Watch the Plain White T’s Turn a Derailed Roadtrip into an Impromptu Concert

With parts of the United States feeling like summer is never going to arrive, the Plain white T’s are giving those stuck in the never-ending cycle of snow something to look forward to with their new music video.

The band released the music video for their new single, “Pause” in conjunction with Lipton Iced Tea and their “Be More Tea” campaign.

The video begins with the band, stranded on the side of the desert after their RV (you might recognize it as the one from Breaking Bad) breaks down, abandoning them in the middle of nowhere all alone.

Instead of panicking, they do just as the song suggestions and pause and enjoy every minute of it. Soon, people passing by see the band relaxing and decided to pull over and party alongside them.

Somehow, they get tons of people to come out to the middle of nowhere for an impromptu concert, but hey, it’s a music video, what do you expect.

Check out the video below.

In an interview with Billboard, frontman Tom Higgenson explains how the song and the band’s upcoming seventh studio album, American Nights, is all about focusing on the present and concentrating on what’s happening now.

“Our new album American Nights, really focuses on being present and concentrating on what’s happening now instead of what might happen tomorrow,” said Higgenson.

“This song, ‘Pause,’ is our lead single and it serves as a reminder to be present and appreciate all of life’s experiences.”

A good motto to live by.

American Nights, will be released next Tuesday, March 31.

Plain White T’s to Head Out on Tour


The Plain White T’s haven’t had a monster hit like 2007’s “Hey There, Delilah,” but it doesn’t mean that the boys have gone into hiding or disbanded in the meantime.

Since then, they had released 2008’s Big Bad World which included songs such as “1, 2, 3, 4” and “Natural Disaster” which were hots, but not as big as “Delilah” was. Last year, they covered The Ramones’ song, “Pet Sematary” that was featured on the soundtrack to Tim Burton’s film, Frankenweenie.

Today, the band have released the first single from their new album. The new album will be titled, American Nights, while the lead single had been revealed to be “The Giving Tree.” The new song has been out since about April and was featured on their latest EP, Should’ve Gone to Bed.

As for the official video for the song, it is scheduled to premiere on Vevo on October 22, next Tuesday. Aside from all the new music news, the band have also announced that they will be heading out on a co-headlining tour with Parachute starting on November 5.

For now, listen to “The Giving Tree” from the EP and check out all the tour stops after the stream of the song.


Tues., Nov. 5 – Wilmington, DE – World Café Live at The Queen
Thurs., Nov. 7 – Salisbury, MA – Blue Ocean Music Hall
Fri., Nov. 8 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
Sat., Nov. 9 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury
Sun., Nov. 10 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Wed., Nov. 13 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
Sun., Nov. 17 – Davenport, IA – St. Ambrose University
Mon., Nov.18 – Sioux Falls, SD – Augustana College
Wed., Nov. 20 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
Fri., Nov. 22 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Sat., Nov. 23 – Portland, ME – The Asylum