Tampa, FL singer-songwriter Matt Hires has announced his sophomore studio album, This World Won't Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend, will be released on August 13 via Atlantic Records. “My favorite artists are the ones who keep making records that give you something different from what came before,” says Hires, “but still hold onto their own unique sound overall. With this album, I pushed into the direction of making music that's more fun and pop-oriented but also retains that sense of honesty that I've always valued as a songwriter.”

Hires will immediately hit the road with Charlottesville, VA's Parachute in support of the 11-song effort. Here's the music video for his last single, “Restless Heart,” followed by his tour dates.

AUGUST       
13   New York, NY   Irving Plaza
14   Boston, MA   The Sinclaire
15   Philadelphia, PA   TLA
16   Asbury Park, NJ   Stone Pony
17   Lancaster, PA   Chameleon Club
20   Washington, DC   Sixth & I
21   Wilmington, NC   Ziggy's
22   Orlando, FL   Plaza Theatre
23   Atlanta, GA   Masquerade
24   Nashville, TN   Rocket Town
25   Charlotte, NC   Amos's
28   Winston-Salem, NC   Ziggy's
29   Blacksburg, VA   Virginia Tech
        
SEPTEMBER       
03   Columbus, OH   Club A&R
04   Chicago, IL   Bottom Lounge
05   Milwaukee, WI   The Rave
06   Minneapolis, MN   Mill City Music Hall
07   St Louis, MO   Old Rock House
08   Lawrence, KS   Granada Theatre
10   Denver, CO   Summit Music Hall
11   Salt Lake City, UT   In The Venue
13   Portland, OR   Backspace
14   Seattle, WA   El Corazon
16   San Francisco, CA   The Chapel
18   Los Angeles, CA   Troubadour
19   Santa Ana, CA   Constellation Room
20   Scottsdale, AZ   Pub Rock
21   Dallas, TX   House of Blues