Photo and album cover by Kelsey Hunter Ayres
(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- The Gaslight Anthem will celebrate their eagerly awaited new album, History Books, with some very special intimate record release shows, set for Jersey City, NJ’s historic White Eagle Hall on October 27, 28, 29, 30.
The Gaslight Anthem’s first new album together in almost a decade, History Books arrives Friday, October 27 on their own Rich Mahogany Recordings label via Thirty Tigers. Pre-orders are available now here.
Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winner Peter Katis (The National, Kurt Vile) at his Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT, History Books includes such recently released singles as “Little Fires” (featuring guest vocals from PUP frontman Stefan Babcock), “Positive Charge,” and the heavy-hearted title track, “History Books,” the latter of which sees frontman Brian Fallon trading duet vocals with longtime band champion and fellow New Jerseyan Bruce Springsteen. An official music video, directed by photographer/filmmaker Kelsey Hunter Ayres, is streaming now at YouTube. “History Books” was met by immediate acclaim from such outlets as Associated Press, which declared it “big-hearted freeway rock, made ascendent by frontman Brian Fallon and Springsteen’s tremulous harmonies.”
Artist presales (via Seated) begin Wednesday, September 20 at 10:00 am (local) and continue through Thursday, September 21 at 10:00 pm (local). General on-sales begin Friday, September 22 at 10:00 am (local). White Eagle Hall is located at 337 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey.
The Gaslight Anthem’s sixth full-length and first new album in nearly a decade, History Books sees the New Jersey-bred band once again bringing their soulful breed of life-affirming punk to explore everything from mortality and mental illness to the more precarious dimensions of human connection. In the glorious tradition of their seminal 2008 sophomore album, The '59 Sound, the new LP matches its raw emotional power with the rich craft and wildly triumphant energy that has defined the band since its very start.
“None of us wanted to make a very somber or serious record showing how much we’ve matured,” says Fallon. “We’ve all changed and grown and learned so much, but the overall mood was a feeling of excitement to be back together and making music that means something to us.”
The Gaslight Anthem made their long-awaited return to the road last year with their first world headline tour in four years. Hailed by Kerrang! as “an amazing, career-spanning 21-song setlist…(that) celebrated all eras of their music,” the tour lit up stages across North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom before culminating in October with a sold-out homestate finale at Holmdel, NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center.
The Gaslight Anthem is: Brian Fallon (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Alex Rosamilia (lead guitar, backing vocals), Alex Levine (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Benny Horowitz (drums, percussion, backing vocals).
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM - TOUR 2023
20 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
22 – Columbus, OH – Bluestone
23 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory
24 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
26 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
27 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
30 – La Vista, NE – Astro Theater
2 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
4 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
5 – Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live Sacramento
7 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Boise
8 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Spokane
27 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall
28 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall