The Gaslight Anthem Returns From Hiatus For “The ’59 Sound” Anniversary Shows
New Jersey rock band The Gaslight Anthem announced they will be returning from their hiatus to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough sophomore album The ’59 Sound.
The Gaslight Anthem has announced a very special series of shows celebrating the 10th anniversary of their milestone second studio album, The ’59 Sound. The New Jersey-based rock band will travel all throughout North America and Europe, performing the album in its entirety, with dates beginning May 27th at Washington, DC’s legendary 9:30 Club and then traveling into mid-August. The band will also perform The ’59 Sound in its entirety at this year’s Governors Ball Music Festival.
Released by SideOneDummy Records on August 19th, 2008, The ’59 Sound officially saw The Gaslight Anthem break out as one of the most electrifying groups, marrying their punk roots with classic FM radio scale to craft a soulful and exhilarating vision of American rock ‘n’ roll. Songs like “Old White Lincoln,” “Great Expectations,” and the worldwide smash title track, proved to transcend modern rock classics. The album is fueled by heroic hooks, huge choruses, and lead vocalist-guitarist-songwriter Brian Fallon’s masterful chronicles of love, loss, and the broken hearted, of summers gone and dreams still to be met.
The ’59 Sound earned The Gaslight Anthem rapturous reviews around the world. “The ’59 Sound is an answer to a prayer,” enthused Pitchfork. “When the guitars turn into chorus-firepower, it just kills because it’s been so long since we’ve heard anyone pull that off with such panache.”
“Wearing their influences as badges of honour,” wrote Q, “the New Jersey quartet blast out affecting, soulful punk rock strewn with bittersweet memories of small-town blue-collar America.” Perhaps PopMatters said it best: “Oh hell, the whole damn thing is great!”
Check out the dates below to see if the band is hitting your town! For complete ticket information, please visit www.thegaslightanthem.com
27 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (w/ Matt Mays, Tim Barry)JUNE
2 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
20 – London, UK – Eventim Apollo (w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
23 – Dublin, IR – Vicar Street (w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
24 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowland (w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
25 – Manchester, UK – Apollo (w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
27 – Tilburg, NL – O13 (w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
28 – Cologne, DE – Palladium (w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
10 – Toronto, ON – Rebel (w/ Joe Sib)
11 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre (w/ Matt Mays, Joe Sib)
Check out the music video for “the ’59 Sound”
Check out the music video for “Great Expectations”