The Almost have announced their first tour in five years after debuting their first new single since 2013 called “Chokehold.” 

The band, spearheaded by Underoath drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie, have signed to Fearless Records and returned with new music. 

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As previously stated, the band have not released a full-length record since Fear Inside Our Bones. Now, they’re back with “Chokehold,” which comes from their upcoming LP Fear Caller, out October 18. You can order that album here

To record the record, Gillespie turned to the desert for inspiration and actually recorded there as well. 

“I have a romantic affinity for the desert,” he says. “There are so many untold stories and hidden truths. The beginning of our thoughts and existence as a people happened out there. For me, it was a cathartic experience. It’s something I’ve never done. I needed to get out there with the ghosts and see what would happen.”

They dropped an intense video for the first single that focuses on the mundane aspects of everyday life, such as an old car or a static TV, in a moody way. It also shows a person wearing a mask driving their car down a dirt road to perform some kind of passionate ritual.

The song itself is as catchy as it is commanding, and the lyrics tell a personal story about Gillespie’s life. 

“It’s a story of my childhood that really comes apart in the bridge discussing my father,” Gillespie said of the track. “The song essentially explains how I got to be the way I am. I need the chokehold to succeed. It’s one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written.”

You can see the video for “Chokehold” below. 

To celebrate the new music, the band are hitting the road for the first time since 2014 with the If I Believed You Tour that will kick off in January. 

Along with playing songs from the forthcoming album, the Almost will also perform their record Southern Weather in its entirety. 

You can see the band’s post about the run below. 

Tickets go on sale Friday here and you can see the full list of dates below.


01/03 — Orlando, FL
01/04 — Tampa, FL
01/05 — Atlanta, GA
01/07 — Nashville, TN
01/08 — Greensboro, NC
01/10 — Washington, D.C.
01/11 — Pittsburgh, PA
01/12 — Philadelphia, PA
01/13 — Boston, MA
01/15 — New York, NY
01/16 — Asbury Park, NJ
01/17 — Cleveland, OH
01/18 — Detroit, MI
01/18 — Chicago, IL
01/21 — Denver, CO
01/24 — Oakland, CA
01/25 — Los Angeles, CA
01/26 — PHoenix, AZ
01/28 — Austin, TX
01/29 — Dallas, TX

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