Having more or less let the cat out of the bag on social media last night, The War On Drugs now confirm their fifth album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore, will come out on October 29 through Atlantic. Along with the news, they’ve shared the album’s opener “Living Proof”.
While The War On Drugs’ enormous sound has typically been built up through meticulously recorded and produced overdubs, “Living Proof” was recorded live and was decided by figurehead Adam Granduciel to be perfect. Thus, it’s the version we have today. This immediacy and intimacy goes hand in hand with the personal nature of the lyrics.
Watch the video for “Living Proof”, shot on 16mm by filmmaker Emmett Malloy captures Granduciel at the historic Panoramic studio in Stinson Beach, California. Take a look below.
They’ve also got a whole load of dates in North America and Europe:
(tickets on sale Fri. July 23 @ 10am local time) Fri. Nov. 12 – Lake Perris, CA @ Desert Daze Wed. Jan. 19 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live Thu. Jan. 20 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live Fri. Jan. 21 – Dallas, TX @ Toyota Music Factory Sat. Jan. 22 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Mon. Jan. 24 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium Tue. Jan. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle Thu. Jan. 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia Fri. Jan. 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia Sat. Jan. 29 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden Mon. Jan. 31 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Tue. Feb. 1 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Wed. Feb. 2 – Washington, DC @ Anthem Fri. Feb. 4 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Sat. Feb. 5 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre Sun. Feb. 6 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre Tue. Feb. 8 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Thu. Feb. 10 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre Fri. Feb. 11 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre Sat. Feb. 12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater Sun. Feb. 13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater Tue. Feb 15 – St. Paul , MN @ Palace Theatre Wed. Feb. 16 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre Fri. Feb. 18 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom Sat. Feb. 19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Mon. Feb. 21 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre Tue. Feb. 22 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre Wed. Feb. 23 – Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds Fri. Feb. 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Sat. Feb. 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium Tue. March 22 – Helsinki, FI @ Helsinki Ice Hall Thu. March 24 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet Sun. March 27 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene Mon. March 28 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene Wed. March 30 – Copenhagen, DK @ KB Hallen Thu. March 31 – Copenhagen, DK @ KB Hallen Sat. April 2 – Berlin, DE @ Verti Music Hall Mon. April 4 – Zurich, CH @ Halle 622 Tue. April 5 – Milano, IT @ Alcatraz Thu. April 7 – München, DE @ Zenith Sat. April 9 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia Mon. April 11 – Birmingham, UK @ 02 Academy Birmingham Tue. April 12 – London, UK @ The O2 Arena Thu. April 14 – Dublin, IE @ 3 Arena Sat. April 16 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena Mon. April 18 – Edinburgh, UK @ Edinburgh Corn Exchange Wed. April 20 – Köln, DE @ Palladium Thu. April 21 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof Fri. April 22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome Sat. April 23 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis