Frank Iero and the Future Violents add west coast shows

If you live on the west coast and thought you weren’t going to get the chance to see Frank Iero and the Future Violents on tour, then today is your lucky day. On Friday (April 19), the former My Chemical Romance guitarist and his new band announced new tour dates for later this summer.

The new stops will find the group performing at venues on the west coast from late-July through mid-August. The second leg of their headlining tour begins on July 23 at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland and concludes a few weeks later on Aug. 10 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.

Last month, the group unveiled their first set of headlining tour dates for the summer months. The first part of the summer jaunt begins on May 29 at the Foundry in Philadelphia and concludes a month later on June 22 at Rock Off Cruise in New York.

The band also confirmed that Reggie and the Full Effect will open for them during the east coast shows while Geoff Rickly of Thursday will take over the supporting act position during the west coast stops of the tour.

In between both legs of the tour, the group will appear at several music festivals. Those shows include the Atlantic City edition of the Vans Warped Tour (June 29), Rock for People in Czechia (July 5), 2000 Trees in the United Kingdom (July 13), Great South Bay Music Festival in New York (July 18), and the California stop of the Vans Warped Tour (July 21).

The new shows are in support of the group’s upcoming studio album. Barriers is due out May 31 through UNFD. Pre-orders for the new record can be found here. Barriers was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago and is the follow-up to Iero’s 2016 release, Parachutes.

Iero and company are currently on the road with Taking Back Sunday for the latter’s Twenty tour dates.

Frank Iero and the Future Violents’ full summer itinerary can be found below.

FRANK IERO AND THE FUTURE VIOLENTS 2019 TOUR DATES:

May 29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
May 30 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
May 31 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom At The Outer Space
June 1 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
June 2 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
June 4 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
June 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
June 6 – Detroit, MI – El Club
June 7 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
June 8 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
June 10 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
June 11 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
June 13 – Tampa, FL – The Crowbar
June 14 – Orlando, FL – The Social
June 15 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
June 16 – Columbia, SC – The Senate
June 18 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
June 20 – VA Beach, VA – eLEVATION 27
June 21 – Washington DC – Union Stage
June 22 – New York, New York – Rocks Off Cruise

June 29 – Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Beach [Warped Tour]
July 5 – Hradec Kralove, CZ – Rock for People
July 13 – Upcote Farm, UK – 2000 Trees
July 18 – Patchogue, NY – Great South Bay Music Festival
July 21 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater [Warped Tour]

July 23 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
July 24 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
July 26 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
July 27 – Salt Lake City, UT -Kilby Court
July 29 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
July 30 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Aug.1 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Aug.2 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
Aug.3 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
Aug.6 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Aug.7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues, Voodoo Room
Aug.9 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Aug.10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour

Watch: Frank Iero and the Future Violents share video for ‘Young and Doomed’

A day or so after announcing the release of his third solo studio album, Frank Iero is back with the official music video for the record’s lead single. On Thursday (March 21), the former My Chemical Romance guitarist shared the music video for “Young and Doomed.”

The four-minute clip primarily features the group on a soundstage with a white sheet behind them. As the music video progresses, we see the band performing the new song as footage of cells are projected on them and the white backdrop. Halfway through the clip, childhood photos of Iero and his bandmates (Evan Nestor, Matt Armstrong, Tucker Rule, and Kayleigh Goldsworthy) are superimposed on the adult versions of themselves as they sing the lyrics to the new tune.

The track, which has been described as a “dark rock n’ roll anthem,” made its world premiere on BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Annie Mac. Watch the music video for “Young and Doomed” above.

“Young and Doomed” is the first single off Frank Iero and the Future Violents upcoming album. Barriers is due out May 31 through the act’s new home of UNFD. Pre-orders for the new record can be found here. Barriers was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago and is the follow-up to Iero’s 2016 release, Parachutes.

In support of the album’s release, Iero and company will embark on a headlining summer jaunt. The trek begins on May 29 at the Foundry in Philadelphia and concludes a month later on June 22 at Rock Off Cruise in New York.

Before heading out on their own tour, Iero and the Future Violents will hit the road alongside Taking Back Sunday for the latter’s North American 20th-anniversary tour.

Frank Iero and the Future Violents full tour itinerary can be found below.

FRANK IERO AND THE FUTURE VIOLENTS 2019 TOUR DATES:
May 29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
May 30 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
May 31 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom At The Outer Space
June 1 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
June 2 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
June 4 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
June 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
June 6 – Detroit, MI – El Club
June 7 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
June 8 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
June 10 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
June 11 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
June 13 – Tampa, FL – The Crowbar
June 14 – Orlando, FL – The Social
June 15 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
June 16 – Columbia, SC – The Senate
June 18 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
June 20 – VA Beach, VA – eLEVATION 27
June 21 – Washington DC – Union Stage
June 22 – New York, New York – Rocks Off Cruise

Frank Iero announces new studio album, change in band name

Frank Iero is back with not only a brand new record but also a brand new band name. On Tuesday (March 19), the former My Chemical Romance guitarist announced the upcoming release of his third solo studio album as well as his band’s new name.

Titled Barriers, the musician’s forthcoming album is due out May 31 through Iero’s new home of UNFD.

“[I’m] super excited to be joining the UNFD family,” Iero said in a press statement about the new signing.

“We’ve known each other for a long time and the opportunity to be finally working together with people who really understand the project and believe in it is the greatest thing you could ever ask for.”

Barriers was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago.

While Iero’s new studio effort won’t be out until late May, the singer confirmed that fans will get a taste of the new record sooner rather than later. The album’s first single, “Young and Doomed,” will make its worldwide premiere this Wednesday (March 20) on BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Annie Mac.

In addition to the album announcement, Iero also revealed that his band’s name has once again changed. Dubbed Frank Iero and the Future Violents, the group is made up of longtime collaborator Evan Nestor, Matt Armstrong (ex-Murder by Death), Tucker Rule (Thursday), and Kayleigh Goldsworthy (Golds, Dave Hause, The Mermaid).

Iero changing his band’s name is not at all surprising for fans. For 2014’s Stomachaches, his group went by frnkiero and the cellabration while for 2016’s Parachutes, the act’s moniker was changed to Frank Iero and the Patience.

“Dear frendz, I am pleased to announce that Matt Armstrong, Kayleigh Goldsworthy, Evan Nestor, Tucker Rule and I have made a new record together under the moniker of Frank Iero and the Future Violents,” the musician posted on Instagram.

“This record has been a dream come true and I can’t wait for you all to hear it. There’s so much more to come, but I will leave you with that for now… trust me, this is going to be a busy week!”