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Bayside announce ‘Vacancy’, coming August 19th

Bayside have now properly announced (after giving the game away at a show last weekend) that their new album ‘Vacancy‘ will be released August 19th via Hopeless Records.

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“The hotel on the album cover reflects the feelings I had while working on ‘Vacancy’,” explains Anthony Raneri. “Writing this album, I felt as if everything was uncertain, I could move back to New York, buy a house in Nashville… I just didn’t know what was going to come next. I felt very isolated and as if everything in my life was temporary at that moment.”

“There’s always been a tinge of show tunes in Bayside’s music,” adds Raneri. “Our music has always been whimsical, it’s never followed the verse, chorus, bridge format – we often have several key changes and odd time structures; lots of things you only really hear in musicals and where in the past we’d have a pop guy help us reel that in, Tim O’Heir (who produced the record), who was nominated for a TONY for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, was someone who got the weird shit we do and has an affinity for the dramatic, whimsical side of the band.”

The band will celebrate the release with a tour of North America alongside The Menzingers and Sorority Noise. Dates as follows.

11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
12 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
13 Atlanta, GA Wrecking Ball Festival
14 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
16 Norfolk, VA NorVa
17 Baltimore, MD Rams Head
18 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
19 New York, NY PlayStation Theater
20 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
21 Boston, MA House of Blues
23 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
24 Cleveland, OH Agora
25 Toronto, ON Opera House
26 Detroit, MI The Majestic
27 Chicago, IL Beer Festival
28 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
30 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
31 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex

02 Seattle, WA The Showbox
03 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
04 San Francisco Regency
06 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
07 Los Angeles, CA Regent Theater
08 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
09 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
10 Phoenix, AZ The Pressroom
11 Albuquerque, NM The Sunshine Theater
13 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
14 Houston, TX House of Blues
15 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
16 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
17 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room
18 Nashville, TN Exit/In

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