Interviews Music — 20 July 2015
Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn Talks Playing NYC with

Over the past few years, we’ve seen pop-rock quartet Neon Trees headline shows at Webster Hall and in Central Park, sandwiching opening slots for groups like The Offspring and Maroon 5. This week the band returns in a slightly different setting for them: an intimate one. A standing room only crowd at Irving Plaza will welcome the band back to town on Wednesday, July 22nd for “An Intimate Night Out with Neon Trees,” one that will pack the band’s fun and entertaining live show into the cozy confines of the legendary rock club.

Though the band’s last full length release was more than a year ago, “Pop Psychology” has given Neon Trees the material to continue touring. Coupled with the release of the video for a new non-album single entitled “Songs I Can’t Listen To” which dropped back in June, the band has stayed busy during what would otherwise be a down period for most other groups. With drummer Elaine Bradley set to give birth to her second child in the coming weeks, there’s not much on the docket for Neon Trees once their handful of remaining dates wrap up in July.

Frontman Tyler Glenn is hardly the type to rest on his laurels though. Constantly writing new material and using his celebrity to advocate for social issues, the enigmatic and immensely talented singer is clearly remaining busy as the band’s current tour winds down. With wildly popular hits like “Animal,” “1983,” “Everybody Talks” and “Sleeping With a Friend” under his belt, there’s no telling where Glenn and company are headed next- but if history is any indication, it’s likely to be both fun and infectiously catchy. was fortunate to sit down with Glenn for an exclusive interview where we discuss how the band’s current tour came to fruition, when he realized his love for singing, advocating for gay rights and some of his favorite memories about playing here in New York City. Listen in to our brief interview and then grab your tickets to Wednesday night’s show here.

- Dave Gendelson

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