Celine Dion to take ‘Courage’ on the road through 2020

Our hearts may go on, but Celine Dion is making sure that we never forget where it all started. On Thursday (April 3), the Canadian singer announced plans to embark on a massive world tour that will find her performing across the globe through 2020. Dubbed the “Courage” world tour, Dion revealed her first set of tour dates which include stops in the United States and Canada.

The North American leg of the gigantic outing kicks off with a two-night engagement at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City on Sept. 18 and Sept. 20. The first part of the North American leg concludes on Dec. 13 at the TD Garden in Boston. After a few weeks off for the holidays, the tour will resume on Jan. 8, 2020, at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. and ends three-and-a-half months later on April 27, 2020, at the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg.

“I’m so grateful to all the fans who have come to see my show in Las Vegas for so many years, and now I get the chance to create a brand new show and bring it to them in North America, and around the world,” the singer said in a statement. “I’m very excited about this tour.”

General ticket sales for Dion’s shows through her stop at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh begin next Friday, April 12. Pre-sales for TeamCeline members and American Express Cardmembers begin Monday, April 8. All tickets purchased for the “Courage” world tour comes with a copy of Dion’s forthcoming English album, Courage. Though the musician has yet to confirm a release date for the record, she did say that it will be released in “November.”

The “Courage” world tour marks Dion’s first cross-country excursion in a decade. The North American outing begins several months after Dion’s concludes her long-running Las Vegas residency.

The full list of tour dates can be found below.

CELINE DION’S COURAGE WORLD TOUR DATES:
Sept. 18 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
Sept. 20 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
Sept. 26 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Sept. 27 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Oct. 16 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
Oct. 18 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Oct. 20 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Oct. 22 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Oct. 24 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
Oct. 26 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Oct. 28 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Oct. 30 – Fargo, ND – Fargo Dome
Nov. 1 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Nov. 3 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserve Foreum
Nov. 5 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Dec. 1 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Dec. 3 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Dec. 5 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Dec. 7 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
Dec. 9 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Dec. 13 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

Jan. 8 – Jacksonville, FL – Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
Jan. 11 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Jan. 13 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 15 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Jan. 17 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
Jan. 21 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Jan. 30 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Feb. 1 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Feb. 3 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Feb. 5 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Feb. 7 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Feb. 9 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
Feb. 11 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Feb. 22 – Atlantic City, NJ – Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
Feb. 24 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
Feb. 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Feb. 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
March 3 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live’s, Nassau Coliseum
March 7 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
March 11 – Washington, D.C. – Capitol One Arena
March 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
March 24 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
March 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
March 30 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
April 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
April 7 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
April 9 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
April 11 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
April 13 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
April 15 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
April 17 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
April 21 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
April 25 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
April 27 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place

Interpol announce ‘A Fine Mess’ EP, share dancey new single

Interpol is giving their fans some new tunes to learn before they head out on their massive world tour later this year. On Thursday (March 28), the New York-founded band confirmed the release of their new EP and shared its latest single. Titled A Fine Mess, the record is due out May 17 through Matador.

Pre-orders for A Fine Mess are currently available on the band’s website.

The EP was recorded with Dave Fridmann in Upstate New York during the band’s recent break. A Fine Mess is the quasi-follow-up to 2018’s Marauder.

In addition to confirming the release of the new record, Interpol also shared their latest single; a track titled “The Weekend.” Listen to “The Weekend” above.

“The Weekend” joins the band’s previously released tune, and the EP’s title track, “Fine Mess” on the forthcoming record.

During a recent interview with NME, frontman Paul Banks explained to the publication how the five-song EP sonically differs from its predecessor.

“These are all upbeat rockers. They’re not B-sides. They’re all pretty rich rock songs with big choruses.

He continues: “It’s all material that we can see being played in a club with people dancing. Sometimes, when you turn on an Interpol record, you expect people to not be dancing because it’s coming from a more pensive or melancholy place. This is a place rocking EP.”

In support of their new set of songs, the act is currently in the middle of their massive world tour. Interpol wrapped up the first leg of their North American tour in February but will return in May for eight stops including Morrison, Colorado; Kansas City, Missouri; Atlanta; Charleston; Jacksonville, Florida; St. Petersburg, Florida; Miami; and Orlando.

After a short time off, the band will head across the pond for the European portion of their tour which will include several music festival appearances. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

AJR announce ‘NEOTHEATER,’ share music video for ‘100 Bad Days’

Weeks after surprising fans with a brand new song, AJR is back with the music video for the tune. On Monday (March 11), the New York-founded act released the music video for their latest single, “100 Bad Days.” Channeling surreal paintings and pictures, the three-and-a-half-minute clip feels like an acid trip come to life with the trio’s dismembered heads floating throughout the clip while they start to appear pixel by pixel.

The music video was directed by Tim Nackashi whose resume includes Dua Lipa, Maroon 5, and Death Cab for Cutie. Watch the clip for “100 Bad Days” above and try to mouth “WTF” several times.

In addition to the music video, the band has also formally announced the release of their new studio album. Titled NEOTHEATER, the record is due out April 26.

Taking to Twitter, the group posted a one-minute video where they compared the process of recording a new studio album to “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” As it turns out, the “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” album was scrapped, and they decided to go in another direction with the end results being NEOTHEATER. Pre-orders for the new album will begin later today.

NEOTHEATER is the follow-up to 2017’s The Click.

As of now, it looks like “100 Bad Days” is the lead single off the forthcoming release. Since its debut in January, “100 Bad Days” has been streamed over 20 million times and is making its way up the alternative radio chart. The song will make its live television debut tonight (March 11) on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Currently, the group is taking a little break from the stage but will hit the road again later this summer. AJR will make their return to performing on June 9 at LaureLive in Beachwood, Ohio, followed by several appearances at music festivals such as BottleRock, Bonnaroo, and Firefly.

AJR’s upcoming tour schedule can be found here.

The Get Up Kids announce first new album in eight years, share ‘Satellite’

Fresh off the summertime release of their Kicker EP, the Get Up Kids are ready to give their fans a full studio album this spring. On Thursday (March 7), the Missouri-founded act announced the fast-approaching release of their sixth studio album.

Titled Problems, the upcoming record is due out May 10 through Polyvinyl. Problems —the band’s first new album in eight years— was produced by Peter Katis who previously worked with the act on 2002’s On a Wire. Pre-orders for the record are currently available on the band’s website.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band also released the record’s lead single, “Satellite.” According to guitarist/vocalist Matt Pryor, the song was initially inspired by his son, but throughout the writing process, began to morph into a song about himself and his feeling of isolation even when in front of an audience.

“I started writing ‘Satellite’ about my son who’s 14 and a total introvert—not antisocial, he just genuinely likes to keep to himself,” Pryor said in a statement.

“But then somewhere down the line, I started singing about myself—about how even when you’re playing a show to a room full of people, I can still feel anxious and isolated.”

Watch the Kerstin Ebert-directed clip for “Satellite” above.

“Satellite” is one of 12 tracks that will be featured on the forthcoming LP.

Problems is the official follow-up to 2011’s There are Rules.

Listen: Copeland get dreamy in ‘Lay Here’

With less than a month left until the release of their new studio album, Copeland have returned with yet another new song from the upcoming release. On Friday (Jan. 18), the Florida-founded band debuted their latest single, “Lay Here.”

Taking to social media on Thursday (Jan 17), Copeland frontman Aaron Marsh revealed the news to his followers. “New Copeland song drops tonight at midnight,” the singer’s straight-to-the-point message reads. Listen to the dreamily mellow four-minute track above.

