The Gaslight Anthem reveal plans for album, tour

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The Gaslight Anthem have revealed plans for a summer tour in support of their forthcoming album, Handwritten. The pride of New Jersey will make their way to Massachusetts for an intimate performance at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge on Sunday, July 22. Tickets for the show, which will also feature opener Dave Hause, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $20.

Handwritten, The Gaslight Anthem’s fourth studio effort and first on Mercury Records, will be released on July 24. The album was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with Grammy Award-winning producer Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam). The band’s follow-up to 2010’s American Slang features lead single “45”.

“We’ve taken everything we do and gone to 10 with it,” explained frontman Brian Fallon in a press release. “This is definitely the Gaslight Anthem record I would want next, if I were a fan. American Slang was cool, but this sounds like a band who has plugged back into the electric socket again.”

“I think these songs are the closest thing to what we should have always sounded like,” added guitarist Alex Rosamilia. “We just hadn’t figured out yet how to play it right.”

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