The Wallflowers Set 2021 Tour Dates; ‘Exit Wounds’ LP Out 7/9


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On Friday, July 9, Jakob Dylan will return with a new Wallflowers album, Exit Wounds.

The first album from Dylan and his band mates since 2012’s Glad All Over, Exit Wounds has been previewed in recent weeks with a handful of tracks, and with the album having nearly arrived, so has a 2021 headlining tour.

Officially revealed on Wednesday, the tour will begin on Aug. 18 and run into late November, hitting major cities and historic venues including The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J., The Fillmore in San Francisco and many more.

The schedule of dates:

August 18 – New Braunfels, TX – Gruene Hall
August 20 – Robinsonville, MS – Gold Strike’s Millennium Theatre
August 21 – Norman, OK – Riverwind Casino
August 22 – Fort Worth, TX – Billy Bob’s Texas
September 8 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre
September 10 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
September 11 – Redondo Beach. CA – Beachlife Festival
September 12 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
November 5 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
November 6 – Lexington, MA – Cary Hall
November 7 – East Greenwich, RI – Greenwich Odeum
November 9 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
November 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made
November 12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
November 13 – Ridgefield, CT – The Ridgefield Playhouse
November 14 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
November 16 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage
November 17 – Evanston, IL – SPACE
November 19 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
November 20 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl

More about the album and its inspiration, per a news release:

True to its title, Exit Wounds is an ode to people — individual and collective — that have, to put it mildly, been through some stuff. Jakob Dylan says, “I think everybody — no matter what side of the aisle you’re on — wherever we’re going to next, we’re all taking a lot of exit wounds with us. Nobody is the same as they were four years ago. That, to me, is what Exit Wounds signifies. And it’s not meant to be negative at all. It just means that wherever you’re headed, even if it’s to a better place, you leave people and things behind, and you think about those people and those things and you carry them with you. Those are your exit wounds. And right now, we’re swimming in them.” Dylan continues, “I’m the same writer I’ve always been — I was just also writing during a time when the world felt like it was falling apart. That changes the way you address even the simplest things, because you have panic in your mind all the time. You have anxiety. And you also have hope. And it’s all in there.” 

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To further promote the album, the Wallflowers are set for a few TV appearances in the coming weeks, including CBS This Morning: Saturday on Saturday, July 10th, Good Morning America’s 2021 Summer Concert Series on Tuesday, July 13th and Good Morning America Weekend on Saturday, July 17th.

For this record, Dylan — the main creative spark behind the Wallflowers — teamed up with a new backing group of musicians, which he explained in a statement has always been the way things are done with this project:

“The Wallflowers have always been a vehicle for me to make great rock ‘n’ roll records. And sometimes the lineup that makes the record transfers over into touring, and sometimes it doesn’t. But my intention is always to make the Wallflowers record I want to make, using the musicians I have beside me.”

While Dylan hasn’t been especially active with the Wallflowers in recent years, he was a noteworthy participant in the 2018 documentary Echo in the Canyon, which he Executive Produced and starred in.

Click here to read our interview with the film’s director, Andrew Slater.


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