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Earlier this week, Dashboard Confessional announced that they’d be hitting the road for a club tour come January and February 2017.

With the massively popular demand, the group has added additional dates to their run to kick off the new year, in addition to dropping a brand new track available for free download. Check out the updated tour schedule and link to the previously unreleased new song below!

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This new music has been a long time coming, but frontman Chris Carrabba says they're close to finishing a new album.

“I have spent the last year and a half in the studio and we’re very close to finishing a new album,” Carrabba says. “I’m very excited about these new songs and the album that we’re making. However, in a very real sense I feel like I can’t make a record without my fans being part of the process. There’s no substitute for the kind of immediate feedback that I get from the crowd when I play new songs.”

On their upcoming tour, Carrabba says he's excited to play a mix of old and new—and erase the division between band and fans while they're at it.

“While I love the summer amphitheater experience and playing the old favorites to festival crowds, the place where I have always felt the purest connection with my audience has been in the clubs that I came up in. The venues where I could walk among the crowd and get to know them, the places where we erased the division between the band and the fans. And don’t worry, while I am so excited to share with you some of what to expect from Dashboard Confessional in the year to come, we will absolutely still play the favorites… I hope we all discover some new favorites along the way.” 

Want to hear Dashboard Confessional's new song? Download “Heart.Beat.Here” for free here.

Tickets for their January and February run with Vinyl Theater are currently on sale here. Check out the full list of cities and dates below!

Tour Dates
Jan 17 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Jan 18 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Jan 19 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Jan 20 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Jan 21 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Jan 22 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
Jan 23 – Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Jan 24 – Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Jan 26 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Jan 27 – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
Jan 28 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Jan 29 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Jan 31 – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Feb 1 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 2 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Feb 3 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Feb 4 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Feb 8 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
Feb 10 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Feb 11 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Feb 12 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Feb 13 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
Feb 15 – Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Feb 16 – The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL

Where will you be catching Dashboard Confessional? Let us know in the comments!

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