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Alas, Boys Like Girls Announce First Album in 11 Years, Accompanied by a Much-Anticipated US Tour

Updated: Mar 6

Inhale. Exhale. Music lovers worldwide, we can collectively breathe again - Boys Like Girls is back. Yes, you read that right. Boys Like Girls is back. After an 11-year hiatus, the band has announced an upcoming album that will make you want to dust off your Chucks and find that old iPod like it's 2006.

Boys Like Girls is comprised of Martin Johnson, John Keefe, Jamel Hawke, and Gregory James. Each member brings their own unique style and sound, and together, they have produced some of the most iconic scene hits of all time. Who can forget "The Great Escape" or "Love Drunk?" These songs have become anthems for an entire generation of emo kids, and we're eagerly waiting to hear what the new album has in store. The group just released 'CRY,' the fourth single to be released from their upcoming album, "Sunday at Foxwoods."

"I'm not really a campfire style singer, but on my third or fourth date with my now wife she asked me to play her a song. I don't know why, but I picked up the guitar and started playing 'CRY' in front of someone for the first time," Johnson shared. "A crazy thing happened…I felt the song in the way I had always wanted to. I meant the words I was singing…and I meant them for her. To me, every song is a living, breathing thing. Some are born before their time. Some are just supposed to make you feel good, some have great purpose. Sometimes when you write, you're telling a real story, but sometimes it's a made up one. Sometimes the words just sound good and you figure it out later. This one took years to reveal itself."

"My hope is that 'CRY' finds its purpose and meaning to the listener a bit quicker than it took for me," Martin Johnson continued. "More importantly, my hope is that it finds the ears of those who need it. A couple weeks ago Beef and I were sitting in my truck outside the studio, critically listening to mixes of our first album together in a dozen years. At the end of "CRY," I looked to the passenger seat and the toughest man I know had tears running down his face and into his beard. We hugged and cried together in the car, two old friends still making music together, still pushing each other to be better musicians and men 20 years after we met in 2003. Even if this one is just for us, I know in my heart that it was worth waiting until the time was right. And after 10 years of waiting, I'm finally ready to sing it, and we're finally ready to share it with you. The time is right."

As if the album announcement wasn't enough, the group has announced a US tour, hitting cities across the country and giving fans everywhere the opportunity to witness their electrifying performance live.

In a world where everything seems to be falling apart, Boys Like Girls' new album feels like a breath of fresh air for the emo hearts of the world. It reminds us of the power of music and its impact, especially during the more challenging times.



17 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore+

18 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl+

19 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle+

21 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore New Orleans+

23 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution+

24 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando+

26 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater+

27 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center+

28 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory#

30 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren%


1 -- Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium&

2 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues Las Vegas&

4 – San Diego, CA – SOMA%

6 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic†

8 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom†

10 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom†

11 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre†

13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot†

14 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium†

16 – Minneapolis, MN –The Fillmore Minneapolis†

18 Madison, WI – The Sylvee†

19 –Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom@

21 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland@

22 –Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit@

23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre@

24 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY^

26 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall Fenway†

27 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom†

30 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia†

31 – Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore Silver Springs†


1 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz†

Keys for support:

+ – Four Years Strong and LOLO

# – Four Years Strong, LOLO, Max Bemis

% – 3OH!3, LOLO

& – 3OH!3, LOLO, The Ready Set

† – The Summer Set, LOLO

@ – The Summer Set, LOLO, Every Avenue

^The Summer Set, LOLO, SayWeCanFly


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