As they put their spring and summer performance plans together, starting with initial sold-out intimate gigs at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn (May 16) and the Roxy in West Hollywood (May 18), a return to CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman (June 28), and a performance on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (July 27), New Jersey-based The Gaslight Anthem premiered their brand new single, “45,” on Rollingstone.com today (CLICK HERE TO LISTEN). The song will go up for sale at iTunes the following week on May 8.
“45″ is the first advance track from HANDWRITTEN, the band’s fourth album, scheduled for a July 24 release on Mercury Records, a division of Island Def Jam Music Group. HANDWRITTEN was produced by two-time Grammy AwardÂ®-winner Brendan O’Brien, known for his work with Bruce Springsteen (Best Rock Album Grammy, 2002), Pearl Jam, Incubus, and many others.
In addition to the shows in Williamsburg and West Hollywood (which both sold out in minutes), The Gaslight Anthem has already set a number of major festival appearances, including opening for Bon Jovi at Bamboozle in Asbury Park, NJ, on May 20; appearing at the Metallica Orion Festival in Atlantic City, NJ, on June 23; and Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago. European dates include Le Zenith de Paris in Paris, France on May 29 and Zitadelle Spandau in Berlin on May 31. In addition, the May 16 show at Music Hall of Williamsburg will be exclusively live broadcasted on livestream.com/thegaslightanthem.
Prior to HANDWRITTEN, The Gaslight Anthem – Brian Fallon (lead vocals, guitar), Alex Rosamilia (guitar, vocals), Alex Levine (bass, vocals), and Benny Horowitz(drums, percussion) – has released three full-length indie albums to date: Sink Or Swim (2007, XOXO Records), The ’59 Sound (2008, SideOneDummy Records), and American Slang (June 2010, SideOneDummy Records).
With tons of critical raves, The Gaslight Anthem has won strong and loyal followings across the U.S., Japan, and especially in the UK. In the U.S., hundreds of thousands of festival goers have seen The Gaslight Anthem on the stages of Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Coachella.
On late-night television, American audiences caught The Gaslight Anthem when they appeared (for the second time!) on CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman in the spring of 2011. They performed “Bring It On,” a track from American Slang. The Gaslight Anthem has also appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
For more information on Gaslight Anthem, go to http://www.thegaslightanthem.com
May 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 18 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy
Festival dates set for:
May 20 – Asbury Park, NJ – Bamboozle
June 23 – Atlantic City, NJ – Orion Music and More Festival
August – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza