Following the release of their latest album “Barriers”, Frank Iero And The Future Violents are now ready to announce a co-headline run across Europe with Laura Jane Grace And The Devouring Mothers in September. Check out the tour dates below.
About the announcement, Frank Iero says: “I am so excited to be touring with our friends Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers in the next few months. They are great people, fantastic musicians, and put out one of my favourite records of last year. I really think it’s going to be an incredible set of shows”.
Frank Iero and the Future Violents is Frank Iero, Evan Nestor, Matt Armstrong, Tucker Rule and Kayleigh Goldsworthy. “Barriers” was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini and was released via UNFD on May 31st, 2019. Watch the single “Young and Doomed” here:
Musician, author and activist Laura Jane Grace is best known as the vocalist and founder of the American punk band Against Me!. She’s also one of the first transgender musicians in the punk-area that accomplishes awareness and talks openly about her transsexuality.
In 2016 she started her solo-project Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers. Sure she’s bound to worry some fans with her decision to press pause on Against Me! to release a more intimate singer-songwriter leaning solo album, but her artistic motivation cast her determination in steel. “In the back of my head I was thinking, ‘fuck all of you, I’m going to do this anyway’, “she says with a smile.
Her debut solo record ‘Bought To Rot’ was written largely in motion – on tour, in Spain, Australia, Amsterdam hotel rooms, and some at home in Chicago. It’s a record scorched with honesty, unapologetically confessional, capturing many moments snipped from Grace’s life and stitched together in song. Although it’s a step and a twist away from Against Me!’s sonic blueprint, there’s still a kinetic punk energy that vibrates throughout.
These compositions are looser, stripped, but with a melodic pop immediacy pushing to the fore. “ I have my main gig, but I’m still doing this thing,” she continues. “It’s undeniable and it’s really good and here’s the proof … so what are you going to do with that?” Well, it has to go out into the world: on November 9, 2018 via Bloodshot Records, the storied Chicago indie boasting a past & present roster that includes Ryan Adams, Neko Case, Murder by Death, Old 97’s and Justin Townes Earle.
Check out the latest single ‘The Hotel Song’ here:
Ticket sale started Friday, June 21st.
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