We’re days away from the Maine hosting their 8123 Fest, but that’s not the only thing the band are preparing for thanks to a new social media post.
Earlier today, they posted a mysterious clip to their accounts, and fingers crossed it’s a new song.
Just before the end of the year, frontman John O’Callaghan lobbed some decisive-sounding news when he logged onto Twitter and launched a simple but exciting five-word tweet.
“ALBUM NUMBER SEVEN IS DONE,” O’Callaghan tweeted. The post was appended with the hashtag #longlivethemaine.
Since then, the band have begun their cryptic teasing. Three days ago, they shared a poster reading “you are the war inside my brain.”
The following day, they shared a second poster that reads “We’re all the same broken parts.”
Yesterday, they posted a third poster reading, “You are my glitter and my gloom. I am so numb without you.”
Finally, the band shared a cinematic clip with the caption, “9PM PST//12AM EST tonight. www.themaineband.com.”
It’s unclear exactly what is coming later tonight, but all signs seem to point to a new track from their upcoming album.
The Maine and 8123 Fest
The Maine’s 8123 Fest is just days away. On Jan. 18, the band will perform a set curated by fans at the Van Buren in Phoenix.
On Jan. 19, the official 8123 Fest kicks off at Civic Space Park. The Maine will celebrate Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop’s 10-year anniversary by performing it in its entirety along with other tracks from their discography.
This performance marks the only time the band will play their debut album in full for the anniversary. There will also be a Make America Emo Again after party hosted at the Van Buren on Jan. 19.
The band were teasing the lineup by releasing one band at a time, which will include Mayday Parade, We The Kings, Real Friends, the Technicolors, This Century and Teenage Wrist will be joining the Maine for the festival.
More information is available here with a full list of upcoming dates below.
01/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
01/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ 8123 Fest
01/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ 8123 Fest Afterparty
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 *
06/13 – Curtiba, Brazil @ Selfie Brasil
06/15 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Tropical Butantá
06/16 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil @ Sacadura 154
06/18 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Centro Cultural Minas Tênis Clube
* with Taking Back Sunday