The Maine

In an interview at the official 8123 store, the Maine frontman John O’Callaghan sits down with the Arizona Republic’s Ed Masley for an in-depth preview of the band’s forthcoming album You Are Ok.

The interview details the band’s creative process with You Are Ok as well as what fans could potentially expect on the forthcoming record.

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“The biggest thing we’ve sort of kept with is to always deviate from whatever we’ve done, for the most part,” O’Callaghan says. “We’ve kept a lot of things in-tact; I think that’s more of a grounding sort of headspace — Like, stay humble, and keep working hard. As far as sonics go, I think that has always been a big goal from record to record or EP to EP. It’s always been the drive to make something different-sounding.”

The interview goes on to reveal the band’s goals, how You Are Ok stands out in their discography and the record’s major influences, such as Tears For Fears.

You can watch the full interview below.

The band’s seventh studio album will be out March 29. You can preorder You Are Ok here.

Additionally, the Maine will embark on a tour in support of You Are Ok. The band will be joined by Grayscale. You can check out the dates and cities on the band’s upcoming tour, as well as the previously announced European and South American treks, below and secure your tickets here.

European dates

04/02 – Köln, Germany @ Gloria
04/03 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Zappa
04/04 – Paris, France @ Flow
04/05 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
04/06 – London, England @ The Forum
04/16 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *
04/17 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *
04/19 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
04/20 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
04/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
04/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *

04/24 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall *
04/26 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre *
04/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
04/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
04/30 – Denver, CO @ The Summit *
05/01 – Denver, CO @ The Summit *
05/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
05/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
05/04 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues *
05/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues *

* with Taking Back Sunday

North American dates

05/09 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole*
05/11 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk*
05/13 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl
05/14 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay
05/15 – Nashville, TN @ Cowan
05/17 – Charleston, SC @ Amo’s
05/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Music Farm*
05/19 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry
05/21 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe*
05/24 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
05/25 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
05/26 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
05/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
05/29 – Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard
05/31 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

* No Grayscale

Brazilian dates

06/13 – Curitiba, Brazil @ Selfie Brasil
06/15 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Tropical Butantã
06/16 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil @ Sacadura 154
06/18 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Centro Cultural

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