SOURCE: Sire Records

July 09, 2007 18:01 ET

Against Me! on Tour

"New Wave" in Stores Tomorrow

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - Sire Records' Against Me! will hit the road this summer in support of their fourth studio album and Sire Records debut, "New Wave," due out tomorrow. The nationwide tour will kick off July 28th in Seattle, WA at Capitol Hill Block Party.

Hailing from Gainesville, FL, punk-rock quartet Against Me! is comprised of founding member Tom Gabel (vocals/guitar), James Bowman (guitar), Andrew Seward (bass), and Warren Oakes (drums). The band signed to Sire records in November 2005 and entered the studio in October 2006 with producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage).

"One of the things I found refreshing in their music, in Tom's lyrics, is that they give a sh*t, but they're never preachy or anything," Vig shares. "He's saying something that makes you think about what's going on. The songs lyrically are complicated and dense. They're not simple pop songs, but they rock."

With the July 10th release of "New Wave," Against Me! will have released four studio albums, including 2005's introspective, genre-defying "Searching For A Former Clarity," which detailed Gabel's Bush-era frustrations in songs like "From Her Lips To God's Ears," 2003's "As The Eternal Cowboy," and 2002's "Reinventing Axl Rose." The band has also released an incendiary live album in 2006 entitled "Americans Abroad!!! Against Me!!! Live In London!!!"

Known for frontman Tom Gabel's politically charged lyrics, roaring vocals, and fist-to-authority ethos, each Against Me! live show is an incendiary experience. After witnessing a show, observed that "Against Me! proved once again that they're one of the most versatile hard-rock bands around these days." And as the New York Times so eloquently put it, "Who knew that punk rock could sound so, y'know, punk?"

See them for yourself!

Against Me! Tour dates:
7/28  Seattle, WA           Capitol Hill Block Party
7/29  Spokane, WA           The Big Easy
8/1   Des Moines, IA        House of Bricks
8/3   Chicago, IL           Lollapalooza
8/5   Omaha, NE             The Slowdown
8/7   Tulsa, OK             Cain's Ballroom
8/8   Ft. Worth, TX         Ridglea Theater
8/9   Corpus Christi, TX    House of Rock
8/10  Houston, TX           Meridian
8/11  New Orleans, LA       House of Blues
8/14  Nashville, TN         Rocketown
8/15  Charlotte, NC         Amos' Southend
8/16  Charleston, SC        Music Farm
8/17  St. Petersburg, FL    Jannus Landing
8/18  Jacksonville, FL      Freebird Live
8/19  Gainesville, FL       Common Grounds

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