The Gaslight Anthem’s new album “The ’59 Sound” entered the Billboard Top 200 chart this week with a debut at #70. The band is currently in the UK playing a string of shows following their Reading and Leeds performances. Their fall U.S. tour consists of Co-Headlining shows with American Steel and a support slot on the Rise Against, Alkaline Trio & Thrice tour.

The Gaslight Anthem was featured on the cover of Kerrang! Magazine earlier this month and their CD release party for “The ’59 Sound” was reviewed by the New York Times.

Here are some cool quotes:

“The Best New Band You’ll Hear In 2008” – KERRANG! cover feature (Aug 9, 2008 issue)

“The Gaslight Anthem packs rich, lustrous songwriting into taut punk arrangements. Its casually observed storytelling, overflowing with detail, seethes with a cool desperation reminiscent of Mr. Springsteen in the late ’70s.”- The New York Times live review (Aug 19, 2008 issue)

“Behold. Rebel Without A Cause Reincarnated! Imagine the end of summer when those whirlwind romances, jealous hearts and unbridled backseat desires face the untimely fate of blowing away with the changing leaves. Harvesting deeply entrenched emotions of love, loss, lust and looming change, modern punk mavericks The Gaslight Anthem know these notions all too well” – Alternative Press “4 out of 5” album review (Aug 2008 issue)

“The band’s sophomore full-length, The ’59 Sound, is a 12 song streak of soul influenced cinematic punk, with each piece revolving around a plot steeped in the Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty school of songwriting.” – OUTBURN feature and “9 stars out of 10” album review (Aug 2008 issue)

“THE ’59 SOUND opens with a noisy stylus gliding over vinyl says a lot about The Gaslight Anthem. Wearing their influences (Bruce Springsteen and The Replacements) as badges of honour, the New Jersey quartet blast out affecting, soulful punk rock strewn with bittersweet memories of small-town, blue-collar America. This year’s The Hold Steady?” – Q Magazine (UK) “4 stars out of 4” album review (Aug 2008 issue)


Co-Headlining with American Steel. Polar Bear Club supporting
9/13 Columbus, OH – Bernies Distillery
9/14 Cincinnati, OH – Mad Hatter
9/15 Rochester, NY – The Club @ Water Street Music Hall
9/16 Albany, NY – Valentines
9/17 OFF
9/18 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Club Metropolis
9/19 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
9/20 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
9/21 Nashville, TN – Exit/In

Co-Headlining with American Steel. O Pioneers supporting
9/22 Birmingham, AL РBottletree Caf̩
9/23 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
9/24 Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
9/25 OFF

Headlining with Polar Bear Club & Opioneers supporting
9/26 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
9/27 San Antonio, TX – Rock Bottom Bar
9/28 Dallas, TX – Prophet Bar
9/29 Little Rock, AR – Vinos
9/30 OFF
10/1 OFF

Supporting Rise Against, Alkaline Trio & Thrice
10/2 Cleveland, OH – Tower City Amphitheatre
10/3 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
10/4 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
10/6 Worcester, MA – Palladium
10/8 Wallingford, CT – Chevrolet Theatre
10/9 Albany, NY – Washington Avenue Armory
10/11 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
10/12 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
10/13 New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
10/14 New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
10/16 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/17 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/19 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
10/20 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
10/21 St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
10/22 Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
10/23 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
10/25 Frisco, TX – Pizza Hut Park
10/26 Austin, TX – Austin City Music Hall
10/27 Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theatre
10/30 San Diego, CA – Cox Arena
10/31 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
11/1 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
11/2 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
11/4 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/5 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/7 San Jose, CA – Event Center @ San Jose State University
11/8 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
11/9 Vancouver, BC – Thunderbird Stadium
11/11 Magna, UT – The Great Saltair
11/12 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
11/13 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
11/14 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
11/16 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
11/17 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
11/18 Minneapolis, MN – Myth
11/20 Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
11/21 Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
11/22 Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
11/23 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

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