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The Gaslight Anthem Biography

The Gaslight Anthem are an American band from New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The Gaslight Anthem: Biography

The Gaslight Anthem formed in New Jersey. The lineup of the band consists of Brian Fallon on vocals and guitar, Alex Levine on bass, Alex Rosamilia on guitar and Benny Horowitz on drums.

The Gaslight Anthem: Music History

The Gaslight Anthem's debut album, Sink or Swim was released in May 2007 on XOXO Records. The album was notable for the band's inter-textual approach to songwriting. The track 'We Came to Dance' contains references to both Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home and Bruce Springsteen's 'Thundercrack'. Similarly, 'Angry Johnny and the Radio' references 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' by Dylan and 'We're Getting A Divorce, You Keep the Diner' refers to 'It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)', also by Dylan. The album was lauded by many reviewers, including punknews.org and Spin magazine.

In February 2008, The Gaslight Anthem released a four track EP entitled 'Señor and the Queen' on Sabot Productions. Continuing their track record for paying homage to their heroes, one of the tracks on the EP is entitled 'Wherefore Art Thou, Elvis?' Two other tracks pay homage to Sam Cooke and Meat Loaf. The EP was released in a number of formats, including a double "7 version on clear, red and white vinyl.

August 2008 saw The Gaslight Anthem make music history when they appeared on the front cover of Kerrang, despite the magazine having never written about them before. This unprecedented move on the magazine's part subsequently garnered a lot of extra media coverage for the band.

That same month saw The Gaslight Anthem release their second full length album, entitled The '59 Sound. Released by SideOneDummy Records, the album was produced by Ted Hutt (formerly of Flogging Molly). Chris Wollard of Hot Water Music makes a guest appearance on the album, as does Dicky Barrett of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Later that year, the band also contributed a cover of 'God's Gonna Cut You Down' to the tribute album All Aboard! A Tribute to Johnny Cash.

In November 2008, The Gaslight Anthem began a tour of Europe and the UK. The tour was not without incident: in Gothenburg, the band's van was broken into and The Gaslight Anthem were forced to cancel the next day's gig in Helsinki.

The following year, The Gaslight Anthem embarked on a tour supporting Social Distortion. They also supported Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews at the Hyde Park Calling event in London. When they played at Glastonbury Festival 2009, Bruce Springsteen joined The Gaslight Anthem onstage for their rendition of '59 Sound'. Brian Fallon then joined Springsteen onstage during his headline set on the Pyramid stage. The Gaslight Anthem also headed out on a headline tour, with Heartless Bastards and Good Old War as their support acts.

The Gaslight Anthem were the recipients of the 2009 Kerrang Award for 'Best International Newcomer'.

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The Latest The Gaslight Anthem News

Stages And Times Announced For Voodoo Music And Arts Experience 2013

6th September 2013

The fourteenth annual Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is swiftly approaching and we can now reveal the day-by-day schedule of...

Made In America Festival 2013: One Of The Happier Memories Of The Festival Season

3rd September 2013

The Budweiser Made in America Festival 2013 was jampacked with highlights from some of the most iconic artists of the...

New Orleans Welcomes Back Dr. John At Voodoo Music & Arts Festival 2013

20th August 2013

New Orleans' favourite Halloween festival the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience is back in its fourteenth year bringing you the...

Gaslight Anthem Invite Ryan Gosling On Tour

25th July 2013

The Gaslight Anthem have invited Ryan Gosling to tour with them.The rock band are so impressed with the Hollywood heartthrob's...

A Week In Music, Depeche Mode Back With New Album, The Gaslight Anthem Storm The Boards, Have Coldplay Released The Best Album Ever?

8th April 2013

Albums of note… In 2013, the apparent year of the comeback, Depeche Mode made a mini-one of their own, with...

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The Gaslight Anthem Reviews

The Gaslight Anthem - Manchester Academy 27th March 2013 Live Review Live Review

3rd April 2013

There is a spit-flecked, fist-pumping, heartstring-twanging joy in witnessing the communal bond between band and...

The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten Album Review

19th July 2012

Radio friendly rockers The Gaslight Anthem have returned with their fourth full-length release Handwritten, channelling...

The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang Album Review

1st July 2010

The Gaslight Anthem are one of the most interesting rock bands to creep out of...

The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound Single Review

1st June 2009

Review of The Gaslight Anthem's single The 59 Sound.Having caused an underground for the last...

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The Gaslight Anthem Festivals

Voodoo Experience

31st October 2014

Made In America Festival

31st August 2013

Osheaga Festival

1st August 2014

Voodoo Experience 2013

31st October 2014

Optimus Alive!

13th July 2012

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The Gaslight Anthem Interviews

Gaslight Anthem, Interview

14th May 2012

Having sold well over 400, 000 albums worldwide, The Gaslight Anthem are a band whose...

The Gaslight Anthem, Video Interview at Leeds Festival 2009

3rd September 2009

The Gaslight Anthem Interview at Leeds Festival 2009The Gaslight Anthem has had an incredible year,...

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The Latest The Gaslight Anthem Press Releases

The Gaslight Anthem Announce New Dvd 'Live In London' Out January 6th 2014

3rd December 2013

Following well over a year of sold out shows and festivals across the world in support of their...

The Gaslight Anthem Announce 2013 UK Tour Dates

13th November 2012

Following their triumphant return to the live arena this year at their incredible sold out shows...

The Gaslight Anthem Announce Autumn 2012 UK Tour Dates

25th June 2012

Following their triumphant return to the UK at their incredible sold out show at KOKO - The...

The Gaslight Anthem Announce New Album 'Handwritten' Out July 23rd 2012

1st May 2012

New Jerseys finest, The Gaslight Anthem return this Summer with their brand new studio album, "...

The Gaslight Anthem Announces 2010 Headline Tour

21st July 2010

THe Gaslight Anthem are set to perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday, July 23...

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