“Welcome to the new era”: Sleep Token have signed to major label RCA Records

Vessel from Sleep Token with a snake on his head
(Image credit: Andy Ford)

Sleep Token have announced their signing to major label RCA Records.

The UK-based masked metal cult posted on social media today (February 14) that they have inked a deal with the prestigious label. The signing means that the band are now labelmates with such mainstream giants as Britney Spears, A$AP Rocky, Doja Cat and more.

Sleep Token revealed the news of their signing via their Instagram story, where they wrote: “Welcome to the new era.”

The news follows a momentous 2023 and early 2024 for the four-piece. In January last year, the band went viral with The Summoning, the second single of their then-impending third album, Take Me Back To Eden. They played a sold-out tour of the UK the same month.

Sleep Token then toured the United States and mainland Europe, before returning to the UK to play a sold-out show at the 10,000-capacity Wembley Arena. It was reported that tickets to the Wembley gig sold out within 10 minutes of them being available.

This year, Sleep Token will play shoews in Australia and North America, and earlier this month announced five more arena dates in the UK, including a stop at the 15,000-capacity O2 Arena in London.

The tickets went on general sale on the morning of February 7, the band posted that three of those shows had already sold out mere hours later. A concert in Leeds and a second at The O2 were added to the tour as a result of the demand. A fourth concert, in Birmingham, has since also sold out.

For months, the band have also been teasing a “new era”. Their instrumentalists – publicly known only as II, III and IV – debuted new masks at the Wembley concert in December.

When Metal Hammer interviewed the designer of the masks, British artist Lani Hernandez-David, he said: “I’m sure they have something in mind that the fans will appreciate greatly. There’s definitely a new era coming, but I won’t speak too much on that, because I’m not really clued up on it.”

Sleep Token’s upcoming dates have been promoted as “The Teeth Of God tour”, possibly hinting at the arrival of a release of the same name before the band return to the road.

For the full list of Sleep Token’s upcoming shows, see below. Tickets to dates not already sold-out are available now.

Sleep Token confirm their signing to RCA Records

(Image credit: Sleep Token via Instagram)

Sleep Token 2024 tour dates:

Apr 10: Melbourne Cain Arena, Australia
Apr 12: Sydney Qudos Arena, Australia
Apr 14: Sydney Qudos Arena, Australia
Apr 17: Adelaide Entertaiment Ctr, Australia
Apr 18: Melbourne Rod Laver, Australia
Apr 20: Brisbane Riverstage, Australia
Apr 21: Brisbane Riverstage, Australia

Apr 27: Las Vegas Sick New World festival, NV
Apr 30: Phoenix Arizona Financial Theatre, AZ
May 01: Albuquerque Revel, NM
May 03: Austin H-E-B- Center at Cedar Park, TX
May 04: Dallas Toyota Music Factory, TX
May 06: Tampa Yuengling Center, FL
May 07: Atlanta Coca-Cola Roxy, GA
May 08: Asheville Exploreasheville.com Arena, NC
May 10: St. Louis The Factory, MO
May 12: Denver Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO
May 14: Des Moines Vibrant Music Hall, IA
May 15: Chicago The Salt Shed, IL
May 16: Chicago The Salt Shed, IL
May 18: Columbus Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival, OJ
May 19: Pittsburgh Petersen Events Center, PA
May 20: Philadelphia The Met Philadelphia, PA
May 22: New York City Radio City Music Hall, NY
May 24: Boston MGM Music at Fenway, MA
May 25: Montreal Place Bell, QC, Canada
May 27: Toronto Massey Hall, ON, Canada
May 28: Toronto Massey Hall, ON, Canada

Nov 25: Glasgow OVO Hydro, UK
Nov 26: Manchester Co-Op Live, UK
Nov 28: Birmingham Utilita Arena, UK
Nov 29: London The O2, UK
Nov 30: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
Dec 02: Leeds First Direct Arena, UK
Dec 03: London The O2, UK

Matt Mills
Contributing Editor, Metal Hammer

Louder’s resident Gojira obsessive was still at uni when he joined the team in 2017. Since then, Matt’s become a regular in Prog and Metal Hammer, at his happiest when interviewing the most forward-thinking artists heavy music can muster. He’s got bylines in The Guardian, The Telegraph, NME, Guitar and many others, too. When he’s not writing, you’ll probably find him skydiving, scuba diving or coasteering.