The record is called Tyranny, which Casablancas explains has come in many forms throughout history. Today, he argues that "corporations have become the new ruling body." He accuses them of being focused solely on profit while "ignoring and repressing the truth about whatever suffering it may cause."
Tyranny follows Casablancas' 2009 solo debut Phrazes for the Young. Fans can pre-order his sophomore effort now through Casablancas' label Cult Records at Store.CultRecords.com.
Casablancas and the Voidz are scheduled to kick off a supporting tour behind Tyranny on October 16th in Philadelphia. They also have a pair of gigs in Mexico and an appearance at Los Angeles' FYF Fest scheduled for August.
Julian Casablancas and the Voidz tour dates:
8-23/24 -- Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
10-16 -- Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
10-17 -- Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10-18 -- Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre
10-20 -- Chattanooga, TN - Track 29
10-21 -- Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
10-22 -- Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
10-28 -- Birmingham, AL - Iron City
10-30 -- Austin, TX - Emo's
10-31 -- Houston, TX - House of Blues
11-06 -- Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre
11-09 -- San Francisco, CA - Regency Center
11-11 -- Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
11-13 -- Seattle, WA - Showbox
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