The Amity Affliction Reveal New Album Title

The Amity Affliction have confirmed that their new album will be called “Not Without My Ghosts.” The effort is expected to be released next year.

Joel Birch said the following about the title during a recent interview with Andrew Haug:

“I’m not sure I’m allowed to say the title. I’m just gonna fucking say it. It’s called ‘Not Without My Ghosts‘, which is something that I saw in… I ripped it off. It’s from this art show in Sheffield. And I was just walking past and I saw it, and I just wrote it into my notes. And I never went in or anything.”

He continued:

“I didn’t come up with that, but that did inform the direction for my lyrics. ‘Cause I was, like, ‘Oh, fuck. That’s something I can apply to my past behaviors, my past experiences — everything; past traumas and everything.’ One of the lines on one of the songs is ‘I have to carry on but not without my ghosts.’ That’s sort of the overarching theme, I guess, of the record.”

Birch went on to say that it also relates to his battle with bipolar II disorder:

“No amount of therapy can excise [your ghosts]. It’s sort of discussing how to move forward despite them. So happiness despite trauma.”

[via Blabbermouth]

The Amity Affliction Premiere “Show Me Your God” Music Video

The Amity Affliction have premiered a new video for their new song “Show Me Your God.” Joel Birch commented:

“‘Show Me Your God‘ is the first song of our first self-produced record. The song is the first in a series of explorations and internal meditations on how our past shapes us and interacts with our various mental struggles in the present, drawing from both personal experience and also the trauma of close friends who have passed away or who have dealt with close loved ones passing away.”

The Amity Affliction Postpone European/UK Tour Due To Mental Health Issues

The Amity Affliction have postponed their European/UK tour due to mental health issues. The trek will now take place in early 2023 with Fit For A King, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, and Gideon set to open.

Vocalist Joel Birch issued the following statement:

“For anyone who has been following our band over the past 18 years it will come as no surprise that we as a band have had ongoing struggles with our mental health. We have never cancelled a tour. Ever. We have played almost dead, we have played crippled, we have played when I (Joel, who is writing this) have been close to killing myself, and not once have we ever pumped the brakes when we definitely should have.

We have had a system of time off between tours that has worked for us for the most part, but in the depths of Covid we agreed to break this structure as all we wanted to do at the times was tour. We committed to back to back USA and European tours and we are in a situation now where we can’t consciously embark safely on both tours and need to briefly pump the brakes.

Some members of the band need to seek help for their mental health, issues that were compounded during the worst of Covid. We are at a point where if we were to force them to continue our European tour as it stands, directly after the US tour, we would risk having to face a situation far worse than a cancelled tour, and that’s not a risk we are willing – nor should anyone be willing – to take.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly, in fact this is the fastest selling headline tour we have announced, but what matters to us foremost is making sure that our brothers have the space and time to tackle the parts of their lives that need to be addressed. Sadly, within the music industry – and indeed the larger entertainment and hospitality industries within which we coexist – the schedules that artists are expected to keep maintaining to remain relevant are brutal.

This has created a culture and an atmosphere that almost rewards abuse, which leads to extremely poor mental health issues that mostly roll on disregarded. The music industry is a behemoth that moves on without the artists it spits out, and so if we were to ignore this situation and abandon the love we have for our friends, EXPECTING them to embark on a timeline of touring that would very likely destroy them and us, life would go, just not for us. Not for our band. Not for all the people who love them, and not for our, our extremely loyal and beloved fans.

Thankfully this is FAR from a break up statement. It’s just us, asking for your understanding as we move our European tour and give our friends and brothers the time to heal some wounds that have been left unattended. Without a debut we will be back in Europe and the UK, it will just be a little later than planned. The US tour will go ahead as scheduled, and all future plans are still in place.

We do apologize – deeply and sincerely – for this move, but as I have stated above, sometimes you need to pump the brakes, and that time for us is now.”

Tour Dates:

01/11 Paris, FRA – Le Cabaret Sauvage
01/13 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
01/15 London, UK – Electric Brixton
01/16 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
01/17 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
01/18 Bristol, UK – SWX
01/19 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
01/20 Antwerp, BEL – Zappa
01/22 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
01/23 Solothurn, SWI – Kofmehl
01/24 Milan, ITA – Circolo Magnolia
01/25 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
01/27 Wien, AUT – Simm City
01/28 Prague, CZE – Akropolis
01/29 Wroclaw, POL – Zaklete Rewiry
01/30 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
02/01 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
02/02 Hannover, GER – Faust
02/03 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
02/04 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk

The Amity Affliction Add UK Dates To Upcoming Tour With Counterparts, Gideon, & SeeYouSpaceCowboy

The Amity Affliction have added some UK dates to their upcoming European tour with Counterparts, Gideon, and SeeYouSpaceCowboy. You can find the updated schedule for that run below.

