Tonight Alive Share First Taste Of New Album & Early 2016 Tour Dates

30 October 2015 | 8:00 am | Staff Writer

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Sydney pop-rock/punk workhorses and apparent tour addicts Tonight Alive could never be accused of doing things by halves.

So, it's only fitting that this morning the five-piece unveiled an announcement of the most kingly of sizes: their third studio album, Limitless, is only a few months away, their next headline Aussie tour a couple of months sooner than that, and the first taste of the new material is here, well, now. Surprise!

With Limitless — the keenly awaited follow-up to 2013's widely well-regarded second full-length The Other Side — set to be released on Friday 4 March (via Sony Music Entertainment Australia), the group this morning premiered the clip for new track Human Interaction on their YouTube channel, as well as sharing the album's super-swish but mildly unsettling artwork of either an astronaut going through literally our worst nightmare (dying naked in space, clawing desperately at the planet below) or a very, very large man getting handsy with the planet. YOU DECIDE. 

"Limitless is a record that is just as much about redefining boundaries as it is about challenging the illusory concept of boundaries itself," frontwoman Jenna McDougall said in a statement, making us think it's probably the giant getting handsy.

"Our mission in both the songwriting and recording process was to dissolve all restriction and repression of the mental, physical and spiritual, and grant ourselves an opportunity to be expressive at our highest capacity."

To that end, the band travelled to The House Of Loud, in New Jersey, to lay the album down, bringing in producer David Bendeth (Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, The Vamps) to help craft the release as they envisioned it; from the sounds of things, it was quite the process.

"Following an emotional reaction to our second record The Other Side and the healing of its touring cycle, we found the clarity to explore a newfound, centred version of ourselves where creating something meaningful and everlasting was of the highest importance," McDougall said.

"We tore away every formula, structure and safety net we knew to embrace a complete unlearning and evolution. This record shares our journey of harnessing personal power and acts as the long-awaited answer to the questions of our previous records."

It sounds exhausting, honestly, but nothing another tour couldn't fix — in addition to the band's previously announced place on the line-up for next year's Unify festival (Saturday 16 January), Tonight Alive will play a three-date run of headline shows in early 2016, kicking off in Melbourne, at Max Watts House Of Music, on Sunday 17 January, heading up to The Triffid, in Brisbane, on Thursday 21 January, and rounding out at home in Sydney, at the Metro Theatre, on Friday 29 January. From there, they embark on yet another international sojourn, taking on dates in Europe, the UK and US throughout February and March.

Tickets for Tonight Alive's headline shows are available now through Live Nation, while Unify tickets can be sourced from the event's website.

limitless track list

  1. To Be Free
  2. Oxygen
  3. Human Interaction
  4. Drive
  5. How Does It Feel?
  6. Waves
  7. Everywhere
  8. Power Of One
  9. I Defy
  10. We Are
  11. The Greatest