Alkaline Trio release new EP following coronavirus tour postponement

“We feel and hope that some new music will help people transcend the uncertainty and possible fear they might be feeling.”

Alkaline Trio have issued their new three-track E.P. following the postponement of their tour with Bad Religion due to the coronavirus outbreak.

E.P. is the band’s latest release since 2018’s Is This Thing Cursed? and features the tracks Minds Like Minefields, Smokestack, and Radio Violence. Bassist Dan Adriano describes the latter as a song about communication breakdowns: “It’s about the lies we tell ourselves and others and it’s about shutting out those closest to us when we need them most”.

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In a Facebook post announcing the EP, the Chicago rockers said they hoped “some new music will help people transcend the uncertainty and possible fear they might be feeling, if even for a few minutes.”

“Music has always had a way of helping us all cope with unpleasant times. We can only hope that ours can do the same for our fans on some level.”

Read the full statement here:

Alkaline Trio were scheduled to co-headline a tour with Bad Religion, but that’s been postponed to later this year. A shared statement from both bands on Facebook reads: “Due to the spreading rate of COVID-19, Alkaline Trio and Bad Religion will be rescheduling our spring tour. The new dates will take place in the fall of 2020 and will be posted shortly. All previously purchased tickets will be honoured.”

Read the full Facebook post here:

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