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Peter Bjorn And John Celebrate Turning 20 In 2020 With New Album & U.S. Tour
Today, Swedish indie-rock stalwarts Peter Bjorn and John revealed they'll be releasing their ninth studio album, Endless Dream, on March 13, 2020 via INGRID. The announcement comes with the LP's catchy lead single, "Rusty Nail," and dates for a supporting 2020 U.S. tour.
The start of the new decade also marks the Stockholm-based band's 20th anniversary, so what better way to celebrate then with new music and a run of shows?
We celebrate our 20-year anniversary in 2020 with the release of our ninth full-length studio album – Endless Dream – due out March 13th via INGRID. The first single “Rusty Nail” is out now! #rustynail #endlessdream pic.twitter.com/f9BqtUTfxp
— Peter Bjorn and John (@PeterBjornJohn) October 18, 2019
The tour kicks shortly after the album drops, on March 23 in Los Angeles, at the Teragram Ballroom. After a string of dates on the West Coast, the "Young Folks" will hit up St. Paul, Minn. on April 3 and Chicago the following day. After a few more dates, including two nights in Philadelphia, they'll wrap things up with an April 10th show at the newly reopened Webster Hall in New York and, finally, at Brighton Music Hall in Boston on April 11.
Endless Dream follows their three-track EPBJ EP, released February of this year, which served as a B-sides of sorts (the music was recorded during the same time) to their 2018 album, Darker Days. A press release for the forthcoming album notes the creative journey of this album began "almost immediately after Darker Days."
"We were in a good place," Peter Morén explained, via the press release. "It's the light to the darkness—the day to the night." John Eriksson added, "This time the tone is bright. It's about people trying to find colors in this dark world."
While the work on the ninth album began not long after the eighth, they approached the creative process a bit differently, stripping things down.
"We realized we wanted to cut the crap, so we rehearsed songs in the same room and recorded together. For post-production, every guy was on his own taking care of his baby—and then we came back and had our baby together," Bjorn Yttling said.
More info on the tour, including ticketing info, can be found on the band's site.