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Published on January 30th, 2018 | by Denise Borders

Lawrence Arms to Release New Album + Tour Dates

Forming near 20 years ago, the Lawrence Arms are celebrating with We Are the Champions of the World, a 29-song “best of” album. Curated from the band’s discography, which include releases on Asian Man Records, Epitaph Records, and Fat Wreck Chords, bassist and all around internet dummy, Brendan Kelly, hand-picked the tracks along with the rest of the band; guitarist-vocalist Chris McCaughan, and drummer Neil Hennessy.

“I think you have to have hits to make a greatest hits,” says Kelly, “So we approached the song selection in an attempt to be indicative of our evolution, rather than focus on our ‘hits,’ of which, frankly, there are none.” Instead, We Are The Champions Of The World showcases every part of the band’s storied career, from their 1999 debut album A Guided Tour Of Chicago, all the way up to 2014’s Metropole. “In the end, I’m super grateful for the collective experience and history of being in this band with two guys I have known forever and love dearly and are my fam,” says McCaughan. “I guess that’s what this record kind of means and reaffirms for me.”

The band will be hitting the road to celebrate the album, not only going through the United States but also heading back to Europe for some festival dates. Check those out below.

2018 Tour Dates:
4/4 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
4/5 – Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads
4/6 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
4/7 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
4/9 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
4/11 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
4/12 – Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Banner Pilot)

4/27 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/28 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
5/1 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
5/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
5/4 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
5/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
5/6 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater

All shows with Red City Radio and Sincere Engineer. (Except Chicago which has Banner Pilot instead of RCR)

We Are the Champions of the World tracklisting:
1. On with the Show
2. Great Lakes/Great Escapes
3. Alert the Audience!
4. 100 Resolutions
5. The Devil’s Takin’ Names
6. Beautiful Things
7. Quincentuple Your Money
8. The Slowest Drink at the Saddest Bar on the Snowiest Day in the Greatest City
9. Are You There Margaret? It’s Me, God.
10. Right as Rain Part 2
11. Seventeener (17th and 37th)
12. Chapter 13: The Hero Appears
13. The Ramblin’ Boys of Pleasure
14. Light Breathing (Me and Martha Plimpton in a Fancy Elevator)
15. Like a Record Player
16. You are Here
17. Boatless Booze Cruise Part 1
18. Brick Wall Views
19. Sixteen Hours
20. Turnstiles
21. An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance
22. The Northside, the L&L and Any Number of Crappy Apartments
23. Porno & Snuff Films
24. Demons
25. The Rabbit and the Rooster
26. Catalog *
27. Black Snow *
28. Laugh Out Loud *
29. Warped Summer Extravaganza (Turbo Excellent) *




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Denise Borders

33, Los Angeles. Denise founded PWV in 2008 and remains the primary manager and photographer/videographer. She thinks the world would be a better place if there were more John Joseph's walking around.



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