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Earlier this year, emo scene veterans Dashboard Confessional released an EP, Covered and Taped, offering songs originally performed by Julien Baker, The 1975, Sorority Noise and Justin Bieber. But, it’s been over eight years since the band has released a full set of new original music.

Fans of charismatic singer/songwriter Chris Carrabba will be happy to know that his group has announced an early 2018 date–Feb. 9–for a new album, Crooked Shadows, to arrive via the Fueled By Ramen label. The track list below confirms the nine songs that will be included.

The band has also released the album’s lead single “We Fight" (listen to it here), which was on the set list during the group’s 2017 tour. At an August show in the Washington D.C. suburbs, Carrabba introduced the song with a story about how he found his place in the world as a young man through the burgeoning punk/emo music community. Later, in an interview with SPIN, he added that the meaning of the song evolved as he played it on tour. "I realized that 'We Fight' held a much broader meaning. It’s a song for people who, in spite of their differences, can find common ground in their convictions and foster those into something bigger than themselves. That, to me is something worth fighting for."

Another new song that was debuted on the road, "Heart Beat Here," may include direct fan input, as audiences on the tour were invited sing the title refrain into on-stage mics. At the time, Carrabba admitted that the studio version of the song felt incomplete without the sound of the band's audience, who are known for enthusiastic sing-a-longs throughout Dashboard Confessional shows.  

In addition to releasing the song and announcing the upcoming album, Dashboard Confessional confirmed new tour dates, including a series of special holiday shows in the U.S. (see below).

Track List for Crooked Shadows:
1. We Fight
2. Catch You
3. About Us
4. Heart Beat Here
5. Belong
6. Crooked Shadows
7. Open My Eyes
8. Be Alright
9. Just What To Say

Dashboard Confessional U.S. Tour Dates
Dec.1 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom/FM 102/1 Big Snow Show
Dec. 2 - Broomfield, CO - 1stBANK Center/93.3's Not So Silent Night  (Click here for tickets)
Dec. 4 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex/X96 Toyota Nightmare Before Xmas
Dec. 6 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater/The Edge Christmas Concert
Dec. 7 - Saint Louis, MO - Delmar Hall/105.7 The Point HoHo Show
Jan. 19 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum/iHeart Radio ALTer Ego 2018
Jan. 28 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - F.M. Kirby Center/Alt 92.1 Snow Show

Spring 2018 Leg

March 20 - Houston, TX - House of Blues 
March 21 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues 
March 23 - Atlanta, GA - The Buckhead Theatre 
March 24 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live 
March 25 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues 
March 26 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz 
March 27 - Matthews, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
March 29 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel (Click here for tickets
March 30 - Boston, MA - House of Blues 
March 31 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring 
April 2 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony 
April 3 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues 
April 4 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's 
April 5 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall 
April 6 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live 
April 7 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom 
April 8 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre 
April 9 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall 
April 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex 
April 13 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre 
April 14 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox (Click here for tickets
April 16 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades 
April 17 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore 
April 18 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues 
April 20 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues 
April 21 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium