With two weeks to go before the arrival of much-anticipated album THE GHOST OF OHIO (Lava/Republic), singer-songwriter Andy Black has released new track “The Promise,” click HERE for the lyric video.
“’The Promise’ was inspired by my days spent driving from my neighborhood on the west side of Cincinnati and heading towards the city and into northern Kentucky where I spent almost all of my teenage years in bands, working on a dream,” says Black. “Every day I would use that drive as a chance to plan and think and hope and wish that one day I would be able to make music and tour the world. Over the years that dream has remained, but like all of us as we grow up, often our interests and methods change over time. This song is about trying to remain true to what you wanted the most when you had nothing and keeping that very same passion and drive close to your heart.”
“The Promise” is the third song Black’s released over the course of the past several weeks following lead single“Westwood Road” (which has amassed over 1.5 million YouTube views) and title track “The Ghost Of Ohio” and all three songs are available as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order The Ghost Of Ohio ahead of its April 12th release date.
The Ghost Of Ohio sees Black re-teaming with Grammy nominated producer John Feldmann (Blink-182, Panic! at the Disco), who helmed 2016’s acclaimed debut The Shadow Side.
Black discussed the album during a recent interview with Build – click HERE to watch.
Black, who’s always had a reverence for the magical convergence of sight and sound, created the diverse album to also serve as a soundtrack for its graphic novel counterpart, marrying melancholy themes with upbeat rock and pop to tell the tale of someone who died young and whose spirit inhabits an area for a hundred years looking for ways to connect. The album’s artwork was painted by Eliran Kantor (Iced Earth, Testament).
Black will support the new album with The Ghost of North America Tour, a headlining run that will kick off April 7th at Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA (see itinerary below).
Don’t miss your chance to experience Andy Black’s The Ghost of North America Tour.
Dates are as follows:
|Apr. 07: Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades|
|Apr. 09: Seattle, WA – El Corazon|
|Apr. 10: Portland, OR – Hawthorne|
|Apr. 12: Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl|
|Apr. 13: Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre|
|Apr. 14: Phoenix, AZ – The Nile Theatre|
|Apr. 16: Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot|
|Apr. 17: Denver, CO – The Gothic|
|Apr. 19: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey|
|Apr. 20: San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box|
|Apr. 22: Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade|
|Apr. 23: Orlando, FL – Plaza Live|
|Apr. 25: Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts|
|Apr. 26: Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger|
|Apr. 29: Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls|
|Apr. 30: Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage|
|May 01: New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre|
|May 03: Worcester, MA – The Palladium|
|May 04: Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes|
|May 06: Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation|
|May 07: Chicago, IL – Metro|
|May 08: Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater|
|May 10: Cleveland, OH – Phantasy Nightclub|
|May 11: Detroit, MI – The Majestic|
|May 13: Toronto, ON – The Opera House|
|May 15: Montreal, QC – L’Astral|
|May 16: Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts|
|May 17: Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27|