THe Gaslight Anthem are set to perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday, July 23
New Album, American Slang, In Stores And Online Now Via Sideonedummy Records
The Gaslight Anthem is excited to announce the first leg of their Fall North American headline tour, supported by The Menzingers and Fake Problems. Presale tickets for the Fall tour dates announced this week can be purchased through the bands official website before general onsale commences at the end of this week. The band's full Fall tour kicks off September 4 in Lincoln, NE, and will continue through September, including a headline appearance in New York City at Radio City Music Hall, before culminating with The Gaslight Anthem's October 9 appearance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Many more headline shows during this run will be announced over the next few weeks.
The Gaslight Anthem are currently on tour with Tim Barry (Avail) and Chamberlain, and will be performing live on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO this Friday, July 23. Additionally, the band also recently released a music video for the album's title track that was directed by Kevin Custer, director of the band's seven-part "Making of AMERICAN SLANG" series that documented the process of recording the new album.
The critical praise for the band and AMERICAN SLANG has been global, with outlets such as Pitchfork stating the album "ultimately proves The Gaslight Anthem are not afraid to move forward," and TIME Magazine declaring "if you like your classic rock tinged with romantic nostalgia, this quartet is the best thing on offer." Additionally, SPIN Magazine gave the album eight out of 10 stars in its lead review for July, and NPR praised the band within its "All Things Considered" feature as well as the coveted "First Listen" exclusive album stream that gave listeners a chance to preview AMERICAN SLANG one week prior to its release date. The band also recently performed their latest single, "Boxer," on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON.
AMERICAN SLANG was released globally the week of June 15, 2010 on SideOneDummy Records. Produced by Ted Hutt (who produced the band's acclaimed second album, THE '59 SOUND), AMERICAN SLANG heralds a dramatic leap forward for the New Jersey-based band. Tracks such as "Bring It On," "Orphans" and "Stay Lucky" bristle and burn with the spirit of soul and the artistic adventurousness and confidence of a band that has come into its own and truly found its own voice.