Rock act Thursday is nearly finished with its second Island album, "A City by the Light Divided." Due May 2, the project will be led by the single "Counting 5-4-3-2-1."
Rock act Thursday is nearly finished with its second Island album, "A City by the Light Divided." Due May 2, the project will be led by the single "Counting 5-4-3-2-1." As previously reported, it was produced by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev) and recorded at his Tarbox Studios in Freedonia, N.Y.
Among the other tracks expected to make the final cut is "We Will Overcome," which frontman Geoff Rickly previously told Billboard.com was about "how much of America's history is based in violence, and it's also about the current war going on, and the situation the country's in. It's about standing up and saying something and not to despair the state of our country, but to stick together with the people you love and have hope."
Next month, Thursday will embark on the Shirts for a Cure tour in tandem with Minus The Bear, The Number 12 Looks Like You, We're All Broken and mewithoutYou. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the aforementioned charity, which fosters breast cancer research via artist-specific t-shirts.
In between the tour's two legs, Thursday will eight shows on the Taste of Chaos tour with Island labelmate Thrice.
Here are Thursday's tour dates:
March 14: Dallas (the Door)
March 15: Houston (Java Jazz)
March 20: Memphis (New Daisy Theatre)
March 21: Tulsa, Okla. (Cain's)
March 22: Lawrence, Kan. (Granada Theatre)
March 24: Denver (Aggie Theatre)
March 25: Salt Lake City (In the Venue)
March 27: Tucson, Ariz. (Rialto Theatre)
March 28: Los Angeles (El Rey)
March 30: San Francisco (Slim's)
March 31: Portland, Ore. (WOW Hall)
April 1: Seattle (El Corazon)
April 5: Edmonton, Alberta (Shaw Center; w/ Thrice)
April 6: Calgary, Alberta (Stampede; w/ Thrice)
April 8: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Credit Union Centre; w/ Thrice)
April 9: Winnipeg, Manitoba (MTS Centre; w/ Thrice)
April 12: London, Ontario (John Labatt Centre; w/ Thrice)
April 13: Mississauga, Ontario (Arrow Hall; w/ Thrice)
April 14: Ottawa, Ontario (Corel Centre; w/ Thrice)
April 15: Montreal (Sade Uniprix; w/ Thrice)
April 25: Boston (Axis)
April 26: Burlington, Vt. (Higher Ground)
April 27: New Haven, Conn. (Toad's Place)
April 28: Providence, R.I. (Lupo's)
May 2: New York (Irving Plaza)
May 10: Detroit (St. Andrews Hall)
May 11: Chicago (House of Blues)
May 12: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Orbit Room)
May 13: Toledo, Ohio (Headliners)
May 15: Louisville (Jillian's)
May 16: Atlanta (the Loft)
May 17: St. Petersburg, Fla. (State Theatre)
May 19: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (House of Blues)
May 20: Winston-Salem, N.C. (Ziggy's)
May 21: Nashville (Rockettown)