Five years after the release of their last studio album, Saves the Day have returned. On Tuesday (Aug. 14), the New Jersey-founded band announced the release of their ninth studio album. Fittingly titled 9, the nine-track record is due out Oct. 26 through Equal Vision Records. Pre-orders for 9 are currently available on Saves the Day’s website.
9 is the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s 2013 self-titled release.
To celebrate the new album announcement, the band unleashed the record’s first single; a track titled “Rendezvous.” Listen to the three-and-a-half-minute track above.
In an accompanying letter, frontman Chris Conley explains to fans what helped shape the new album and its songs.
“This album is the story of Saves the Day and my own personal journey through life, which all unfolded as my relationship with music progressed,” said Conley.
“I’ve gone through all the reflecting and growing and come to a place where I’m so grateful and so satisfied and living the life I want to live. I was just a kid that got lucky, and I got pulled into this amazing dream. And it’s still going.”
As if a brand new album and its lead single was not enough to satisfy longtime fans, the group also unveiled plans to hit the road throughout the month of November. The upcoming North American tour will begin on Nov. 1 at Headliners in Louisville and conclude on Nov. 20 at the Social in Orlando. Kevin Devine and An Horse will join Saves the Day during the fall time stops.
The band will also take part in Manchester Orchestra’s annual Thanksgiving celebration, The Stuffing. The Stuffing will take place on Nov. 21 at the Fox Theater Complex. Tickets for the upcoming tour dates can be found here while the complete tour itinerary can be found below.
SAVES THE DAY FALL 2018 TOUR DATES:
Nov. 01 – Louisville, KY – Headliners
Nov. 02 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge *
Nov. 03 – Newport, KY – Southgate House
Nov. 04 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
Nov. 06 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Nov. 07 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Nov. 09 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls
Nov. 10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
Nov. 11 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Nov. 12 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Nov. 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw *
Nov. 15 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head
Nov. 16 – Richmond, VA – Broadberry
Nov. 17 – Durham, NC – Motorco
Nov. 18 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Nov. 20 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Nov. 21 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater Complex +
* Kevin Devine not performing
+ The Stuffing with Manchester Orchestra / the Front Bottoms / Kevin Devine / O’Brother / Mighty