Blue October Announces New Album Release, Tour Information

Photo Credit:  Zayra Alvarez

Photo Credit: Zayra Alvarez

Courtesy: Up/Down Records

Courtesy: Up/Down Records

Blue October is returning this Summer with its seventh full length studio release.  Sway (Up/Down Records) will be released nationwide on August 20th.  In connection with the release of the upcoming album, the band will embark on a forty-five city-plus international concert tour.  The tour kicks off in New Orleans, LA.  Before the tour kicks off, the band will have a number of in-store appearances/acoustic performances, and a CD release show at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas.  All of these appearances are planned for the week of the release.  Pre-sale tickets for the Blue October fan community will go on sale this coming Monday, June 17th.  General public tickets will go on sale Friday June 28th and Saturday, June 29th.  They can be purchased online at the band’s official website, http://www.BlueOctober.com.

Blue October’s most recent album was the 2011 release, Any Man in AmericaSway was produced by Justin Furstenfeld and David Castell.  Castell also produced the band’s 2003 album, History for Sale and co-produced its Platinum-selling 2006 album, Foiled.  It was recorded the Fire Station Studios in San Marcus, Texas early this year.  Furstenfeld spoke on what audiences can expect of this album saying, “This album is about why life is so beautiful.  It’s about facing fears and recognizing miracles every day.  It’s about enjoying yourself and realizing that life is not something you can half-ass.”  Furstenfeld’s brother, who is also a member of the band, commented on how the album came to life.  “I had about 60 songs…we ended up recording fifteen and there’s thirteen on the album,” he said.  “The band is in a really great space now, everyone is healthy, happy and doing well.  That’s changed our point of view, and you can hear that new perspective on the album.”

The band’s former guitarist, C.B. Hudson, will rejoin the band for its upcoming tour in support of Sway.  While the band will premiere new songs off of its new album, it will also play plenty of fan favorites from all six of its previous releases.  The band’s current list of tour dates is below.  North Carolina fans will get the chance to see the band live when it makes a stop at Charlotte, North Carolina’s Fillmore on Tuesday, September 9th.

Blue October “Sway Tour” Dates

AUGUST

21   Barnes & Noble, Dallas, TX – 12:30PM (in-store appearance, acoustic performance)

21   Barnes & Noble, Frisco, TX – 6:00PM (in-store appearance, acoustic performance)

22   House of Blues, Slay Release Show, Dallas, TX

27   Barnes & Noble, Austin, TX – 7:00PM (in-store appearance, acoustic performance)

28   Barnes & Noble, San Antonio, TX – 6:00PM (in-store appearance, acoustic performance)

 

SEPTEMBER

 4   House of Blues, New Orleans, LA

 6   Jannus Landing, Tampa, FL

 7   House of Blues, Orlando, FL

 8   Center Stage, Atlanta, GA

 9   The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

11   Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA

13   The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD

14   Irving Plaza, New York, NY

15   House of Blues, Boston, MA

17   Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA

18   Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH

19   House of Blues, Cleveland, OH

20   St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI

21   House of Blues, Chicago, IL

22   Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH

27   Stubb’s, Austin, TX

 

OCTOBER

 3   Ogden Theatre, Denver,CO 

 4   The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT

 5   Knitting Factory Concert House, Boise, ID

 6   Showbox At The Market, Seattle, WA

 8   Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR

 9   The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

10   House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA

11   Talking Stick Resort and Casino, Scottsdale, AZ

12   House of Blues, Anaheim, CA

13   House of Blues, San Diego, CA

15   House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV

18   Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK

22   The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI

24   Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN

25   Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE

26   The Rave, Milwaukee, WI

 

NOVEMBER

 7   Ivestia Hall, Moscow, Russia

 8   A2, St. Petersburg, Russia

 9   Music Palace, Kiev, Ukraine

12   Backstage, Munich, Germany

13   Alte Seilerei, Mannheim, Germany

14   Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany

15   C Club, Berlin, Germany

16   Burgerhaus, Koln, Germany

17   Institute, Birmingham, UK

18   Academy, Manchester, UK

19   KOKO, London, UK

 

DECEMBER

 7   The Pageant, St. Louis, MO

 8   VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s, Kansas City, MO

 

*Additional dates will be announced as the tour progresses

To keep up with all of the latest additions to the band’s tour lineup and all of the latest news and more from the band, go online to http://www.facebook.com/blueoctober and its official website, http://www.BlueOctober.com.

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