Following last summer’s Warped Tour debut and a year of touring ever since, Broadside are back with their debut single, “Puzzle Pieces,” taken from their sophomore record, Paradise.
The color-drenched new music video channels much of what their forthcoming record is all about—reaching for the next step, not fearing failure and, ultimately, never giving up on your own creative dreams as you pursue your own version of paradise.
“We have been picking ourselves apart to really find the focus of what people will think when they hear the name Broadside with this new record,” frontman Ollie Baxxter explains.
“As I’m getting older and the band progresses, we’re being put in situations where we have the opportunity to reach a wider audience. Do we do take advantage of those opportunities or stay true to who we are and express our ideals? Eventually you must ask yourself, at what cost does this come? Do I edit myself or do I speak the harsh reality of the creative industry? Puzzle pieces—it takes one piece to either begin or to finish an entire piece of art.”
Paradise is set for a June 16 release and is currently available for preorder here.
Broadside are nominated for Best Underground Band at the 2017 APMAs, and you can vote for them right now.
Tonight, the band kicks off their tour with Real Friends, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts and Nothing, Nowhere, with more tour dates to be announced along the way. Check out the full list of cities and tour dates below.
Tour dates with Real Friends, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts, Nothing, Nowhere:
4/27 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
4/28 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
4/29 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre and Ballroom
4/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
5/02 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
5/03 – Kansas City, MO @ Aftershock Live
5/04 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
5/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – The Grand
5/07 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/09 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
5/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
5/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
5/13 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
5/14 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
5/15 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
5/17 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
5/18 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
5/19 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
5/20 – Lafayette, LA @ Warehouse 535 (Broadside only)
5/21 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
5/22 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
5/23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/24 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
5/25 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
5/26 – Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theater
5/27 – Charlotte, NC @ The Undergrown|
5/28 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
5/30 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
5/31 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
6/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
6/02 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
6/03 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
6/04 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
6/06 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
6/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
6/08 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
6/09 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall