Veteran alt-rock band Candlebox has a big announcement for its fans.
The Seattle, WA-based band signed a record deal with independent record label Pavement Entertainment this week. Along with the new deal, the band announced that it will release its next record, its first since 2012’s Love Stories and Other Musings, early in 2016. The band is currently working with Grant McFarland and producer Carson Slovak on the as yet untitled album. Front man Kevin Martin discussed the band’s deal afterward, noting “Candlebox is excited about being part of the Pavement Entertainment Team.” He also noted the rich stable of acts already signed to Pavement as a reason for signing and the band’s outlook for the coming year saying, “They have great roster of artists and all of us at Candlebox are looking forward to a successful 2016.”
Pavement A&R head Tim King shared his thoughts with the media after the annnouncement expressing his love for Candlebox and its history as a central reason for getting Candlebox signed with the label. “Candlebox was, and still is, one of my favorite bands that emerged from the 90’s”, he said. “They are a band that has continued to stay true to their roots while still meeting with great success over three decades and multiple generations of fans.”
Candlebox has released five full-length studio recordings since originally forming in 1991. It has sold more than six million units domestically since that time including copies of its hit singles ‘You’ and ‘Far Behind.’ The band is currently on tour and will be at Fort Bliss Army Base in Fort Bliss, Texas this Saturday, August 8th. Its current slate of tour dates runs through December 4th in Santiago, Chile. The band’s current tour schedule is listed below.
Aug. 08 – Fort Bliss, TX – Ft. Bliss Army Base
Aug. 15 – Glen Flora, WI – North Woods Rock Rally
Aug. 21 – Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock
Aug. 22 – Island Lake, IL – Sideouts Bands in the Sand
Aug. 28 – Tacoma WA – Uncle Sams
Aug. 29 – Central Point, OR – Lithia Motors Amphitheater
Sep. 11 – Hinckley, MN – Grand Casino Amphitheater
Sep. 19 – Cottonwood, AZ – Thunder Valley Rally
Oct. 22 – Lawrence, MA – Caddagh Music Hall
Oct. 23 – Manchester, NH – Rock 101 Benefit
Oct. 24 – Utica, NY – Utica Memorial Auditorium
Dec. 4 – Santiago Chile
More information on Candlebox’s new record deal is available online now along with all of the latest news on its upcoming album, it’s tour and more at:
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