Olympian Shaun White’s band signs record deal, will perform at MilkBoy in July

Professional snowboarder and skateboarder Shaun White attends the The 2012 Gentlemen's Ball hosted by GQ Magazine at IAC HQ on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

“The Flying Tomato” is putting his halfpipe tricks on hold and taking his 1260º spins to the recording studio.

Two-time Olympic gold-medalist Shaun White is venturing into music with his new band, Bad Things, which signed its first major deal with Warner Bros. Records.

The professional snowboarder and skateboarder is one-fifth of the LA-based band with guitarist Anthony Sanudo and drummer Lena Zawaideh, who are White’s long-time friends. David LeDuke will provide the leading vocals and Jared Palomar (of former band Augustana) will play bass.

White and his new band plan to release their debut album later this year, though the date is yet to be determined. Rob Schnapf, who has worked with reputable acts like Beck and Elliot Smith, will produce the record.

The band kicks off their first headlining tour in New York City on Thursday, July 11 and will stop by Philadelphia for a show at MilkBoy on Sunday, July 28.

Although White’s new music project is creating a lot of buzz, don’t rule out a shining performance at next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. The Olympian is prepared to continue his medal-winning run as one of the best snowboarders in the world.

Listen to Bad Things’ debut single, “Caught Inside” below.