[Cover photo credit to Kelsey Hunter Ayres]
The Gaslight Anthem have shared a new song, “History Books,” on their own Rich Mahogany Recordings label via Thirty Tigers. The track sees frontman Brian Fallon trading duet vocals with fellow New Jerseyan Bruce Springsteen and is accompanied by an official music video directed by Kelsey Ayres.
“History Books” also serves as title track for the Gaslight Anthem’s first new album in almost a decade. The album History Books arrives on Friday, October 27, 2023 and was produced by Grammy Award-winner Peter Katis (The National, Kurt Vile) at his Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT.
Brian Fallon shares:
When Bruce Springsteen said I should write a duet for us, I think my head exploded. It will never get old to me that one of the greatest songwriters in the world, and one of my hero’s voices, will forever be captured in a song I wrote at a small wooden desk, in October, in New Jersey.
When you have a band reach any level of success or popularity, that’s a gift. It’s truly a miracle to be able to do your art for a living. Having the band come this far and be able to still find inspiration and connection in our music is a treasure. We’re thrilled to be back, and we thank our fans for allowing us time to regroup.
The Gaslight Anthem’s sixth full-length album, and first release from their own Rich Mahogany Recordings, sees the New Jersey band employing Rock n’ Roll to explore “everything from mortality and mental illness to the more precarious dimensions of human connection.”
The Gaslight Anthem have already spent much of the year celebrating their upcoming album and their recent return to action on a sold out North American tour. Headline dates resume September 16th, 2023 at Grand Rapids, MI’s GLC Live at 20 Monroe and then continue through early October.
In addition, The Gaslight Anthem is set for performances at a number of upcoming festivals, including Richmond, VA’s Over The James (July 29), Washington, PA’s Four Chord Music Fest (August 13), Louisville, KY’s Bourbon & Beyond (September 14), and Chicago, IL’s Riot Fest (September 17).
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM – US TOUR 2023
29 – Richmond, VA – Over The James *
12 – Washington, PA – Four Chord Music Festival *
14 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond *
16 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
17 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest *
19 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
20 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
22 – Columbus, OH – Bluestone
23 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory
24 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
26 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
27 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
30 – La Vista, NE – Astro Theater
2 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
4 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
5 – Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live Sacramento
7 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Boise
8 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Spokane
* FESTIVAL APPEARANCE