Cali skate punk vets Lagwagon have announced a new album and a co-headlining tour with fellow punk vets/Fat Wreck Chords labelmates Face to Face, plus support varying by date from H2O, MakeWar, and Destroy Boys. The album is called RAILER and it comes out October 4 via Fat. Frontman Joey Cape (who also released a solo album this year) says "railer" is "a funny word from childhood that means ‘silly bad’, like lame." The first single off the album is "Bubble," and Joey explains:

The idea of that song was to embrace and appreciate what you have,” explains Cape, “I really specifically tried to make it feel and sound like an old Lagwagon song, so I borrowed a lot from early records for it. And then from there, I just kept thinking that the rules have to be that ‘RAILER’ feels like something Lagwagon might have done in the old days. I wanted to see what would happen if I didn’t overthink things and I just tried to write a record as quickly as possible without losing the quality I expect from myself as a songwriter.

Joey also talks about the new album being somewhat of a return to form:

There’s only so much one person or a group of people can do before they start to develop characteristics that become common to them,” says Cape in typically philosophical fashion, “and I think you have to be comfortable with that. And I am. I like my band and what we’ve done and I’m okay with the fact that we have our strengths and we have our limitations. I know what it is that we do well and if we stay true to that, there’s something that comes out of that that is truly original, because you’re being true to who you really are.

The Lagwagon/Face To Face tour hits Brooklyn's Warsaw on October 9 and NJ's Starland Ballroom on October 11 and those shows are both with MakeWar. Tickets for Brooklyn and NJ go on sale Friday (8/2) at noon with presales beforehand. All dates are listed below.

UPDATE: Tickets for the Brooklyn show go on BrooklynVegan presale Thursday (8/2): More info and password here.

Tracklist
Stealing Light
Surviving California
Jini
Parable
Dangerous Animal
Bubble
The Suffering
Dark Matter
Fan Fiction
Pray For Them
Auf Wiedersehen
Faithfully

Face To Face / Lagwagon -- 2019 Tour Dates
09/27/19 – Tacoma, WA @ Spanish Ballroom at Elks Temple *
09/28/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre *
09/29/19 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
10/01/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot *
10/02/19 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater *
10/04/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre *
10/05/19 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *
10/06/19 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall *
10/07/19 – Columbus, OH @ Columbus Athenaeum *
10/09/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw *
10/10/19 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore *
10/11/19 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom *
10/12/19 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa *
10/13/19 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
10/15/19 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground >
10/16/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade >
10/17/19 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor >
10/18/19 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room >
10/19/19 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre >
10/21/19 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live! #
10/23/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom #
10/24/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues #
10/26/19 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory #
10/27/19 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park #

>: H2O opening
*: MakeWar opening
#: Destroy Boys opening