After three years out of the spotlight, Japandroids announced their new album last week, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, is due out January 27, 2017 on Arts & Crafts, with a special early release for vinyl on January 24th. Additionally, they released the first single of the same name, promptingPitchfork to say “…a new Japandroids record feels like hero’s return,” and Noisey concurred, “thank the good lord for Japandroids.” A pre-order for the album is up now at www.japandroids.com, with the option to buy the special 7″ edition of the single featuring a B-side cover of the Talking Heads’ “Love→ Building on Fire.”
Pre-order the album now at www.japandroids.com Today, the band announces their first world tour in three years, starting February 13 in Madison, WI, arriving in Toronto, ON on February 17 at the Danforth Music Hall, with the North American portion wrapping in their hometown of Vancouver, BC on March 20 at the Commodore Ballroom. A European tour will follow in April. See all dates below. Tickets will be on sale this Friday, November 11, at 10amlocal time.