Alternative pop band, Never Shout Never, feauring Christofer Drew, will be releasing their brand new, highly-anticipated studio album Black Cat on August 7th via Warner Bros. Records. The album will be available for pre-order starting today.
The album’s first single “Hey! We Ok” will be available as an instant download with the pre-order. Black Cat is the band’s seventh studio album.
Christofer Drew, now just 24 years old, has been writing, recording and touring for nearly a decade and has become one of the most respected young songwriting forces of his generation. He began writing the songs that would appear on Black Cat in 2013, and brought an arsenal of tunes with him to the studio in 2014.
After working over several months in Los Angeles with producer, Dennis Herring (Elvis Costello, Modest Mouse) and the band, two things happened that were firsts for Never Shout Never: Christofer welcomed both the band and Herring to write with him, and he embraced a pre-production process that helped them to shape and mold the songs before recording.
“This is our first fully realized album,” says Drew. “It felt like we had the training wheels on for a long time. I was a lot more open to ideas from other people than I ever have been which I feel is me hitting a certain maturity level. I had this epiphany that great things come from a lot of great minds coming together, and I was more open this time. I think it’s cool how it turned out; it’s maybe more pop than we expected but I dig it.”
Never Shout Never will also be performing on the main stage all summer on this years Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off June 19th in Pomona, CA and will be making a stop in Auburn Hills on July 24th at the Palace. The band has become a Warped Tour staple after performing in 2010 and in 2013.
In addition, Drew will be hosting songwriting workshops in partnership with The Entertainment Institute during the tour. A limited number of fans that score access to the backstage event each day will have a chance to chat with Drew and hear him talk about the upcoming album in detail. Those interested and who want more information on the opportunity can visit here.
Never Shout Never on The VANS Warped Tour:
06/19 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
06/20 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/21 Ventura, CA Seaside Park
06/23 Mesa, AZ Quail Run Park
06/24 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
06/25 Oklahoma City, OK Remington Park
06/26 Houston, TX NRG Park Main St. Yellow Lot
06/27 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
06/28 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
07/01 Nashville, TN Tennessee State Fairgrounds
07/02 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/03 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park
07/04 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
07/05 Orlando, FL Tinker Field
07/06 Jacksonville, FL Morocco Shrine Auditorium and Grounds
07/07 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
07/08 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live
07/09 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/10 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/11 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
07/12 Hartford, CT XFinity Theatre
07/14 Mansfield, MA XFinity Center
07/15 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
07/16 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
07/17 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/18 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/19 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/21 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/23 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
07/24 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot
07/25 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
07/26 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park
0727 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/28 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
07/29 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/30 Bonner Springs, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
08/01 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark
08/02 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Parking Lot
08/05 San Diego, CA Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot
08/07 Portland, OR Portland Expo Center
08/08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater