They’ve kept quiet for the past couple of years but Virginia’s Strike Anywhere will be touching down for a run of shows in June/July, their first visit since the 2012 tour with Anti-Flag and the Flatliners.
But quiet doesn’t necessarily mean idle; in a recent interview with Dying Scene, lead singer Thomas Barnett let us know the band have “a bunch of different little demos and pre-demos and song ideas and fully-developed songs by the dozen”. The only thing holding them back?
“It’s just a question of getting everyone together… We’re still a very active band creatively and personally, it’s just that the timeline is stretched out.”
Fingers crossed this new material will form the bones of first new Strike Anywhere release since 2012’s Live at the Montage Music Hall, and the first new material since 2009’s Iron Front, marked by their label, Massachusetts’ Bridge Nine Records as their most emotionally and politically charged album to date.
Presented by Arrest Records, this 2019 tour will see Strike Anywhere celebrating 20 years of melodic-hardcore breakdowns and hand-on-your-heart scream-alongs. Joining them from Newcastle and on will be Adelaide’s Paper Arms, playing their first shows since they announced their final one back in 2016. Paper Arms and Strike Anywhere will be reunited after previously touring Australia together in 2010 and then Europe a few years later. Don’t miss out!