Celebrated punk rock cult heroes and Chicagoans Alkaline Trio have announced the release of their forthcoming album, This Addiction, on February 23 via Epitaph Records/Heart & Skull. They’re taking to the road to celebrate its release, and will play two nights at Metro on February 27 and 28, 2010.
Recorded and produced by the band with help from longtime cohort Matt Allison at Atlas Studios in Chicago, This Addiction marks Alkaline Trio’s first release on their imprint label Heart & Skull and first with their parent label Epitaph Records. The album also finds the Trio revisiting their punk roots while moving forward creatively. The album’s title track and first single wastes no time in setting the tone of the album as it rips and roars with Matt Skiba’s exceptional vocals and signature guitar riffs, bassist and co/vocalist Dan Andriano’s thumping low-end and drummer Derek Grant’s steadfast beats. From soon-to-be fan-favorites like the Andriano led rocker “Dine, Dine My Darling” and politically charged anthem “The American Scream” to the sonically mesmerizing rhythm and lyrics of “Dorothy” and the thrilling sing-along “Draculina,” This Addiction showcases Skiba, Andriano and Grant’s abounding gift for songwriting and crafting passionate punk fueled rock that will make fans fall in love with them all over again. The band’s seventh studio album, This Addiction will be available as a standard CD, a limited Deluxe CD/DVD edition (containing two bonus songs, four acoustic tracks and a full length concert DVD), as well as Gatefold LP vinyl.
Beginning January 5, fans can visit www.ThisAddiction.org where they will have the opportunity to stream the title track and first single “This Addiction,” in exchange for a Twitter or Facebook posting. A metaphoric crowd pleaser, “This Addiction” is “about a relationship gone bad and, for some reason, you just can’t quit it,” Skiba told Spinner.com. The single is also currently available for sale on iTunes and at other digital retailers.
Alkaline Trio first emerged from Chicago in 1996 and has since released the full length studio albums Goddamnit, Maybe I’ll Catch Fire, From Here To Infirmary, Good Mourning, Crimson and last year’s Agony & Irony, which was the highest charting record for the band’s to date. The band is comprised of Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano and drummer Derek Grant, all of whom are partners in Heart & Skull.
Tickets to the concerts on February 27 and 28 go on sale this Saturday, January 9 at noon at he Metro Box Office and via metrochicago.com. The first show on Saturday February 27 is 18 & over and starts at 9pm. The second show on Sunday February 28 is all ages and starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 day of show.
Saturday, February 27: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 1/9 @ NOON:
ALKALINE TRIO * CURSIVE
$25 adv. – $28 day of / 18 & Over / Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
Sunday, February 28: ON SALE THIS SATURDAY 1/9 @ NOON:
ALKALINE TRIO * CURSIVE
$25 adv. – $28 day of / All Ages / Doors: 6PM / Show: 6:30PM
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:
Metro Box Office
Internet sales at www.metrochicago.com