Published Apr 25, 2012After unleashing a self-proclaimed "embarrassing" U2 medley on unsuspecting fans, we couldn't have been happier when the Walkmen announced that they would be releasing a brand new album of their own material. Entitled Heaven, the upcoming LP was originally slated to drop on June 5 via Fat Possum/Bella Union, but has been bumped up to a May 29 release date.
We've previously heard the title track from the Phil Ek-produced Heaven, as well as fellow album cut "Heartbreaker," but as for the rest of the tracklisting, we're still in suspense.
We'll just have to console ourselves knowing that the follow-up to 2010's Lisbon will arrive a week ahead of schedule.
Check out the New York band's upcoming North American tour schedule below, which includes Toronto and Montreal dates opening for Florence and the Machine.
5/3 Brooklyn, NY - Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival
5/12 Charlottesville, VA - Tomtom Founders Festival
5/27 The Gorge, WA - Sasquatch Festival
6/27 Louisville, KY - WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays
6/28 St. Louis, MO - Plush
6/29 Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
6/30 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
7/20 Burnaby, British Columbia - Deerlake Park *
7/21 Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater *
7/22 Troutdale, OR - Edgefield *
7/25 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater *
7/29 Indianapolis, IN - The Lawn at White River Park *
730 Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica *
7/31 Detroit, MI - Fox Theater *
8/2 Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheater *
8/3 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
8/5 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
8/10-11 San Fransisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival
8/12 Saint-Malo, France - La Route du Rock
8/19 Glanusk Park, Wales - Green Man Festival
* with Florence and the Machine