Alkaline Trio Back With New Single 'Blackbird' And Announce New Album 'Is This Thing Cursed?'. Friday 20 th July 2018
Alkaline Trio have announced a new album "Is This Thing Cursed?" that is to be released digitally on August 31st. Vinyl for the album will be released on October 19th and pre-orders are available now at: http://www.alkalinetrio.com
This is the band's 9th studio release and their first new music in 5 years.
Watch the video for the band's new song "Blackbird": https://youtu.be/1yJzptD4oVA
"Is This Thing Cursed?" is the first Alkaline Trio album written almost entirely in the studio. It's when the songs began to come together that the band noticed the new material forming parallels with "Maybe I'll Catch Fire". According to the band, "Is This Thing Cursed?" is a cousin or sibling to Fire. Co-lead vocalist and bassist Dan Andriano explains, "The songwriting process is almost like what it was back in the day. We would just kind of write a song, be excited about it, then move on. We wrote in that spirit in the studio. I really feel like we made a record that the old school fans are going to dig."
In June, Alkaline Trio announced a headlining US tour. Co-lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Skiba notes, "Some people thought we were done. We announced a tour and a lot of the shows are already sold out. Nobody knows that we made a new record. It's not unlike getting somebody that you care about something extra super special for their birthday and you're really excited to give it to them. It feels kind of like that."
The August dates begin August 3 in Dallas, TX at The Bomb Factory and go throughout August 26 in Orlando, FL at House of Blues. The second leg picks-up on October 4 in Santa Ana, CA at The Observatory and will conclude on October 18 on Santa Cruz, at The Catalyst. Together PANGEA is on the tour as support.
ALKALINE TRIO – IS THIS THING CURSED? – TRACK LISTING
1. Is This Thing Cursed? 2. Blackbird 3. Demon and Division 4. Little Help? 5. I Can't Believe 6. Sweet Vampires 7. Pale Blue Ribbon 8. Goodbye Fire Island 9. Stay 10. Heart Attacks 11. Worn So Thin 12. Throw Me To The Lions 13. Krystalline
ALKALINE TRIO TOUR DATES
Aug 03 Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory Aug 04 Austin, TX - Emo's Austin Aug 06 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant Aug 08 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre Aug 09 Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom Aug 10 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall Aug 11 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom Aug 13 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre Aug 14 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live! Aug 16 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Aug 17 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel Aug 18 Boston, MA - House of Blues Aug 19 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory Aug 21 Norfolk, VA - The NorVA Aug 22 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle Aug 24 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works Aug 25 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Heaven Aug 26 Orlando, FL - House of Blues Oct 04 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory Oct 05 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern Oct 06 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre Oct 08 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom Oct 09 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo Oct 11 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex Oct 12 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium Oct 14 Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Oct 15 San Diego, CA - House of Blues Oct 16 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre Oct 18 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
Forestlive - Every summer The Forestry Commission put on good variety of concerts at various Arboretums across the country, click the below image to see what has been confirmed so far for 2018.
Bristol, Skyline Series - a brand new series of outdoor concerts coming to Bristol, click the image below for more details.
Of The Month - October 2016 - The Beards
The Beards - Sadly all good things must come to an end and this year see’s everyone’s favourite Australian Bearded rockers The Beards calling it a day, the band who formed back in 2005 have made a career of singing about Beards and in the ten years they have been together as a band they have toured constantly and released 4 studio albums titled ‘The Beards’, ‘Beards, Beards, Beards’, ‘Having A Beard Is The New Not Having A Beard’, ‘The Beards Album’ and also the most recent greatest hits ‘Ten Long Years, One Long Beard’ and every song on these albums is about beards.
Back at the start of the year the band announced that they were calling it a day and frontman Johann Beardraven had this to say “We feel like we've achieved what we set out to achieve through music, everybody now agrees that beards are great, so the time has come for us to rest on our laurels. But not before we go around one last time and say a heartfelt thankyou to everyone who's come out to see us over the years, and especially to everyone who's grown a beard, or adopted a pro-beard attitude.”
The band have spent the majority of the year touring across Australia saying a final farewell to their homebound fans and now the band are currently touring across mainland Europe before saying a final farewell to their UK fans in the middle of October and it is the perfect time to see the band on the live circuit as not only is it a farewell tour but the band will also be playing two jam-packed sets of bearded anthems from their impressive back catalogue, incorporating both the stripped-back acoustic sound that helped them gain radio play in Australia, and the infectious pop-rock that has won them a legion of fans worldwide.
The Beards are much-loved by audiences around the world for their refreshingly original concept, highly-interactive live shows and trademark sense of humour. Don't miss this hugely-entertaining Aussie phenomenon's victory lap of Europe this October.
UK TOUR DATES
Sat 15th Oct: Bristol, Marble Room
Sun 16 Oct 2016: Glasgow, King Tuts
Mon 17 Oct 2016: Manchester, Ruby Lounge
Tue 18 Oct 2016: Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Wed 19 Oct 2016: London, Scala
The Beards - If Your Dad Doesn't Have A Beard, You've Got Two Beardless Mums
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