The Maine spent most the week teasing something major on social media and now it looks like the band is ready to reveal it all. On Wednesday (Jan. 16), the Arizona-founded act announced the release of their forthcoming seventh studio album. Titled You Are OK, the record is due out March 29 via their 8123 record label.
Pre-orders for the upcoming release can be found on the band’s website. You Are OK is the follow-up to the band’s 2017 release, Lovely Little Lonely.
In a statement about the new album, frontman John O’Callaghan says: “Trying to describe sound without giving you anything to listen to is an awfully tough task, so sparing the particulars of sonics I can tell you that this record is risky.
He continues: “The risk lies in its urgency, its relentlessness, and its manic mood swings. Yet even inside all the taken chances there exists a familiarity that I think will be heard once you spin it.”
While O’Callaghan does make reference to not being able to accurately describe the new record’s sound without actual music in the statement, the group has rectified that by unleashing its lead single. Titled “Numb without You,” the bop-worthy, three-and-a-half-minute track can be streamed above.
Prior to the new album announcement, the band had already confirmed several tours for 2019. The group’s 2019 touring itinerary will officially begin with a show at the Van Buren on Friday, Jan. 18, in their hometown of Phoenix. The following day (Jan. 19), the group’s annual 8123 Fest will take place with the five-piece performing their debut album, Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, in full.
After several other tours around the globe, the quintet will return to the United States where they will hit the road alongside Taking Back Sunday for the latter’s Twenty tour. The Maine’s time on the Twenty tour will begin with a two-night engagement (April 16 and 17) at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento and conclude with a two-night stint at the House of Blues in Las Vegas (May 4 and 5).
Tickets for the upcoming tour can be found here while the Maine’s upcoming tour dates can be seen below.
THE MAINE’S 2019 TOUR DATES:
Jan. 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Jan. 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ 8123 Fest / 8123 Fest Afterparty
April 2 – Köln, Germany @ Gloria
April 3 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Zappa
April 4 – Paris, France @ Flow
April 5 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
April 6 – London, England @ The Forum
April 16 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
April 17 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
April 19 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
April 20 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
April 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
April 22 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
April 24 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
April 26 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
April 27 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
April 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
April 30 – Denver, CO @ The Summit
May 1 – Denver, CO @ The Summit
May 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
May 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
May 4 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
May 5 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues