Lord Huron preview new album ‘Vide Noir’ with “Ancient Names (Part I)” and “Ancient Names (Part II)”

Lord Huron - Photo Credit : Ian Holiday
Lord Huron - Photo Credit : Ian Holiday

Nearly three years after the release of their sophomore album Strange Trails, Lord Huron have announced that they will be releasing their new album Vide Noir on April 20 via Whispering Pines / Republic Records. Lord Huron singer, songwriter, and producer Ben Schneider (a Michigan native) found inspiration in his new home of Los Angeles this time around, and says of the album, “My nighttime drives ranged all over the city—across the twinkling grid of the valley, into the creeping shadows of the foothills, through downtown’s neon canyons and way out to the darksome ocean. I started imagining Vide Noir as an epic odyssey through the city, across dimensions, and out into the cosmos. A journey along the spectrum of human experience. A search for meaning amidst the cold indifference of The Universe.”

Along with the album announcement, Lord Huron have released two new songs, “Ancient Names (Part I)” and “Ancient Names (Part II)”, both of which can be heard below.

Lord Huron will celebrate the album’s release by kicking off a headlining tour on April 20 at 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The tour will wrap up on June 7 at Moore Theatre in Seattle, following which the band will perform at Firefly Festival in Dover, Delaware. It’s worth nothing that there is almost a month between their performance at Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta and their next headlining show on June 1 in San Diego; no word yet on whether Lord Huron will fill that time with additional headline dates or festival sets.

A full list of Lord Huron’s upcoming tour dates can be seen below. Fan pre-sales will begin this coming Tuesday, January 30 (to gain access to pre-sale tickets, visit the band’s official website), with the public on-sale beginning next Friday, February 2. Each pair of tickets purchases will include a copy of Vide Noir.

Lord Huron – Spring 2018 Tour Dates:

March 24—Tempe, AZ—Innings Festival
April 20— Grand Rapids, MI—20 Monroe Live
April 21—Chicago, IL— Riviera Theatre
April 22—St. Paul, MN—The Palace Theatre
April 23— Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theatre
April 25—Kansas City, MO—The Truman
April 26—Indianapolis, IN—The Vogue
April 27— Royal Oak, MI—Royal Oak Music Theater
April 28-29—Cincinnati, OH—Homecoming Festival
April 30—Boston, MA— House of Blues
May 1—Philadelphia, PA—Electric Factory
May 3—New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
May 4—Washington, DC—The Anthem
May 4-6—Atlanta, GA—Shaky Knees Festival
June 1—San Diego, CA—House of Blues
June 2—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theatre
June 3—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater
June 5—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom
June 7—Seattle, WA—Moore Theatre
June 15-June 17—Dover, DE—Firefly Festival