Andy Black has announced the release of his second solo album, The Ghost of Ohio. The record will drop April 12 and a new video for “Westwood Road” has just been released on YouTube.

“Now that I’ve solidified what I think the project is, it’s been a lot easier to go in and write songs that, in my mind, feel appropriate for the project,” the Black Veil Brides frontman told us about his newest solo record.

The Ghost of Ohio is the next step,” Black adds. “It’s a full embrace of my long-held passion for imagination, stretching back to when I discovered my dad’s KISS trading cards in the basement and walked my neighborhood streets dressed up like Batman.”

Black’s debut solo album, The Shallow Side, featured collaborations with members of Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and more. Matt Skiba is already confirmed to be featured on The Ghost of Ohio and John Feldmann produced the album.

"'Westwood Road' is about being so fucking miserable while sitting in a hotel room and absolutely hating where I am now,” Black tells Rock Sound. “It's thinking 'this doesn't represent me at all, this is not who I am' and thinking of going back to being a kid and enjoying going to football games with my dad and all that sort of stuff. Now as an adult, I actually do all that stuff."

Listen to “Westwood Road” above and check out Andy Black’s upcoming tour dates below. To pre-order The Ghost of Ohio, click here.


April 07 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
April 09 - Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon
April 10 - Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne
April 12 -  Las Vegas, Nev. @ Vinyl
April 13 -  Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey Theatre
April 14 -  Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Nile Theatre
April 16 -  Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Depot
April 17 -  Denver, Colo. @ The Gothic
April 19 -  Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey
April 20 - San Antonio, Texas @ The Rock Box
April 22 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
April 23 -  Orlando, Fla. @ Plaza Live
April 25 -  Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogarts
April 26 -  Greensboro, N.C. @ The Blind Tiger
April 29 -  Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls
April 30 -  Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Soundstage
May 01 -  New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theatre
May 03 -  Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium
May 04 -  Asbury Park, N.J. @ Asbury Lanes
May 06 -  Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Elevation
May 07 -  Chicago, Ill. @ Metro
May 08 -  Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity Theater
May 10 -  Cleveland, Ohio @ Phantasy Nightclub
May 11 -  Detroit, Mich. @ The Majestic
May 13 -  Toronto, Ontario @ The Opera House
May 15 -  Montreal, Quebec @ L’Astral
May 16 -  Philadelphia, Pa. @ Underground Arts
May 17 - Virginia Beach, Va. @ Elevation 27

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