Chevelle returns! The multiplatinum alternative rock band is back with their eighth full-length album, The North Corridor [Epic Records], available on July 8, 2016. The online pre-order is live now at this link: http://smarturl.it/TheNorthCorridor
The Chicago trio recently unveiled the first single “Joyride (Omen).” It’s available for purchase HERE.
The North Corridor follows up 2014’s critically acclaimed La Gárgola, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release and earned the group its highest chart position yet. Marking their third consecutive collaboration, the band teamed up with producer Joe Barresi [Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Coheed and Cambria] for the record’s ten tracks. With its thick guitars, hauntingly hypnotic vocals, and crushing rhythm, “Joyride (Omen)” siphons the aggression of early Chevelle, while boldly progressing once again. The entire tracklisting can be found below.
The band will hit the road this summer on a co-headline tour with alternative legends Bush beginning July 23 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH. They’ll also play a series of key rock festivals and radio shows across the country. More U.S. tour dates through October will be announced Tuesday May 17.
Since the release of their full-length debut Point #1 in 1999, Chevelle have stood at the forefront of hard rock, consistently evolving and progressing while delivering a series of ubiquitous and unescapable anthems. 2002’s breakout Wonder What’s Next would go platinum, yielding smashes such as “The Red” and “Send the Pain Below,” while its follow-up This Type of Thinking Could Do Us In reached gold status. In 2011, Hats Off to the Bull landed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 and delivered “Face to the Floor.” La Gárgola crashed into the Top 5 at #3 and boasted “Take Out the Gunman.” The North Corridor is a new place altogether for the band in 2016.
Now that the 2016 Coachella has wrapped up, people are going to wonder who’s going to take part in next year’s Coachella lineup. Maybe these guys? We can hope!
With new albums come new opportunities and we’re hoping that means we’ll be seeing a lot more of Chevelle. With music festival season in full swing, our mind is running with the idea of seeing Chevelle live at one of our favorite fests.