The good news: In November, Brand New will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their 2006 magnum opus, The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me. Today, the band has announced that they will perform the record in full on their previously-announced tour with the Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball. This comes on the heels of breakup rumors that have surrounded the band this year, including multiple confirmations from the band on stage that the end is indeed approaching.
The bad news: The band’s heavily-delayed fifth LP has been delayed yet again. In a statement shared on their official Twitter account, Brand New have confirmed that plans have changed, forcing them to push the record into 2017.
— Brand New (@brandnewrock) September 26, 2016
The main takeaway here is that there is in fact a new Brand New album very close to completion, but the band, justifiably, doesn’t want to release it until they’re satisfied with the final product. Our advice: don’t look too hard into this one. The album will be here eventually. In the meantime, there’s plenty of great new music to listen to.
The band released a new song, “I Am A Nightmare,” over the summer.
The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me tour dates with the Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball:
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 @ Wolstein 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 University
11/01 – Las Vegas, NV @ Chelsea Theatre
11/03 – El Paso, TX @ El Paso County 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