Neon Trees is a rock band from Provo, UT, with origins in Temecula, California. Formed initially by neighbors Tyler Glenn (lead vocals/keyboards) and Chris Allen (guitars) the band made its first home in Provo, eventually adding Branden Campbell (bass) and Elaine Bradley (drums/vocals) to the lineup. . Although a well known band in Provo, the band didn't receive nationwide exposure until late 2008 when they were chosen as openers for several of The Killers' North American tour dates. Not long after, the band was signed by major record label Mercury Records in early 2009. Additionally, the group was voted Band of the Year in 2009 by City Weekly, a popular Salt Lake City publication. Although they had several prior independent releases, the band released its debut album at Mercury/Def Jam, Habits, on March 16, 2010. with "Animal" as its lead single. The band performed "Animal" during their March 23, 2010 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as well as their May 14, 2010 appearance on The Tonight Show. Throughout the Spring of 2010 the band, along with Mutemath and Street Drum Corps, opened for the 30 Seconds To Mars tour Into The Wild. Subsequently, they are headlining the summer 2010 Bang The Gong Tour with Paper Tongues and Civil Twilight. As of May 24, 2010, the Neon Trees performed at North Cache 8-9 Center in Richmond, UT for winning the Red Ribbon Competition.
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