Matt Hires has announced an August 13th released date for his sophomore album, which will be entitled "This World Won't Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend."
The new album was produced by Eric Rosse (Tori Amos, Sara Bareilles) and features collaborations with songwriters Alex Dezen (singer/guitarist for The Damnwells) and Busbee (Kid Cudi, Katy Perry, Liz Phair and Lady Antebellum).
"My favorite artists are the ones who keep making records that give you something different from what came before," says Hires, "but still hold onto their own unique sound overall. With this album, I pushed into the direction of making music that's more fun and pop-oriented but also retains that sense of honesty that I've always valued as a songwriter."
Hires will be supporting the new album release by hitting the road with Parachute for a North American tour that will kick off on August 13th at New York City's famed Irving Plaza.
08/13 New York, NY Irving Plaza
08/14 Boston, MA The Sinclaire
08/15 Philadelphia, PA TLA
08/16 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
08/17 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
08/20 Washington, DC Sixth & I
08/21 Wilmington, NC Ziggy's
08/22 Orlando, FL Plaza Theatre
08/23 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
08/24 Nashville, TN Rocket Town
08/25 Charlotte, NC Amos's
08/28 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy's
08/29 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech
09/03 Columbus, OH Club A&R
09/04 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
09/05 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
09/06 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Music Hall
09/07 St Louis, MO Old Rock House
09/08 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
09/10 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
09/11 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
09/13 Portland, OR Backspace
09/14 Seattle, WA El Corazon
09/16 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
09/18 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
09/19 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
09/20 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock
09/21 Dallas, TX House of Blues