With their brand new single, “45,” available now at iTunes (http://smarturl.it/i45) and Amazon (http://smarturl.it/a45), THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM will take the stage this week for two intimate sold-out gigs at Music Hall of WilliamsÂburg in Brooklyn (on May 16) and the Roxy in West Hollywood (May 18). The shows are the prelude to a full schedule of tour dates, festivals, and television appearances through the summer in support of their fourth album, HANDWRITTEN, scheduled for a July 24 release on Mercury Records, a division of Island Def Jam Music Group.
On June 28, The Gaslight Anthem will appear (for the third time!) on CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman. The band will also make a return appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on July 27. In addition to Letterman and Fallon, the band has appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The Gaslight Anthem will kick off the HANDWRITTEN album release campaign with a live stream of the Music Hall of Williamsburg show presented by Vans, starting at 9:00 p.m. on May 16, at http://new.livestream.com/thegaslightanthem. In conjunction with the show, The Gaslight Anthem and Bowery Presents are working with Food Bank For New York City to hold a Food & Fund Drive to collect canned goods and funds for hungry New Yorkers. They are asking fans to help in bringing nonperishable food donations and putting them in the white food drive bins located by the front door of the venue. The top 10 most needed items include canned beans, milk, fruit, vegetable, juice, meat, fish, soup, stew, and peanut butter. There will also be a Virtual Food Drive as another way to donate (link to be announced in the days ahead).
Leading up to the release of HANDWRITTEN on July 24, The Gaslight Anthem has scheduled a cross-country North American tour, opening July 5 at the Independent in San Francisco. The 12-city tour will wrap up on the new album’s release day, July 24, at Webster Hall in New York City. (See dates below)
HANDWRITTEN, The Gaslight Anthem’s first album on Mercury Records, 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. The track listing for HANDWRITTEN is as follows: 1. 45 * 2. Handwritten * 3. Here Comes My Man * 4. Mulholland Drive * 5. Keepsake * 6. Too Much Blood * 7. Howl * 8. Biloxi Parish * 9. Desire * 10. Mae * 11. National Anthem.
In addition to Williamsburg and the Roxy (both sold out in minutes), The Gaslight Anthem has already set several major festival appearances, including opening for Bon Jovi at Bamboozle in East Rutherford, 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 on May 29 and Zitadelle Spandau in Berlin on May 31.
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). In the spring of 2011, they performed “Bring It On,” a track from American Slang, on Letterman.
For more information on The Gaslight Anthem, go to http://www.thegaslightanthem.com.
The Gaslight Anthem on tour:
05 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
07 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
08 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
11 – Minneapolis, MN – Fineline
12 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
13 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
14 – Cincinnati, OH – Bunberry Festival
16 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
18 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
19 – Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle
20 – Washington, DC – U Street
22 – Boston, MA – Middle East
24 – New York, NY – Webster Hall