“Lay Here” will join previously released singles “Night Figures” and “On Your Worst Day” on their forthcoming sixth studio album, Blushing. Blushing is due out Feb. 14 via Tooth & Nail Records. Pre-orders for Blushing are currently available on the band’s website.

Blushing is the follow-up to the band’s 2014 release, Ixora.

Back in December, Marsh was asked what fans should expect, sonically, from Blushing. According to the musician, the band decided they were going to take all their preconceived sounds and elevate them to the next level.

“We wanted to take all of the elements that made up our sound in the past and push those elements farther,” says Marsh.

He continues: “So, rock becomes more rock than we’ve been in the past. If we’ve taken elements of symphonic tones, let’s now be very symphonic. When we’re being electronic, be very electronic. We wanted to emphasize each element of sound harder, like an exaggerated version of Copeland‘s sound. We could be each thing individually by pushing each facet of our art in a more focused way.”

In support of Copeland’s new album, the band previously announced plans to hit the North American touring circuit during the months of February, March, and April. The impending tour will begin on Feb. 8 at Barracuda in Austin and conclude a little over two months later on April 19 at Union Stage in Washington, D.C.

From Indian Lakes and Many Rooms will hit the road alongside Copeland throughout the full excursion. The full list of tour dates can be found below.

COPELAND’S NORTH AMERICAN 2019 TOUR DATES:

Feb. 8 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda (Outdoors)
Feb. 9 – Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
Feb. 10 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group
Feb. 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Hell
Feb. 13 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Feb. 14 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
Feb. 15 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Feb. 16 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27
Feb. 17 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
Feb. 19 – Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theater
Feb. 20 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Feb. 21 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
March 23 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
March 24 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
March 26 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
March 27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
March 29 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
March 31 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
April 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
April 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
April 5 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
April 6 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
April 7 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
April 9 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
April 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
April 11 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
April 12 – Detroit, MI @ The Pike Room
April 13 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
April 14 – Toronto, ON, @ Lee’s Palace
April 16 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
April 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
April 18 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
April 19 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage

Robert Smith continues to tease new music from The Cure

If word that the Cure were part of the latest inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wasn’t enough to make your gothic little heart flutter then we’ve got even better news. On Friday (Dec. 14), the British band announced plans to release a new album in the new year. In a recent interview on Sirius XM, frontman Robert Smith confirmed that the group is mere weeks from finishing their impending new album.

“We’re going in about six weeks’ time to finish up what will be our first album in more than a decade,” Smith explains.

“It’s very exciting times for us all around.”

In the same interview, Smith reveals that he was inspired to return to the recording studio after playing the role of curator for the 25th anniversary of London’s Meltdown Festival.

“Seeing all these new bands inspired me to do something new,” he admits.

This isn’t the first time Smith has confessed that playing curator and performing at the Meltdown Festival influenced the band’s decision to head into the studio. In April, the musician told BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Shaun Keaveny that curating the festival ignited his passion to write new music.

“I’ve suddenly fallen in love with the idea of writing songs,” Smith told Keaveny at the time.

“Funnily enough, doing this Meltdown thing has actually galvanized me and I’ve booked studio time for the band.”

The still-untitled record will be the band’s first new album in over a decade. The Cure’s last studio album was 2008’s 4:13 Dream.

With talks of a new record, it’s only logical that the band is beginning to announce tour dates. In September, Smith announced via Twitter that the group will embark on a 20-stop music festival tour during the summertime. The band has already been confirmed for Belgium’s Rock Werchter, Portugal’s NOS Alive, Finland’s Flow Festival, and Spain’s Mad Cool Festival though we expect more to be announced throughout the rest of 2018 and well into 2019.

Avril Lavigne drops new single ‘Tell Me It’s Over,’ confirms new album

Months after surprising fans with a brand new song and talks of a brand new album, Avril Lavigne has finally confirmed that her new record will be out in early 2019. On Thursday (Dec. 13), the Canadian pop star unveiled the details of her sixth studio album including its title, release date, and track listing. Titled Head Above Water, like the record’s lead single, the singer’s forthcoming studio effort id due out Feb. 15.

