When I think of Reggie and the Full Effect, I'm often transported back to a different time - a time during my days at Sam Goody when the "emo" scene was really taking hold. It's been a long time, and now the band has announced their forthcoming, 7th studio album, 41, set for release on February 23rd, 2018 via Pure Noise Records. Along with the announcement comes the debut of a new song entitled "The Horrible Year." Listen below...
"”Horrible Year” is a song about how even in the worst of times in a person’s life, you can always count on the ones you love to help you through them.” - James Dewees
Reggie and the Full Effect is the solo project of James Dewees, otherwise known as the keyboardist for influential pop-punk band The Get Up Kids. 2018 will mark the act’s 20th anniversary and the beginning of his moniker’s next chapter with the release of the 7th studio album, 41. The upcoming record will be Dewees’ first release in 4 years, following 2013’s Pure Noise Record debut No Country For Old Musicians.
1. il Sniffy Incontra
2. il Pesce Svedese
3. Alone Again
4. Broke Down
6. Karate School
7. The Horrible Year
8. New Years Day
10. Channing Tatum Space Rollerblading Montage M...
11. You've Got Secrets
12. Trap(ing) Music (feat Common Denominator)
13. And Next with Feeling
14. Off Delaware
Dewees will take Reggie and the Full Effect on tour in support of 41 in February/March with labelmates Senses Fail, along with Have Mercy and Household.
Reggie and the Full Effect Tour Dates:
Feb 27 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Feb 28 - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater
Mar 2 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar n’ Grill
Mar 3 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Mar 5 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Mar 6 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Mar 7 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Mar 9 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Mar 10 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Mar 11 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mar 13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
Mar 14 - Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
Mar 16 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Mar 17 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Mar 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Mar 20 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Mar 21 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Mar 22 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Mar 23 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Mar 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Mar 26 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Mar 27 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Mar 29 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Mar 30 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
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