Published Jan 21, 2015After issuing a trio of LPs on hometown imprint Bridge 9, Boston hardcore act Defeater have announced their next full-length will be delivered through Epitaph Records.
While the group had been teasing the announcement over Facebook earlier this week by posting pictures of some of their favourite Epitaph releases, news of Defeater's new label home was made official today (January 21).
Though specifics are slim, the band confirmed that they'll be putting out a fourth full-length through Epitaph sometime in 2015. A press release notes that the new record continues the storyline of a New Jersey family's life post-World War II that's coursed throughout their album output thus far. The as-yet-untitled full-length will be their first since 2013's Letters Home.
Also revealed today was the itinerary for an upcoming headlining tour of the U.S. The trip comes after the band took some time off from the road so vocalist Derek Archambault could undergo hip replacement surgery.
"After a year away from touring and nearly two of immobility, I have never been happier to push forward with Defeater," the frontman said in a statement. "Releasing a new album with a label I have bought records from for more than 20 years still doesn't feel real. Like many of my peers, Epitaph's '90s roster was a big part of the soundtrack to my teenage years."
While none of the North American dates bring the band into Canada, you'll find the info on Defeater's U.S.-conquering batch of concerts down below.
03/27 Albany, NY - Bogies
03/28 Amityville, NY - Revolution
03/29 Lemoyne, PA - The Champ
03/30 Springfield, VA - Empire
03/31 Durham, NC - Motocore Music Hall
04/01 Charlotte, NC - The Neighborhood
04/02 Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
04/03 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
04/04 Jacksonville, FL - Aqua
04/05 Birmingham, AL - The Forge
04/07 New Albany, IN - New Albany Production House
04/08 Nashville, TN - Rocketown
04/10 Houston, TX - Walter's Downtown
04/11 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
04/12 San Antonio, TX - Korova
04/14 Albuquerque, NM - The Works
04/15 Mesa, AZ - Nile
04/16 Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
04/17 Fresno, CA - Strummers
04/18 Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro
04/19 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
04/20 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
04/22 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
04/23 St. Louis, MO - Firebird
04/24 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
04/25 Lansing, MI - The Loft
04/26 Toledo, OH - Frankies
04/27 Erie, PA - Basement Transmissions Theatre
04/28 Buffalo, NY - Studio @ The Waiting Room