Legendary American hardcore punk band 7 Seconds is gearing up for their first national headline tour since 2006. This outing is in support of their new album Leave A Light On. The three week trek will kickoff on July 23rd at Club Sound in Salt Lake City, UT and will circle around the US concluding at Sacramento’s Midtown Barfly on August 15th. In addition, the band will be warming up by playing a few festivals and record release shows prior to their upcoming tour, which includes Pouzza Fest, Rain Fest, and NYS’c Black N’ Blue Bowl.
Their 15th studio album Leave A Light On was produced, engineered, and mixed by Steve Kravac (Blink-182, Less Than Jake, MxPx) at Hell’s Half Acre Studio in Southern California and mastered by Michael Hately (Neil Young, Green Day, Metallica, Flaming Lips). The album contains 14 tracks of punk rock that are bursting with hardcore ethos. From the melodic title track “Leave A Light On” to the anthemic “Slogan On A Shirt” to the ’80s punk-infused “I Have Faith In You”, 7 Seconds convey their wisdom and beliefs from a more organic place. The band recently revealed the first song “I Have Faith In You” which can be heard below:
7 Seconds was formed on January 17, 1980 in Reno, NV. They’re among the longest-lived of any group from the first wave of Cali punk. To date, they’ve released a multitude of EPs, albums, and have appeared on numerous compilations.
7 Seconds is Kevin Seconds (vocals), Steve Youth (bass), Troy Mowat (drums), and Bobby Adams (guitar). Their new album Leave A Light On will be released on May 27, 2014 via Rise Records.
7 Seconds 2014 Summer Tour Dates
May 17 Pouzza Fest Montreal, QC
May 18 Black N’ Blue Bowl Brooklyn, NY
May 24 Rain Fest @ Neumos Seattle, WA
Jun 13 Cesar Chavez Park Sacramento, CA
Jun 14 The Roxy West Hollywood, CA
Jun 28 Oakland Metro Operahouse Oakland, CA
Jul 23 Club Sound Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 24 Marquis Theater Denver, CO
Jul 25 Czar Bar Kansas City, MO
Jul 26 Fubar St. Louis, MO
Jul 27 Cobra Lounge Chicago, IL
Jul 28 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
Jul 30 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
Aug 01 Voltage Lounge Philadelphia, PA
Aug 02 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
Aug 04 Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ
Aug 05 Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Aug 07 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Aug 08 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
Aug 09 Walters Downtown Houston, TX
Aug 10 Three Links Dallas, TX
Aug 13 Pub Rock Scottsdale, AZ
Aug 14 The Glass House Pomona, CA
Top photo by BTS’s Anne Spina from BTS’s exclusive This Is Hardcore 2013 Photo Gallery.