The Gaslight Anthem To Shine In Summer

With a new album coming out in June and tour plans including Europe and North America, life is pretty good for The Gaslight Anthem.

For many fans who discovered The Gaslight Anthem during the past couple of years, it was the band’s 2008 album, The ’59 Sound, that first caught their attention. But it wasn’t because of any massive publicity campaign that made folks notice the New Jersey-based band. Instead, it was just old-fashioned hard work – recording a great album supported by plenty of concert dates.

Photo: John Davisson

The new album – American Slang – is set to drop June 15, but you can preorder it beginning today through American– Produced by Ted Hutt – the man who helmed The ’59 SoundAmerican Slang will be available via the website which that also includes colored vinyl and limited edition merch.

You can also preorder the CD in the form of a digital download from iTunes that also includes two extra tracks – “She Loves You” and an acoustic version of the title song.

While the band has a June 6 date at the radio station festival in Mountain View, Calif., June 6, the first date on listed the band’s summer tour itinerary isn’t until June 15 in New York at Irving Plaza. One month later the band plays Toronto at the Sound Academy July 14 and Detroit at The Fillmore July 15 where the lineup includes The Hold Steady and The Whigs.

Other shows include St. Louis at Pop’s July 16; Tempe, Ariz., at Marquee Theatre July 20; Los Angeles at The Wiltern July 21; Chicago at House Of Blues July 27; Montreal at the Osheaga Music And Arts Festival Aug. 1 and Boston at House Of Blues Aug. 2.

Tim Barry appears on most dates. For more info on the band, the album and everything, click here for The Gaslight Anthem website.  To preorder American Slang, click here for the album’s website.