Unknown Mortal Orchestra Don’t Want To Be Your “First World Problem”

The group takes on a popular hashtag.

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New Zealand/American outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra released their third studio album, Multi Love almost exactly one year ago. Today, they returned to premier the disco-inflected "First World Problem" on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show. The new track is upbeat and danceable, even as Ruban Nielson sings about love, miscommunication, and privilege. Listen to "First World Problem" below and see UMO's summer tour dates below.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra tour dates:
May 25 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada @ Commonwealth w/ Whitney
May 27 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
May 29 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
June 18 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Northside Festival
June 19 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret
June 20 – Paris, France @ Trabendo w/ Alex Cameron
June 21 – Cambridge, United Kingdom @ Junction w/ Alex Cameron
June 22 – Liverpool, United Kingdom @ East Village Arts Club w/ Alex Cameron
June 22-26 – Somerset, United Kingdom @ Glastonbury Festival
June 25 – Madrid, Spain @ Madrid Music City at Matadero Madrid
June 26 – Padua, Italy @ Parco Della Musica
June 28 – Istanbul, Turkey @ KüçükÇiftlik Park (supporting CHIC)
June 29 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte
July 1 – Vilanova l La Geltru, Spain @ Vida Festival
July 2 – Marmande, France @ Garorock Festival
July 3 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
July 15 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival D’Été De Québec
July 17 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
July 18 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub
July 19 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
July 20 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
July 22 – Oro-Medonte, Canada @ WayHome Music & Arts Festival
July 23 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub
July 24 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
July 25 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
July 28 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
July 30th – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage
August 12 – Sat. Aug. 13 – Eau Claire, WI @ Eaux Claires Festival
August 17 – Paredes De Coura, Portugal @ Paredes de Coura
August 18-21 – Wales, United Kingdom @ Green Man Festival
August 19-21 – Hamburg, Germany @ Dockville
August 28 – Portland, OR @ MusicFest NW (Project Pabst)
August 30 – Petaluma, CA @ Lagunitas Brewing Company
September 1 – Santa Monica, CA @ Santa Monica Pier
September 2 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley w/ Tame Impala
September 3 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley w/ Tame Impala

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Don’t Want To Be Your “First World Problem”