Fresh off the exciting announcement of their seventh studio album release, Whatever’s On Your Mind
, Mercury Music Prize winning five-piece, Gomez
, will be heading out on tour! Whatever’s On Your Mind
is due on June 21, 2011 on ATO Records; pre-order
the album now. Their first single from the new collection, “Options”, is available on iTunes
now. You can stream the song here
With a performance in the Dave Matthews Band
Caravan and a stop at NYC’s Terminal 5, the band will be making their way through a multitude of cities for their July run of dates in support of the album. Gomez
’ live shows are legendary – the band defies genres and labels and in doing so have quietly built a massive audience by consistently transporting listeners into a state of head-bobbing bliss. With their signature vocals and song stylings in full effect on this album, you can count on electrifying performances that show the true musicality of the band, exemplified by their time-tested, audience-approved live shows.
Serving as the follow-up to their acclaimed 2009 release, A New Tide
their forthcoming album sees Gomez
(Ben Ottewell, Tom Gray, Paul “Blackie” Blackburn, Ian Ball and Olly Peacock) pushing their limits in a way we have not yet heard. The band partnered up with longtime friend, Sam Farrar
(Phantom Planet) to co-produce and sought out to feature other artist friends on the record, Luke Steele
(Empire of the Sun, Sleepy Jackson) and Stuart Bogie
(Antibalas, TV on the Radio, Iron and Wine).
Whatever’s On Your Mind, their first self-produced offering since 2001’s In Our Gun, finds Gomez driving forward on a beautifully lush and dynamic album. There is a fresh feeling of rebirth and awakening. One to raise a smile even from the naysayers. A broad grin from the rest of us.
Full list of announced dates are below with more to be announced soon, including west coast, rocky mountain and northwest shows.
July 8 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads
July 9 - Minneapolis, MN - Basilica Block Party
July 10 - Chicago, IL - DMB Caravan
July 12 - Boston, MA - The Paradise
July 14 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
July 15 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
July 16 - Ottawa, ON - (venue to be announced on 4/26)
July 17 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix
July 18 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
July 20 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre Outside*
July 21 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore*
July 22 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle*
July 23 - Glen Allen, VA - Innsbruck After Dark*
* with John Butler Trio