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The Gaslight Anthem will preview new material at a small Brooklyn show before touring Europe (dates)

The Gaslight Anthem at Radio City in 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
Gaslight Anthem

The Gaslight Anthem have finished recording their new album, Handwritten, which they hope to release this summer. The album will be their major label debut (it’s due out on Mercury Records) and was produced by Brendan O’Brien.

Plans for a North American tour are forthcoming, but before that, they’ll be previewing material from the new album in Brooklyn on May 16 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. It will be an intimate show for the band whose previous trip to NYC was a Radio City show in late 2010. Artist presale tickets went on sale yesterday and are sold out. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday (4/13) at noon. The show is doubling as a benefit for Food Bank NYC. Here’s what the band has to say about the benefit:

For this show, The Gaslight Anthem and Bowery Presents are working with Food Bank For New York City to hold a Food & Fund Drive to collect canned goods and funds for hungry New Yorkers. Please join us in bringing nonperishable food donations and putting them in the white food drive bins located by the front door of the venue. The top ten most needed items include canned beans, milk, fruit, vegetable, juice, meat, fish, soup, stew and peanut butter.

We are also holding a Virtual Food Drive as another way to donate, information/link coming shortly.

The Gaslight Anthem are also playing the Metallica-headlined Orion Music & More festival in Atlantic City, NJ (6/23) at Bader Field. They’re also part of the just-announced Lollapalooza lineup.

All announced dates are listed below…

The Gaslight Anthem — 2012 Tour Dates
05/16/12 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg United States
05/29/12 Paris Le Zenith de Paris France*
05/31/12 Berlin Zitadelle Spandau Germany*
06/01/12 Bremen Aladin Germany
06/02/12 Ulmer Ulmer Zelt Germany
06/04/12 Milan Arena Concerti Fiera Milano Italy*
06/05/12 Zurich Abart Switzerland
06/08/12 Nickelsdorf NOVA ROCK Austria
06/09/12 Munster Vainstream Rockfest Germany
06/11/12 London Koko’s United Kingdom
06/13/12 Keil Max Germany
06/14/12 Hultsfred Hultsfred Festival Sweden
06/15/12 Århus Northside Festival Denmark
06/16/12 Oslo Norwegian Wood Norway
06/17/12 Seinajoki Provinssirock Finland
06/23/12 Atlantic City, NJ BADER FIELD United States
08/3-5/12 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
08/18/12 Ludinghausen Area 4 Germany
08/19/12 Grosspösna/Leipzig Highfield Festival Germany
08/24/12 Leeds LEEDS FESTIVAL United Kingdom
08/26/12 Reading READING FESTIVAL United Kingdom
* – w/ Soundgarden

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