan Willett followed his usual impulses, Cold War Kids’ 10th album might just have been a five-song EP, or an album with entirely different songs than the 12 ultimately chosen here. Instead, Willett took a rare pandemic-era breather to really contemplate what a Cold War Kids album could, and should, sound like in 2023, and how to infuse the material with meaningful discourse about his life specifically and the state of the world more broadly. Clearly, it was worth the wait: the aptly self-titled result is perhaps the strongest and most well-rounded full-length in the long-running California band’s ample catalog, and the purest possible distillation of Cold War Kids’ nearly 20-year career.

Over the course of nine studio albums and numerous EPs, Cold War Kids have become a major part of the modern musical landscape thanks to deeply personal songcraft and a commitment to forward motion. “First,” their platinum-selling 2015 single, named as the most played track at alternative radio outlets nationwide in the last decade, and 2007’s “Hang Me Up To Dry” remaining a festival staple. Their current lineup – Willett (vocals, piano, guitar), Matt Maust (bass guitar), David Quon (guitar, backing vocals), Matthew Schwartz (keyboards, backing vocals, guitar, percussion), and Joe Plummer (drums, percussion) – coalesced in 2016 and has released a whopping four albums and five EPs since then. Continue reading…