In 2016, face to face kicked off their 25th anniversary with a bang! They reunited with FAT for their ninth album, Protection, and then released remastered editions of their classic first three albums, long out of print on vinyl. 2017 is shaping up to be another exciting year for face to face fans. On May 5th, we’ll be releasing a new 7”, Say What You Want, a double A-side single containing a previously unreleased song from the Protection sessions called “I, Me, Mine.” This song is a classic single track—an absolute barnburner—that just didn’t fit the vibe of the Protection album. Additionally, face to face has decided to return to their roots with an intimate North American tour. Billed as “Econolive 17”, the tour will see the band hit smaller clubs across the nation, with lots of special fan opportunities.
Trever Keith elaborates, “20 years ago, we jumped in a van and performed in very small clubs across the U.S. on a tour we called, ‘Econolive.’ This May, we are setting out to recreate this experience with ‘Econolive 17.’ This tour is all about getting up close and personal with our fans in a way we haven’t done for a couple of decades. There’s nothing quite like punk rock shows in a small club. You get the energy, volume, and sweat all in your face. You can’t help but be a part of the action. The tour celebrates the release (May 5th) of the seven-inch single for ‘Say What You Want’ from the record Protection."As part of the Econolive 17 Tour, they will offer VIP packages:
Tickets go on sale March 1st and you can procure your VIP placement here!
We are only days away from the March 3rd release of The Real McKenzies’ fantastic new album, Two Devils Will Talk! Today, however, you can hear the entire album over at Brooklynvegan! Then, check out their upcoming tour dates, which include Canada, America, and every corner of Europe! Watch their video for “Due West,” and if you haven’t ordered your copy of Two Devils Will Talk, snag it HERE.
Greetings, P.K. McKenzie here. Just wanting to drop a couple of lines concerning our epic new 25th anniversary release, "Two Devils Will Talk.” We all are very happy with this new album in terms of writing and performing, and the technical crew did a stellar job. I am listening to it constantly, trying to hear any flaw and as yet, one cannot be found. This makes us very happy. All of what we have done and what we do is for you, our fans. It has been a pleasure to have entertained all of you over the last 25 years, and we look forward to 25 more. On behalf of The Real McKenzies and myself, it has been an honor to be given yet another world tour. We shall see you all soon, and please don’t be too shy. Come to the merch booth for a beer with us. xox
Head over to Alternative Press to listen to a brand new CJ Ramone song! “Let’s Go” is the lead track off his new album, American Beauty, out March 17th and available for pre-order now! You can also pick it up at our European webstore and our Australian webstore. Don’t miss him on tour. Dates and info here.
Swingin’ Utters and toyGuitar are teaming up to head to Europe this April. Both bands will close out their European run by performing at the legendary Groezrock festival. Check out their tour dates, and info here!
Need a playlist for your special lover today? Western Addiction has you covered with not one but 2 Valentine’s Day Spotify playlists! ♥
Here’s Jason from Western Addiction setting up his playlist:
“I realize that a list of “love songs” may sound unusual coming from us considering I’m usually screaming at people, but I’ve actually been thinking about this playlist for quite some time. The only two criteria for the selections were that they would have to resonate with someone who has a working knowledge of punk and it has to elicit a certain “feeling.” Maybe that’s love, who knows. There is some old, some new, and some necessary clichés. Play this for someone special and let me know what I forgot. We wrote our first “love song” called “Red Emeralds” that’s on the new record and we can’t wait for you to hear it.
WA vous aime,
Chad from Western Addiction on his playlist: “Love songs don’t need to be soft and cheesy, though. Here’s a punk rock V-Day playlist”.
Make sure you check out Western Addiction’s new album – Tremulous – OUT ON March 10th!
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