Saves The Day announced today that they’ll be teaming up with California’s Joyce Manor for a run of co-headlining dates this summer. Saves The Day will be touring in support of their autobiographical 2019 full-length 9: a record that further solidified their reputation as one of the most influential names in alternative rock to emerge over the past two decades. Joyce Manor will also be on the road in support of a career-defining album Million Dollars to Kill Me, which brought the band to new levels of success last year. awakebutstillinbed will serve as support for the two-and-a-half-week run of the midwest and east coast and tickets will be on sale April 26th at savestheday.com.
Saves The Day’s aforementioned 2018 full-length, 9, is out now on Equal Vision Records. It’s the band’s ninth studio album and their first in five years. When listened to together, the nine tracks tell the story of the band from the perspective of its founder, Chris Conley. The album offers this first ever autobiographical look into the band’s history in a way that is as exhaustive as it is poetic and makes the listener a part of the songwriting process. On the surface, 9 chronicles the epic story of a group of kids from New Jersey who realized their dream and became an international sensation. On a deeper level, it shows how Conley “woke up” and became aware of his own consciousness through his relationship with music and the unbelievable adventures it has inspired since he formed the act in 1997. The current lineup of the band, which includes the virtuosic trio of guitarist Arun Bali, bassist Rodrigo Palma and drummer Dennis Wilson, who are the band’s most consistent lineup to date, take the musicianship on 9 to stratospheric new heights. “At this point, I’ve actually dealt with the conflicts and the challenges in a lifelong career in music and now I have the guys that I could do this with forever and I’m living the dream again,” Conley explains. Ultimately, 9 is sonic evidence not only that there’s a reason we are alive in the world but it’s a miracle that Conley rightfully encourages us to celebrate.