Wide Awake, the forthcoming album from PARACHUTE embodies the spirit and core passion of the band’s characteristic pop-rock sound and takes it to another level. Newly pared down from a five-piece to a trio – Will Anderson (lead vocals, songwriter, guitar), Johnny Stubblefield (drums), and Christopher “Kit” French (saxophone, keyboards) forge that sensibility in part by shaking off all creative inhibitions. “We felt like we had no limitations to chase this sound that the three of us have wanted to build for so long,” says Anderson. “It was as if we were woken up from some sort of slumber, revitalized and rejuvenated with this new awareness of who we are as a band.
Reuniting with producer John Fields (who was at the helm with 2011’s The Way It Was and their 2009 debut Losing Sleep), the 12 tracks on Wide Awake spotlight the band’s keen sense of songcraft coupled with their catchy melodies.
The new single “Without You” exclusively premieres today via Billboard.com.
To celebrate the release of Wide Awake, PARACHUTE will embark on their national headline tour on March 26th with a hometown show at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA. The 30 + city run features special guest Jon McLaughlin and includes stops in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 15th. Each ticket purchased comes with a digital download of the new album upon release. Full list of tour dates below.
In addition, Wide Awake will be available for pre-order on Friday, January 15th via iTunes, Amazon and additional outlets. With each pre-order, fans will receive an instant download of the two songs “Crave” and the new single “Without You”.
Wide Awake track listing:
1. Without You
2. What Side Of Love
5. Lonely With Me
6. Love Me Anyway
7. New Orleans
8. When You Move
11. What Breaks My Heart
12. Waking Up
Wide Awake 2016 Tour dates
2016-03-26 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
2016-03-28 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
2016-03-30 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
2016-03-31 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
2016-04-01 Boston, MA – Royale Nightclub
2016-04-02 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
2016-04-04 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
2016-04-06 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
2016-04-07 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
2016-04-08 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
2016-04-09 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
2016-04-11 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
2016-04-12 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
2016-04-13 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
2016-04-14 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
2016-04-15 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
2016-04-16 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
2016-04-18 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
2016-04-19 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall