Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Peter Bjorn and John mark 20th anniversary in 2020 with new album, tour

Peter Bjorn and John will celebrate their 20-year anniversary in 2020 with the release of their ninth full-length studio album – Endless Dream – due out March 13th via Ingrid. The band unveiled first single “Rusty Nail.” A spring US headline tour kicks off in March and runs into April (see routing below).

Endless Dream follows 2018’s Darker Days. The trio started working on the new album almost immediately after Darker Days. “We were in a good place” said Peter, adding, “it’s the light to the darkness – the day to the night.” Eriksson notes, “This time the tone is bright. It’s about people trying to find colors in this dark world.”

The creative process for Endless Dream was a little different as well. “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,” said Bjorn, about their approach and recording in Stockholm.

Formed in 2000, after Bjorn and Peter - who first met in high school - found John in Stockholm and decided to make it official, PB&J's self-titled debut followed two years later. They released an album every two years for the next three LPs – Falling Out (2004), Writer’s Block (2006) and Seaside Rock (2008) – a largely instrumental album. Living Thing arrived in 2009 and then came Gimme Some in 2011. Five years passed before Breakin’ Point was released in 2016 – an album that almost saw the trio part ways. However, after some time off and soul searching, they regrouped for 2018’s Darker Days that propelled them forward to their 20th year and their ninth LP Endless Dream.

“Rusty Nail” is at DSPs; listen HERE.

Tour dates:

March 23, Los Angeles, Teragram Ballroom
March 24, Santa Ana, La Santa
March 25, Oakland, The New Parish
March 27, Portland, Doug Fir Lounge
March 28, Seattle, The Crocodile
March 29, Boise, Treefort Music Festival
March 31, Salt Lake City, Urban Lounge
April 1, Denver, Bluebird Theatre
April 3, Saint Paul, Amsterdam
April 4, Chicago, Empty Bottle
April 5, Detroit, Loving Touch
April 7, Philadelphia, Johnny Brenda’s
April 8, Washington, Union Stage
April 10, New York, Webster Hall
April 11, Boston, Brighton Music Hall

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