The Word Alive Perform New Song Live

The Word Alive have been playing a new song, reportedly titled “Red Clouds,” live at some recent shows. You can see footage of that below:

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The Word Alive’s Tyler “Telle” Smith Says He Wrote A New Song Inspired By Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

It looks like The Word Alive’s new album will feature a song inspired by the late Chester Bennington (Linkin Park). Tyler “Telle” Smith tweeted the following:

[via The PRP]

Matt Horn Tracking Drums For New The Word Alive Album

The Word Alive have confirmed that Matt Horn is tracking the drums for their new album. They said the following:

“It is our pleasure to let you know that Matt Horn will be tracking drums on LP5! This marks his return to drum tracking, many of you don’t know that he tracked our 2nd LP, “Life Cycles”. Matt has been killing it in the studio and the passion in which he plays drums really shines through. It’s almost like you can feel him playing drums right next to you when we play these songs back. Thank you for all your support… Stay tuned for more updates and make sure you turn your notifications on. You never know when we’ll drop a surprise”🤘🏼

We Came As Romans, The Word Alive & Escape The Fate Announce Fall 2017 Dates

We Came As Romans, The Word Alive, and Escape The Fate have announced some fall dates together. These shows will take place around their tour with I Prevail.

Tour Dates:

09/22 Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Bar
09/28 Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall
09/30 Vancouver, BC – The Venue (no Escape The Fate)
10/05 Fargo, ND – Sanctuary Events Center
10/18 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
10/22 Albany, NY – Jupiter Hall
11/02 Birmingham AL – Zydeco (no Escape The Fate)
11/03 Jacksonville, FL – Murray Hill Theatre (no Escape The Fate)
11/14 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s (no Escape The Fate)
11/22 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
11/30 St. Louis, MO – Ready Room

The Word Alive Offer New Album Update

The Word Alive have offered an update on their new album progress. You can read what they had to say below.

“To the TWA family,

It is our pleasure to be writing you from the studio as we dive into recording our 5th full-length album. If you would have told any of us that nearly 10 years later we would be touring, making new music, and traveling the world we wouldn’t have believed you. That has always been our goal and our dream, but you have made it possible. We’re very excited about this album, since it is the 1st album we will be recording with a full vision of the future for The Word Alive. We have once again enlisted our friend Matt Good (Dark Matter) to oversea the album recording process.

With the amazing cycle we had during Dark Matter, we knew the logical step was to continue forward with what we loved and our fans loved. We are building off of something amazing and we feel we have found a defined sound that will continue to grow throughout the years to come.

This also marks the 6th studio process for Zack Tony and I. From day 1 we have pushed each other, and been the core writers of The Word Alive. We have experimented in so many ways, and I’m very grateful to be in a band with such talented musicians and writers who aren’t afraid to test the limits of what they can do. It is my pleasure to have seen them grow and bring to the table the new material for what will be our 5th record.

I know all of you will want to know what it sounds like, but that day will have to wait. All I hope you’re interested in knowing is that we have never been more excited about the future of the band, the material we are writing, or about being in a band together. We currently have 12 songs that have made the cut from over 50 songs. These are the best songs we have ever written, and we can already feel the energy they bring.

When I listen to these songs in their infancy, I know the amazing shows to come and how much fun we will have together. It has been through recent changes within the band that we refocused our energy on our friendships and reminded each other what made us want to play music in the 1st place. Being in The Word Alive in 2017 and beyond will have a renewed excitement and passion that you will all undoubtedly witness and hopefully be a part of as we continue to tour tirelessly playing music we love.

We will update you throughout the next several weeks on the process of the album, and hope you’re ready for the next chapter and evolution of The Word Alive.

With love and appreciation,
Telle Tony and Zack“

I Prevail, We Came As Romans, The Word Alive, & Escape The Fate Announce 2017 North American Tour

I Prevail, We Came As Romans, The Word Alive, and Escape The Fate have announced a North American tour together. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

09/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
09/21 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
09/22 Denver, CO – High Elevation Fest
09/25 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
09/26 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
09/27 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
09/29 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
10/01 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
10/02 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
10/03 Saskatoon, SK – O’Briens
10/06 Green Bay, WI – Sandlot Entertainment Complex
10/07 St. Paul, MN – Myth
10/09 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/10 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
10/14 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
10/15 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
10/16 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
10/17 Montreal, QC – M Telus
10/19 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/20 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/21 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
10/23 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head
10/24 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/27 Norfolk, VA – NorVa
10/28 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
10/30 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
10/31 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
11/01 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
11/04 Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
11/05 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
11/07 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/08 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
11/09 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
11/10 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
11/12 Los Angeles, CA – Novo
11/13 San Francisco, CA – Regency
11/15 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
11/16 San Diego, CA – SOMA
11/17 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
11/19 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/21 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
11/24 Detroit, MI – The Masonic Cathedral
11/26 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
11/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/29 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
12/01 Wichita, KS – Cotillion
12/02 Des Moines, IA – 7 Flags

Daniel Shapiro Exits The Word Alive

The Word Alive have announced the departure of bassist Daniel Shapiro. You can see statements from him and the band below.

The Word Alive:

“Dear TWA family,

The Dark Matter cycle has been the greatest ride of our lives. Because of your support, we’ve reached so many goals we never thought would be possible 9 years into our career. We’ve sold thousands of albums, streamed millions more and toured all over the world. All because of you.

As we move into this next chapter of our career, creatively we have come to a decision to continue The Word Alive with Tony, Telle, and Zack. Moving into the creation of our newest album, Daniel and us mutually agreed that this would be the best decision for the band. Daniel is an extremely talented musician that we have called our brother for the last 7 years. We continue to do so and wish him the best in his future endeavors. The Word Alive has always been a family, past present and future members will always support each other.

We’re extremely excited for the new chapter that is yet to come and look forward to sharing all of our plans for the rest of the year. As always, we appreciate your support on and off tour. We will be all over the world soon enough to continue this journey together.

Telle, Tony, and Zack”

Shapiro:

“Over the last 7 years, I was fortunate enough to tour the world with some of my best friends in The Word Alive. As of today, I will be heading off on a new musical adventure and I am excited to share with you where the road will take me.

The guys and I will continue to support each other. I’m grateful for the time I had with this family and will always consider myself a part of this band.

Thank you all for the love and support from all the fans, friends, family and crew!

–Danielson“