The Gaslight Anthem Reform Following Seven-Year Hiatus

The band are working on their first album in eight years
The Gaslight Anthem
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Despite playing a series of shows in to honor the 10th anniversary of their seminal sophomore album, The ’59 SoundThe Gaslight Anthem never indicated that they’d be reforming. In fact, Brian Fallon told us in 2020 he was comfortable as a singer-songwriter. However, in a tweet on Friday morning, Fallon had some big news for Gaslight Anthem fans: they’re back.

Thought maybe not as dramatic as when Michael Jordan faxed in his decision to return to the NBA in 1995, the move was unexpected. If that’s not enough for fans of the New Jersey-based rockers, Fallon also said that the band is working on their sixth studio album and first since 2014’s Get Hurt.

“Hello everyone, Brian here. I hate to disappoint you, but I need to inform you that there will not be a 10th anniversary Handwritten Tour, or a documentary… However, I am very pleased to announce to you all that The Gaslight Anthem is returning to full time status as a band,” he said. “We’ll be announcing a lot of tour dates in the next couple of days. We’re also beginning to write new songs for what will be our sixth LP. We’re looking forward to the future and seeing you all again. We want to thank you for staying with us. – Brian, Ben, Alex, and Alex.”

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