After a successful U.S. tour in support of their latest studio album Going Grey, New Jersey indie rock band The Front Bottoms went back into the studio to focus on some new material. Announced today, the end result is Ann, which is the follow up to their 2014 EP Rose. Much like Rose, Ann finds the band re-recording fan favorites from the early part of their discography (2008's Brothers Can’t Be Friends EP and I Hate My Friends and 2009's My Grandma vs. Pneumonia) and the previously unreleased song "Today Is Not Real."
While Ann is mostly focused on re-recordings, a brand new song titled "Tie Dye Dragon" will close out the six-song EP. Pre-orders for the release will start on March 16. Ann will drop worldwide on May 18.
The band also announced dates for their North American spring tour. The tour will kick off on May 22, and it will include support from An Horse and Kevin Devine on select dates. Every night, The Front Bottoms will perform two sets. The first set will include performances of both Rose and Ann EPs, and the second set will have the band playing Going Grey in its entirety with some fan favorites thrown in.
During this trek, The Front Bottoms will be performing at the Spring Fling at Cleveland's Agora Theatre on June 2 and the Westword Music Showcase at Denver's Golden Triangle on June 23. Tickets for their headlining shows are on sale this Friday (March 9) at noon local time. Check out their tour routing below.
The Front Bottoms tour dates
May 22 – Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
May 23 – Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
May 25 – Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
May 26 – Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
May 29 – New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
May 30 – Birmingham, AL - Saturn
May 31 – Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
June 1 – Cincinnati, OH - Bunbury Music Festival (festival date)
June 2 – Cleveland, OH - Spring Fling (festival date) (buy tickets here)
June 4 – Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
June 5 – Fort Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theatre
June 7 – Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
June 8 – Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
June 9 – Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
June 10 – Providence, RI - Strand Ballroom & Theatre
June 23 – Denver, CO - Westword Music Showcase (festival date) (buy tickets here)
June 24 – Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
June 26 – Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
June 27 – Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
June 29 – Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
July 1 – Morgantown, WV - Mainstage Morgantown
May 22 - June 7 with An Horse
June 24 – July 1 with Kevin Devine (solo acoustic set)