EXTENDED VERSION OF NEW ALBUM THE JAWS OF LIFE OUT NOW VIA FEARLESS RECORDS
INCLUDES LIVE VERSION OF “PASS THE NIRVANA” — WATCH VIDEO
Platinum-selling powerhouse Pierce The Veil — guitarist/vocalist Vic Fuentes, guitarist Tony Perry, and bassist Jaime Preciado — have announced their North American tour plans.
The band will return to the road this spring and summer on a co-headline run with The Used. The “Creative Control Tour” kicks off on May 23 in Austin and runs through July 2 in Phoenix. All dates are below. Get tickets here.
“Every night of this tour is going to be a celebration. Our new album The Jaws of Life is finally out and we get to share this monumental moment with our beautiful fans. We are so honored to hit the road with The Used, a band that has inspired us since the very beginning. It’s going to be unlike any other tour we’ve done and we can’t wait to see you there. Thank you for all of your support. Love, PTV.”
Pierce The Veil dropped their new album The Jaws of Life — their first in seven years — in February via longtime label Fearless Records. Get it here.
It’s now available as an expanded edition with a bonus track — a raucous live rendition of The Jaws of Life‘s first single “Pass the Nirvana” that was captured during the band’s explosive set at the inaugural When We Were Young Festival last October.
The band is also offering an exclusive 7″ as part of their tour’s VIP package. It comes in a blood orange colorway and features new cover art and features the live version of “Pass the Nirvana” on one side and the studio version on the other.
The Jaws of Life marked a welcome return for PTV, with press praise pouring in from Rolling Stone, Uproxx, Huffington Post, Gawker, and MTV, among others. The band also appears on the cover of the latest issue of Outburn, pictured below.
PIERCE THE VEIL ON TOUR:
WITH THE USED:
5/23 — Austin, TX — HEB Center at Cedar Park^+
5/24 — New Orleans, LA — The Fillmore Harrah’s^+
5/26 — Tampa, FL — Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino^+
5/27 — Boca Raton, FL — Mizner Park Amphitheatre^+
5/28 — St. Augustine, FL — The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre^+
5/30 — Atlanta, GA — Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre^+
5/31 — Nashville, TN — Nashville Municipal Auditorium^+
6/2 — Toronto, ON — RBC Echo Beach^+
6/3 —Baltimore, MD — Pier Six Pavilion^+
6/6 — Richmond, VA — Virginia Credit Union LIVE!^+
6/7 — Wallingford, CT — Oakdale Theatre^+
6/9 — Philadelphia, PA — Skyline Stage at the Mann^+
6/10 — Portland, ME — Cross Insurance Arena^+
6/12 — Asbury Park, NJ — Stone Pony Summerstage^#
6/13 — New York, NY — The Rooftop at Pier 17^#
6/15 — Bethlehem, PA — The Wind Creek Event Center^#
6/16 — Moon Township, PA — UPMC Events Center^#
6/17 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Blossom Music Center^#
6/19 — Grand Rapids, MI — GLC Live at 20 Monroe^#
6/21 — Cincinnati, OH — The Andrew J Brady Music Center^#
6/22 — Madison, WI — The Sylvee^#
6/24 — Dallas, TX — Fair Park^#
6/28 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex^#
6/29 — Reno, NV — Grand Sierra Resort + Casino^#
7/1 — Irvine, CA — FivePoint Amphitheatre^#
7/2 — Phoenix, AZ — Arizona Financial Theatre^#
^ With Don Broco
+ With Deathbyromy
# With girlfriends
PTV’s evolution from album to album is nothing less than stunning. The early buzz generated by A Flair for the Dramatic (2007) made its follow-up one of the most anticipated albums of 2010. Selfish Machines shot to No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. The Chicago Tribune saluted Collide with the Sky for its “post-hardcore punk with more than a few nods to Queen.” They became a true arena act on Misadventures, selling out huge venues without losing the intimate connection with their fans.
The Jaws of Life was produced by Paul Meany (Twenty One Pilots, Yungblood, Walk the Moon), and mixed by Adam Hawkins (Machine Gun Kelly, Turnstile, Twenty One Pilots). Deadly serious subject matter abounds, but Pierce The Veil enduringly navigates it all with grace. The lyrics continue the Fuentes tradition of painstaking honesty and clever twists of phrase. Pierce The Veil perform at the biggest festivals and is counted among the biggest and brightest of a younger generation of bands. But it all starts with the songs. The Jaws of Life is filled with the kind to keep the PTV fire burning forever.