Exclusive: Scars on 45 Launch Debut, Head to 'Tonight Show'
Scars on 45's self-titled debut album will arrive on April 10 on Chop Shop/Atlantic, three years after the British band's song "Beauty's Running Wild" made its TV debut on "CSI: New York" and earned them a U.S. following.
"It's nice to finally get the album out," frontman Danny Bemrose told Billboard as the group prepared for its North American tour. "The songs… were pretty much done before all of this really came about. We signed our deal to Chop Shop, we had already pretty much finished [recording]."
The group's picked up a number of television placements in the last three years, with "Heart On Fire" earning a prominent position on the "Grey's Anatomy" soundtrack's fourth volume. Their soaring guitar pop found a sync-friendly home in Chop Shop, the label founded by music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas (who also handles "Grey's"); the label released their "Give Me Something" and "Heart on Fire" EPs last year.
Scars on 45 plan to back the album's release with a lengthy tour, including a number of shows with Ingrid Michaelson and a date on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Friday-its television performance debut.
"If I'm brutally honest with you, we're a bit nervous about it," Bemrose said, adding that he'd asked recent tour partners the Fray for advice on playing the show.
"We'll play 'Heart on Fire,' we've played that song 50,000 times," he said. "They said, at the end of the day, you just play the song you've played so many times before."
As for the album's success, the band hopes their patient fans will give them a chance.
"We want to tour as much as we can," Bemrose said. "All we want to do is continue to work hard, continue to meet such good people that we've met along the way. It's what we've wanted for such a long time."
Find the track list and tour dates below:
"Scars on 45" track list:
1. Warning Sign
3. Heart On Fire
4. Don't Say
5. Change My Needs
6. Burn The House Down
7. Give Me Something
8. Beauty's Running Wild
9. The Way That We Are
Tour Dates (* dates are without Ingrid Michaelson)
March 3 San Diego, CA The Anthology *
March 5 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour *
April 16 Caldwell, ID College of Idaho*
April 28 Mobile, AL Road to the Hangout Festival *
May 1 Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
May 2 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall
May 3 Houston, TX House of Blues
May 4 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theater
May 5 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse (SOLD OUT)
May 7 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
May 8 Charlotte, NC Amos' Southend
May 9 Washington, DC 9.30 Club (SOLD OUT)
May 11 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
May 12 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory (SOLD OUT)
May 14 Albany, NY The Egg (SOLD OUT)
May 15 Boston, MA House of Blues (SOLD OUT)
May 17 New York, NY Terminal 5 (SOLD OUT)