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Cigarettes After Sex launch album and world tour

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Cigarettes After Sex launch album and world tour

Cigarettes After Sex have this week released details of new music and a tour that will head to London…

The band have revealled that their latest album will be titled X’s. Their world tour will feature shows at some of the globe’s biggest arenas including New York’s Madison Square Garden and London’s O2 Arena.

Filled with raw, imagistic vignettes set to entrancing, slow-burn pop songs, bandleader Greg Gonzalez captures every emotion a romantic arc inspires. But where previous albums have drawn from an amalgam of relationships, for the most part, X’s centralises on just one relationship that spanned four years. “The record feels brutal,” admits Gonzalez. “I could sit and talk about this loss to someone, but that wouldn’t scratch the surface. I have to really write about it, sing about it, have the music, and then I can start to analyse and learn from it. Or just relive it—in a good way. I don’t have that Eternal Sunshine-thing of wanting to forget.”

While continuing to observe classic pop song structures, Gonzalez has moved away from the prior sonic touchstones of the ’50s and ’60s, finding himself now drawn to a ’70s/’80s slow dance. While (in typical Cigarettes style) these changes may be subtle, the overall resulting energy is akin to disco ball-refracted tears on the dance floor.

The band will tour later this year, with the announcement of a world tour. Fans in the UK that pre-order the new album from the band’s store will gain access to pre-sale tickets for The O2 show from 6th March 10:00 GMT. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general on-sale beginning Friday, 8th March at 10am local time at cigarettesaftersex.com.

EU/UK Dates:
25th October – OAKA Indoor Arena, Athens
28th October – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
29th October – Forest National, Brussels
1st November – Forum, Milan
3rd November – Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna
5th November – COR Torwar, Warsaw
7th November – Uber Arena, Berlin
9th November – St Jakobshalle, Basel
10th November – Lanxess Arena, Cologne
12th November – The O2 Arena, London
16th November – Accor Hotel Arena, Paris
17th November – Tony Garnier Hall, Lyon
20th November – WiZink Arena, Madrid
21st November – Altice Arena, Lisbon

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