The Gaslight Anthem is excited to announce that its recently released third album, AMERICAN SLANG, has entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, debuting at #16. Selling well over 26,000 units during its first week of release, the chart position for AMERICAN SLANG is the highest the band has received for any of its albums to date. Other positions include: #1 Independent Album, #3 Current Alternative Album, and #7 Overall Digital Album. Also, AMERICAN SLANG has debuted at #18 on the UK Album Chart and #6 on the UK Digital Chart in its first week of release. In Canada, the album came in at #12 on the Top 200 Albums Chart, selling close to 3000 units.
The critical praise for the band and AMERICAN SLANG has been global, with outlets such as Pitchfork stating the album “ultimately proves The Gaslight Anthem are not afraid to move forward,” and TIME Magazine declaring “if you like your classic rock tinged with romantic nostalgia, this quartet is the best thing on offer.” Additionally, SPIN Magazine gave the album eight out of 10 stars in its lead review for July, and NPR praised the band within its “All Things Considered” feature as well as the coveted “First Listen” exclusive album stream that gave listeners a chance to preview AMERICAN SLANG one week prior to its release date. The band also recently performed their latest single, “Boxer,” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and are scheduled to make another late-night television appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno the week of July 19.
In addition to AMERICAN SLANG’s first week positioning, The Gaslight Anthem will also be performing at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, September 30. Performing with special guests, the band will take the stage for the first time in the storied New York venue to showcase the songs off the new album as well as old favorites. Public on-sale will begin this Friday, June 25, at 12 p.m. EST.
AMERICAN SLANG was released globally last week on SideOneDummy Records. Produced by Ted Hutt (who produced the band’s acclaimed second album, THE ’59 SOUND), AMERICAN SLANG heralds a dramatic leap forward for the New Jersey-based band. Tracks such as “Bring It On,” “Orphans” and “Stay Lucky” bristle and burn with the spirit of soul and the artistic adventurousness and confidence of a band that has come into its own and truly found its own voice.
The Gaslight Anthem will be bringing their inimitable live show to the following festivals and venues throughout the summer:
14 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy (w/ Tim Barry and The Menzingers)
15 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (special lineup also featuring The Hold Steady and The Whigs)
16 – St. Louis, MO – Pop’s *
17 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre *
20 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre *
21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
22 – San Jose, CA – “Music in the Park Series”
24 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre *
26 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
27 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues *
28 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavillion *
29 – Philadelphia, PA – Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing *
31 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s *
01 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
02 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
05 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage (w/ Frank Turner and William Elliott Whitmore)
30 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall (w/ special guests)
09 – Austin City Limits Festival
* = w/ Tim Barry and Chamberlain