Albert Hammond Jr. Announces New Album, Shares “Muted Beatings” and Performs Song on “Conan”

Francis Trouble Due Out March 9 via Red Bull Records

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The Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. has announced a new solo album, Francis Trouble, and shared its first single, "Muted Beatings." Last night he also stopped by Conan to perform the single. Check out "Muted Beatings" below, followed by the Conan performance and the album's tracklist and cover art. He's also announced some tour dates, which are below.

The album's title is inspired by the stillborn death of Hammond's twin brother, Francis. Hammond's mother miscarried and Francis was too premature to live, but Hammond continued growing in his mother's womb and was born later.

Hammond had this to say about the album in a press release: "What the music says may be serious, but as a medium it should not be questioned, analyzed or taken too seriously. I think it should be tarted up, made into a character, a parody of itself. The music is the mask the message wears and I, the performer, am the message."

 

Francis Trouble Tracklist:

01 "DVSL"
02 "Far Away Truths"
03 "Muted Beatings"
04 "Set To Attack"
05 "Tea For Two"
06 "Stop And Go"
07 "Screamer"
08 "Rocky's Late Night"
09 "Strangers"
10 "Harder, Harder, Harder"

Albert Hammond Jr. Tour Dates:

2/02 Los Angeles CA @ STAPLES Center^
2/03 Las Vegas NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena^
2/05 Broomfield CO @ 1stBank Center^
2/06 Salt Lake City UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena^
2/13 Manchester UK @ Albert Hall*
2/14 Nottingham UK @ Rock City*
2/16 Newcastle Upon Tyne UK @ O2 Academy*
2/17 Glasgow UK @ O2 Academy*
2/19 Leeds UK @ O2 Academy*
2/20 Birmingham UK @ O2 Academy*
2/21 Bristol UK @ O2 Academy*
2/23 Cambridge UK @ Corn Exchange*
2/24 Brixton UK @ O2 Brixton Academy*
2/25 Brighton UK @ Brighton Dome*
2/27 Paris France @ Le Point Ephemere*
2/28 Amsterdam Netherlands @ Paradiso (Upstairs) *
3/01 London UK @ Dingwalls
3/06 San Francisco CA @ Great American Music Hall
3/07 West Hollywood CA @ Troubadour
3/08 Santa Ana CA @ Observatory
3/10 Phoenix AZ @ Flying Burrito Musical Fiesta
3/11 Santa Fe NM @ Meow Wolf
3/14 Austin TX @ SXSW
3/15 Austin TX @ SXSW
3/16 Austin TX @ SXSW
3/17 Austin TX @ SXSW
3/19 Dallas TX @ Tree's
3/20 Houston TX @ White Oak Music Hall
3/21 New Orleans LA @ One Eyed Jacks
3/23 Atlanta GA @ Terminal West
3/24 Birmingham AL @ Saturn
3/25 Nashville TN @ Exit In
3/27 Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall
3/28 Brooklyn NY @ Brooklyn Steel
3/30 Philadelphia PA @ First Unitarian Church
4/01 Boston MA @ Middle East Downstairs
4/02 Montreal Canada @ L'astral
4/03 Toronto Canada @ The Horseshoe Tavern
4/05 Detroit Township MN @ Magic Bag
4/06 Chicago IL @ Bottom Lounge
4/07 St Paul MN @ Turf Club
4/10 Seattle WA @ The Crocodile
4/11 Vancouver Canada @ The Biltmore
4/12 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

^ w/ The Killers
* w/ Franz Ferdinand 

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