The Gaslight Anthem Shines Light On Fall Tour

The ongoing success story of the New Jersey band continues as The Gaslight Anthem lays out a fall touring schedule beginning Sept. 4 in Nebraska.

Touring in support of its latest release, American Slang, the band embarks on its fall journey in Lincoln at the Bourbon Theatre Sept. 4; plays Fargo, N.D., at The Venue Sept. 5 then heads north across the border for Winnipeg at the Burton Cummings Theatre Sept. 6; Edmonton at the Event Centre Sept. 8; Calgary at MacEwan Hall Sept. 9 and Vancouver at Commodore Ballroom Sept. 11.

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Hurricane Festival, Eichenring, Sheessel, Germany

Other stops include Seattle at the Showbox SoDo Sept. 13; Salt Lake City at The Depot Sept. 16; Milwaukee at The Rave Sept. 18 and New York City at Radio City Music Hall Sept. 30. The band is also playing the Oct. 9.

The Menzingers and Fake Problems appear Sept. 4-30.

The band’s tour announcement tagged the Radio City date as including “special guests.” While that could be any of the band’s many fans within the music community, one can’t help but wonder if one of those special guests might be New Jersey favorite son Bruce Springsteen.

Springsteen has gigged with the band in the past and can be seen sharing the mic with Gaslight frontman Brian Fallon for “No Surrender” on Springsteen & The E Street Band’s “London Calling: Live In Hyde Park” concert DVD.

While many of the shows on The Gaslight Anthem’s fall tour are all ages, a few are noted as 18, 19 or 21-and-over, so be sure to check with your local venue if you think age might be an issue.

The last two years for the band almost seem like a movie script. Having released The ’59 Sound in 2008, the band constantly toured while sales of the album grew quietly until one day it seemed to be on just about every critic’s “best of” list. Just goes to show that a solid album backed by plenty of performances can still make a difference.

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But you don’t have to wait until fall to see the band. The Gaslight Anthem plays The Wiltern in Los Angeles tonight, then heads up the coast to San Jose for a show at Plaza de Cesar Chavez July 22 and appears on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” July 23. For more information, click here for The Gaslight Anthem website.