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The Heavy back with ‘The Glorious Dead’ and U.S. tour

By Patrick Luce May 24, 2012, 17:53 GMT

The Heavy back with ‘The Glorious Dead’ and U.S. tour

The Heavy to release new album in August and tour the U.S. @Photo: Andrew de Francesco and provided by Big Hassle.

The Heavy announced the release of their new studio album ‘The Glorious Dead’ on August 21st via Counter Records/Ninja Tune and will hit the road for a U.S. tour this summer.

‘The Glorious Dead’ is the band's third full-length LP and is the follow-up to their acclaimed sophomore record ‘The House That Dirt Built.’ Self-produced and with their unique, raw eclecticism fully intact, it's their most fully-realized record yet, mixing together soul, hip-hop, rock, blues and funk into glorious, raucous party music that is equally full of heart.

The first single, "What Makes A Good Man?," was snatched up by Miller Beer for a national ad campaign (featuring the band in a dressing room cameo). The song follows in the footsteps of the band's sleeper hit "How You Like Me Now?" with its monumental chorus and crunching beats.

But there's more to the album than just that, from the horror film atmospherics of "Can't Play Dead" to the laid-back sincerity of "Curse Me Good," the funked-up hip hop rhythm of "Big Bad Wolf" and the epic, heavy-hitting gospel rock 'n' roll of "Same 'Ol." Throughout, vocalist Kelvin Swaby's voice soars, packed with yearning and pure soul.

Along with the release of ‘The Glorious Dead,’ The Heavy have announced plans to bring their crazy, amped-up live show to the U.S. this June with a handful of shows beginning  June 18 at New York City's Mercury Lounge and concluding with two straight nights at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.

The band will also be playing shows in Los Angeles and Chicago, and in the coming weeks will be announcing a full September tour. They are also slated for a performance in September at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival.

The Heavy Upcoming Tour Dates:

JUNE
18 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
21 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
23 - Austin, TX - Red 7
24 - Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater
28 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater
29 - Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan
30 - Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan

SEPTEMBER
01 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival

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