Wreckless Eric Plots 'amERICa' LP and Tour

Wreckless Eric Plots 'amERICa' LP and Tour
Though he's best known for his 1977 hit "(I'd Go the) Whole Wide World," British new wave rocker Wreckless Eric has led a long, deep and varied career. And he's hardly slowing down: Later this year, he'll return with a brand new LP.

The release is called amERICa, named for the country he's called home since 2011. It features 11 new songs, and marks his sixth full-length solo album as Wreckless Eric (outside of that name, he's had a packed career full of collaborations and side projects). 

As Brooklyn Vegan reports, Eric offered up the following statement about the LP:

I've been touring the U.S. since 1978 so moving here wasn't a complete culture shock. I've driven from Rhode Island to San Francisco, Minnesota to the Gulf Of Mexico. I keep rolling along and sometimes the sunrises and sunsets are glorious and I get to thinking about things like where have I been, and how the hell did I wind up here? Some of the songs are quite reflective - the idea of dying one day becomes alarmingly real. I'm quite accepting of it - maybe I've got twenty years left if I'm lucky. Ten more albums.... I've been through some tough shit at various times in my life. I survived. I'm lucky, I have a great life.

amERICa will arrive on November 13, and can be pre-ordered at Wreckless Eric's Bandcamp page. You'll also find a stream of its lead single and opening track "Several Shades of Green" below.

Further, Wreckless Eric has announced an enormous world tour. It includes a single Canadian stop, with the artist performing at Calgary's Palomino on October 3. Peep the dates below.

amERICa:

1. Several Shades of Green
2. Sysco Trucks
3. White Bread
4. Transitory Thing
5. Days of My Life
6. Boy Band
7. Property Shows
8. Up the Fuselage
9. Space Age
10. Life Eternal
11. Have a Great Day

Tour dates:

09/11 New York, NY - City Winery
09/14 Florence, AL - 116 East Mobile
09/15 Colombus, MS - The Elbow Room
09/16 Birmingham, AL - Southside Lounge
09/17 Huntsville, AL - Vertical Records
10/03 Calgary, AB - The Palomino Smokehouse
10/17 Jersey City, NJ - Monty Hall
11/06 Nottingham, UK - The Poppy & Pint
11/13 Vienna, Austria - Chelsea
11/15 Berlin, Germany - Monarch
11/16 Dresden, Germany - Nikkifaktur
11/17 Hamburg, Germany - Hasenschaukel
11/18 Düsseldorf, Germany - The Tube
11/19 Haarlem, Netherlands - Patronaat
11/20 Mannheim, Germany - Blau
11/21 Freiburg, Germany - Swamp
11/28 Lancashire, UK - The Met
11/29 Chorleton, UK - The Dulcimer
11/30 Cambridge, UK - The Junction
12/01 Colchester, UK - Arts Centre
12/02 Brighton, UK - The Komedia,
12/03 London, UK - St John At Hackney Church
12/04 Southampton, UK - Café Reflections
12/05 Penzance, UK - Ritz Bingo Hall
12/06 Worcester, UK - Marr's Bar
12/10 Glasgow, Scotland - CCA
12/11 Edinburgh, Scotland - Citrus Club
12/17 Leicester, UK - The Musician