WELSH ROCKERS KICK OFF THEIR RUN ON VANS WARPED TOUR JULY 12 BAND ANNOUNCES WEST COAST RUN OF HEADLINE DATES STARTING AUGUST 7
After a busy spring which included extensive tours of the UK and Europe, chart-topping Welsh rockers Lostprophets are fired up and ready for their North American fans to finally hear Weapons, the band’s latest LP, which will be released by Fearless Records on June 19th.
Weapons is now streaming in its entirety on AOL Music at: http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds#/7.
This summer, the band will join the long-running Vans Warped Tour, where they will play Main Stage from July 12-August 5. “Warped Tour will remind everyone – old fans and new – how good it is having Lostprophets on these shores. It’s been a long time since a UK rock band has made a real impact in America and we’re ready to carry that torch," says front man Ian Watkins.
Following the band’s Warped run, Lostprophets will embark on a string of west coast headline shows, kicking off August 7th in Sacramento, CA (see dates below).
Lostprophets are also confirmed to headline the Warped Tour’s long-awaited return to the UK in November.
Formed in Pontypridd, South Wales, the Welsh rock band have made their mark on both sides of the Atlantic with their blend of strong melodic choruses and aggressively edged rock. Through four previous albums – 2000’s fakesoundofprogress, 2004’s Start Something, 2006’s Liberation Transmission, and 2010’s The Betrayed – the band has grown, both in songwriting and success, stacking up a dozen or so top 40 singles and selling over 3 million albums worldwide. Recipients of Kerrang! Magazine’s 2010’s Classic Songwriters Award, Lostprophets have become one of the U.K.’s biggest rock bands, gracing countless magazine covers and headlining stages at Reading/Leeds and Download Festivals.
Weapons marks the band’s first North American release since Liberation Transmission (2006) and was recorded in North Hollywood, CA at NRG Studios with producer Ken Andrews (A Perfect Circle, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club).
Bassist Stu Richardson recently talked to Alternative Press about each of the songs that make up the new album: http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/track_by_track_lostprophets_weapons.
Weapon Deluxe Edition (featuring 5 bonus tracks ) is now available on iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/weapons-deluxe-edition/id528760763.
You can also pick up your copy of Weapons in stores, at any local Hot Topic, Best Buy or FYE.
Check out the music video for the first single “Bring ‘Em Down” here
Praise for Weapons:
"…Weapons showcases a band every bit as hungry as the one that blasted out of their Pontypridd rehearsal room a decade ago."- Kerrang!
“Because of its compact form and committed performances, Weapons is a release that burns brightly. Its cause is aided by the fact that Lostprophets are a quite fabulous band in motion, one equipped with not just power but also nuance."- BBC Music
“Another solid collection of anthems for their arsenal.”- Big Cheese
"Weapons does indeed mark a new beginning for Lostprophets. Where in the past they specialised in instant hits, now they’re aiming for something larger and more long-lasting."- Rock Sound
Tracklist for Weapons:
1. Bring ‘Em Down
2. We Bring An Arsenal
3. Another Shot
4. Jesus Walks
5. A Song for Where I’m From
6. A Little Reminder That I’ll Never Forget
7. Better Off Dead
8. Heart on Loan
10. Can’t Get Enough
Bonus Tracks (on Deluxe Edition only):
If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything (Garage Sessions) [Bonus Track]
Undefeated (Bonus Track)
Young Pretenders (Bonus Track)
Bring ‘Em Down (Acoustic Version) [Bonus Track]
We Bring an Arsenal (Acoustic Version) [Bonus Track]
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Jun 23- London, UK @ BBC Radio 1 Hackey Weekend
Jun 24- Roeser Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Herchesfeld- Roeser Luxembourg
Jun 26- Trms Fylke, Norway @ Hove Festival
Jun 27- Sopron, Hungary @ Volt Festival
Jul 02- Dresden, Germany @ Schlachthof
Jul 03- Schoppenstedt, Germany @ Eventhalle
Jul 04- Dortmund, Germany @ FZW
Jul 06- Milan, Italy @ Heineken Jammin’ Festival
Jul 08- Amneville, France @ Sonisphere
VANS WARPED TOUR 2012
July 12 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagra Pavillion
July 13 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 14 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Ampitheater
July 15 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
July 17 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 19 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
July 20 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
July 21 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 22 – Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
July 24 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 25 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
July 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Ampitheater at Lakewood
July 27 – Orlando, FL @ Cenral FL Fairgrounds
July 28 – Miami, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheater
July 29 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
July 30 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
July 31 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Aug 01 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Ampitheater
Aug 04 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Ampitheater
Aug 05 – Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter Riverfront
LOSTPROPHETS WEAPONS HOT WEST COAST
August 7 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
August 8 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
August 10 – Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
August 11 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
August 12 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, CA
August 14 – Martini Ranch – Scottsdale, AZ