Frank Iero & The Future Violents Release New Album “Barriers”

With the release of their new studio album Barriers (breaking through today viaUNFD), FRANK IERO AND THE FUTURE VIOLENTS haven broken down anotherbarrier in their career. In addition to the album release, Frank Iero and the Future Violents are in the midst a full US headline tour that takes the band through BostonDetroitPhiladelphiaNew York CityPortlandSeattleAustin, and Los Angeles. The band will also be playing the Atlantic City Beach and Mountain View dates of Warped Tour, as well as Great South Bay Music Festival and Riot Fest

Frank Iero’s new recordis a rumination of sorts on life and living and the obstacles that get in the way. Recorded and mixed by Steve AlbiniBarriers is 14 songs that not only tackle the existential journey of his heart and mind, but help him redirect his musical path.

“Three albums in, Iero has made huge strides in his evolution. Lyrically dense and sonically expansive, Barriers is a deeply gratifying and fully engaging listen that tempers suffering with just enough hope to keep going. (4.5/5 Stars)” – AllMusic

“Introspective but riff-heavy.” – The Boston Globe

“Raw, emotional, true and honest, never overproduced or scripted, Barriers pushes aside expectations to lose itself in the creative process. (4.5/5 stars)” –  Cryptic Rock

“For a band whose name is forever changing and evolving– yet growing together– their discography follows suit.”-INKED

“Deliberately disordered and yet so evidently crafted with total precision, Barriersdoesn’t so much live up to its title as it does completely go against and destroy everything that very word symbolises. It’s brilliant. (4/5 stars)” Kerrang!

“Gigantic-sounding arena-rock.” – New Noise Magazine

Barriers packs a deeply moving emotional journey through somewhat open-ended transformation… Barriers rather vividly sounds like the manifesto of someone ready to soberly sit down face-to-face with their demons.” – No Echo

Barriers can be painfully honest at times, but that’s what makes it such a powerful release. That, coupled with fearless songwriting makes Barriers Frank Iero’s most dynamic and exciting release to date.” – The Prelude Press

Barriers is a thrilling and greatly satisfying rollercoaster of emotion that takes all the best aspects of emo, heavy, punk and alt rock and mixes them into one project. With music that can make you thrash around, and music that can make you cry, it sure is a worthy experience to listen to.” – Soundsphere

1. A New Day’s Coming
2. Young and Doomed
3. Fever Dream
4. The Host
5. Basement Eyes
6. Ode to Destruction
7. The Unfortunate
8. Moto-Pop
9. Medicine Square Garden
10. No Love
11. Police Police
12. Great Party
13. Six Feet Down Under
14. 24k Lush

Barriers is a record that I still can’t believe I made and I’m so incredibly proud of it,” Frank Iero reflects. “I can’t wait for other people to be shocked and appalled and inspired by it. Hopefully it scares the shit out of them.”

“I never expected to do one solo record in my lifetime,” he chuckles, “let alone three. Every time I start a new record, I say to myself ‘This is it. This is the end. This is the last one.’ It got me thinking about how we set up these obstacles around ourselves. Sometimes they’re for protection and sometimes they’re to keep people out, and sometimes we even set them up so that we fail and we find solace in that failure. But whenever I find something that scares the shit out of me, that’s when I know I have to do it! And so these songs are about experiences that were either walls I wanted to break down or walls that I’d built up around myself in order to protect myself. But these songs were also things that I’d never attempted before but had always wanted to try.”

Frank Iero and the Future Violents is Frank IeroEvan NestorMatt ArmstrongTucker Rule and Kayleigh GoldsworthyBarriers was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini and is out via UNFD.

May 31 Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at the Outer Space *
June 1 Pawtucket, RI – The Met *
June 2 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
June 4 Harrisburg, PA – The Capitol Room at The Harrisburg *
June 5 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater *
June 6 Detroit, MI – El Club *
June 7 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts *
June 8 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom *
June 10 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West *
June 11 Birmingham, AL – Saturn *
June 13 Tampa, FL – The Crowbar *
June 14 Orlando, FL – The Social *
June 15 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall *
June 16 Columbia, SC – The Senate *
June 18 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend *
June 20 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27 *
June 21 Washington, DC – Union Stage *
June 22 New York, NY – Rocks Off Cruise *
July 23 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom ^
July 24 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe ^
July 26 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House ^
July 27 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court ^
July 29 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre ^
July 30 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf ^
August 1 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill ^
August 2 Austin, TX – Barracuda ^
August 3 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger ^
August 6 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom ^
August 7 San Diego, CA – House of Blues, Voodoo Room ^
August 9 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction ^
August 10 Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour ^

  • Support from Reggie & The Full Effect (Solo)
    ^ Support from Geoff Rickley

June 29 Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Beach [Warped Tour]
July 18 Patchogue, NY – [Great South Bay Music Festival]
July 21 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater [Warped Tour]
September 13-15 – Chicago, IL – Douglas Paro [Riot Fest]

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