Head Above Water is the long-awaited follow-up to Lavigne’s 2013 self-titled. Pre-orders for Head Above Water are currently available here.

The 12-track record will feature title track “Head Above Water.” In conjunction with the new album announcement, the singer released the album’s second single; a track titled “Tell Me It’s Over.”

“‘Tell Me It’s Over’ is an anthem about being strong, finally putting your foot down and closing the door on a relationship that you know is wrong after time and time again of falling for their games,” said Lavigne in a press statement about the soulful, R&B-tinged tune.

“If someone doesn’t treat you the way you deserve to be treated, don’t put up with it.”

According to Lavigne, the new song was highly inspired by some classic soulful women of music including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Etta James and that she wanted to write a song that was classic and timeless.

Watch the Erica Silverman-directed music video for “Tell Me It’s Over” above while the complete track listing for the upcoming release can be seen below.

HEAD ABOVE WATER TRACK LISTING:

01. “Head Above Water”
02. “Birdie”
03. “I Fell In Love With The Devil”
04. “Tell Me It’s Over”
05. “Dumb Blonde”
06. “It Was In Me”
07. “Souvenir”
08. “Crush”
09. “Goddess”
10. “Bigger Wow”
11. “Love Me Insane”
12. “Warrior”

Emarosa channel 80s pop with ‘Givin’ Up,’ announce new album

When Emarosa began welcoming fans to the Peach Club in October, some were confused while others were quick to claim that it would be the name of the band’s new studio album. As it turns out, those who said it would be their new album’s title were in fact correct. On Friday (Nov. 16), the Kentucky-founded four-piece confirmed the name and release date for their impending record. Titled Peach Club, the forthcoming fifth studio effort is due out Feb. 8, 2019 via Hopeless Records.

Pre-orders for the album are currently available on the band’s website where they are offering a slew of bundles. Peach Club is the follow-up to the quartet’s 2016 release, 131.

Speculations of an upcoming new album began in October when frontman Bradley Walden declared that the band’s post-hardcore sound was a thing of the past.

“Post hardcore Emarosa is dead,” the singer wrote on Twitter.

While that’s a massive claim that a lot of musicians tend to make when they go in a different direction, sonically, for Emarosa that statement doesn’t become any more apparent than in their first single, “Givin’ Up.”

Influenced by pop icons of the 80s like Paula Abdul, Prince, and Michael Jackson, the band’s lead single makes it evident that this is definitely a new chapter in their book.

“We’re at that point where we’ve realized that there’s no consequences for making whatever record we want to make,” Walden said in a press statement about the band’s new sound.

“We started writing, and it felt like the book was being thrown out the window. There are no rules.”

Watch the dance-centric music video for “Givin’ Up” above.

Emarosa are currently on the road with Hands Like Houses for their final tour of 2018. Tonight, both bands will hit the stage at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago. The tour will conclude on Dec. 11 at the Rock House Bar & Grill in El Paso. The upcoming tour itinerary as well as the track listing for Peach Club can be found below.

PEACH CLUB TRACKLISTING:

1. “Givin’ Up”
2. “Don’t Cry”
3. “Cautious”
4. “Get Back Up”
5. “So Bad”
6. “Help You Out”
7. “XO”
8. “Hell of It”
9. “Comfortable”
10. “Iw2dwy”
11. “Wait, Stay”

EMAROSA FALL 2018 TOUR DATES:

