Gaslight Anthem

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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,213
    GB281198 said:

    i saw that. so there is at least one show!!
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,213
    also a few interesting things to note:

    1. forgivers have changed their profile to maroon as well. they also deleted all of their social media posts. at least on instagram. this is the band with alex l and alex r in it.
    2. mercy union released a new single today, and a new promo photo. benny h is in this band with jared hart. benny was not in the promo photo. just jared, nick, and rocky.

    i am wondering if the alexes put forgivers on hiatus and benny left mercy union to reform tga?

    as an aside, i would hate it for jared if benny left mercy union.
    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.- Hemingway

    "Well, you tell him that I don't talk to suckas."
  • axeljohanaxeljohan Posts: 259
    GB281198 said:

    i saw that. so there is at least one show!!
    And it looks like it will be in my hometown. Great!
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,384
    also a few interesting things to note:

    1. forgivers have changed their profile to maroon as well. they also deleted all of their social media posts. at least on instagram. this is the band with alex l and alex r in it.
    2. mercy union released a new single today, and a new promo photo. benny h is in this band with jared hart. benny was not in the promo photo. just jared, nick, and rocky.

    i am wondering if the alexes put forgivers on hiatus and benny left mercy union to reform tga?

    as an aside, i would hate it for jared if benny left mercy union.
    Gotta think this more than just a reunion tour since it looks like Benny is out on Mercy Union.  New Mercy Union songs sound pretty good.
  • Jdub5521Jdub5521 Posts: 109
    Another teaser today. Someone on Twitter astutely pointed out this is the beginning of their Drive video. Gotta think it’s at least a sink or swim anniversary tour. 

  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,384
    Jdub5521 said:
    Another teaser today. Someone on Twitter astutely pointed out this is the beginning of their Drive video. Gotta think it’s at least a sink or swim anniversary tour. 

    Didn't realize that was similar to the Drive video.  Although the teaser today sounds like a screen being pulled down and then a projector starting to play???  I'm wasting way too much time trying to figure this out....just wish they would announce whatever this is already!!
  • pjpitt89pjpitt89 Posts: 1,723
    I agree with a sink or swim 15 year anniversary tour. Easy cash grab for them to do another 8-10 shows, and I'll gladly pay. I still don't ever see them recording new music, but we'll see. I'm surprised they are actually (potentially) touring as it is.
    9/1/00, 4/28/03, 7/5/03, 7/6/03, 7/12/03, 10/1/04, 9/28/05, 5/27/06, 5/28/06, 6/1/06, 6/27/08, 6/30/08, 8/7/08 (EV), 6/12/09 (EV), 10/27/09, 10/28/09,10/30/09, 10/31/09, 5/21/10, 6/15/11 (EV), 9/2/12, 7/19/13, 10/21/13, 10/22/13, 10/27/13, 4/28/16, 4/29/16, 8/7/16, 11/4/16 (TOTD), 8/18/18, 8/20/18, 9/24/21 (EV&Earthlings), 9/26/21, 9/11/2022, 9/14/2022
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,384
    pjpitt89 said:
    I agree with a sink or swim 15 year anniversary tour. Easy cash grab for them to do another 8-10 shows, and I'll gladly pay. I still don't ever see them recording new music, but we'll see. I'm surprised they are actually (potentially) touring as it is.
    New music would be shocking but this seems like a lot of effort for just another anniversary tour.  And the fact that Benny doesn't look to be involved with Mercy Union anymore makes me think it's something else???  Seems odd he would leave that band if it was just Gaslight doing a few dates.  
  • Daron OshayDaron Oshay Middletown, NJPosts: 2,441
    pjpitt89 said:
    I agree with a sink or swim 15 year anniversary tour. Easy cash grab for them to do another 8-10 shows, and I'll gladly pay. I still don't ever see them recording new music, but we'll see. I'm surprised they are actually (potentially) touring as it is.
    New music would be shocking but this seems like a lot of effort for just another anniversary tour.  And the fact that Benny doesn't look to be involved with Mercy Union anymore makes me think it's something else???  Seems odd he would leave that band if it was just Gaslight doing a few dates.  
    I’m hoping for new music. Brian’s solo career has become a bit sad as weird. I love a lot of it but would be better as a side solo career which I think most would agree with.

    That being said I don’t think this is anything but a quick summer anniversary tour as well. 

    I wouldn’t read too much into Benny not in the Mercy Union promos. A few weeks ago he wrote this on twitter which makes it sound like he’s working a real job potentially
    https://twitter.com/bennyhorowitz1/status/1495772386167250945?s=21
  • Jdub5521Jdub5521 Posts: 109
    pjpitt89 said:
    I agree with a sink or swim 15 year anniversary tour. Easy cash grab for them to do another 8-10 shows, and I'll gladly pay. I still don't ever see them recording new music, but we'll see. I'm surprised they are actually (potentially) touring as it is.
    New music would be shocking but this seems like a lot of effort for just another anniversary tour.  And the fact that Benny doesn't look to be involved with Mercy Union anymore makes me think it's something else???  Seems odd he would leave that band if it was just Gaslight doing a few dates.  
    I’m hoping for new music. Brian’s solo career has become a bit sad as weird. I love a lot of it but would be better as a side solo career which I think most would agree with.

    That being said I don’t think this is anything but a quick summer anniversary tour as well. 

    I wouldn’t read too much into Benny not in the Mercy Union promos. A few weeks ago he wrote this on twitter which makes it sound like he’s working a real job potentially
    https://twitter.com/bennyhorowitz1/status/1495772386167250945?s=21
    I unfortunately agree that the solo stuff is a bit sad. Saw him and his band at town hall in nyc a couple weeks ago and it was maaaaaybe 75% full. Couldn’t help but put myself in his shoes and think what the hell am I doing. Get the real band back together man. 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,384
    pjpitt89 said:
    I agree with a sink or swim 15 year anniversary tour. Easy cash grab for them to do another 8-10 shows, and I'll gladly pay. I still don't ever see them recording new music, but we'll see. I'm surprised they are actually (potentially) touring as it is.
    New music would be shocking but this seems like a lot of effort for just another anniversary tour.  And the fact that Benny doesn't look to be involved with Mercy Union anymore makes me think it's something else???  Seems odd he would leave that band if it was just Gaslight doing a few dates.  
    I’m hoping for new music. Brian’s solo career has become a bit sad as weird. I love a lot of it but would be better as a side solo career which I think most would agree with.

    That being said I don’t think this is anything but a quick summer anniversary tour as well. 

    I wouldn’t read too much into Benny not in the Mercy Union promos. A few weeks ago he wrote this on twitter which makes it sound like he’s working a real job potentially
    https://twitter.com/bennyhorowitz1/status/1495772386167250945?s=21
    Yeahhhh his last 2 solo albums have been rough.  I really liked the first 2 solo albums and saw him on both of those tours but these last 2 were not for me.  Going in a way too mellow direction.  Also noticed Ian Perkins wasn't on this latest tour with him which is weird because he has always been on tour with BF.  

  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,384
    This is just getting silly now.  Announce whatever this is already!!!


  • pjpitt89pjpitt89 Posts: 1,723
    Looking more like a film release? That would be quite a bummer for me...
    9/1/00, 4/28/03, 7/5/03, 7/6/03, 7/12/03, 10/1/04, 9/28/05, 5/27/06, 5/28/06, 6/1/06, 6/27/08, 6/30/08, 8/7/08 (EV), 6/12/09 (EV), 10/27/09, 10/28/09,10/30/09, 10/31/09, 5/21/10, 6/15/11 (EV), 9/2/12, 7/19/13, 10/21/13, 10/22/13, 10/27/13, 4/28/16, 4/29/16, 8/7/16, 11/4/16 (TOTD), 8/18/18, 8/20/18, 9/24/21 (EV&Earthlings), 9/26/21, 9/11/2022, 9/14/2022
  • Daron OshayDaron Oshay Middletown, NJPosts: 2,441
    pjpitt89 said:
    Looking more like a film release? That would be quite a bummer for me...
    Seems to be. But my guess is a film and shows.

