Knoxville, Tennessee Alt-Rocker band 10 Years have revealed the video for their brand-new song, “The Optimist,” as they begin their UK and European tour with Three Days Grace. “The Optimist” has arrived released via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. The video gives a glimpse of the band’s life on the road, from club shows and enormous festival stages to the band hanging around on off days, to give you a “behind-the-curtain” view of their lives.
Talking about the track, Brian Vodinh says:
The Optimist riff first began as an improvised jam in-between songs at a live show. Sometimes the band would randomly improvise on stage, and the song’s main riff happened by a happy accident one night, and then we decided to turn that little moment into a proper song. The lyrics are about how life can beat you down, but you must keep searching for ways to push on and not let it make you too cynical. It’s about the fight to keep a good perspective on things.
This current tour will be the first time the band have played in Europe since 2018, and it gives fans the chance to hear songs from their most recent studio album, 2020s Violent Allies, live for the first time. Written in the Woodland Hills in Los Angeles, the band recorded the album for five weeks with Grammy Award-winning producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Halestorm, Papa Roach).
Talking about the upcoming tour, Vodinh adds:
Three Days Grace has always been a band that we have admired. Being able to not only share the stage with them but to have the opportunity to play in front of the amazing, music-hungry fans of Europe again is a dream come true for us. The fans in Europe are so passionate, and they dig deeper than the surface with our music which is always something we have loved about them.
In the US, 10 Years have played many headline shows and toured with Korn, Deftones, Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Sour, Five Finger Death Punch, A Perfect Circle, and Linkin Park.
18 Sep SWG3, Glasgow – UK
19 Sep O2 Academy, Birmingham – UK
21 Sep Palladium, Cologne – GERMANY
22 Sep Edel Optics, Hamburg – GERMANY
23 Sep Columbiahalle, Berlin – GERMANY
25 Sep Tonhalle, Munich – GERMANY
26 Sep Volkhaus, Zurich – SWITZERLAND
27 Sep Alcatraz, Milan – ITALY
29 Sep Gasometer, Vienna – AUSTRIA
30 Sep Budapest Park, Budapest – HUNGARY
02 Oct Arenel Romane, Bucharest – ROMANIA
04 Oct Hala Vodova, Brno – CZECH REPUBLIC
05 Oct Mala Sportovni Hala, Prague – CZECH REPUBLIC
07 Oct Progjesja, Warsaw – POLAND
08 Oct A2, Wroclaw – POLAND
09 Oct Den Atelier, Luxembourg – LUXEMBOURG
11 Oct Trix, Antwerp – BELGIUM
12 Oct 013, Tilburg – NETHERLANDS