Purity Ring Return After 5 Years With ‘Stardew,’ Announce Third Album ‘Womb’ & Tour Dates
Purity Ring is back! On Tuesday (Feb. 18), the Canadian indie-pop duo unveiled "Stardew," the lead single of their upcoming third studio album, Womb.
Purity Ring is back! On Tuesday (Feb. 18), the Canadian indie-pop duo unveiled “Stardew,” the lead single of their upcoming third studio album, Womb.
The pulsating track finds the band in search of respite in the midst of ever-changing chaos. “The world turns over/ And I’ll be lost in you/ Hide in the static/ Will push me through and through/ And I would fall from your sweet height to prove/ That all I am is meant to bleed and bloom,” vocalist Megan James sings over sparkling synths and the twinkle of bells.
The new LP — which was written, recorded and produced entirely by James and instrumentalist Corin Roddick — is set to be released April 3 via 4AD Records and marks the band’s first album in five years, following 2015’s Another Eternity.
In support of Womb, Purity Ring will also embark on a North American headlining tour this summer, which kicks off May 3 at Van Buren in Phoenix, Ariz. and wraps up June 11 at The Palladium in L.A. before hopping the pond for a round of European dates. The run will also include back-to-back nights at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY as well as festival appearances at ACL Live, Ogden, Utah’s Twilight Festival and Lightning in a Bottle Fest in Bakersfield, Calif.
Stream “Stardew” and check out Purity Ring’s complete run of tour dates below.
Purity Ring 2020 Tour Dates
May 3 — Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
May 4 — Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
May 7 — Austin, TX @ ACL Live
May 8 — Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
May 11 — Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
May 12 — Washington, D.C. @ Anthem
May 13 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 15 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
May 16 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
May 18 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 20 — Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
May 23 — Bakersfield, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle Fest
May 26 — Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
May 27 — Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Theatre
May 28 — Denver, CO @ Mission
May 29 — Ogden, UT @ Ogden Twilight
May 30 — Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
June 1 — Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
June 2 — Seattle, WA @ The Paramount
June 3 — Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
June 4 — Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
June 5 — Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
June 7 — Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
June 10 — San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
June 11 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium
July 18 — Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
Sept. 4 — Stockholm, SE @ Nalen
Sept. 5 — Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret
Sept. 7 — Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
Sept. 8 — Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theatre
Sept. 9 — Amsterdam, NE @ Melkweg
Sept. 11 — Brighton, UK @ Chalk
Sept. 12 — Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
Sept. 13 — Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
Sept. 15 — Paris, FR @ Trabendo
Sept. 16 — Brussels, BE @ Botanique
Sept. 17 — Bristol, UK @ SWX
Sept. 18 — London, UK @ Roundhouse