A once contributing writer to scrink.com, Adam Thomas, who writes weekly for theheadrush.com, loves The Gaslight Anthem. You should have heard him in his giddy state when he saw they would be releasing a new album this summer. And then when he listened to the single he was even more excited. So funny to see grown men act like teenage boys before a Springsteen concert when they hear a favorite band is doing something new.
Speaking of Springsteen, did you know he was the surprise guest at the Gaslight Anthem’s show at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, N.J. back in December of 2011. Just an interesting factoid to share.
“45” is the first advance track from HANDWRITTEN, the band’s fourth album, scheduled for a July 24 release on Mercury Records, a division of Island Def Jam Music Group. HANDWRITTEN was produced by two-time Grammy Award®-winner Brendan O’Brien, known for his work with Bruce Springsteen (Best Rock Album Grammy, 2002), Pearl Jam, Incubus, and many others.
The song will go up for sale at iTunes the following week on May 8.
In addition to appearances mentioned below, The Gaslight Anthem will be returning to CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman (June 28), and a performance on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (July 27). To top that off, the May 16 show at Music Hall of Williamsburg will be exclusively live broadcasted on livestream.com/
May 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 18 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy
Festival dates set for:
May 20 – Asbury Park, NJ – Bamboozle
June 23 – Atlantic City, NJ – Metallica Orion
August – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza