|MOD SUN Shares Uncompromising New Album
God Save The Teen
Featuring Avril Lavigne and Royal & the Serpent
2023 Headline Tour Begins on Feb. 19 in Sacramento, CA
Photo Credit: Nathan James
“A true punk at heart” —PAPER
“MOD SUN has established himself as one of the most exciting and positive names in pop-punk’s new generation. “ —Kerrang!
“No matter how you try to neatly define MOD SUN, you can’t.” —NYLON
February 3, 2023 (Los Angeles, CA) — Today, pop-punk powerhouse MOD SUN returns with his most ambitious full-length album to date, God Save The Teen, via Big Noise. Leading up to the album release, MOD SUN kept his pop-punk affinities and grunge-tinged vocals under wraps until today, only revealing the album artwork, title, and tracks’ lyrics via his social platforms.
Listen to God Save The Teen HERE
“I miss when an album felt like an event,” MOD SUN explains. “When thinking about how to release God Save The Teen I wanted to bring back that experience to the listener. Nowadays we get so many singles before the album comes out that it kinda ruins it—it just feels like a bunch of songs sitting together, but not living together. All 12 songs are previously unreleased so when you press play on the first song you are being taken into a world and being told a full story. It’s a risk and that’s exactly what I did with all these songs too. I’m more proud of this record than anything I’ve ever done.”
“A young person growing up in these times is something I care passionately about, I want to be someone to help the younger generation as much as possible,” MOD SUN continues. “The societal pressures and standards they are dealing with every day is absurd.”
MOD SUN has garnered continuous praise, with Rolling Stone notably sharing, “Three months ago, the rapper-turned-rocker scrapped a big chunk of this new album, God Save The Teen. The one he rebuilt is a mission statement for himself (and whoever else happens to need it)…On his latest album God Save The Teen, he wants to be sure that none of his fans are left in the dark.”
After previously working alongside his fiancée, singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, on their 2021 single “Flames” (>106 million streams), MOD SUN has dedicated the track No. 3, “Avril’s Song,” to his “soulmate” and donning a vulnerable collaboration with her on “Shelter.” Additionally, MOD has teamed up with alt-newcomer Royal & the Serpent on “SOS.” Across the 12-track collection, MOD SUN reaches his peak of both authenticity and unfiltered emotion, as he explores love, nostalgia, and learning to appreciate life.
“I dove deep into the power of love on this album,” MOD SUN shares. “My song ‘Shelter’ features my fiancée Avril Lavigne, and is all about finding protection from the world in the person you are with. My song ‘SOS’ featuring Royal & The Serpent is all about the magic of love at first sight and being completely helpless to the power it has on you. I’m proud, I’m grateful, I’m at my best as an artist right now and that’s what this album is to me.”
Last weekend, MOD SUN joined the X Games in Aspen, CO where he breathed new life into his gritty cover of Goo Goo Dolls’ 1998 hit single, “Iris”— watch his performance here. After supporting blackbear in 2022, MOD SUN will return to the road to headline with Stand Atlantic as support. The God Save The Teen Tour will kick off at Goldfield Trading Post Roseville in Sacramento on Feb. 19, includes a March 15 show at Irving Plaza in New York City, and wraps in Los Angeles on April 2 at The Fonda Theatre.
You can purchase tickets to the God Save The Teen Tour HERE
Feb. 19—Sacramento, CA—Goldfield Trading Post Roseville
Feb. 21—Portland, OR—Hawthorne Theatre
Feb. 22—Seattle, WA—Neumos
Feb. 23—Vancouver, Canada—Rickshaw Theatre
Feb. 25—Edmonton, Canada—Union Hall
Feb. 27—Salt Lake City, UT—The Depot
March 1—Denver, CO—Summit Music Hall
March 3—Lawrence, KS—The Granada
March 4—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue
March 5—Chicago, IL—Bottom Lounge
March 7—Detroit, MI—Saint Andrews Hall
March 9—Cleveland, OH—Agora Theatre & Ballroom
March 10—Toronto, Canada—Phoenix Concert Theatre
March 12—Montréal, Canada—Théâtre Corona
March 14—Boston, MA—Paradise Rock Club
March 15—New York City, NY—Irving Plaza
March 17—Philadelphia, PA—Brooklyn Bowl Philly
March 19—Silver Spring, MD—The Fillmore
March 21—Atlanta, GA—The Masquerade
March 22—Nashville, TN—Eastside Bowl
March 26—Fort Lauderdale, FL—Culture Room
March 28—Dallas, TX—South Side Music Hall
March 29—Houston, TX—RISE Rooftop
March 30—Mesa, AZ—Nile Theater
April 2—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre
ABOUT MOD SUN
With a career spanning over a decade, prolific songwriter MOD SUN has worked with some of the biggest names in music including his fiance Avril Lavigne, his best friend and frequent collaborator Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, G-Eazy, blackbear, Gashi, Nipsey Hussle, gnash, Schoolboy Q, and producer/musician John Feldmann. With the release of 5 albums, 3 EPs, 6 mixtapes, and more than 100 songs, MOD has amassed global recognition and widespread industry respect. MOD SUN, which stands for “movement on dreams, stand under none,” started out as a drummer for two popular punk rock bands in the early 2000s, Four Letter Lie and Scary Kids Scaring Kids. After several years of national and overseas touring, he decided to step out from behind the drums to pursue a solo career. MOD SUN has been regarded as “one of the most revolutionary and original artists in the American record scene” (GQ Italia).
MOD SUN’s debut album with Big Noise, Internet Killed The Rockstar, has amassed over 240 million streams making it his most successful release to date.
God Save The Teen Album Artwork
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