Platinum-selling rock band Blue October has announced an August 16, 2011 release date for its new album, Any Man In America. Produced by frontman Justin Furstenfeld, along with Tim Palmer (U2, Robert Plant), the release will be handled by Up/Down Records, an imprint founded by Furstenfeld.
In support of the album, the band has released a Merritt Fields-directed music video for the song "The Feel Again (Stay)," which can be viewed below.
About the new single and video, Furstenfeld comments, "I was separated at the time, and my daughter was in Nebraska while I moved back to Texas alone. I decided to document everything. If I messed up along the way, I'd tell that too. I called the album my 'Audio Journal' as I was writing. I didn't want the music to just be about me though. I wanted it to help other fathers in America who might be going through the same thing."
Blue October will kick off a U.S. tour on August 17 in its home state of Texas.
BLUE OCTOBER TOUR DATES
8/17 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
8/18 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
8/19 Austin, TX @ Stubb's
8/21 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
9/8 Phoenix, AZ The Foundry
9/9 Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
9/10 West Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
9/11 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
9/13 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
9/15 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
9/16 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
9/17 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
9/18 Seattle, WA @ Showbox
9/21 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
9/22 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
9/23 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
9/25 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Blue October is: Justin Furstenfeld [vocals, guitar], Ryan Delahoussaye [violin, mandolin, piano], Matt Noveskey [bass], and Jeremy Furstenfeld [drums].