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Pierce the Veil, ‘Selfish Machines’ — New Album

Pierce the Veil

San Diego pop metallers Pierce the Veil are gearing up for the June 22 release of their latest album, ‘Selfish Machines,’ and are frontloading their schedule with lots and lots of tour dates, including this summer’s Warped Tour. We’re tired just looking at their tour itinerary. ‘Selfish Machines’ follows up the band’s debut, ‘A Flair for the Dramatic.’

The Warped Tour is sort of a double-edged sword for bands. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for relatively neophyte bands, but since there are dozens of acts performing, a band can get lost in the volume. Pierce the Veil have figured out a way to stand out on the packed Warped Tour stages, since they wrote music based on the desire to play it live.

“Every time we play, we are trying to be the best live band that kids have ever seen,” vocalist Vic Fuentes told Noisecreep. “We put a huge amount of work and production into our live set because it is truly our favorite thing in the world to do. We love it so much that we just wrote an entire new album based on playing live shows. Expect lots of singing and energy from both us and the crowd at Warped Tour.”

Fuentes promised that the band will be playing new songs from ‘Selfish Machines,’ too. “We would love for kids to come out and not only see us play, but also come to the signings and meet us and maybe even hang out,” he said. “We like to build relationships with our fans and give our love and appreciation back to them every chance we get.” So be sure and take him up on that offer. If you can’t wait to see ‘em live, check out the screamy rager ‘The Boy Who Could Fly.’

In an official statement, Fuentes also revealed that the album title refers to how human nature involves being selfish in some way, shape or form. “In no way is this a negative thing, it’s human,” he said. “We all have natural tendencies to want, love and take. It’s about that ‘evil’ thing inside of us that is really not evil at all. It’s just there and always will be inside all of us.”

‘Selfish Machines’ track list

1. ‘Besitos’
2. ‘Southern Constellations’
3. ‘The Boy Who Could Fly’
4. ‘Caraphernelia’
5. ‘Fast Times at Clairemont High’
6. ‘The New National Anthem’
7. ‘Bulletproof Love’
8. ‘Stay Away From My Friends’
9. ‘I Don’t Care If You’re Contagious’
10. ‘Disasterology’
11. ‘Million Dollar Houses (The Painter)’
12. ‘The Sky Under The Sea’

Pierce the Veil tour dates

5/21 — Las Vegas, NV — Area 702
5/22 — Pahrump, NV — Threadfest
6/5 — Bakersfield, CA — KRAB Rockin’ Roots Fest
6/25 — Carson, CA — Home Depot Center
6/26 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheare
6/27 — Ventura, CA — Seaside Park
6/29 — Phoenix, AZ — Cricket Pavilion
6/30 — Las Cruces, NM — NMSU Practice Field
7/1 — San Antonio, TX — AT&T Center
7/2 — Houston, TX — Showgrounds at Sam Houston
7/3 — Dallas, TX — Superpages.com Center
7/5 — St. Louis, MO — Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/6 — Indianapolis, IN — Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/7 — Pittsburgh, PA — First Niagara Pavilion
7/8 — Cleveland, OH — Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
7/9 — Toronto, ONT — Arrow Hall
7/10 — Montreal, QC — Parc Jean Drapeau
7/11 — Hartford, CT — Comcast Theater
7/12 — Clifton Park, NY — Northern Lights (w/Attack Attack!, Parkway Drive)
7/13 — Mansfield, MA — Comcast Center
7/14 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
7/15 — Scranton, PA — Toyota Pavilion
7/16 — Camden, NJ — Susquehanna Bank Center
7/17 — Uniondale, NY — Nassau Coliseum
7/18 — Oceanport, NJ — Monmouth Park Racetrack
7/20 — Columbia, MD — Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/21 — Virginia Beach, VA — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/22 — Charlotte, NC — Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/23 — Tampa, FL — Vinoy Park
7/24 — Miami, FL — Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/25 — Orlando, FL — Firestone Amphitheatre
7/26 — Atlanta, GA — Lakewood Amphitheatre
7/28 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
7/29 — Milwaukee, WI — Marcus Amphitheater
7/30 — Detroit, MI — Comerica Park
8/1 — Shakopee, MN — Canterbury Park
8/2 — Bonner Springs, KS — Sandstone Amphitheater
8/5 — Edmonton, AB — Northlands Park
8/7 — Salt Lake City, UT — Utah State Fairgrounds
8/8 — Denver, CO — Invesco Field
8/10 — San Diego, CA — Cricket Amphitheatre
8/11 — Pomona, CA — Pomona Fairplex
8/12 — Marysville, CA — Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/13 — Boise, ID — Idaho Center Amphitheatre
8/14 — Seattle, WA — Gorge Amphitheatre
8/15 — Portland, OR — Washington County Fairgrounds

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