Dashboard Confessional Announces 'The Best Ones Of The Best Ones' Compilation Album

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Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional performs during City Parks Foundation SummerStage Presents A Benefit Concert By Dashboard Confessional And The All-American Rejects at SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on Aug. 3, 2017 in New York City.

Dashboard Confessional announced on Monday (Sept. 16) its first-ever compilation album. The Best Ones of the Best Ones, out Jan. 31, 2020, is a curated collection of the band's most beloved songs throughout their decades-long career.

The tunes will come from all seven studio albums, the So Impossible and The Drowning EPs, as well as the group's MTV Unplugged performance.

“The fact that my music has had an effect on anybody’s life besides mine is so humbling, and one of the greatest parts of that has been getting to know the people who have become fans over the years,” Chris Carrabba said in a press statement. “Because the thing is that people can choose your band, but it doesn’t work the other way around—you don’t get to choose your fans. I always feel so incredibly lucky these are the fans who ended up choosing us.” 

Dashboard Confessional also announced a 20th anniversary celebration tour that will kick off early next year. In select cities, including New York and Los Angeles, the band will perform 2001’s The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most and 2003’s A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar in their entirety. Tickets go on sale Friday (Sept. 20) at 10 a.m. local time. 

The Best Ones of the Best Ones is available for pre-order here. See the tracklist, as well as the full list of tour dates below.  

The Best Ones Of The Best Ones tracklist

1. Screaming Infidelities (The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most)
2. The Swiss Army Romance (The Swiss Army Romance)
3. Again I Go Unnoticed (The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most)
4. Saints and Sailors (The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most)
5. The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most (The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most)
6. Hands Down (So Impossible)
7. So Impossible (So Impossible)
8. The Best Deceptions (MTV Unplugged)
9. The Sharp Hint Of New Tears (MTV Unplugged)
10. The Brilliant Dance (MTV Unplugged)
11. Drowning (The Drowning)
12. Ghost Of A Good Thing (A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar)
13. Don’t Wait (Dusk and Summer)
14. Stolen (Dusk and Summer)
15. So Long, So Long (Dusk and Summer)
16. Vindicated (Dusk and Summer)
17. Fever Dreams (The Shade Of Poison Trees)
18. Belle Of The Boulevard (Alter the Ending)
19. We Fight (Crooked Shadows)
20. Heart Beat Here (Crooked Shadows)

Dashboard Confessional tour dates:

2/04 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues*
2/05 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s*
2/07 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren*
2/08 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues*
2/11 – San Diego, CA - Observatory North Park*
2/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern*
2/15 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore* %
2/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore* +
2/18 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox*
2/19 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*
2/21 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot*
2/22 – Denver, CO – Ogden*
2/23 – Kansas City, MO – Truman^
2/25 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue^
2/26 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave^
2/28 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues^ %
2/29 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues^ +
3/03 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews %
3/04 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews +
3/06 – Columbus, OH – Express Live^
3/07 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
3/10 – New York, NY – Webster Hall^ %
3/11 – New York, NY – Webster Hall^ +
3/13 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom^3/14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club^ %
3/15 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club^ +
3/17 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts^ %
3/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts^ +
3/20 – Boston, MA – Paradise^ %
3/21 – Boston, MA – Paradise^ +
3/26 – Orlando, FL – House Of Blues^
3/27 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade^
3/28 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium^

% Performing The Places You Have Come to Fear The Most
+ Performing A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar
Performing a mix of songs from both albums on all other dates

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