Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon will hit the studio with producer Butch Walker later this year to record his first solo album, Painkillers, set for release in early 2016 via Island Records.
Fallon has also announced a string of live dates with a backing band comprised of musicians from his various projects: Gaslight Anthem guitarist Alex Rosamilia, the Horrible Crowes' Ian Perkins and Molly & The Zombies bassist Catherine Popper. According to a press release, Fallon's solo shows will also feature "other special performers."
The tour starts January 7th at Port City Music Hall in Portland, Maine and wraps on the 17th at City Winery in Nashville. A complete list of dates is below. Additional shows will be announced soon, including a full headlining trek after the release of Painkillers.
Fallon and Walker — whose lengthy production credits include Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy and Keith Urban — will record Painkillers in Nashville. The LP marks Fallon's first since the Gaslight Anthem announced an indefinite hiatus after the European leg of their tour supporting 2014's Get Hurt (which was also recorded in Nashville).
The New Jersey outfit first emerged in 2007 with their debut LP, Sink or Swim, which they followed in 2008 with the critically acclaimed, The '59 Sound. Despite their punk and hardcore roots, Fallon and the Gaslight Anthem were frequently compared to fellow New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen, whom they've performed with several times live.
Amidst the Gaslight Anthem's rise, Fallon embarked on several side projects: In 2011 he and Ian Perkins released Elsie as the Horrible Crowes, and in 2013, Fallon formed Molly and the Zombies with Plow United frontman Brian McGee, former Ryan Adams and the Cardinal bassist Catherine Popper and Scissor Sisters drummer Randy Schrager. The group has performed several times live, and though they released a handful of songs online, there are no plans for a full-length.
Brian Fallon Tour Dates
January 7 — Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
January 8 — Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville Theater
January 9 — Mashantucket, CT @ The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
January 10 — Wilmington, DE @ World Cafe Live Wilmington
January 12 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
January 13 — Columbus, OH @ The A&R Music Bar
January 15 — Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
January 16 — Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
January 17 — Nashville, TN @ City Winery