Multi-platinum selling rock band The All American Rejects have released a new 2-song EP titled SWEAT today via all digital platforms and streaming services. The two tracks on the EP,“Sweat” and “Close Your Eyes” mark the long awaited return from one of Alternative rock’s most successful hit makers of the last 15 years and display a new chapter in the band’s history.
“Every song was its own unique experience in terms of having the band find itself,” explained front man Tyson Ritter. “It felt as though our identity crisis was over, and we got to take this back.”
Produced by Ido Zmishlany (Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers), “Sweat” delivers an anthem-like punchiness that The All American Rejects fans have come to love, while also displaying more depth from front man Tyson Ritter who lyrically tackles themes about being in control of your own destiny. “Close Your Eyes” was produced by Benny Cassette (Kanye West, Miguel), and captures the band’s inimitable swagger while channeling the nocturnal pop trance of eighties Depeche Mode. In the track Ritter explores the complexities of relationships and when to get out. Get both tracks HERE.
The band also released a powerful new 11-minute short film that ties both songs together. Officially titled “Sweat”, the film was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Jamie Thraves (Radiohead, Coldplay, Sam Smith etc.), and tackles an array of complex themes dealing with one’s identity.
“The film is a story about this functioning identity crisis and expectations on how we’re supposed to be in a public place” reflects Ritter.
The “Sweat” short film premiered exclusively on Spotify’s Rock This Playlist and can be viewed HERE.
Beginning July 13th the band will embark on a month long tour with Dashboard Confessional. The tour kicks off at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA on July 13th and will conclude on August 15th in Highland Park, IL (dates below). Tickets for all dates are on-sale now.
|Jul 13||OC Fair & Event Center||Costa Mesa, CA|
|Jul 14||Masonic Auditorium||San Francisco, CA|
|Jul 15||The Pearl Concert Theater||Las Vegas, NV|
|Jul 17||Idaho Botanical Garden||Boise, ID|
|Jul 18||Sandy City Amphitheater||Sandy, UT|
|Jul 20||The District||Sioux Falls, SD*|
|Jul 21||Myth||St. Paul, MN|
|Jul 22||Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino||Council Bluffs, IA|
|Jul 23||The Pageant||St. Louis, MO|
|Jul 25||Express Live!||Columbus, OH|
|Jul 26||Fillmore Detroit||Detroit, MI|
|Jul 27||House of Blues||Cleveland, OH*|
|Jul 29||Tag’s Summer Stage||Big Flats, NY|
|Jul 30||Sands Event Center||Bethlehem, PA*|
|Aug 03||Central Park Summer Stage||New York, NY|
|Aug 04||Foxwoods Resort Casino||Mashantucket, CT|
|Aug 05||Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion||Gilford, NH|
|Aug 06||Blue Hills Bank Pavilion||Boston, MA|
|Aug 08||Stage AE||Pittsburgh, PA|
|Aug 09||Festival Pier||Philadelphia, PA|
|Aug 10||Wolf Trap||Vienna, VA|
|Aug 12||Ascend Amphitheater||Nashville, TN|
|Aug 13||Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater||Charlotte, NC|
|Aug 14||Mercury Ballroom||Louisville, KY*|
|Aug 15||Ravinia Festival||Highland Park, IL|
|Aug 16||Indiana State Fair||Indianapolis, IN*|
|Aug 18||Liberty Hall||Lawrence, KS*|
|Aug 19||Victory Fest||Ogden, KS*|