First album due June 21.
Atlantic Records has signed the Transplants to a multi-album deal, with their major label debut set for June 21 on La Salle/Atlantic. "Haunted Cities" is the group's second full-length and first album in three years.
The trio, made up of Rancid guitarist/vocalist Tim Armstrong, rapper Rob Aston and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, released their first self-titled effort on Armstrong's Hellcat Records in 2002. Barker formed the Atlantic-distributed La Salle in 2003, whose roster also includes the Kinison and the Nervous Return.
Barker, who can also be found on MTV's "Meet the Barker's," will hit the road with Armstrong and Aston as headliners of this summer's two-month Vans Warped Tour, which starts June 18 in Columbus, Ohio.
MTV2 will feature first single "Gangsters & Thugs" on its "Makes A Video" series, and the full album can be heard on MTV2.com's "The Leak" for a week prior to the release date.