Roadrunner Records’ group, The Amity Affliction, have announced details of their widely anticipated new album. THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK, the platinum-certified Australian band’s new LP will arrive on August 12th (see attached album art / tracklisting). The band – Joel Birch [Vocals], Ahren Stringer [Bass, Vocals], Ryan Burt [Drums] and Dan Brown [Guitar] – detailed the new material in a press conference earlier today hosted by former Triple J radio host / Frenzal Rhomb guitarist, Lindsay McDougall which can be viewed on the band’s Facebook.
THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK is available now for pre-order in a variety of limited edition physical bundles via theamityaffliction.net, with all DSP pre-orders going live Thursday, May 19th at 12:00AM local time. All digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of the album’s gripping first single, “I Bring The Weather With Me” which debuted today along with the track’s official music video. “I Bring The Weather With Me” is streaming now at theamityaffliction.net and on the band’s official Youtube.
Furthermore, The Amity Affliction have announced a run of Australian headline shows taking them back to venues they haven’t played in over 4 years. After a massive arena tour in December 2015, these new dates will see The Amity Affliction getting up close and personal with their Australian fans in smaller and more intimate venues. Tickets for the upcoming dates will only be available for purchase with pre-orders of THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK at 24hundred.net through Sunday, May 22nd with a limited amount of tickets released to the general public the following week. This summer, The Amity Affliction will head to the UK where they will embark on a series of festival dates and headline shows with highly anticipated sets slated for the United Kingdom’s Slam Dunk Festival and Download Festival. Following the UK run The Amity Affliction will then touch down in the US for a string of stateside festival dates kicking off September 10th at Denver, Colorado’s High Elevation festival. For complete details and ticket information, please see theamityaffliction.net/tour.
Deeply personal and emotionally wrenching, THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK is The Amity Affliction’s most transformative and revealing record yet. Recorded by producer and longtime collaborator Will Putney at Melbourne’s Holes and Corners with additional drum tracking done at Sing Sing Studios, the album finds The Amity Affliction evolving their signature powerful and cathartic song craft. Both ambitious and grand, album standouts “This Could Be Heartbreak” and “All Fucked Up” are equal parts heavy and hopeful, fueled by frontman Joel Birch’s desperation which achieves extraordinary transcendence through radical honesty and absolute power.
THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK follows The Amity Affliction’s ARIA platinum-certified #1 album, LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME, which proved an to be an international breakthrough for the group. LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME marked The Amity Affliction’s second consecutive time topping the ARIA Album Chart following 2012’s gold-certified CHASING GHOSTS. More recently, the band released SEEMS LIKE FOREVER, the #1 ARIA gold-certified documentary chronicling The Amity Affliction’s history up through their epic “Let The Ocean Take Me World Tour,” which saw the band performing in front of capacity crowds around the globe, including sold-out shows at New York City’s Irving Plaza and London’s KOKO. Furthermore, the band’s most recent single, “Shine On” came in at #25 on Triple J’s “Hottest 100” of 2016. For more than a decade, The Amity Affliction has confronted the very darkest edges of man’s existence through their music and with SEVERED TIES, 2008’s full-length debut, and 2010’s ARIA gold-certified follow-up, YOUNGBLOODS, The Amity Affliction instantly established themselves as leading force in the heavy music world.
May 28 – Slam Dunk Festival Leeds, United Kingdom
May 29 – Slam Dunk Festival Birmingham, United Kingdom
May 30 – Slam Dunk Festival Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Jun 03 – Rock Am Ring Mendig, Germany
Jun 04 – Rock Im Park Nürnberg, Germany
Jun 07 – Oh Yeah Centre Belfast, Ireland
Jun 08 – Academy Green Room Dublin, Ireland
Jun 10 – Download Festival Derby, United Kingdom
Jun 11 – Greenfield Interlaken, Switzerland
Jun 12 – Nova Rock Festival Nickelsdorf, Austria
Jun 13 – Second Skin Athens, Greece
Jun 15 – RCA Lisbon, Portugal
Jun 16 – Hard Club Porto, Portugal
Jun 18 – Hellfest Clisson, France
Jun 19 – Graspop Dessel, Belgium
Jun 20 – Tower Bremen, Germany
Jun 21 – Sticky Fingers Göteborg, Sweden
Jun 22 – John Dee Oslo, Norway
Jun 24 – Jera On Air Ysselsteyn, Netherlands
Jun 25 – Garage Saarbrücken, Germany
Jun 26 – Vaudeville Lindau, Germany
Jun 27 – Salzburg Rockhouse Salzburg, Austria
Jun 28 – Majestic Bratislava, Slovakia
Jun 29 – Gala Hala Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jul 01 – With Full Force Festival Löbnitz, Germany
Jul 02 – Vainstream Rockfest Münster, Germany
Aug 19 – The Tivoli Brisbane, Australia
Aug 26 – Metro Theatre Sydney, Australia
Aug 31 – 170 Russell Melbourne, Australia
Sep 10 – High Elevation Festival Denver, Colorado
Sep 18 – Rock Allegiance Festival Chester, Pennsylvania
Sep 24 – Texas Mutiny Fort Worth, Texas
Sep 25 – Houston Open Air Festival Houston, Texas
Oct 2 – Sonic Boom Festival Janesville, Wisconsin