Lucius unveils new track + tour dates
“Madness,” the latest track to be revealed from Lucius’ forthcoming album, Good Grief, is premiering today at Vice’s Noisey. Listen/share the song here. Pre-order Good Grief on iTunes to receive the track instantly. “Madness” follows the release of the band’s official video for their single “Born Again Teen,” watch here.
Lucius will perform the new songs on the road this March with Canadian stops at Toronto’s Opera House and Montreal’s Theatre Fairmount and more. Of their live show, Paste hails it’s “…a display that employs collaborative percussion, eye-catching stage props and a symbiosis of themselves and their audience.” Ticket pre-sale will begin Wednesday, January 13 at 10a.m. local time at www.ilovelucius.com/tour with general on-sale starting Friday, January 15. See below for complete tour dates.
March 23 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave*
March 24 – Chicago, IL – Metro*
March 25 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom*
March 26 – Toronto, ON – Opera House*
March 28 – Montréal, QC – Fairmount Theatre*
March 29 – Boston, MA – Royale*
March 31 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg*
April 1 – New York, NY – Webster Hall*
April 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
w/ Pure Bathing Culture
Good Grief was produced by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer) and Lucius with Bob Ezrin. The album was mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Beck). The new music follows the band’s critically acclaimed debut album, Wildewoman, which The New York Times praised for its “luscious, luminous, lilting lullabies.” Wildewoman was named to various 2013 year-end lists including, Rolling Stone and NPR.
The band is led by its co-founders and vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, accompanied by multi-instrumentalists Andrew Burri, Peter Lalish and Dan Molad. Wolfe and Laessig met in 2005 while attending Berklee College of Music. Since forming, Lucius has toured extensively, playing headline shows worldwide, major festival appearances including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Governors Ball and Newport Folk Festival. Recently, they have toured with The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, Sara Bareilles, Tegan and Sara, Jack White and The Head and The Heart.
Of Good Grief, vocalist Jess Wolfe says, “When we started writing for this record, we had been away from home for nearly two years. We had just returned from tour, having gone through such varied emotions—loneliness, sadness and exhaustion alongside excitement, fulfillment and some of the most joyful moments in our lives…Whenever one of us had an idea or a feeling, the other was already a witness to it and could help navigate through it—for the two of us, this usually came in song form.” Vocalist Holly Laessig adds, “…When considering titles, we wanted to be sure to acknowledge any serious subject matter, while simultaneously allowing ourselves a comic sigh of relief from any personal turmoil. Ha! The yin and yang of the record naturally unveiled itself and, so, Good Grief.”
- Something About You
- What We Have (To Change)
- My Heart Got Caught On Your Sleeve
- Almost Makes Me Wish For Rain
- Gone Insane
- Almighty Gosh
- Born Again Teen
- Better Look Back
- Dusty Trails