Blue October Returns This Summer with New Album and Tour

This summer will belong to Blue October. The band is back, and they'll release a new album, Any Man In America, on Aug. 16. They'll also tour the U.S. to support its release.

Having declared their independence from the major label system, the band will release the album via their own Up/Down Records with distribution from RED Music/Sony Distribution, MRI Associated Labels and Brando Records.

From the opener, “Feel Again,” to the hopeful last track, “The Follow Through,” Any Man In America is an album that takes the listener on a journey and chronicles the personal events that have taken place in singer Justin Furstenfeld’s life since their last release.

The album was produced by Furstenfeld, who produced the band’s platinum album, Foiled, together with Tim Palmer, who has produced and mixed for Robert Plant, Pearl Jam and U2. Any Man In America is the follow-up to 2009’s Approaching Normal and is the seventh studio album in the band’s 16-year history.

Blue October is Justin Furstenfeld (vocals, guitar), Ryan Delahoussaye (violin, mandolin, piano), Matt Noveskey (bass) and Jeremy Furstenfeld (drums).

The debut single from the new album, “The Chills,” is available on iTunes today. Check out the video:

Any Man In America tracklisting:

  • 1. Everything (AM Limbo)
  • 2. The Feel Again (Stay)
  • 3. The Money Tree
  • 4. For The Love
  • 5. Drama Everything
  • 6. The Chills
  • 7. The Flight (LNK to MSP)
  • 8. Any Man In America
  • 9. You Waited Too Long
  • 10. The Honesty
  • 11. The Getting Over It Part
  • 12. The Worry List
  • 13. The Follow Through

Any Man In America tour:

Aug. 17 Dallas, TX, House of Blues
Aug. 18 Dallas, TX, House of Blues
Aug. 19 Austin, TX, Stubbs
Sept. 8 Phoenix, AZ, The Foundry
Sept. 9 Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues
Sept. 10 Los Angeles, CA, House of Blues
Sept. 11 Anaheim, CA, House of Blues
Sept. 15 Reno, NV, Knitting Factory
Sept. 16 San Francisco, CA, Regency Ballroom
Sept. 17 Portland, OR, Roseland
Sept. 21 Spokane, WA, Knitting Factory
Sept. 22 Boise, ID, Knitting Factory
Sept. 23 Salt Lake City, UT, In The Venue

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.