Soul Asylum Debuts New LP’s Lead Single; Announces LP Release, Tour Dates

Courtesy: Blue Elan Records

Soul Asylum debuted the lead single from its new album this week.

The band debuted the song ‘If I Told You‘ Thursday.  The song is featured in the band’s forthcoming album Hurry Up And Wait.  The song’s steady, mid-tempo arrangement is comparable to some of the band’s older works, but is still catchy and original in its own right.  Its lyrical content will connect with listeners just as easily as its musical content, with the song’s subject grappling with his/her personal mixed thoughts and emotions.

Hurry Up And Wait is scheduled for release April 17 through Blue Elan Records.Front man Dave Pirner talked recently about the album’s creation, saying it was less stressful than making past Soul Asylum records.

“There was nothing, pressure-wise that was making it less of a smooth creative process — if there is such a thing,” he said.

Soul Asylum will launch a tour in support of Hurry Up and Wait Feb. 11 in Milwaukee, WI.  The tour, which will feature support from Local H, runs just over five weeks, with its finale planned for March 20 in Austin, TX.  The tour also features performances in cities, such as Billings, MT; New York, NY and Phoenix, AZ.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

SOUL ASYLUM ON TOUR – Local H supports all dates except where noted:
2/11 – Milwaukee, Wi – Turner Hall
2/12 – Detroit MI – St Andrew’s Hall
2/14 – Chicago, IL  – Metro
2/15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
2/17 – Boston MA – Paradise
2/18 – Portland ME – Port City Music
2/19 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom
2/21 – Philadelphia PA – TLA
2/22 – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theatre
2/24 – Atlanta, GA  – Center Stage
2/25 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
2/26 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
2/28 – Kansas City, MO – The Madrid
2/29 – Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
3/01 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird
3/03 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
3/05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro
3/07 – Reno, NV – Boomtown Casino *
3/08 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
3/11 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
3/13 – San Diego, CA – Belly UP
3/14 – Las Vegas, NV – Silverton Casino *
3/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
3/16 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
3/18 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
3/20 – Austin, TX – SXSW official showcase *

*Local H not appearing on these dates


Courtesy: Minnesota Historical Society Publishing

Along with its upcoming album and tour, Pirner is also preparing to release a new book, Loud, Fast, Words.  The book, an annotated collection of lyrics from the band’s albums, is scheduled for release in February through Minnesota Historical Society Publishing.

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