Bad Omens and Poppy Unleash Electrifying Live Debut of “V.A.N.” in Berlin

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Rock enthusiasts in Berlin were treated to a groundbreaking moment as Bad Omens and Poppy delivered the first-ever live performance of their collaboration, ‘V.A.N.’ The dynamic artists revealed the track earlier this week, generating anticipation with Bad Omens clearing their social media slate. Notably, the song features Poppy as the sole vocalist, a departure from Bad Omens’ frontman Noah Sebastien.

Currently sharing the stage on Bad Omens’ European tour, Poppy seized the spotlight during the Berlin show, commanding the stage for ‘V.A.N.’ The acronym stands for ‘violence against nature,’ and the song paints a vivid picture of a humanoid attempting to break free from a laboratory. Poppy’s ominous intonation adds an electrifying layer to the narrative: “You’ve been running from me, the digital second coming / And I’m here whether you like it or not.”

Frontman Noah Sebastien shed light on the track’s origins, stating, “That’s a song that started just with the hook ‘Violence against nature,’ and then after saving the project with the acronym and seeing it we realized it could be fun to think of ‘VAN’ as a name. Thus the rabbit hole of ideas began that led us to decide to write lyrics from the perspective of an artificial intelligence gone rogue.”

Not only a standalone release, ‘V.A.N.’ serves as the initial glimpse into Bad Omens’ upcoming project, ‘CONCRETE FOREVER,’ also recognized as ‘CONCRETE JUNGLE OST.’ Described as an “experimental extension” of their 2022 LP ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND,’ the project doubles as the soundtrack to their comic book universe, ‘Concrete Jungle.’

The collaboration continues as Bad Omens and Poppy embark on the European leg of their tour until mid-February. Post that, Poppy will headline a series of UK dates with Wargasm in support. Meanwhile, Bad Omens will return to the US for a tour starting in April, followed by appearances at European festivals, including Download Festival.

Bad Omens 2024 Tour Dates:

JANUARY 28 – Palladium Cologne – Cologne, Germany 29 – Palladium Cologne – Cologne, Germany 30 – Zenith, Munich, Germany

FEBRUARY 1 – Halle 622 – Zürich, Switzerland 2 – Stadthalle Offenbach – Offenbach Am Main, Germany 4 – Poppodium 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands 5 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium 6 – Salle Pleyel – Paris, France 8 – Messe Dresden – Dresden, Germany 9 – SaSaZu – Praha, Czech Republic 10 – Congress Innsbruck – Innsbruck, Austria 11 – Alcatraz – Milan, Italy

APRIL 21 – Boeing Center at Tech Port – San Antonio, TX 23 – Revel Entertainment Center – Albuquerque, NM 25 – Mesa Amphitheatre – Mesa, AZ 27 – Sick New World – Las Vegas, NV 30 – Tulsa Theater – Tulsa, OK

MAY 2 – The Factory in Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX 3 – The Factory in Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX 12 – Welcome To Rockville – Daytona Beach, FL 18 – Point Fest – St. Louis, MO

JUNE 7 – Rock im Park – Nüburg, Germany 8 – Rock am Ring – Nüburg, Germany 12 – Rock For People – Hradec, Czechia 13-16 – Nova Rock – Nickelsdorf, Austria 14-16 – Download Festival – Derby, United Kingdom 26-29 – Resurrection Fest – Viveiro, Spain 27-30 – Hellfest – Clisson, France 28-30 – Tuska Festival – Helsinki, Finland 29 – Provinssi Festival – Seinäjoki, Finland

JULY 5 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium 7 – I-Days Festival – Milano, Italy *w/Poppy