Walk Off The Earth’s massively popular YouTube cover of Gotye featuring Kimbra’s smash hit “Somebody That I Used To Know” has passed the 100 million view mark, making it the most popular cover song ever posted on YouTube. Pretty impressive!
The creative video features all five band members playing one guitar and has helped to rapidly launch the Canadian group into online stars. The band performed the song on The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this year, and the clip of that performance has been viewed nearly 2.5 million times.
Their “Somebody That I Used To Know” cover single has been certified Platinum in Canada, and sold over 165k copies in the US.
The band have released dozens of other covers, and fans have responded to Walk Off The Earth’s clever arrangements and beautiful harmonies. Their recent covers of the Weeds theme song “Little Boses” )originally performed by Malvina Reynolds) and The Beatles’ “From Me To You” have each gotten over 3 million views. And their latest is a cover of Nirvana’s “Polly” that is already at over 1 million views on YouTube, and is available starting today on iTunes.
Tour dates and WOTE’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” cover below!
Walk Off The Earth Tour Dates
- 5/30 Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
- 5/31 Juanita’s, Little Rock, AR
- 6/1 KXT Summer Cut, Gexa Energy Pavilian, Dallas, TX
- 6/2 Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, TX
- 6/3 House of Blues Bronze Peacock, Houston, TX
- 6/14 El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
- 6/15 Slim’s, San Francisco, CA (2 shows)
- 6/16 Central Coast Oyster Festival, Morro Bay, CA
- 6/17 Sound of Music Festival, Burlington, OH
- 6/23 Elevation Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria
- 6/28 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
- 6/29 Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
- 7/8 Bluesfest, Ottawa, ON
- 7/9 Festival D’ete, Quebec, QC
- 7/13 Common Grounds Music Festival, Lansing, MI
- 7/27 Hillside Festival Guelph, ON
- 7/29 Rock the Peach Music Festival, Penticton, BC
- 8/4 Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
- 8/10 Fredrock Festival, Fredricton, NB
- 8/23 Coca Cola Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Check out their official website HERE for all the latest news and info!