Earlier this month, the Gaslight Anthem were confirmed as one of the many artists set to hit the stage at this year’s Governors Ball Music Festival, making it their first show since their hiatus announcement in 2015. Now, it looks like the group is ready to hit the touring circuit once again. On Monday (Jan. 29), the New Jersey-founded act announced plans to hit the road beginning in the spring.
Set to kick off in late May, the Gaslight Anthem’s short, ten-day tour will find the group playing their beloved sophomore album, The ’59 Sound, in full during their sets. Sadly, the tour schedule only features four North American stops; their set at New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival; a show at the Rivera Theatre in Chicago; a show at Rebel in Toronto; and their kick off show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. The rest of the tour stops will take place in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Pre-sales for the upcoming shows will begin this Tuesday, Jan. 30, on The Gaslight Anthem’s website. Those who use the code “59SOUND” will get the chance to obtain tickets before the general public. General ticket sales will begin this Friday, Feb. 2.
The band’s plan for the short tour comes almost three years after they decided to go on hiatus. In the summer of 2015, the act surprised fans by announcing their plans to take a break stating that it was in the “best interest of the band.”
“We’d like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record,” the band members wrote in a post to fans. “We all feel this is the best decision we can make and it feels like the right one for us.”
The complete itinerary for the Gaslight Anthem’s ’59 Sound tour can be seen below.
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM ’59 SOUND TOUR:
May 27 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
June 02 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
July 20 – London UK @ Eventim Apollo
July 23 – Dublin, IR @ Vicar Street
July 24 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
July 25 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
July 27 – Tilburg, NL @ O13
July 28 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium
Aug. 10 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
Aug. 11 – Chicago, IL @ Rivera Theatre