High energy melodic cult rockers Alkaline Trio will be releasing a brand new album entitled Damnesia this July 12th via Epitaph Records/Heart & Skull. The new record features a selection of beloved fan favorites selected from the group's extensive catalogue and presented in an intimate-semi unplugged format. Also included will be a cover of the song "I Held Her In My Arms" by influential indie rock trio The Violent Femmes as well as two brand new Alkaline Trio songs entitled "Olde English 800" and "I Remember A Rooftop."
Also, on sale this week are tickets for the first leg of the group's special 15th anniversary tour which kicks off July 10th. The band plans to make the tour something special for fans. As singer/bassist Dan Andriano explains, "We're looking forward to our 15th anniversary tour this summer. We're going to really try to put together a set that encompasses everything the band has done over the past 15 years and plan to play some songs that rarely find their way in to the set list. We will also play some songs in an unplugged style similar to what we've recently recorded on Damnesia. It's going to be a lot of fun."
Since forming in Illinois, in 1996, Alkaline Trio has continued to amass a devoted cult following with their infectious punk hooks and darkly dramatic tongue-in-cheek lyrics, Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba, bassist/vocalist Dan Andriano and drummer Derek Grant, the band has created some of punk's most memorable songs with favorites like "Radio" from the 2000 album Maybe I'll Catch Fire, "Mercy Me" from the 2005 album Crimson, "Blue In The Face" from 2003's Good Mourning and "The American Scream" from 2010's This Addiction.
Presale Bundle For 15th Anniversary Tour and New Album Damnesia
A limited number of tickets for the upcoming tour have been held for Alkaline Trio fans and will be available through an exclusive Ducat King presale beginning Monday, May 9th at 12PM local!
By buying tickets through this presale, fans will be able to get tickets before anyone else AND save money on service charges. This special presale also includes an option to purchase a digital or physical copy of the band's new record Damnesia, in stores July 12. Fans who pre-order the new record will also receive an e-mail with a link to immediately download the band's new version of "Clavicle" off Damnesia. Those who purchase the digital version ($7) will receive an additional e-mail just prior to the release date, with instructions on how to download a copy of the album. Those who purchase the physical version ($10) will receive the CD in the mail upon its release.
To pre order tickets go to: http://alkalinetrio.ducatking.com
Alkaline Trio West Coast Tour Dates
Sat 9 Milwaukee, Summerfest
Sun 10 Omaha, NE. Slowdown
Mon 11 Denver Summit Music Hall
Tuesday 12th Salt Lake City, In The Venue
Thursday 14 Seattle, El Corazon
Friday 15 Portland, Hawthorn
Sat 16 San Francisco Slims
Sun 17, San Francisco, Bottom Of The Hill
Tue 19 Los Angeles, Troubadour
Friday 22 Las Vegas, Hard Rock Café
Sat 23 Pomona Ca, The Glass House
Sun 24 Mesa Arizona, Nile
More dates coming soon...