Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon On His Own

When The Gaslight Anthem announced its indefinite hiatus this summer, the band promised fans that the members would “stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music.” Now singer/guitarist Brian Fallon has unveiled plans for his debut solo album and a tour to go with it.

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Fallon is heading to a recording studio in Nashville later this year with producer Butch Walker, who has worked with Taylor Swift, Frank Turner and Keith Urban. His debut, Painkillers, is due out in early 2016 via Island Records in the U.S. and EMI in the United Kingdom.

Although a specific release date hasn’t been set, we can talk about the initial tour routing, which begins Jan. 7 in Portland, Maine. Here’s the plan:

Jan. 7 – Portland, Maine, Port City Music Hall  
Jan. 8 – Woodstock, N.Y., Bearsville Theater           
Jan. 9 – Mashantucket, Conn., Fox Theater  
Jan. 10 – Wilmington, Del., World Cafe Live @ The Queen – Downstairs  
Jan. 12 – Pittsburgh, Pa., The Altar Bar        
Jan. 13 – Columbus, Ohio, A & R Music Bar           
Jan. 15 – Charlottesville, VA The Southern  
Jan. 16 – Saxapahaw, N.C., Haw River Ballroom     
Jan. 17 – Nashville, Tenn., City Winery Nashville

More dates will be announced soon, including a full-scale world tour following Painkiller’s release.

Fallon says the setlist will include selections from Elsie, the 2011 album he and guitarist Ian Perkins released under the side project The Horrible Crowes.

“I’m overjoyed to be making this solo record,” Fallon said. “And I can’t wait to go out on the road with the new songs I have as well as to get to play the Elsie album live again!”

Fallon will be joined on the road by Perkins, The Gaslight Anthem guitarist Alex Rosamilia, and Molly & The Zombies bassist Catherine Popper, as well as other special performers.

Presales for select shows are ongoing. The general onsale starts Friday, Oct. 9.

Visit Brian Fallon’s Facebook page for more information.