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State Champs Premiere Title Track From Upcoming Sophomore LP Around The World and Back
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 11:05
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Albany, NY's pop rock heavyweights, State Champs, have premiered the title track from their highly anticipated sophomore album, Around The World and Back, due out October 16th via Pure Noise Records.

"Around The World and Back" proves that State Champs know their way around a huge hook even without their typical distorted guitars. The mostly-acoustic track showcases the band's more subdued side and features vocals from Jule Vera's Ansley Newman. Substream noted that State Champs' music is "anthemic, energetic and oh-so-poppy. But the band has won over plenty of people due to their softer side too..." and called the song "a gorgeous acoustic duet."

Pre-orders for Around The World and Back are available now. Catch State Champs on the road as they wrap up their European headlining dates and then dive into their tour with The Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack, and You Blew It!.

Tour Dates:

09/29 - Paris, France @ Backstage By The Mill ^
09/30 - Hamburg, Germany @ Logo ^
10/01 - Cologne, Germany @ MTC ^
10/02 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Winston ^
10/03 - Kingston, UK @ Hippodrome ^
10/17 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall*
10/18 - New York, [email protected] Webster Hall*
10/20 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium*
10/21 - Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall%
10/22 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre*
10/23 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore*
10/24 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre*
10/25 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
10/27 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre*
10/28 - Murray, UT @ Murray Theater*
10/30 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House*
10/31 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market*
11/02 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom*
11/03 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern*
11/05 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues*
11/06 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory*
11/07 - San Diego, CA @ Soma*
11/08 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee*
11/10 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall*
11/11 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues*
11/12 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues*
11/13 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note*
11/14 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant*
11/16 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom*
11/18 - Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor*
11/19 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution*
11/20 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues*
11/21 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade*
11/23 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' SouthEnd
11/24 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!*
11/25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory*
11/27 - Sayreville, NY @ Starland Ballroom*

^ = w/ Knuckle Puck & Roam

* = w/ The Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack, You Blew It!

% = w/ The Wonder Years, You Blew It!