Atreyu Release 'Long Live' Video and Announce Tour Dates (Week In Review)
The new album is set to be release on September 18th. The new music video was directed by Atreyu's Porter McKnight. He had the following to say about the clip "Writing/directing the music video for 'Long Live' has easily been one of the most exhilarating and fruitful artistic endeavors I've been a part of.
"This was my first attempt at either role and I have to say it was an absolute pleasure. The album Long Live (and the title track!) is without a doubt the best music we've ever written and I can't wait to share it with everyone."
Frontman Alex Varkatzas adds, "'Long Live' is by far my favorite Atreyu video, which is fitting because our new record, titled Long Live, is the strongest Atreyu record to date".
Drummer Brandon Saller had the following to say, "This is my favorite video we've ever created. We were fortunate to have our own Porter McKnight at the helm with the art direction and video. We wanted to make the pre-order options interesting and have items for the true collector. Grab your pre-order and get the title track instantly. Then, I recommend going to your car, cranking it up and driving fast while screaming your f**ing head off."
"I'm so pumped to show this video to the world," said guitarist Dan Jacobs. "We've worked very hard on this record and video, especially our own Porter McKnight, who directed it, so words can't express how excited we are to share it with everyone. It's by far the most epic video we have ever made and the face-melting level is on 11. Warning: Uncontrollable head banging will occur."
Fans can watch the video here. The group will be hitting the road this fall for a series of North American dates including an appearance at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Ky on October 3rd.
The tour will be kicking off on September 18th in Pomona, Ca at the Glasshouse and the band has announced dates through a October 12th stop in Norfolk, Va at The Norva. - See all of the tour dates here.