Breaking Benjamin have unveiled they will be recording an acoustic album of some of their biggest hits, with some songs even featuring guest vocalists.
Vocalist Benjamin Burnley revealed the news in a recent interview with HardDrive Radio.
“They all have orchestration on them — like, full orchestra on them. And then there’s four that have guest vocalists that (are) really, really amazing. They did so good,” he said. “I have Lacey Sturm — she used to be the singer for Flyleaf — she’s doing a song with me called ‘Dear Agony.’ She was great. She nailed it, man. And she’s so fun to work with, too. She just nails it every time, and she’s such an incredible singer.”
“And then Spencer (Chamberlain) from Underoath did ‘Red Cold River.’ And then Adam Gontier, the original singer for Three Days Grace , he did a song called ‘Dance With the Devil’ with me. And then Mike (Barnes), the singer for RED, did ‘Failure’ with me.”
He then went into the thought process behind the remake itself.
“(They) are all friends of mine,” he continued. So I just was, like, ‘How can we put some more of an original spin on this so it’s not just a remake of things?’ So that’s what I came up with, and I tried to get a couple of more too, but it was a time thing. These guys, more so than anything, they’re my friends. So that’s what’s cool about it to me — that they’re my friends on a record with me.”
There is no official release date for the record, but Burnley says he hopes it will drop before the end of the year. You can see his full interview below.
Breaking Benjamin have quite a few tour dates planned this summer. You can check those out below.
07/23 — Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Mortgage Music Center
07/24 — Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/26 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Keybank Pavilion
07/27 — Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
07/30 — Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/31 — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/02 — Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
08/04 — Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheatre
08/06 — Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
08/07 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
08/09 — Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
08/10 — Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/15 — Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/17 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
08/18 — Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park
08/21 — Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
08/22 — Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
08/24 — Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater
08/25 — Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
08/28 — Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
08/30 — Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
08/31 — Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre
09/02 — Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
09/04 — Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/06 — Roger, AR @ Walmart Amp
09/07 — Kansas City, MO @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
09/09 — Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
09/10 — Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
09/13 — Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
09/15 — Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/16 — Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater
09/18 — Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
09/21 — Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
09/22 — Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
09/25 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana Amphitheatre
09/29 — Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life
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