AUGUST BURNS RED SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “BACKFIRE” —WATCH
NEW ALBUM DEATH BELOW OUT MARCH 24 VIA SHARPTONE RECORDS
20-YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR KICKS OFF NEXT MONTH
Grammy-nominated Lancaster five-piece AUGUST BURNS RED — JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass] — have a big year in front of them.
The band will drop its new album Death Below on March 24 via SharpTone Records. Pre-order it here.
“‘Backfire’ is song that musically is a punch in the face, and we wrote the lyrics to follow suit,” says ABR. “The song is about choosing who you follow wisely, and not allowing people you’ve never met to influence the decisions you make in life. ‘Backfire’ ticks all the boxes when it comes to an ABR song.”
The album features guest spots from guitarist Jason Richardson, as well as Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage, JT Cavey of ERRA, and Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath.
DEATH BELOW TRACK LISTING:
“Ancestry” (Feat. Jesse Leach)
“Tightrope” (Feat. Jason Richardson)
“Fool’s Gold in the Bear Trap”
“The Abyss” (Feat. JT Cavey)
“Reckoning” (Feat. Spencer Chamberlain)
ABR will also embark on the 20 Year Anniversary Tour, during which they will play material off all nine of their albums as they hit North America.
The first leg of the tour kicks off on February 15 in Silver Spring, MD and runs through March 14 in Charlotte, NC. The second leg launches on April 13 in Philadelphia, PA and wraps on May 12 in Quebec in Canada. The tour marks the first time the band has played Canada since 2019.
The support acts are The Devil Wears Prada, and Scottish band Bleed From Within, who are touring the U.S. for the first time. The bands will appear on both legs of the tour.
VIP packages are on sale right now at this location and include an exclusive, 200+ page photo book that spans each year of ABR’s entire career.
AUGUST BURNS RED ON TOUR:
WITH THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA + BLEED FROM WITHIN:
2/15 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore Silver Spring
2/16 — Raleigh, NC — The Ritz
2/17 — Atlanta, GA — Heaven at The Masquerade
2/18 — Orlando, FL — Heart Support Festival*
2/20 — Fort Lauderdale, FL — Revolution Live
2/21 — Pensacola, FL — Vinyl Music Hall
2/23 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
2/24 — Dallas, TX — South Side Ballroom
2/25 — San Antonio, TX — Vibes Event Center
2/27 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee
2/28 — San Diego, CA — Soma
3/1 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues
3/2 — Sacramento, CA — Ace Of Spades
3/4 — Portland, OR — Roseland Theater
3/5 — Seattle, WA — Showbox Sodo
3/7 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
3/8 — Las Vegas, NV — House of Blues
3/10 — Denver, CO — Fillmore Auditorium
3/12 — Little Rock, AR — The Hall
3/13 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works
3/14 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore Charlotte
4/13 — Philadelphia, PA — The Fillmore Philadelphia
4/14 — New York, NY — Palladium Times Square
4/15 — Albany, NY — Empire Live
4/16 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
4/18 — Niagara Falls, NY — Rapids Theater
4/19 — Royal Oak, MI — Royal Oak Music Theatre
4/21 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection
4/22 — St. Louis, MO — Red Flag
4/23 — Kansas City, MO — The Truman
4/24 — Wichita — Wave Outdoors
4/25 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
4/26 — Omaha, NE — Slowdown
4/28 — Minneapolis, MN — The Fillmore Minneapolis
4/29 — Chicago, IL — Concord Music Hall
4/30 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogarts
5/2 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues
5/3 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
5/5 — North Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues
5/6 — Richmond, VA — The National
5/7 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
5/9 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall
5/10 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall
5/11 — Montreal, QC — MTelus
5/12 — Quebec, QC — Theatre Capitole
5/13 — Montreal — MTelus
ABOUT AUGUST BURNS RED:
August Burns Red is likely the only metal act ever described as “thrillingly empathetic” (Kerrang!). It’s a testament to the ferocious band’s ability to recognize and connect with the mixture of brokenness and hope found in their audience and within themselves. A hard-working collective with a shockingly stable lineup for the vast majority of their career, August Burns Red pour every ounce of themselves into their music. Atmospheric, riff-laden, aggressive bursts of controlled chaos, filled with shifting time signatures and tempos, deliver confessional, self-reflective, and authentic emotion.
Tour stops with Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, and Bring Me the Horizon; several major international hard rock festivals (Rock Am Ring, Download, and Aftershock, to name a few); and the Vans Warped Tour are among the destinations around the world to witness ABR’s live prowess. Massive headlining treks celebrating 10-year anniversaries for Constellations and Leveler demonstrated the enduring relevance of the band’s catalog, nearly 20 years into ABR’s storied career. 2020’s Guardians debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Music, Rock Albums, and Vinyl Albums charts.
Revolver, who put the band on their cover the same year, observed August Burns Red “embrace the pain so well.” It’s a truth never more evident than on Death Below, their stunning ninth studio album. Recorded with longtime producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, Death Below encompasses all of the pissed-off strength of the band’s past without sacrificing an ounce of catchy, melodic might. Death Below boasts guest appearances from ABR allies Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath), Jason Richardson (All That Remains), and JT Cavey (ERRA). “It’s getting difficult for the members of August Burns Red to keep one-upping themselves,” marveled Billboard shortly before Guardians arrived. With Death Below, they emerge victorious again.