Tour Dates:

10/07 Koln, GER – Carlswerk Victoria
10/08 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
10/09 London, UK – Electric Brixton
10/10 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
10/11 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
10/12 Bristol, UK – SWX
10/13 Paris, FRA – Le Cabaret Sauvage
10/14 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom
10/16 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
10/17 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
10/18 Milan, ITA – Circolo Magnolia
10/20 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk
10/21 Wien, AUT – Simm City
10/22 Prague, CZE – Akropolis
10/23 Wroclaw, POL – Zaklete Rewiry
10/24 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
10/26 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
10/27 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
10/28 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
10/29 Hannover, GER – Pavilion

Silverstein And The Amity Affliction Announce Co-Headlining North American Tour

Silverstein and The Amity Affliction have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Holding Absence and UnityTX will open.

Tour Dates:

08/25 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
08/26 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
08/27 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
08/28 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
08/30 Portland, OR – Roseland
08/31 Seattle, WA – Showbox
09/02 Boise, ID – Revolution
09/03 Salt Lake City, UT – Depot
09/04 Denver, CO – Mission
09/06 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
09/07 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
09/08 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
09/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Four Chord Music Festival
09/11 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/13 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/14 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
09/16 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
09/17 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
09/18 Dallas, TX – Amplify Live
09/20 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
09/21 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
09/23 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
09/24 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
09/25 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
09/27 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
09/28 Huntington, NY – Paramount
09/30 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/01 Montreal, QC – Olympia
10/02 Toronto, ON – History

The Amity Affliction Announce European Tour With Counterparts, Gideon, & SeeYouSpaceCowboy

The Amity Affliction have announced a headlining European tour. Counterparts, Gideon, and SeeYouSpaceCowboy will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

10/07 Koln, GER – Carlswerk Victoria
10/08 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
10/13 Paris, FRA – Le Cabaret Sauvage
10/14 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom
10/16 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
10/17 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
10/18 Milan, ITA – Circolo Magnolia
10/20 Munchen, GER – Backstage
10/21 Wien, AUT – Simm City
10/22 Prague, CZE – Akropolis
10/23 Wroclaw, POL – Zaklete Rewiry
10/24 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
10/26 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
10/27 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
10/28 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
10/29 Hannover, GER – Pavillon

The Amity Affliction Announce U.S. Tour With Archetypes Collide & The Seafloor Cinema

The Amity Affliction have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Archetypes Collide and The Seafloor Cinema will open.

Tour Dates:

03/16 San Diego, CA – SOMA – Sidestage
03/18 West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour
03/19 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues Parish
03/20 Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
03/22 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
03/23 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/25 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03/26 Grand Junction, CO – Grand Junction C.C.
03/27 Denver, CO – Summit
03/29 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
03/31 St. Louis, MO – Old School Rock House
04/01 Chicago, IL – The Metro
04/02 Detroit, MI – Shelter
04/03 Columbus, OH – The Basement
04/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
04/06 Worcester, MA – Palladium – Upstairs
04/07 Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl
04/09 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
04/10 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
04/11 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
04/12 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
04/13 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Hell
04/15 Orlando, FL – The Social
04/16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
04/17 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
04/19 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
04/20 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live – Studio
04/21 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
04/23 Tucson, AZ – Encore

The Amity Affliction Premiere New Song “Death Is All Around Us”

The Amity Affliction have premiered a new song titled “Death Is All Around Us.” The track is available as part of a newly released EP titled “Somewhere Beyond The Blue.“ The effort, which also features “Like Love” and “Give Up The Ghost,“ can be found in various digital outlets. It can also be pre-ordered on 7 inch vinyl. The band said the following about the latest single:

“We’re deep into a pandemic that won’t go away. With lockdowns still happening here in Australia and no touring in sight, it’s a hopeless situation and one that inspired the lyrics in this song.”

The Amity Affliction Premiere New Song “Give Up The Ghost”

The Amity Affliction have premiered a new song titled “Give Up The Ghost.” Vocalist Joel Birch commented:

“It turns out everything is faster and yet we have the same level of attention to detail we’ve always had on our records. The lyrics were already written, and Ahren had a chorus melody on another demo that worked for this song so it all came together quickly which was cool. Banging out a song on a whim in a day isn’t something we’ve done before, so it felt pretty good.”

Sleeping With Sirens & The Amity Affliction Officially Cancel Their Co-Headlining Tour

Sleeping With Sirens and The Amity Affliction have officially cancelled their co-headlining tour. The trek, which was also set to feature Stray From The Path and Unity TX, was previously postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bands issued a joint statement:

“It’s with great disappointment that we must inform you the TAA/SWS tour is cancelled. After almost two years, it’s become increasingly difficult getting both bands’ schedules aligned. We were both looking forward to the tour & thank each and everyone of you for your patience while we attempted to make this tour work. We apologize to everyone who were anticipating this tour. TAA will be announcing new dates for March/April in the next couple of weeks. SWS is finishing up their new album & working on 2022 plans. Once again we are very sorry for this & can’t wait to play for you all again very soon. Love, SWS & TAA

*Refunds can be found at point of purchase”