Universal Republic rockers Anberlin will launch a North American headlining tour at New Orleans’ House of Blues on September 28th. Crash Kings and Civil Twilight will open on the outing, which includes stops at Los Angeles’ House of Blues (October 8th) and The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza (October 30th). Anberlin will also play a show with 30 Seconds to Mars on September 30th in Oklahoma City. (See below for full tour itinerary.)
“Impossible,” the lead single from Anberlin’s upcoming album, Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place, is the #1 Most Added track at Alternative radio and the Greatest Gainer for the fourth consecutive week, moving up to #14*. The track is already on every major alternative station in the country, including KROQ-Los Angeles, Q101-Chicago, 89X-Detroit, The Edge-Dallas, KNDD-Seattle and 91X-San Diego. Available now on iTunes and Amazon, the single was recently the “pick of the week” in USA Today, which called it “insistent, insinuating…hard to resist.” The video for “Impossible” was directed by Endeavor Media, who worked with the band on its “Feel Good Drag” video and lensed Owl City’s “Fireflies.” MTV2 recently gave “Impossible” its premiere and it’s been added at Much More. You can check out the clip – and Spin.com’s recent “Name That Band!” feature on Anberlin – here!
With “Impossible” exploding at radio, Universal Republic has moved up the release date of the new album by two weeks – to September 7th. Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place – which takes its title from a line in Dylan Thomas’ “Poem On His Birthday” – has been hailed as “one of the most anticipated albums of 2010” by Alternative Press. It’s the band’s fifth studio album and was produced by GRAMMY® Award winner Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against the Machine).
The anthemic “We Owe This To Ourselves,” another track from the upcoming album, was the main song used on ESPN’s X-Games recently.
Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place follows Anberlin’s 2008 breakthrough album, New Surrender, which was the band’s second album to debut in the Top 20 of The Billboard 200. Its No. 1 single, “Feel Good Drag,” ranks as the longest-charting single in Modern Rock history and was named 2009’s “Rock Song of the Year” by FMQB.
Formed in Winter Haven, FL in 2002, Anberlin has sold over 700,000 albums in its career and toured the world, sharing stages with American Rejects, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Paramore and many others.
The band has been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts and lead vocalist Stephen Christian is a co-founder of Faceless International, an organization that defends exploited people worldwide.
9/25 Kansas City, MO Capital Federal Park at Sandstone
9/28 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
9/29 Dallas, TX House of Blues
9/30 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom (opening for 30 Seconds to Mars)
10/1 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
10/2 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theater
10/3 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
10/5 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
10/6 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
10/8 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
10/9 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
10/10 San Francisco, CA The Regency @ The Grand
10/12 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
10/13 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
10/14 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
10/15 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
10/16 Vancouver, BC The Vogue Theater
10/18 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
10/19 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Center
10/20 Saskatoon, SK Odeon
10/21 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
10/22 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
10/23 Chicago, IL House of Blues
10/25 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
10/26 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
10/28 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
10/29 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
10/30 New York, NY The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
10/31 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
11/1 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
11/3 Nashville, TN Rocketown
11/4 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/5 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
11/6 Orlando, FL House of Blues