Veteran rock band, The Wallflowers released plans for their 22-date North American tour. The journey will kick off this fall on October 6 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The tour will be in support of their new album, “Glad All Over” that will be available in stores on October 9. The group plans to celebrate the release of their sixth full-length studio album that night, with a show in their hometown of Los Angeles at The Fonda.
Other stops along the way include Park West on November 2 in Chicago, The Trocadero Theatre on November 8 in Philadelphia, and The Midland by AMC on November 15 in Kansas City. The tour will wrap up in Austin, Texas on November 18 at the Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater.
The band’s more recent members, guitarist Stuart Mathis and drummer Jack Irons will join original members, guitarist and vocalist Jakob Dylan, bassist Greg Richling and keyboardist Rami Jaffee as they make their trek across the United States.
Fans can expect an introduction to the band’s new music over the course of the tour, which carries multiple influences they have collected throughout the years. The new album will carry the band’s defining sound, while also showing off their interests in new and undiscovered areas. On his fan site, frontman Jakob Dylan explains, “It’s been a while since we’ve felt this energized and creative. We haven’t changed our stripes so much as we’re continuing to redefine the animal.”
Dylan continues to say that he has not felt such energy and enthusiasm within the group for a large length of time. While on hiatus, Dylan released two solo albums: “Seeing Things” in 2008 and “Women + Country” in 2010. He attributes his focus on his solo career to the reason for the groups’ significantly long break. Dylan told Diffuser.FM, “We all just got busy doing different things. We’d been together since I’d started working on that group in 1989, so kind of an extended break was due, kind of recharge everybody’s batteries and refocus.”
The Wallflowers sixth album has been highly anticipated for quite a long time, after the group went on a musical hiatus in 2007. The complete album will be the bands first release since their fifth album, “Rebel, Sweetheart” went on sale back in 2005. Its first single, “Reboot the Mission,” hit radio stations during late July, and features Mick Jones of The Clash, on vocals and guitar. Recently fans were able to get a preview of what the album will have to offer. The band played sets at the Firefly Music Festival back in July, as well as the De Luna Fest in Pensacola, Florida last weekend.
Leading up to the tour, you can catch The Wallflowers as they make multiple television appearances. The group will be visiting Good Morning America on October 1, The Late Show with David Letterman on October 5, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on October 8, and Live from the Artists Den on October 12.