Wednesday 28 February 2024

Cigarettes After Sex - Tejano Blue

Photo Cred: Ebru Yildiz

Today sees Cigarettes After Sex return with news of their new album, titled X's, which coincides with the announcement of a huge world tour, featuring shows at some of the world's biggest arenas including New York’s Madison Square Garden and London's O2 Arena. Renown for their heart-wrenching lyrics that cut deep touching on themes of loss and relationships, and this looks to be their most poignant to date. Ten years ago Greg Gonzalez was having a really rough Valentine’s Day. Freshly heartbroken with no hope of reconciliation, he spent two hours driving from his hometown El Paso to play a show, and he listened to Sade’s “By Your Side” on repeat both ways. “The experience that day stuck in my bones—it was an idea that I couldn’t forget,” says Gonzalez, the frontman of Cigarettes After Sex. “I thought, how do I make a record that feels like that?” “The record feels brutal,” he admits. “I could sit and talk about this loss to someone, but that wouldn’t scratch the surface. I have to really write about it, sing about it, have the music, and then I can start to analyse and learn from it. Or just relive it—in a good way. I don’t have that Eternal Sunshine-thing of wanting to forget.” Take a listen for yourselves.

The band will tour later this year, with the announcement of a world tour. Fans in the UK that pre-order the new album from the band’s store will gain access to pre-sale tickets for The O2 show from 6th March 10:00 GMT.  Artist pre-sale for North America will be available beginning Tuesday 5th March at 10am local time. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general on-sale beginning Friday, 8th March at 10am local time at

North American Dates:
15th June 2024 - Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
31st August – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
1st September - Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
3rd September - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
4th September - TD Garden, Boston, MA
6th September - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
10th September - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
11th September - PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
13th September - Kia Center, Orlando, FL
14th September - State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
17th September - Frost Bank Center, San Antonio, TX
18th September - Toyota Center, Houston, TX
20th September - Moody Center, Austin, TX
21st September - Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, TX
23rd September - United Center, Chicago, IL
24th September - XCel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
27th September - Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
28th September - Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA
30th September - Moda Center, Portland, OR
2nd October - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Greenwood Village, CO
3rd October - Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT
5th October - Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
7th October - Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA
8th October - Desert Diamond Arena, Phoenix, AZ
11th October - KIA Forum, Los Angeles, CA
15th October – Sports Palace, Mexico City, MX

EU/UK Dates:
25th October - OAKA Indoor Arena, Athens
28th October - Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
29th October - Forest National, Brussels
1st November - Forum, Milan
3rd November - Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna
5th November - COR Torwar, Warsaw
7th November - Uber Arena, Berlin
9th November - St Jakobshalle, Basel
10th November - Lanxess Arena, Cologne
12th November - The O2 Arena, London
16th November - Accor Hotel Arena, Paris
17th November - Tony Garnier Hall, Lyon
20th November - WiZink Arena, Madrid
21st November - Altice Arena, Lisbon

Asia Dates:
9th January 2025 - Asia World-Expo, Hall 5, Hong Kong
11th January 2025 - Sunway Lagoon, Kuala Lumpur
14th January 2025 - MOA Arena, Manila
17th January 2025 - Beach City International, Jakarta
21st January 2025 - Impact Exhibition Hall 5, Bangkok

South Africa Dates:
5th March 2025 - Grand Arena, Cape Town
7th March 2025 - Pretoria / Sunbet Arena, Pretoria

AU/NZ Dates:
12th March 2025 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
14th March 2025 - Aware Super Theatre, Sydney
17th March 2025 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
19th March 2025 - Spark Arena, Auckland

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