The War on Drugs Announce New Album, Share New Song - “Holding On”

A Deeper Understanding Due Out August 25 via Atlantic

Jun 01, 2017
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The War on Drugs recently released a brand new 11-minute long song, "Thinking of a Place," for Record Store Day and announced a fall tour. Now they have announced their new album, A Deeper Understanding, and shared another song from it, "Holding On." A Deeper Understanding is due out August 25 via Atlantic, their first for the label (previously they were on Secretly Canadian). Listen to "Holding On" on below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as their upcoming tour dates.

The War on Drugs' frontman/main songwriter Adam Granduciel worked on the album in studios in New York and Los Angeles, with help from engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer). Other members of the band (bassist Dave Hartley, keyboardist Robbie Bennett, drummer Charlie Hall, and multi-instrumentalists Anthony LaMarca and Jon Natchez) were also involved in the recordings from time to time and thus a press release calls A Deeper Understanding "a 'band record' in the noblest sense, featuring collaboration, coordination, and confidence at every turn." The War on Drugs will perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert next Monday, June 5.

The War on Drugs' Lost in the Dream was our #1 album of 2014 and a lot of other people agreed with us too. There had been hints that the band's major label debut might be on the way this year and earlier in the year the band shared a brief new video that featured a snippet of instrumental music and cut together black & white photos of the band in the recording studio, which was followed by "Thinking of a Place."

Read our end-of-the-year interview with Granduciel from 2014. And also read our The War on Drugs vs. Sharon Van Etten article from 2014, in which Granduciel and Van Etten interviewed each other.

A Deeper Understanding Tracklisting:

1. Up All Night
2. Pain
3. Holding On
4. Strangest Thing
5. Knocked Down
6. Nothing To Find
7. Thinking of a Place
8. In Chains
9. Clean Living
10. You Don't Have To Go

The War on Drugs Tour Dates:

Mon. Sep. 18 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Thu. Sep. 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Dell Music Center
Fri. Sep. 22 - New York, NY @ SummerStage in Central Park
Sat. Sep. 23 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Mon. Sep. 25 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
Tue. Sep. 26 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Thu. Sep. 28 - Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
Fri. Sep. 29 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall [Outside Lawn]
Sat. Sep. 30 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
Thu. Oct. 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
Fri. Oct. 6 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
Mon. Oct. 9 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre - SOLD OUT
Tue. Oct. 10 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Wed. Oct. 11 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Fri. Oct. 13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Sat. Oct. 14 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre - SOLD OUT
Sun. Oct. 15 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Wed. Oct. 18 - St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
Thu. Oct. 19 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Fri. Oct. 20 - Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
Sat. Oct. 21 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall - SOLD OUT
Sun. Oct. 22 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Wed. Nov. 1 - Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live
Thu. Nov. 2 - Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live - SOLD OUT
Fri. Nov. 3 - Cologne, DE @ E-Werk
Sat. Nov. 4 - Brussels, BE @ Forest National - SOLD OUT
Mon. Nov. 6 - Paris, FR @ Bataclan
Thu. Nov. 9 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
Fri. Nov. 10 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands - SOLD OUT
Sun. Nov. 12 - Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester - SOLD OUT
Mon. Nov. 13 - Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester
Tue. Nov. 14 - London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
Fri. Nov. 17 - Zurich, CH @ X-tra
Sat. Nov. 18 - Milan, IT @ Fabrique
Mon. Nov. 20 - München, DE @ Muffathalle
Tue. Nov. 21 - Hamburg, DE @ Große Freiheit 36
Wed. Nov. 22 - Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
Fri. Nov. 24 - Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
Sat. Nov. 25 - Copenhagen, DK @ Tap 1
Mon. Nov. 27 - Stockholm, SE @ Annexet

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