Black Veil Brides‘ frontman Andy Biersack is revisiting his solo career, working out some of his ’80s synth and goth influences under the moniker Andy Black with a new album called The Shadow Side. But just after said disc arrives, he’s hitting the road for a lengthy North American tour.
The Shadow Side album will arrive on May 6 and a limited number of autographed discs are currently on sale at this location. If you pre-order the signed CD and poster bundle, you’re also eligible to have early access to ticketing for the upcoming Andy Black tour.
The trek launches on May 23 in Baltimore and winds through the U.S. and Canada before coming to a conclusion July 2 in Los Angeles. “I’m excited to announce that I will be in North America for The Homecoming Tour this summer,” says the singer. Tickets go on sale this Friday (March 18). For more ticketing info, including dates for a brief U.K. run, click here.
Biersack has been in the studio working with producer John Feldmann on a new album and the disc has included a number of special guests. Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, All Time Low‘s Rian Dawson, former The Used guitarist Quinn Allman, 5 Seconds to Summer’s Ashton Irwin and Less Than Jake’s JR Wasilewski are among those who took part in sessions with the singer.
“The songs are pop rock, fun songs. You know there’s certainly a kind of an element to the ’80s in there with Depeche Mode and Sisters of Mercy and that kind of thing,” explained Biersack to Alternative Press last fall. “We were joking the other day that it’s goth Springsteen.”
As for Black Veil Brides, Biersack has been on record as stating that he would start on new music with the band as soon as he wrapped the Andy Black album. Check out where he’s playing in the dates listed below.
Andy Black 2016 North American Tour Dates
5/23 — Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Soundstage
5/24 — Allston, Mass. @ Brighton Music Hall
5/25 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Underground Arts
5/27 — New York, N.Y. @ Highline Ballroom
5/28 — Freehold, N.J. @ GameChanger World
5/29 — Norfolk, Va. @ The NorVA
5/31 — Greensboro, N.C. @ Arizona Pete’s
6/1 — Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
6/3 — St. Petersburg, Fla. @ State Theatre Saint Petersburg
6/4 — Orlando, Fla. @ The Social
6/6 — Dallas, Texas @ Trees Dallas
6/7 — San Antonio, Texas @ The Rock Box
6/8 — Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
6/10 — Omaha, Neb. @ Slowdown
6/11 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ Mill City Nights
6/13 — Cleveland, Ohio @ CLEVELAND AGORA
6/14 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ ALTAR BAR
6/15 — Toronto, Ontario @ The Opera House
6/17 — Pontiac, Mich. @ The Crofoot
6/18 — Chicago, Ill. @ Bottom Lounge
6/19 — Lawrence, Kan. @ Liberty Hall
6/21 — Denver, Colo. @ The Bluebird Theater
6/22 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
6/24 — Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox Presents
6/25 — Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
6/27 — Orangevale, Calif. @ The Boardwalk
6/28 — San Francisco, Calif. @ Social Hall SF
6/30 — San Diego, Calif. @ The Observatory North Park
7/1 — Mesa, Ariz. @ The World Famous Nile Theater
7/2 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey
(Chad Childers, Loudwire.com)