British five-piece The Temperance Movement have signed to Spinefarm Records‘ imprint Snakefarm Records. Their third album A Deeper Cut is due out August 3.
The band will also tour North America this summer, serving as support for Deep Purple and Judas Priest. All dates are below.
The album is simultaneously anthemic, defiant and cathartic. It bears echoes of the great rock ‘n’ roll icons of the ’60s and ’70s – The Faces and Led Zeppelin, Free, and The Rolling Stones —whose singer, Mick Jagger, gave them the ultimate accolade when he handpicked The Temperance Movement to support the Stones in Europe in 2014 and in the U.S. in 2015.
But A Deeper Cut is no period piece. New songs such as the electrifying “Caught In the Middle,” the swaggering “Built-in Forgetter,” and the emotionally charged title track are the sound of a band reborn.
“As the name suggests, A Deeper Cut is a deeper album, a more honest album,” says singer Phil Campbell. “It’s not us hiding, or pretending to be something we’re not. It’s us saying, ‘This is what the band is.'”
“The over-riding feeling was that we’d been through this period of turmoil in the band,” says guitarist Paul Sayer. “Our belief in what we were doing had been challenged. It would have been very easy to walk away from it all.”
He isn’t exaggerating. The Temperance Movement’s early years were a rocket ride. Following a Best New Band Award from Classic Rock magazine in 2013, their first two albums, 2013’s self-titled debut album and its follow-up, 2016’s White Bear both smashed into the UK Top 20, while they scored a No.1 Canadian Rock Radio with their 2015 single “Oh Lorraine.”
The band is ready to build on that success and is firmly focused on the here and now with A Deeper Cut.
DEEP PURPLE + JUDAS PRIEST + THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT TOUR DATES:
8/21 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
8/22 — Chicago, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/24 — Detroit, MI — Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/25 — Mt. Pleasant, MI — Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort*
8/27 — Hamilton, ON — FirstOntario Centre
8/29 — Montreal, QC — Bell Centre
8/30 — Quebec City, QC — Centre Videotron
9/1 — Wantagh, NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/2 — Bethel Woods, NY — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
9/5 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake Amphitheater
9/6 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
9/8 — Virginia Beach, VA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
9/9 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion
9/11 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion
9/12 — Jacksonville, FL — Daily’s Place
9/14 — Atlanta, GA — Verizon Amphitheatre
9/16 — Biloxi, MS — Mississippi Coast Coliseum
9/18 — Kansas City, MO — Starlight Theatre
9/20 — Welch, MN — Treasure Island Casino*
9/21 — Council Bluffs, IA — Harrah’s Council Bluffs*
9/23 — Denver, CO — Pepsi Center
9/26 — San Diego, CA — Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
9/27 — Irvine, CA — FivePoint Amphitheatre
9/29 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/30 — Wheatland, CA — Toyota Amphitheatre
*Non Live Nation date