Sixx: A.M. Announce ‘Prayers for the Damned, Vol. 1′ Album, ‘Rise’ Single + 2016 Tour Dates
It's on! Sixx: A.M. have been building toward a wealth over new music over the past year and they've now revealed that their double disc album will be titled Prayers for the Damned.
The disc is broken up into two volumes and the first volume will be arriving on April 29 via Eleven Seven Music. In addition, the band has unveiled the rocking new lead single off the first volume called "Rise" that you can hear in the iHeartRadio player provided at the bottom of this post.
Vocalist James Michael says of "Rise," "Throughout history, some of the most dramatic changes have occurred when people reject the status quo and demand change. 'Rise' is about how we find ourselves at a global tipping point and how it is our duty as citizens of this world to come together, communicate with one another and rise up to demand more of ourselves and our leaders."
With all other distractions cleared away, Sixx: A.M. fully dedicated themselves to the two volume collection and it shows. James Michael not only sings, but serves as producer and mixer for the album, while guitarist DJ Ashba came up with the introspective cover art for the album.
"Sixx: A.M. is in the most creative place of our careers," says bassist Nikki Sixx. "For James, DJ and myself, we think it’s the perfect time to release so much quality music to our fans who’ve been supporting us over the last three albums." Michael agrees, "The double-albums will leave no stone unturned in our quest to create important music and push the boundaries of rock." Ashba concludes, "We are on a mission to give our fans even more than they could have hoped for, both musically and visually."
The first volume of Prayers for the Damned will be available to pre-order on iTunes and all digital retailers on March 4, coinciding with the release of the "Rise" lyric video. You can check out the full track listing for the disc below.
Though the band has already been announced for a number of festivals this spring, the group filled in the blanks on their tour itinerary, revealing a full-on tour schedule that launches at the Welcome to Rockville Festival in Jacksonville, Fla., on April 30 and continues in the U.S. through the end of May before crossing the pond for a European leg during the month of June. All dates can be seen below. Tickets are available for a VIP Pre-Sale beginning March 2 at 10AM local time. Meanwhile, an Exclusive Pre-Sale using the password "PRAYERS" begins on March 3 at 10AM local time, and the general public on-sale follows on March 4 at 10AM ET. Check the band's website for ticketing details.
Sixx: A.M., "Rise"
Sixx: A.M., Prayers for the Damned, Vol. 1 Track Listing
2. "You Have Come to the Right Place"
3. "I’m Sick"
4. "Prayers for the Damned"
5. "Better Man"
6. "Can't Stop"
7. "When We Were Gods"
8. "Belly of the Beast"
9. "Everything Went to Hell"
10. "The Last Time (My Heart Will Hit The Ground)"
11. "Rise of the Melancholy Empire"
Sixx: A.M. 2016 Tour Dates
4/30 –- Jacksonville, Fla. @ Welcome To Rockville
5/1 -- Fort Myers, Fla. @ Fort Rock Festival
5/3 -- Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery Ballroom
5/4 -- Birmingham, Ala. @ Oak Mountain Amphitheater (w/ Disturbed and Rob Zombie)
5/6 -- Charlotte, N.C. @ Carolina Rebellion
5/7 -- Richmond, Va. @ The National
5/8 -- Bethlehem, Pa. @ Sand’s Event Center
5/10 -- Baltimore, Md. @ Ram’s Head Live
5/11 -- Norfolk, Va. @ The Norva
5/13 -- Ft Wayne, Ind. @ Piere’s
5/14 -- Kansas City, Mo. @ KQRC’s Rockfest
5/15 -- Somerset, Wis. @ Northern Invasion
5/17 -- Chicago, Ill. @ Concord Music Hall
5/18 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
5/20-22 -- Columbus, Ohio @ Rock On The Range
5/21 -- Camden, N.J. @ Susquehanna Bank Center
5/22 -- Albany, N.Y. @ Rock ‘n Derby
5/24 -- Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom
5/27-29 -- Pryor, Okla. @ Rocklahoma
5/29 -- San Antonio, Texas @ River City Rockfest
6/2 -- Monza, IT @ Gods Of Metal
6/3 -- Nuremberg, DE @ Rock im Park
6/5 -- Mendig, DE @ Rock am Ring
6/7 -- Lodz, PO @ The Power Festival
6/9 -- Solvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival
6/11 -- Castle Donington, UK @ Download Festival
6/12 -- Newport, UK @ Isle of Wright Festival
6/16 -- Pratteln, SW @ Konzertfabrik Z7
6/17 -- Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Festival
6/18 -- Clisson, FR @ Hellfest
6/22 -- Stockholm, SE @ Grona Lund
6/23 -- Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhell
6/24 -- Halden, NO @ Tons of Rock
7/30 -- Alberta, Canada @ Sturgis Alberta Motorcycle Rally and Festival
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