Wage War Announce ‘Pressure’ Album, New Song + Headlining Tour
Wage War have just announced Pressure, their third full length, will be released on Aug. 30 through Fearless Records. Get the details and throw some elbows while watching the music video for the new track "Who I Am" below. See their headlining tour dates below.
"We've spent countless hours, days, and months over the first half of this year perfecting every detail of this album and it's been so hard to keep under wraps. We are glad it's finally here," says the band.
"We pushed every boundary we could think of to make this record. Picking songs to release ahead of an album is always a difficult task but we chose 'Who I Am' to be the frontrunner. It's 'Wage War on 11.' Lyrically, the song dives into the reality of the people who inevitably look down on you or talk down to the things you invest yourself in or who you try to be. We sometimes forget that we're all human beings and we all feel and hurt," Wage War continue.
Speaking about the significance of the Pressure album title, they explained, "Anytime you go into make a record, there's pressure. What you do in that studio, with those people, affects the next however many years of your career, and if you play your cards right, it can change your life. It really felt like a make or break situation. The 'Pressure' to make the perfect Wage War album, one that harvests what people have come to love about our band yet still grow and explore new territory and push ourselves harder than ever before."
"However, that's not the only pressure this album talks about," the group goes on, revealing that the album will dive further into internal distress beyond the overall concept of pressure. " There are songs on the album that deal with mental health, and the pressure to act 'ok' even when things aren't. There are songs on the album that speak of not succumbing to pressure and being just another face in the crowd, but more so making a change in yourself and the world around you. Being in a band, making music, playing shows in one way or another all comes with a 'Pressure,' and how you deal with it is what determines who you are. This record is our response."
Wage War will hit the road a little less than a month after the release if Pressure. Like Moths to Flames, Polaris and Dayseeker will serve as the supporting acts on the run that stretches from Sept. 27 through Nov. 1.
Pre-order Pressure here.
Wage War, “Who I Am”
Wage War, Pressure Album Art + Track Listing
01. "Who I Am"
05. "Me Against Myself"
08. "The Line"
10. "Forget My Name"
11. "Take the Fight"
12. "Will We Ever Learn"
Wage War, Like Moths to Flames, Polaris + Dayseeker Tour Dates
Sept. 27 — Charlotte, N.C. @ The Underground
Sept. 28 — Richmond, Va. @ Canal Club
Sept. 30 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Citadel Music Hall
Oct. 02 — Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Elevation
Oct. 03 — Detroit, Mich. @ St. Andrews Hall
Oct. 04 — Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues
Oct. 05 — Lakewood, Ohio @ Phantasy Nightclub
Oct. 07 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Rex Theater
Oct. 08 — New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theatre
Oct. 10 — Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage
Oct. 11 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre of Living Arts
Oct. 12 — Clifton Park, N.Y. @ Upstate Concert Hall
Oct. 14 — Columbus, Ohio @ Skully's Music-Diner
Oct. 15 — Louisville, Ky. @ Mercury Ballroom
Oct. 16 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Firebird
Oct. 18 — Denver, Colo. @ Marquis Theatre
Oct. 19 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ In The Venue
Oct. 21 — Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazón
Oct. 22 — Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre
Oct. 24 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
Oct. 25 — Pomona, Calif. @ The Glass House
Oct. 26 — Mesa, Ariz. @ The Nile Theater
Oct. 28 — Austin, Texas @ Come and Take It Live
Oct. 29 — Dallas, Texas @ Trees
Oct. 31 — Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
Nov. 01 — Orlando, Fla. @ House of Blues
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