Barenaked Ladies Take On the 24-Hour News Cycle with Topical New Song “New Disaster,” ‘Detour de Force’ LP Out 7/16


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On July 16, Canadian pop/rock veterans Barenaked Ladies will return with their 16th studio album, Detour de Force. It was announced previously and details were made official on Friday, along with the premiere of a new single titled “New Disaster.”

Thematically, the song tackles a number of relevant topics, of which singer Ed Robertson explained in a statement:

“‘New Disaster’ is about the distraction of modern politics coupled with the pressures of the 24-hour news cycle. It seemed like the Nostradamus predictions of new disasters were getting worse and worse, even after we recorded the song.”

It’s the second song shared from the new album, following “Flip:”

 
“We’ve always liked that our band is very diverse in what we do,” added Robertson, “and on this record I really enjoyed the exploration. This record is a journey. Taking off one song would tip it in a way we didn’t feel was representative of the record we made. We wanted everything that’s here to be part of the record.”

Adds Tyler Stewart, “This is some of our strongest material in 30 years, easily. I think it stands up there with our best albums. It hangs with ‘Gordon,’ or it hangs with ‘Maroon.'”

Barenaked Ladies also recently rescheduled their Last Tour on Earth from this summer to Summer 2022. The trek was supposed to happen in Summer 2020, but of course that didn’t happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a statement from the band to that effect:

Fri, Jun-03 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sat, Jun-04 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Sun, Jun-05 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tue, Jun-07 – Irving, TX – Toyota Music Factory
Thu, Jun-09 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
Fri, Jun-10 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
Sat, Jun-11 – Paso Robles, CA – Vino Robles
Thu, Jun-16 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park Amphitheatre
Fri, Jun-17 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
Sat, Jun-18 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Tue, Jun-21 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
Fri, Jun-24 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove @ Harrah’s Council Bluff’s
Sat, Jun-25 – Pryor Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino
Mon, Jun-27 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Wed, Jun-29 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Fri, Jul-01 – Indianapolis, IN – Lawn at White River State Park
Sat, Jul-02 – Cleveland, OH – Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica
Sun, Jul-03 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Tue, Jul-05 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark – Summer Series
Wed, Jul-06 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
Fri, Jul-08 – Gilford, NH – Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
Sat, Jul-09 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Sun, Jul-10 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
Tue, Jul-12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Wed, Jul-13 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
Fri, Jul-15 – Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
Sat, Jul-16 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre
Sun, Jul-17 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
Wed, Jul-20 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Amphitheatre
Thu, Jul-21 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage**
** Kim Mitchell, direct support



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