Photo Credit by: Marisa Rose Ficara
Brand New, alternative-rock band from Long Island, NY, released a note on their twitter today confirming that while there is new work being made in the studio, unfortunately it will not be releasing this year. This news comes after recently announcing their upcoming Fall tour with Modern Baseball and Front Bottoms, where the group intends to perform their third studio album The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me in its entirety.
According to Pitchfork, there were many things mentioned in the note that the band had released earlier today, first about the upcoming album release, or rather non-release, then about their upcoming tour plans, and lastly it seems like the band break-up rumors (which began following the release of shirts branded with “Brand New 2000-2018” a few months ago) were becoming a reality, bringing much speculation to a disappointing close.
“To whom it may concern,
First, an apology. At some point previous, we, Brand New, admitted our plans to release a record this year. These plans were authentic, but we are changing them. While there exists a collection of songs that, right now, some would call fit to be an album, to us it is not complete enough, refined enough, or edited thoroughly enough to be something we would call finished or essential. Brand New will not release a record in 2016.
Secondly, we have been reminded that this fall will mark the tenth year since the release of our third album, The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me. It is an important record and piece of work to us, and one that ten years later we still use as a measuring post with which we compare the music we make now. So we have decided that on the upcoming fall tour, which begins on October 13, we will be performing the record, each night, in its entirety. It will be included within a larger set of songs, and will not exclude us playing music from other albums, or new music, nightly.
What’s left should be a strange demise, but hopefully one as loud and as fun as the rest of our time together has been. All are invited. Please send flowers.
Sincerely, Brand New”
Whilst there is no surprise on this end, since it seems they have been aware of the upcoming break-up for a while, it would be a lie to say that there isn’t disappointment to hear that a talented group is unfortunately coming to an end. Hopefully this is not a indefinite ending and we will be able to see the group rock the stages once more in the near future.
— Brand New (@brandnewrock) September 26, 2016
10/13 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory *
10/14 – Glens Falls, NY – Glens Falls Civic Center *
10/15 – Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena *
10/17 – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theatre *
10/18 – Ithaca, NY – Ithaca College Athletics & Events Center *
10/20 – Cleveland, OH – Walstein Center *
10/21 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeltaPlex *
10/22 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom *
10/23 – St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium *
10/25 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District *
10/27 – Missoula, MT – Adams Center *
10/28 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Event Center *
10/29 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort *
10/31 – San Jose, CA – Event Center at San Jose State University *
11/01 – Las Vegas, NV – Chelsea Theatre *
11/03 – El Paso, TX – El Paso Country Coliseum *
11/05 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street *
11/07 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre *
11/08 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Arena *
11/10 – Fairfax, VA – Eagle Bank Arena *
11/11 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center *
11/12 – University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Center *
* with The Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball