The Maine Breaks Their Silence and Announces New Album & Tour (@TheMaine)

ad706479-a042-4fe8-9164-20c69f867e6cA little more than two months since what fans have dubbed as “the blackout”, The Maine have broken their social media silence today – with several big announcements.

In what was likely the most anticipated, they released news of their fifth full-length album. The band announced the record is titled  American Candy and is set for release this spring; official release date not yet announced. Though the band’s whereabouts after their final show of 2014 was known to be at a studio in Joshua Tree, California, the band kept quiet about any details of the record – across not only their public band pages but also each member’s personal social media accounts as well. Only occasionally popping up in photos posted to the socials of producer Colby Wedgeworth or photographer Dirk Mai, The Maine, who are normally recognized within the industry by their social media presence, aided the mystery surrounding this fifth album with their silence.

Now, with American Candy confirmed for release later this year, the band are ready to head out on the road in support of the new record. Appropriately named after the upcoming album itself, the American Candy Tour will be headlined by The Maine with support from Fearless Records’ pop-punk Real Friends of whom The Maine spent some time with on the Vans Warped Tour this past summer. Additional support comes from Chicago based Knuckle Puck (Rise Records) and fellow 8123 artist The Technicolors. Full tour dates for this US/Canada run have been released and can be seen below.

In an effort to cut ticket costs for the fans, the band have set aside a limited number of tickets for a “no-fee” pre-sale. In most markets, these discounted tickets will go on sale tomorrow, as of 10am local time (see venue websites for details). All five members of The Maine will be personally taking over the box office for their hometown show, at Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ for the pre-sale, to meet fans and sell tickets directly. General on-sale for the tour begins Friday January 9th, also at 10am local time.

Tour dates for the American Candy Tour below.

Full Date

Venue City

Venue State

Venue

April 3, 2015 Fri

Tempe

Arizona

The Marquee Theatre

April 4, 2015 Sat

Anaheim

California

House of Blues

April 8, 2015 Wed

San Diego

California

House of Blues

April 10, 2015 Fri

San Francisco

California

Slim’s

April 11, 2015 Sat

Sacramento

California

Ace of Spades

April 13, 2015 Mon

Portland

Oregon

Hawthorne Theater

April 14, 2015 Tue

Vancouver

BC

The Rio Theatre

April 15, 2015 Wed

Seattle

Washington

El Corazon

April 17, 2015 Fri

Salt Lake City

Utah

The Complex

April 18, 2015 Sat

Denver

Colorado

Summit Music Hall

April 20, 2015 Mon

Lawrence

Kansas

Granada Theatre

April 21, 2015 Tue

St. Louis

Missouri

The Ready Room

April 22, 2015 Wed

Milwaukee

Wisconsin

The Rave

April 23, 2015 Thu

Minneapolis

Minnesota

Varsity Theater

April 24, 2015 Fri

Chicago

Illinois

House of Blues

April 26, 2015 Sun

Pontiac

Michigan

The Crofoot

April 28, 2015 Tue

Columbus

Ohio

Newport Music Hall

April 29, 2015 Wed

Cleveland

Ohio

House of Blues

April 30, 2015 Thu

Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania

Altar Bar

May 1, 2015 Fri

Buffalo

New York

The Waiting Room

May 2, 2015 Sat

Toronto

Ontario

Danforth Music Hall

May 3, 2015 Sun

Syracuse

New York

The Lost Horizon

May 5, 2015 Tue

Boston

Massachusetts

House of Blues

May 7, 2015 Thu

New York

New York

Best Buy Theater

May 9, 2015 Sat

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

Electric Factory

May 10, 2015 Sun

Washington

District of Columbia

930 Club

May 12, 2015 Tue

Nashville

Tennessee

Cannery Ballroom

May 13, 2015 Wed

Atlanta

Georgia

The Masquerade

May 14, 2015 Thu

Jacksonville Beach

Florida

Freebird Live

May 15, 2015 Fri

St. Petersburg

Florida

State Theatre

May 16, 2015 Sat

Orlando

Florida

The Beacham

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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