It’s been nearly six years since we’ve heard from The Wallflowers, but the band is back and they’re hitting the road to preview their new as-yet-untitled album, due out sometime in the fall.

The Wallflowers hit it big with their album, Bringing Down the Horse back in 1996, which spawned the hits “6th Avenue Heartache and “One Headlight.” They then went on to release three more albums in the decade to follow, Breach (2000), Red Letter Days (2002) and Rebel Sweetheart (2005), before going on hiatus in 2007.  Since then, frontman Jacob Dylan has released two solo albums, 2008’s Seeing Things and 2010’s Women + Country.

Even though it’s been some time between albums for the band, Dylan says they’ve basically picked up where they last left off.

“It’s been a while since we’ve felt this energized and creative,” he said in a statement. “We haven’t changed our stripes so much as we’re continuing to redefine the animal.”

The band is currently recording in a studio owned by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach down in Nashville.

Along with a new album, the guys also just announced they’re heading out on a 5-date tour, kicking things off in Dover, Delware on July 20. Fans will get a chance to hear some of the new music along with old favorites from their catalog.

Check out a full list of tour dates below and look to the band’s website for more information. Also, watch the band’s video for their first hit “One Headlight” and reminisce about the ’90s.

7/20 Dover, DE- Firefly Music Festival
7/24 New York, NY- Bowery Ballroom
7/25 Asbury Park, NJ- The Stone Pony
7/27 Chicago, IL- Schubas
9/23 Pensacola, FL- De Luna Fest

Shannon Carlin, CBS Local


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