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The War on Drugs Announce New Album I Don’t Live Here Anymore, Shares “Living Proof”: Stream

The Philadelphia rockers have also mapped out a lengthy tour

The War on Drugs new album tour dates 2021
The War on Drugs, photo by Shawn Brackbill
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    The War on Drugs have at long last announced the release of their new album. Entitled I Don’t Live Here Anymore, the rock band’s first full-length in four years is set to arrive on October 29th via Atlantic Records. Update: The War on Drugs have also shared the album’s first single, “Living Proof,” and mapped out an extensive supporting tour.

    I Don’t Live Here Anymore was initially conceived by band leader Adam Granduciel, bassist Dave Hartley, and multi-instrumentalist Anthony LaMarca during a retreat to upstate New York in early 2018. The trio then recorded the 10-song over the course of three years and a dozen-plus recording sessions taking place in seven different studios, including at Electric Lady in New York and Los Angeles’ Sound City.

    One particularly memorable session, as highlighted by the band in a statement announcing the album’s release, took place in May 2019 at Electro-Vox, in which the band’s entire lineup — rounded out by keyboardist Robbie Bennett, drummer Charlie Hall, and saxophonist Jon Natchez — convened to record the affecting album opener and lead single, “Living Proof.”

    “Typically, Granduciel assembles The War On Drugs records from reams of overdubs, like a kind of rock ‘n’ roll jigsaw puzzle. But for ‘Living Proof,’ the track came together in real time, as the musicians drew on their chemistry as a live unit to summon some extemporaneous magic. The immediacy of the performance was appropriate for one of the most personal songs Granduciel has ever written.”

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    Watch the video for “Living Proof,” directed by Emmett Malloy and shot on 16mm film at the historic Panoramic studio in Stinson Beach, California, below.

    As a whole, the band describes I Don’t Live Here Anymore as “an uncommon rock album about one of our most common but daunting processes—resilience in the face of despair.”

    I Don’t Live Here Anymore serves as the band’s fifth album to date and the follow-up to their Grammy Award-winning A Deeper Understanding.

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    The supporting tour launches in early 2022, and includes dates at some of the largest venues the band has ever played, including Madison Square Garden in New York City, the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.

    I Don’t Live Here Anymore Artwork:

    The War on Drugs I Don't Live Here Anymore

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    I Don’t Live Here Anymore Tracklist:
    01. Living Proof
    02. Harmonia’s Dream
    03. Change
    04. I Don’t Wanna Wait
    05. Victim
    06. I Don’t Live Here Anymore
    07. Old Skin
    08. Wasted
    09. Rings Around My Father’s Eyes
    10. Occasional Rain

    The War on Drugs 2022 Tour Dates:
    Fri. Nov. 12 – Lake Perris, CA @ Desert Daze
    Wed. Jan. 19 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live
    Thu. Jan. 20 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live
    Fri. Jan. 21 – Dallas, TX @ Toyota Music Factory
    Sat. Jan. 22 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
    Mon. Jan. 24 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
    Tue. Jan. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
    Thu. Jan. 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
    Fri. Jan. 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
    Sat. Jan. 29 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    Mon. Jan. 31 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
    Tue. Feb. 1 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
    Wed. Feb. 2 – Washington, DC @ Anthem
    Fri. Feb. 4 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
    Sat. Feb. 5 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    Sun. Feb. 6 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    Tue. Feb. 8 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
    Thu. Feb. 10 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
    Fri. Feb. 11 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
    Sat. Feb. 12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
    Sun. Feb. 13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
    Tue. Feb 15 – St. Paul , MN @ Palace Theatre
    Wed. Feb. 16 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
    Fri. Feb. 18 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
    Sat. Feb. 19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
    Mon. Feb. 21 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
    Tue. Feb. 22 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
    Wed. Feb. 23 – Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds
    Fri. Feb. 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    Sat. Feb. 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
    Tue. March 22 – Helsinki, FI @ Helsinki Ice Hall
    Thu. March 24 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
    Sun. March 27 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
    Mon. March 28 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
    Wed. March 30 – Copenhagen, DK @ KB Hallen
    Thu. March 31 – Copenhagen, DK @ KB Hallen
    Sat. April 2 – Berlin, DE @ Verti Music Hall
    Mon. April 4 – Zurich, CH @ Halle 622
    Tue. April 5 – Milano, IT @ Alcatraz
    Thu. April 7 – München, DE @ Zenith
    Sat. April 9 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
    Mon. April 11 – Birmingham, UK @ 02 Academy Birmingham
    Tue. April 12 – London, UK @ The O2 Arena
    Thu. April 14 – Dublin, IE @ 3 Arena
    Sat. April 16 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena
    Mon. April 18 – Edinburgh, UK @ Edinburgh Corn Exchange
    Wed. April 20 – Köln, DE @ Palladium
    Thu. April 21 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
    Fri. April 22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
    Sat. April 23 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis

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