Memphis May Fire announce ‘Broken,’ drop new single

With a couple of months left before they hit the North American touring circuit, Memphis May Fire have just confirmed that fans will have some new tunes to jam to during those gigs. On Friday (Sept. 21), the Texas-founded band announced plans to release their sixth studio album in the fall. Titled Broken, the new record is due out Nov. 16 through Rise Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on the band’s website.

Broken is the follow-up to the group’s 2016 release, This Light I Hold.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band released the record’s lead single; the hard-hitting “The Old Me.”

In a press statement, frontman Matty Mullins describes the inspiration behind the new track. As it turns out, the song was primarily inspired by the singer’s struggle with anxiety and depression and how he wishes to one day return to the person he used to be before his symptoms began to manifest.

“‘The Old Me’ is about my struggle with anxiety and depression,” Mullins’ letter begins.

“What feels like a war between good and evil, loathing the person I become mentally when it consumes me, and trying to remember what life was like before I lived with the symptoms. Ultimately hoping to one day become that person —’The Old Me’— again.”

Listen to “The Old Me” above.

In support of the ten-track album’s November release, Memphis May Fire were previously confirmed as one of Atreyu’s supporting acts during the California band’s fall tour. The upcoming trek will begin on Nov. 9 at the Van Buren in Phoenix and conclude over a month later on Dec. 13 at the House of Blues in Anaheim. the full list of upcoming dates can be found here while the complete track listing for Broken can be seen below.

BROKEN TRACK LIST:

01. “The Old Me”
02. “Watch Out”
03. “Sell My Soul”
04. “Who I Am”
05. “Heavy is the Weight”
06. “Over It”
07. “Fool”
08. “Mark My Words”
09. “You and Me”
10. “Live Another Day”

lovelytheband announce ‘Broken Like Me’ fall tour dates

Lovelytheband may currently be in the middle of their tour with AWOLNATION, but don’t expect the act to take any time off once that summer trek ends. Last week, the Los Angeles-founded group announced plans to keep their nonstop touring party going with another major excursion during the months of August, September, and October.

Titled the “Broken Like Me” tour —after their breakout single “Broken”— the fall tour will begin on Aug. 15 at the Velvet Underground in Toronto, Ontario and conclude on Oct. 19 at the Basement in Columbus, Ohio. While the vast majority of the tour dates were confirmed on social media by the band, it looks like there are still some shows that the group has yet to formally announce.

Tickets for the “Broken Like Me” tour are currently available on lovelytheband’s website.

Following a quick break, the trio will then cross the Atlantic to join 5 Seconds of Summer on the United Kingdom/European leg of their “Meet You There” tour. Tickets for those shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, June 15.

Thanks to their breakout single, lovelytheband has found lots of success on the radio waves and the music charts. Since the release of “Broken” in July of 2017, the song has racked over three million streams on Spotify and charted at the number one spot on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. After weeks of sitting at the number two spot on the Rock Airplay chart, “Broken” finally managed to dethrone Imagine Dragons’ latest hit “Whatever it Takes.”

Recently, the group released their latest single “These are My Friends.” Listen to the new tune above while the complete “Broken Like Me” tour itinerary can be found below.

BROKEN LIKE ME FALL 2018 TOUR DATES:

Aug. 15 – Toronto, Ontario – Velvet Underground

Aug. 16 – Montréal, Québec – L’Astral

Aug. 18 – New York, New York – Billboard Hot 100 Fest

Aug. 19 – Asbury Park , New Jersey –  Asbury Lanes

Aug. 21 – Indianapolis, Indiana – Hi-Fi (21+ show)

Aug. 31 – Seattle, Washington – Bumbershoot Festival

Sept. 21 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Life is Beautiful Festival

Sept. 27 – Los Angeles, California – The Roxy Theatre

Sept. 28 – San Francisco, California – Popscene at Rickshaw Stop

Oct. 2 – Santa Ana, California – Constellation Room

Oct. 3 – Tempe, Arizona – Alt AZ Concert Series

Oct. 10 – Nashville, Tennessee – The High Watt

Oct. 12 – Washington, D.C. – Rock and Roll Hotel

Oct. 13 – Cambridge, Massachusetts – The Sinclair

Oct. 14 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – The Foundry

Oct. 15 – New York, New York – Bowery Ballroom

Oct. 17 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Stage AE

Oct. 18 – Cleveland, Ohio – The Agora Ballroom

Oct. 19 – Columbus, Ohio – The Basement