When Blessthefall announced a massive tour for the new year in late 2017, fans were more than wondering if this was an official confirmation that they would be seeing new music soon. On Tuesday (Jan. 30), those longtime followers were given an official answer when the Arizona-founded band announced the release of their upcoming new album. Taking to social media, Blessthefall announced that their sixth studio album will be titled Hard Feelings and will see a release date of March 23.
In addition to the new record announcement, the band also unveiled the record’s first single, “Melodramatic.” Watch the music video for the new track above.
As if the new album title, date , and single were not enough, the group also unveiled that the new album will be released through their new home of Rise Records.
“It’s not often a band like ours, that’s been together for nine years, that has five full-length albums, and that survives the ups and downs of the music scene, gets a chance at a fresh start,” Blessthefall frontman Beau Bokan explains about their change of record label. “We’re here to say that we feel brand new again. Signing to Rise has rejuvenated us as a band and we couldn’t be more excited. They encouraged us to be ourselves and to continue to write the music that we wanted.”
Blessthefall were previously signed to Fearless Records, where they released all their previous studio albums including 2009’s Witness, 2011’s Awakening, 2013’s Hollow Bodies, and 2015’s To Those Left Behind. The only album not released through Fearless was the group’s debut, His Last Walk, which was released through Science and Ferret Records (re-issue).
Pre-orders for Hard Feelings are currently available on the band’s website here.
In support of Hard Feelings‘ release, Blessthefall will be hitting the road alongside Of Mice and Men, Cane Hill, and Fire from the Gods. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.
BLESSTHEFALL / OF MICE & MEN TOUR DATES:
Jan. 31 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theater *
Feb. 01 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst *
Feb. 02 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *
Feb. 03 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon *
Feb. 04 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *
Feb. 05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex *
Feb. 06 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall *
Feb. 08 – Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall MPLS *
Feb. 09 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
Feb. 11 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Feb. 12 – Detroit, MI – Crofoot
Feb. 13 – Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
Feb. 14 – Montreal, Quebec – Corona Theatre
Feb. 16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Feb. 17 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
Feb. 18 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
Feb. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
Feb. 20 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
Feb. 21 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Heaven)
Feb. 23 – Orlando, FL – Beacham
Feb. 24 – Destin, FL – Club Red
Feb. 25 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Feb. 27 – Houston, TX – White Oak Downstairs
Feb. 28 – Dallas, TX – Cotton Hall
March 01 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
March 04 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock Live
March 05 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum
March 06 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre
March 07 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
*No Cane Hill