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The Amity Affliction, have announced details of their return to North America. The platinum-certified Australian band will embark on a coast-to-coast North American headline trek this fall with special guests Being As An Ocean, Hundreth, and Trophy Eyes, with dates set to get underway September 11th in Lawrence, Kansas (see attached itinerary). D2C presale tickets will be available at 10:00AM local time on June 7th via www.theamityaffliction.net, with VIP presale starting at 10:00AM local time on June 8th followed by general on sale at 10:00AM local time on June 10th. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.theamityaffliction.net/tour.
Furthermore, The Amity Affliction are set to perform at a number of U.S. festival dates including Denver, Colorado’s High Elevation Festival (September 10th), Chester, Pennsylvania’s Rock Allegiance Festival (September 18th), Fort Worth, Texas’ Texas Mutiny (September 24th), Houston, Texas’ Houston Open Air Festival (September 25th), Louisville, Kentucky’s Louder Than Life Festival (October 1st) and Janesville, Wisconsin’s Sonic Boom Festival (October 2nd) with more U.S. festival dates to be announce shortly. This summer, The Amity Affliction will headline through Europe with highly anticipated festival sets slated for the United Kingdom’s Download Festival (June 10th) and France’s Hellfest (June 18th). Following, The Amity Affliction will return home for a run of intimate Australian headline shows, which will see the band performing at venues they haven’t played in over 4 years. The long sold-out Australian dates kick off August 19th at The Tivoli in Brisbane, Australia. For complete details and ticket information, please see www.theamityaffliction.net/tour.
Last month, The Amity Affliction announced their widely anticipated new album, THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK, which is set to arrive on August 12th (see attached album art / tracklisting). THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK is currently available for pre-order in a variety of limited edition physical bundles via www.theamityaffliction.net and at all DSPs with all digital pre-orders receiving an instant download of the album’s gripping lead single, “I Bring The Weather With Me.” The official music video for “I Bring The Weather With Me” is streaming now on the band’s official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/amityofficial.
Deeply personal and emotionally wrenching, THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK is The Amity Affliction’s most transformative and revealing record yet. Recorded by producer and longtime collaborator Will Putney at Melbourne’s Holes and Corners with additional drum tracking done at Sing Sing Studios, the album finds The Amity Affliction evolving their signature powerful and cathartic song craft. Both ambitious and grand, album standouts “This Could Be Heartbreak” and “All Fucked Up” are equal parts heavy and hopeful, fueled by frontman Joel Birch’s desperation which achieves extraordinary transcendence through radical honesty and absolute power.
THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK follows The Amity Affliction’s ARIA platinum-certified #1 album, LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME, which proved an to be an international breakthrough for the group. LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME marked The Amity Affliction’s second consecutive time topping the ARIA Album Chart following 2012’s gold-certified CHASING GHOSTS. More recently, the band released SEEMS LIKE FOREVER, the #1 ARIA gold-certified documentary chronicling The Amity Affliction’s history up through their epic “Let The Ocean Take Me World Tour,” which saw the band performing in front of capacity crowds around the globe, including sold-out shows at New York City’s Irving Plaza and London’s KOKO. Furthermore, the band’s most recent single, “Shine On” came in at #25 on Triple J’s “Hottest 100” of 2016. For more than a decade, The Amity Affliction has confronted the very darkest edges of man’s existence through their music and with SEVERED TIES, 2008’s full-length debut, and 2010’s ARIA gold-certified follow-up, YOUNGBLOODS, The Amity Affliction instantly established themselves as leading force in the heavy music world.