The Wallflowers hit the road ahead of new studio album
The Wallflowers will follow up their time in the studio with a short club and festival jaunt this summer, promoting the long-awaited new album expected to surface this fall.
The alt-rock outfit, helmed by Jakob Dylan, will make a July 20 appearance at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE, followed by stops in New York City (7/24); Asbury Park, NJ (7/25); and Chicago (7/27). A one-off gig Sept. 23 at De Luna Fest in Pensacola, FL, rounds out the current itinerary.
The California-based outfit, comprised of Dylan, bassist Greg Richling, keyboardist Rami Jaffee, guitarist Stuart Mathis and drummer Jack Irons, is in the midst of finishing up a new studio set in the Nashville studio of Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys). The Columbia Records release, which will hit shelves this fall, is being produced by Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Cage the Elephant) and mixed by Rich Costey (Bruce Springsteen, The Shins).
"It's been awhile since we've felt this energized and creative," Dylan said in a press release. "We haven't changed our stripes so much as we're continuing to redefine the animal."
The Wallflowers most recently unveiled "Rebel, Sweetheart," the group's fifth studio set, in 2005. "Bringing Down the Horse," the band's 1996 sophomore effort containing the chart-topping hit "One Headlight," has been its most successful release to date.