Chicago's The Lawrence Arms have annnounced a new 29-song collection set to release in March in honor of the band's 19 year longevity, titled We Are the Champions Of The World (Fat Wreck Chords).
The new album is described as "evolution" of the band, rather than a greatest hits collection. While the band curated the track list themselves (listed in full), the noteworthy inclusion is that it also features two previously unreleased songs from the Oh, Calcutta! sessions.
“They didn't make the cut because they just didn't fit in the structure of that album, which ended up being very focused and thematic,” says co-vocalist Brendan Kelly. "Some of these songs never made it past the demo stage, but even so, they show how tightly focused the band was during this period, with even the scraps left behind sounding vital and potent.
The band will also be touring this spring with Red City Radio and Sincere Engineer. They last released Metropole in 2014.
THE LAWRENCE ARMS 2018 Tour Dates:
4/4 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
4/5 - Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads
4/6 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
4/7 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
4/9 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
4/11 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
4/12 - Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Banner Pilot)
4/27 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/28 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/30 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
5/1 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
5/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
5/4 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
5/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
5/6 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
All shows with Red City Radio and Sincere Engineer. (Except Chicago which has Banner Pilot instead of RCR)
We Are the Champions of the World track listing:
1. On with the Show
2. Great Lakes/Great Escapes
3. Alert the Audience!
4. 100 Resolutions
5. The Devil’s Takin' Names
6. Beautiful Things
7. Quincentuple Your Money
8. The Slowest Drink at the Saddest Bar on the Snowiest Day in the Greatest City
9. Are You There Margaret? It's Me, God.
10. Right as Rain Part 2
11. Seventeener (17th and 37th)
12. Chapter 13: The Hero Appears
13. The Ramblin' Boys of Pleasure
14. Light Breathing (Me and Martha Plimpton in a Fancy Elevator)
15. Like a Record Player
16. You are Here
17. Boatless Booze Cruise Part 1
18. Brick Wall Views
19. Sixteen Hours
21. An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance
22. The Northside, the L&L and Any Number of Crappy Apartments
23. Porno & Snuff Films
25. The Rabbit and the Rooster
26. Catalog *
27. Black Snow *
28. Laugh Out Loud *
29. Warped Summer Extravaganza (Turbo Excellent) *
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