Valencia return to the road with a week of headlining warm-up dates before embarking on this summerâ€™s annual Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off June 20 in Southern California.
The band â€“ frontman Shane Henderson, guitarists JD Perry and Brendan Walter, bassist George Ciukurescu and drummer Max Soria â€“ return to the road with a renewed vigor, refreshing optimism, and their sophomore release and major label debut for Columbia Records, We All Need A Reason To Believe, which is set to street August 26.
Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid [Plain White Tâ€™s, We Are Scientists, Say Anything], the new album charts the bandâ€™s musical path from adolescence to adulthood with spirited pop-punk hooks and heartfelt and inspired lyrics. Itâ€™s the type of upbeat and optimistic album Valencia needed to make, and America needs to hear. â€œSo much of the music out there now is negative, itâ€™s all about someone complaining about their life,â€ says Henderson. â€œThatâ€™s why we wrote this record. We wanted to write about how you should be happy and you shouldnâ€™t let what happens in your life upset you.â€
Valenciaâ€™s initial summer tour dates are listed below, and will also be available online at the bands MySpace page, www.myspace.com/valencia:
The following dates are Valencia headlining shows:
We All Need A Reason To Believe Track Listing:
1. Better Be Prepared
3. Where Did You Go?
4. Head In Hands
5. Carry On
6. All At Once
7. Safe To Say
8. Listen Up
9. I Canâ€™t See Myself
10. The Good Life