    I’d be shocked by new music 
  • pjpitt89pjpitt89 Posts: 1,723
    New teaser plays 45 over a new photo of the band, also changed their profile pic. Soooo.... a Handwritten tour?
    9/1/00, 4/28/03, 7/5/03, 7/6/03, 7/12/03, 10/1/04, 9/28/05, 5/27/06, 5/28/06, 6/1/06, 6/27/08, 6/30/08, 8/7/08 (EV), 6/12/09 (EV), 10/27/09, 10/28/09,10/30/09, 10/31/09, 5/21/10, 6/15/11 (EV), 9/2/12, 7/19/13, 10/21/13, 10/22/13, 10/27/13, 4/28/16, 4/29/16, 8/7/16, 11/4/16 (TOTD), 8/18/18, 8/20/18, 9/24/21 (EV&Earthlings), 9/26/21, 9/11/2022, 9/14/2022
  • GB281198GB281198 VirginiaPosts: 194
    Isn't this year the 10th anniversary of handwritten? As long as they're back for any reason is great news to me
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,384
    pjpitt89 said:
    New teaser plays 45 over a new photo of the band, also changed their profile pic. Soooo.... a Handwritten tour?

    No clue what to expect at this point.  Just hope that whatever this turns out to be is worth all this hype!  
  • Daron OshayDaron Oshay Middletown, NJPosts: 2,441
    Well it certainly isn’t new music now 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,384
    Well it certainly isn’t new music now 
    I don't know.  That new picture makes me think it's something more than just an annivesary tour or a vinyl re-release....why would they be doing a photo shoot it it wasn't something major??  Guessing we get the announcement of whatever this is tomorrow since the teaser video looks to be complete now.  
  • GB281198GB281198 VirginiaPosts: 194
    Ticketmaster is using the updated photo
  • pjpitt89pjpitt89 Posts: 1,723
    GB281198 said:
    Ticketmaster is using the updated photo
    Alex changed his social profile pic to it too. Still weird to use a new pic, yet play 45 in the video. I believe they’re either going with a Handwritten tour, or... hear me out… using that song as “turn the record over” and starting up again for real. 

    Still find it hard to believe they’d ever record new music, but we shall see
    9/1/00, 4/28/03, 7/5/03, 7/6/03, 7/12/03, 10/1/04, 9/28/05, 5/27/06, 5/28/06, 6/1/06, 6/27/08, 6/30/08, 8/7/08 (EV), 6/12/09 (EV), 10/27/09, 10/28/09,10/30/09, 10/31/09, 5/21/10, 6/15/11 (EV), 9/2/12, 7/19/13, 10/21/13, 10/22/13, 10/27/13, 4/28/16, 4/29/16, 8/7/16, 11/4/16 (TOTD), 8/18/18, 8/20/18, 9/24/21 (EV&Earthlings), 9/26/21, 9/11/2022, 9/14/2022
  • Daron OshayDaron Oshay Middletown, NJPosts: 2,441
    edited March 25
    GB281198 said:
    Ticketmaster is using the updated photo
    Are we sure this a new photo as in recently taken?
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,384
    pjpitt89 said:
    GB281198 said:
    Ticketmaster is using the updated photo
    Alex changed his social profile pic to it too. Still weird to use a new pic, yet play 45 in the video. I believe they’re either going with a Handwritten tour, or... hear me out… using that song as “turn the record over” and starting up again for real. 

    Still find it hard to believe they’d ever record new music, but we shall see

    Thought the same thing last night.  Guessing we find out today....all of the teases have been released at 10am central time so only a couple hours to go!
  • RansomPTDRansomPTD Posts: 286
    I’m late to the game on why they broke up. So what was the reason? 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,384
    RansomPTD said:
    I’m late to the game on why they broke up. So what was the reason? 
    I don't think it was anything specific.  They were on a pretty aggressive new album/tour cycle every 2 years and they were all just burnt out I think.  Also, Brian was married to Alex's sister and they got divorced and then he wrote a whole album about it.....guessing that had to have created some tension in the band.  
  • Daron OshayDaron Oshay Middletown, NJPosts: 2,441
    RansomPTD said:
    I’m late to the game on why they broke up. So what was the reason? 
    I don't think it was anything specific.  They were on a pretty aggressive new album/tour cycle every 2 years and they were all just burnt out I think.  Also, Brian was married to Alex's sister and they got divorced and then he wrote a whole album about it.....guessing that had to have created some tension in the band.  
    For sure. And the reception of that album also was a problem. But it’s a good record!
  • jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MNPosts: 2,262
    edited March 25
    And they are back together as a band. Tour dates to come as well as a new album.

    Great news!!!
  • GB281198GB281198 VirginiaPosts: 194
    Never thought I'd see it! I'm super excited
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,384
    They're back!!!  They're fucking back!!!!  This is awesome.
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