Following the recent announcement that Frank Iero has signed to UNFD and formed his latest band Frank Iero and the Future Violents, the first track from his upcoming album Barriers (due out May 31, 2019) “Young and Doomed” is now available today via DSPs and streaming services.
Premiered yesterday on BBC Radio1 with Annie Mac, the insistent, dark rock n’ roll anthem flails with a wild and uncontrollable angst and energy. Its accompanying video is a visceral performance piece that captures the frenetic and frantic energy that bursts from the track with guitar, bass and drums with Frank’s plaintive vocals anchoring the hopeless emotion. Directed by Steve Pedulla from Thursday, the video features childhood photos of Frank Iero and The Future Violents.
In addition to the track’s release, Frank Iero and the Future Violents have announced today that they’ll will be hitting the road this Summer for a headline tour kicking off on May 29 in Philadelphia and circling around the Eastern Seaboard and wrapping up in NYC on June 22. But before that, they will be supporting Taking Back Sunday for a round of Southwest and West Coast dates that kick off next week in Houston (March 25) and conclude at SF’s The Warfield on April 14. (tour dates below).
His third album Barriers is a rumination of sorts on life and living and the obstacles (a.k.a. “barriers”) that get in the way. Recorded and mixed by Steve Albini, Barriers is 14 songs that not only tackle the existential journey of his heart and mind, but help him redirect his musical path.
“I never expected to do one solo record in my lifetime,” he chuckles, “let alone three. Every time I start a new record, I say to myself ‘This is it. This is the end. This is the last one.’ It got me thinking about how we set up these obstacles around ourselves. Sometimes they’re for protection and sometimes they’re to keep people out, and sometimes we even set them up so that we fail and we find solace in that failure. But whenever I find something that scares the shit out of me, that’s when I know I have to do it! And so these songs are about experiences that were either walls I wanted to break down or walls that I’d built up around myself in order to protect myself. But these songs were also things that I’d never attempted before but had always wanted to try.”
From the opening track “A New Day’s Coming” which sounds almost like a gospel-inspired, stirring hymnal (he explains, “I originally based it on old soul songs that I really loved, asking myself how, say, Otis Redding or different Stax recording artists would do a song like this”) to “Six Feet Down Under” – a bluesy stomp through the underworld of existence, to the epic and soaring (and sorrowful) “24k Lush,” Barriers confronts listeners with 14 tracks that explore Iero’s tumultuous internal battles from which he emerges at his most confident musically.
“Barriers is a record that I still can’t believe I made and I’m so incredibly proud of it,” Iero reflects. “I can’t wait for other people to be shocked and appalled and inspired by it. Hopefully it scares the shit out of them.”
Frank Iero and the Future Violents is Frank Iero, Evan Nestor, Matt Armstrong, Tucker Rule and Kayleigh Goldsworthy. Barriers was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini and will be released via UNFD on May 31, 2019.
To pre-order or pre-save Barriers click HERE.
w/Taking Back Sunday
March 25 Houston, TX – House of Blues
March 26 Houston, TX – House of Blues
March 28 Austin, TX – Emo’s
March 29 Austin, TX – Emo’s
March 30 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
March 31 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
April 1 Lubbock, TX – Charley B’s
April 3 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
April 4 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater
April 5 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater
April 6 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
April 7 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
April 9 Bakersfield, CA – 1933 Event Center
April 11 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
April 12 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
April 13 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
April 14 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
April 24 Lima, Peru – CC Festiva
April 26 Santiago, Chile – Club Subterraneo
April 27 Buenos Aires, Argentina – El Teatrito
April 28 Sao Paulo, Brazil – Fabrique Club
May 1 Monterrey, Mexico – Cafe Iguana
May 2 Mexico City, Mexico – Sala
May 29 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
May 30 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
May 31 Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at the Outer Space
June 1 Pawtucket, RI – The Met
June 2 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
June 4 Harrisburg, PA – The Capitol Room at The Harrisburg
June 5 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
June 6 Detroit, MI – El Club
June 7 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
June 8 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
June 10 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
June 11 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
June 13 Tampa, FL – The Crowbar
June 14 Orlando, FL – The Social
June 15 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
June 16 Columbia, SC – The Senate
June 18 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
June 20 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
June 21 Washington, DC – Union Stage
June 22 New York, NY – Rocks Off Cruise
June 29 Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Beach [Warped Tour] July 5 Hradec Kralove, CZ – [Rock for People] July 13 Upcote Farm, UK – [2000 Trees] July 18 Patchogue, NY – [Great South Bay Music Festival] July 21 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater [Warped Tour]