Nov. 16 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge *
Nov. 17 – St Louis, MO – Fubar
Nov. 18 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
Nov. 19 – Louisville, KY – Trixie’s Entertainment Complex*
Nov. 20 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick*
Nov. 21 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner*
Nov. 23 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
Nov. 24 – New York, NY– Gramercy Theatre*
Nov. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia*
Nov. 27 – Baltimore, MA – Sound Stage
Nov. 28 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Nov. 29 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown White Building
Nov. 30 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade*
Dec. 1 – Orlando, FL – Sound Bar*
Dec. 3 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall*
Dec. 4 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill*
Dec. 5 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo
Dec. 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom*
Dec. 8 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic*
Dec. 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom*
Dec. 11 – El Paso, TX – RockHouse Bar & Grill

* with Hands Like Houses

Backstreet Boys announce massive ‘DNA’ world tour, new album

Everybody, it’s time to rock your body because the Backstreet Boys are going on tour! On Friday (Nov. 9), the Florida-founded boy band announced plans to embark on a massive tour in 2019. Titled the DNA world tour, the trek will find the group dancing their way across two continents throughout the new year.

The upcoming excursion will begin right after the five-piece wrap up their yearlong “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” residency at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood in April of 2019. The United Kingdom/European leg of the tour will begin on May 11 at the Altice Arena in Portugal. After being on the road for a month and a half, the trek will conclude on June 25 at the Budapest Arena in Hungary.

Following a short breather, the group will jump-start the North American leg in mid-July. The North American portion will commence on July 12 at the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. After performing their way across venues in the United States and Canada, the tour will come to an end on Sept. 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark.

Watch the Backstreet Boys DNA world tour announcement above while the complete tour itinerary can be found below.

If a massive world tour was not enough to bring out all the Backstreet Boys fans, then a brand new album may have done the trick. In addition to the 70-date jaunt across the world, the act also announced plans to release a new album in January. Titled DNA (like the tour), the album is due out Jan. 25. DNA will be the follow-up to 2013’s In a World Like This.

In conjunction with the new album news, the band also debuted the record’s lead single; a track titled “Chances.” The new tune was co-written by One Republic’s Ryan Tedder and pop star Shawn Mendes. Listen to “Chances” here.

Tickets for the Backstreet Boys’ upcoming tour will go on sale beginning Wednesday, Nov. 14. All tour tickets purchased will receive a physical copy of the group’s new album upon its January release.

BACKSTREET BOYS’ DNA WORLD TOUR DATES
UNITED KINGDOM / EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:

May 11 – Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena
May 13 – Madrid, Spain – Wizink Arena
May 15 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
May 17 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
May 19 – Paris, France – Accorhotels Arena
May 21 – Hannover, Germany – TUI Arena
May 22 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
May 23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
May 25 – Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
May 27 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
May 28 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
May 29 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
May 31 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Scandinavium
June 1 –  Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
June 2 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
June 5 –  Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
June 8 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
June 10 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
June 11 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
June 14 – Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro
June 15 – Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Arena
June 17 – London, UK – O2 Arena
June 20 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxness Arena
June 21 – Zürich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
June 22 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
June 24 – Warsaw, Poland – Torwar Arena
June 25 – Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Arena

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

July 12 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
July 14 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
July 15 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
July 17 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
July 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Xcel Energy Center
July 22 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
July 24 – Calgary, AB – ScotiaBank Saddledome
July 25 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
July 27 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
July 29 – Seattle, WA – Angel of the Winds Arena
July 30 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Aug. 1 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Aug. 3 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Aug. 4 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
Aug. 5 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Aug. 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Aug. 8 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Aug. 10 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Aug. 12 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Aug. 14 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Aug. 15 – New York, NY – Barclays Center
Aug. 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Aug. 18 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Park Stadium
Aug. 20 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Aug. 21 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Aug. 23 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
Aug. 24 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Aug. 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 27 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
Aug. 28 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Aug. 30 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Aug. 31 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sept. 1 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Sept. 3 – Lafayette, LA – Cajundome Convention Center
Sept. 4 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Sept. 6 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Sept. 7 — Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Sept. 8 — Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
Sept. 10 — Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Sept. 11 — Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
Sept. 13 –Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Sept. 14 — Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Sept. 15 — Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

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”