Collective Soul announce new album, ‘Blood’ + drop single “Right as Rain”

Collective Soul is planning on spending all of 2019 celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band. In addition to their previously announced summer tour with Gin Blossoms, they have announced a brand new album, Blood, due out on June 21st via Fuzze-Flex Records/ADA.

Pre-orders for the album are available here, and digital pre-orders will include a download of the first single, “Right As Rain,” while downloads of “Good Place To Start” and “Them Blues,” will be available May 17 and June 7, respectively.

“I think Blood expresses where we’ve been on this life journey,” observes Collective Soul’s singer/guitarist/keyboardist E Roland. “And we’ve done so with songs featuring piano and strings to those with a lot of guitar riffs. Blood is an accumulation of all the different styles we’ve used over the years, but it’s still Collective Soul. I think it’s the best we’ve ever done. I know you should think that, but I really do think it’s the best. It’s a good, consistent record. We’re just so proud of it.”

The aforementioned first single from Collective Soul, “Right As Rain” is currently out now. You can stream that below.

“’Right As Rain’ is a phrase I had for a while,” says E Roland. “It was one my grandmother used to tell me about–one of those old Southern things, you know? ‘C’mon, I’m gonna spank you right as rain!’ I never really knew what it meant (laughs). While I was writing it, Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow’s lead guitarist and musical director) was home one day in Atlanta, and we invited him over to play the slide-guitar solo on the song for us. We all just sat around together and jammed it out.”

Below you will find the album artwork and track-listing for Blood, as well as all of the upcoming dates from Collective Soul.

Artwork:

collective soul blood

Track-listing:

  1. Now’s The Time
  2. Over Me
  3. Crushed
  4. Right As Rain
  5. Them Blues
  6. Good Place To Start
  7. Observation Of Thoughts
  8. Changed
  9. Big Sky
  10. Porch Swing

Tour dates:

Collective Soul:
Fri 5/10             Shawnee, OK                The Grand Casino Resort
Sat 5/11            Dallas, TX                     Kaboo Festival
Sun 5/12           New Orleans, LA            The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans
With Gin Blossoms, “Now’s The Time Tour”:
Sat 5/25            Atlantic City, NJ                        Sound Waves @ Hard Rock Atlantic City
Sun 5/26           Oxon Hill, MD               MGM National Harbor
Tue 5/28            Simpsonville, SC           CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
Wed 5/29          Greensboro, NC            White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Fri 5/31             Baltimore, MD               Pier 6 Pavilion
Sat 6/1              Springfield, MA                         MGM Springfield
Sun 6/2             Big Flats, NY                Tag’s Summerstage
Tue 6/4             Morristown, NJ              Mayo Performing Arts Center
Wed 6/5            Glen Allen, VA               Innsbrook After Hours
Fri 6/7               Bethlehem, PA              Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Sat 6/8              Hampton Beach, NH      Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Sun 6/9             East Providence, RI       Bold Point Park
Tue 6/11            Northfield, OH               MGM Northfield Park – Center Stage
Thu 6/13            Huber Heights, OH        Rose Music Center at The Heights
Fri 6/14             Mt. Pleasant, MI            Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Sat 6/15            Columbus, OH              Express Live!
Sun 6/16           Rockton, IL                   Old Settler’s Park (“Old Settlers Days”)
Collective Soul:
Thu 6/27            Windsor, ONT.              The Colosseum at Caesar’s Windsor
Fri 6/28             Milwaukee, WI               Summerfest
Sat 6/29            Brainerd, MN                 Lakes Jam
Thu 7/11            Stayner, ONT.               ROXODUS Festival
Fri 7/12             Ft. Wayne, IN                Foellinger Theatre – Outdoor
Sat 7/13            Greenville, WI                Greenville Lions Park
Thu 7/25            Caldwell, ID                   Canyon County Fair
Sat 7/27            Great Falls, MT              Montana State Fair
Wed 7/31          Redmond, OR               Deschutes County Fair
Sat 8/3              Minnedosa, MB.            Rockin’ The Fields of Minnedosa
Mon 8/5            Sturgis, SD                   Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Wed 8/7            Roseburg, OR               Douglas County Fair
Fri 8/9               Ventura, CA                  Ventura County Fair
With Gin Blossoms, “Now’s The Time Tour”:
Tue 8/13            Phoenix, AZ                  Comerica Theatre
Wed 8/14          San Diego, CA              Humphrey’s
Thu 8/15            Costa Mesa, CA            Pacific Amphitheatre
Fri 8/16             Lancaster, CA               Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
Sat 8/24            Vancouver, BC              TBA
Sun 8/25           Ridgefield, WA              lIani Casino
Tue 8/27            Sandy, UT                     Sandy City Amphitheatre
Wed 8/28          Denver, CO                   The Mission Ballroom
Fri 8/30             Council Bluffs, IA          Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino
Sat 8/31            Maryland Heights, MO   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sun 9/1             Irving, TX                      The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Collective Soul:
Sat 10/5            Huntersville, NC Hops and Hogs Festival