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Bad Omens Drop Contemplative Video For “Just Pretend”

Bad Omens Spring 2023
[Photo by: Bryan Kirks]

Ahead of their fall headline tour later this year, Bad Omens have issued a disorienting and heart-wrenching video for their 2022 single “Just Pretend.” Pulled from the band’s third studio album The Death of Peace of Mind, “Just Pretend” is a deeply emotional track that showcases the band’s signature culmination of heavy rock and melodic elements.

Since its release last year, “Just Pretend” has skyrocketed amongst the group’s extensive discography, becoming one of their most streamed singles to date. The track is built upon a foundation of tight instrumentation, thunderous guitar work, and pounding percussion. The standout of the track is vocalist Noah Sebastian’s impassioned delivery—seeping with anguish and rawness, “Just Pretend” offers a rich and immersive soundscape that will engage all of your senses.

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The music video for “Just Pretend” is a visually captivating accompaniment to the song. Directed by Erik Rojas (Chase Atlantic, Jessie J, Waterparks), the video features stunning cinematography and a compelling plot that enhances the overall impact of the track. It effectively captures the emotional intensity and rawness of the song, further immersing viewers in the band’s artistic vision.

Amidst their headline tour this fall with ERRA and I See Stars serving as support, Bad Omens have unveiled their new comic book series ‘Concrete Jungle,’ which will arrive on Sept. 6 via Sumerian Comics. Inspired by the group’s 2022 album The Death of Peace of Mind, the four-issue series will arrive monthly. Co-written by Sebastian and Kevin Roditeli (‘Freak Snow‘ comic franchise) with illustrations by Nicola Izzo, ‘Concrete Jungle’ explores a crime-filled futuristic, dystopian world. You can check out more on ‘Concrete Jungle’ here and get tickets to see Bad Omens live in action here.

Tour Dates:

  • Sept. 1—Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
  • Sept. 2—Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
  • Sept. 4—New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
  • Sept. 5—St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
  • Sept. 6—Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
  • Sept. 8—Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
  • Sept. 9—Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
  • Sept. 12—New York, NY @ Terminal 5
  • Sept. 13—Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
  • Sept. 14—Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
  • Sept. 15—Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
  • Sept. 16—Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
  • Sept. 18—Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
  • Sept. 19—Toronto, ON @ Rebel
  • Sept. 21—Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed
  • Sept. 24—Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live!
  • Sept. 26—Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Ballroom
  • Sept. 27—Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live
  • Sept. 29—Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
  • Sept. 30—Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
  • Oct. 2—Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
  • Oct. 3—Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
  • Oct. 4—Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
  • Oct. 8—Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
  • Oct. 9—Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels
  • Oct. 10—Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
  • Oct. 11—Albuquerque, NM @ Revel
  • Oct. 13—Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
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