Max Frost announces ‘Gold Rush’ tour for early 2019

Fresh off his massive opening gig on Twenty One Pilots’ recently wrapped tour, Max Frost has announced plans to embark on his own excursion in the new year. On Tuesday (Nov. 27), the Texas-born musician unveiled his tour itinerary for the spring which will find him touring across the continent throughout the months of March and April. Dubbed the “Gold Rush” tour, the trek will include stops in San Francisco, Denver, Cleveland, Boston, Toronto, Washington D.C., New York, and more.

The “Gold Rush” tour will kick off on March 1 at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California and conclude a little over a month later on April 10 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Tickets for all announced dates go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, Nov. 30.
The upcoming tour will be in support of Frost’s recently released record, Gold Rush. The album, the musician’s debut record, was released in October through Atlantic Records. Gold Rush was produced by Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick of Fitz and the Tantrums.

The success of the album and lead single “Good Morning” resulted in Frost being asked to open for Twenty One Pilots during the first, sold out North American leg of the “Bandito” world tour.

Frost will conclude the year with a handful of performances at a series of radio-sponsored holiday concerts including Denver’s Channel 93.3’s Not So Silent Night (Nov. 30), Tampa’s 97X’s Next Big Thing Festival (Dec. 2), Orlando’s WQMP Holiday Concert (Dec. 3), Richmond’s XL 102 Miracle On Broad Street (Dec. 4), Buffalo’s WLKK’s The Kerfuffle Before Christmas (Dec. 5), and Syracuse’s 95X-TRA Pale Ale Launch Party (Dec. 6).

The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

MAX FROST’S GOLD RUSH 2019 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

March 1 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
March 2 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
March 4 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
March 5 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
March 6 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
March 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – State Room
March 9 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
March 11 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
March 12 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
March 14 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
March 15 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
March 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Back Room @ Colectivo
March 18 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig
March 19 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
March 20 – Toronto, ON – Baby G’s
March 22 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
March 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
March 25 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
March 26 – Washington, DC – DC9
March 28 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
March 29 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
March 30 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
April 1 – Dallas, TX – Dada
April 2 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (Bronze Peacock)
April 4 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
April 6 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
April 8 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (Voodoo Room)
April 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

Death Cab for Cutie announce new album, stream new single

Death Cab for Cutie will have a new set of tunes to play when they hit the road later this year. On Wednesday (June 13), the Washington-founded band formally announced the release their ninth studio album. Titled Thank You for Today, the new album is due out Aug. 17 through Atlantic Records.

The forthcoming record was produced by Rich Costey who produced Death Cab’s previous studio album, KINTSUGI. Thank You for Today marks the band’s first record to feature newly added members Dave Depper and Zac Rae; both Depper and Rae have been part of the group’s touring band since 2015.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band also debuted the album’s lead single, “Gold Rush.”

Heading over to NPR to discuss the new song, frontman Ben Gibbard explains that the song is not about complaining and yearning for the good old days, but rather an observation on how things have changed.

“The song is not a complaint about how things were better [back then] or anything like that. It’s an observation,” Gibbard explains. “[But] more about coming to terms with the passage of time and losing the people and the moments in my life all over again as I walk down a street that is now so unfamiliar.”

Watch the Alex Southam-directed music video for “Gold Rush” above.

Pre-orders for Thank You for Today are currently available here. Those who pre-order the new album will receive an instant download of “Gold Rush.”

Later this month, Death Cab for Cutie will debut the new song live on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The band will take over the stage on Thursday, June 21.

In support of the new album’s release, Death Cab for Cutie previously announced plans to hit the road for an intimate venue fall tour. The upcoming tour will begin on Sept. 24 at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon and conclude a month later on Oct. 23 at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.