The Plain White T’s are back and ready to give fans some brand new tunes this summer. On Friday (June 15), the Illinois-founded band confirmed the release of their upcoming eighth studio album. Titled Parallel Universe, the new record is due out Aug. 24 through Fearless Records. The 14-track album will not only be the group’s first new record since 2015’s self-released American Nights, it will also mark their return to Fearless Records after 13 years.
The album was produced by Matt Squire whose resume features Panic! at the Disco and Ariana Grande.
In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band premiered the music video for the record’s first single, “Your Body.” Watch the sci-fi-themed, Ex Machina-influenced clip above.
Earlier in the week, the band headed over to SiriusXM’s The Pulse to premiere “Your Body” and a second song titled “Bonnie I Want You.”
Pre-orders for Parallel Universe are currently available on the Plain White T’s website where the group is offering several bundles for fans. All pre-orders will receive instant downloads of both “Your Body” and “Bonnie I Want You.”
In support of the album’s late-summer release, the Plain White T’s will embark on a summertime tour. The trek will begin on June 16 at the Starlight Amphitheater in Oklahoma City and conclude a few weeks later on July 1 at the Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, South Dakota. Ocean Park Standoff and Fairview will open for the band for most of the trek with the exception of two stops; the first stop and final stop of the tour. The complete summer 2018 tour itinerary can be seen below.
SUMMER TOUR 2018
June 16 – Starlight Amphitheater – Oklahoma City, OK *
June 17 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
June 20 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
June 22 – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille – Warrendale, PA
June 23 – 26th Annual Giant BBQ Battle Food & Music Festival – Washington, DC
June 24 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
June 26 – Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
June 27 – Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN
June 28 – Green Bay Distillery – Green Bay, WI
June 30 – Surf Ballroom & Museum – Clear Lake, IA
July 1 – Deadwood Mountain Grand – Deadwood, SD *
* Ocean Park Standoff and Fairview not playing