The Radio Dept. Running Out Of Love In North America

Swedish synth-pop act The Radio Dept. has a new album dropping next month and the group will be touring North America in 2017 to support the release.

The newly announced dates start Feb. 14 at  in Philadelphia and extend until March 9, when the Dept. plays  in Brooklyn. The tour does extend beyond the Northeast though, as stops are scheduled in the continental South, Midwest and the West Coast.

The new album, titled Running Out Of Love, comes out Oct. 21. The first single, “Swedish Guns” is picking up streaming steam through Spotify and Soundcloud. It provides a pretty good example of The Radio Dept.’s trademark sound, which draws on influences like fellow Euro-poppers Pet Shop Boys and . The track also showcases the restrained, socially-conscious style promised on the upcoming album.

Johan Duncanson and Martin Carlberg formed the core of The Radio Dept. from another incarnation in 1998, according to the official bio. Later, the group added other members, including keyboardist Daniel Tjäder to the ensemble, and it currently describes itself as a three-piece.

When asked to describe the experience of performing live, Duncan said in an interview that the group still struggles with getting comfortable onstage.

“We’ve been doing live shows for almost 8 years now, and each time it’s hard. If you’re touring for weeks, playing each and every day, you get used to it after a while and the nervousness disappears. But if it’s a few weeks apart, or even a few days, it’s like starting all over again everytime,” Duncanson said.

Here is the routing:

Feb. 14 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer
Feb. 15 – Washington, DC, Black Cat
Feb. 16 – Carrboro, N.C., Cat’s Cradle
Feb. 17 – Atlanta, Ga., The EArk.L
Feb. 18 – New Orleans, La., Gasa Gasa
Feb. 19 – Houston, Texas, White Oak Music Hall
Feb. 20 – Austin, Texas, Barracuda
Feb. 22 – Phoenix, Ariz., The Crescent Ballroom
Feb. 24 – Los Angeles, Calif., El Rey Theatre
Feb. 27 – Portland, Ore., Doug Fir Lounge
Feb. 28 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Biltmore Cabaret
March 1 – Seattle, Wash., Neumos
March 3 – Minneapolis, Minn., Triple Rock Social Club
March 4 – Chicago, Ill., Thalia Hall
March 5 – Toronto, Ontario, Mod Club
March 6 – Montreal, Quebec, Théâtre Fairmount
March 7 – Boston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall
March 8 – New York, N.Y., The Bowery Ballroom
March 9 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Tickets go on sale Sept. 16. has more on the band.