Suspending Gravity Canadian Tour Hits The Road March 6!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto, ON – Time to dust off the shiny pants, the Trench is back! Double Platinum selling progressive pop band Marianas Trench will release its fifth full-length album Phantoms (pre-order link here) on March 1 through 604 Records. The gro up is also gearing up to hit the road across Canada in March, with further international tour dates confirmed throughout 2019. The rabid Marianas Trench faithful got a preview of Phantoms this past autumn with the bouncy first single “I Knew You When,” currently climbing the Billboard Canadian Hot AC chart and the CHR Top 40 charts. The song’s high energy is indicative of the album as a whole, although lyrically it reflects Phantoms’ overall theme of coping with memories of past relationships.
Lead singer Josh Ramsay explains, "I wanted to set an album from the perspective of someone descending into madness as he inhabits a house haunted by the ghost of his former love. I looked to Edgar Allan Poe for inspiration. Strangely, the date he was rushed to the hospital preceding his death was October 3rd, the same day our first album was released, and the same date I was once to be married. Even more strangely, we finished this album on January 19th, his birthday. I'm not one for superstition, but that does feel oddly serendipitous."
Phantoms stays true to the pattern of past Marianas Trench albums in having a loose concept connect all of the songs. While 2015’s Astoria paid tribute to 1980s fantasy films and 2011’s Ever After was based in a fictional kingdom of Toyland, Phantoms shows Ramsay and company addressing more adult situations.
As Ramsay says, “This is about long term, messy, real life love. Love with consequence. Not about drunken lust, or doing shots in a bar, or ‘live for just tonight,’ but the kind of real-life relationship that takes a decade to build, through ups and downs. If I’ve learned one thing in my life as a performer it’s this: If you’re going to sing a song every night for the rest of your career, you better mean it—and I do.”
With a slew of Top 10 radio hits to its credit such as “Who Do You Love,” “Rhythm Of Your Heart,” “Fallout,” and “Haven’t Had Enough,” Marianas Trench is constantly pushing the boundaries of pop, and translating that into their explosive live shows. In supporting Astoria, the band completed three headlining tours of the U.S., two headlining arena tours in Canada, and two club tours in Europe. They’ve also toured in Australia, New Zealand, and Korea.
Along with double platinum and gold digital singles, the band has also garnered multiple SOCAN and MMVA Awards, number 1 videos on MuchMusic, JUNO Award nominations and won the 2013 JUNO Award for Group of the Year. Ramsay also received a GRAMMY nomination in 2013 for co-writing and producing Carly Rae Jepsen’s international breakthrough smash and certified U.S. diamond selling single “Call Me Maybe.”
MARIANAS TRENCH – PHANTOMS
2. Only the Lonely Survive
3. Echoes of You
4. Don’t Miss Me?
5. Wish You Were Here
6. Your Ghost
8. I Knew You When
9. The Death of Me
10. The Killing Kind
Suspending Gravity Tour Dates:
March 6 Windsor, ON Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino *
March 8 Barrie, ON Barrie Molson Centre
March 9 Kitchener, ON Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex
March 11 Oshawa, ON Tribute Communities Centre
March 12 Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Concert Hall
March 13 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
March 15 St. Catharines, ON Meridian Centre
March 16 Ottawa, ON TD Place Arena
March 18 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
March 19 Sudbury, ON Sudbury Community Arena
March 22 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place
March 23 Regina, SK Conexus Arts Centre
March 25 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
March 26 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
March 29 Vancouver, BC Orpheum
Visit www.marianastrench.net for additional information and to purchase tickets.