Modern rock act Eve 6 will hit the road next month in advance of the July 22 release of “It’s All in Your Head” (RCA). Produced by Gregg Wattenberg (Five For Fighting) and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge (Rolling Stones), the band’s third album will be preceded by the radio single “Think Twice.”
Although only a handful of dates are confirmed, a label spokesperson says the group plans to be on the road for much of the summer. Along with a June 29 appearance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, and radio station-sponsored concerts in such cities as in St. Louis, Hartford, and San Jose, Eve 6 is planning to headline club shows throughout the tour.
“It’s All in Your Head” was written and recorded after more than a year-and-a-half on the road, and as the band members — all now in their early-20s — came to grips with the success of 2000’s “Horrorscope” and their 1998 self-titled debut. The first set spawned the hit singles “Inside Out” (No. 1 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart) and “Leech” (No. 6), while the latter offered “Promise” (No. 3).
“Eve 6” reached No. 33 on The Billboard 200, while the follow-up debuted and peaked at No. 34. The sets have sold 1.4 million and 657,000 copies in the U.S., respectively, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
“Really, truly realizing that people are listening to us and what we have to say can be scary and empowering,” vocalist/bassist/lyricist Max Collins says. “That’s incredible, and it was in my head really for the first time.”
The forthcoming 12-track album is a mix of the rabid excitement of such cuts as album opener “Without You Here” and “Still Here Waiting,” and brooding mid-tempo tracks like “Good Lives” and “Think Twice.”
“People change drastically from the ages of 18 to 24,” drummer Tony Fagensen adds. “And just dealing with the changes but holding onto our innocence and the hope we had when we first started the band. I think it’s that dichotomy and dilemma on this record.”
Here are Eve 6’s confirmed tour dates:
June 20: Los Angeles (Roxy)
June 27: St. Louis, Mo. (KPNT Radio Show)
June 29: Milwaukee (Summerfest)
July 4: Hartford, Conn. (WMRQ radio show)
July 5: Albany, N.Y. (WHRL radio show)
July 6: TBD, N.J. (WHTG radio show)
July 8: Calgary (Stampede)
Aug. 14: San Jose (KCNL radio show)