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The Romantics Set to Release First Album in 13 Years, “Up from the Rubble”


K-telPower-pop veterans The Romantics will soon be returning with Up from the Rubble, their first new studio album since 2003’s 61/49. A rep for the group tells ABC Radio that the album will be available as a digital download starting next week, and will feature two new songs, select cover tunes and rerecorded versions of some of the band’s older songs.

Up from the Rubble will include The Romantics’ renditions of a couple of classic ’60s hits, The Monkees‘ “Daydream Believer and The Animals‘ “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” which initially were released as digital singles in May.

The Romantics have more than 20 concerts lined up this year in support of Up from the Rubble, including a previously announced series of gigs opening for Rick Springfield. The band also has some headlining shows and a couple of joint appearances with The Smithereens.

The Romantics current lineup features three of the group’s original members — singer/guitarist Wally Palmar, lead guitarist Mike Skill and bassist Richard Cole — as well as longtime drummer Brad Elvis.

Here are the band’s confirmed 2016 U.S. dates; more shows are expected to be added soon:

7/2 — Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavillion for the Performing Arts (with Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)
7/3 — Elgin, IL, Grand Victoria Casino (with Rick Springfield, Loverboy)
7/4 — Kansas City, MO, Jackson County’s Fourth of July
7/8 — Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre (with Rick Springfield, The Fixx)
7/9 — Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino (with Rick Springfield)
7/12 — Saratoga, CA, Montalvo Arts Center (with Rick Springfield)
7/15 — Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Resort Casino (with Rick Springfield, 38 Special)
7/16 — Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre (with Rick Springfield, Loverboy)
7/17 — Valley Center, CA, Harrah’s Resort SoCal (with Rick Springfield, Loverboy)
7/22 — Hamden, CT, Town Center Park (with The Smithereens)
7/29 — Bethlehem, PA, Musikfest Cafe
7/30 — Solomons, MD, Calvert Marine Museum (with Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)
8/11 — Detroit, MI, Freedom Hill (with Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)
8/12 — Moline, IL, iWireless Center (with Rick Springfield, The Fixx)
8/13 — Council Bluffs, IA, Harrah’s Casino Stir Cove (with Rick Springfield, The Fixx)
8/18 — Brooklyn, NY, Coney Island Amphitheater (with Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)
8/23 — Asheville, NC, Biltmore Estate (with Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)
8/25 — Raleigh, NC, The Red Hat Amphitheatre (with Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)
8/26 — Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Metro Credit Union (with Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)
8/27 — Myrtle Beach, SC, Myrtle Beach Speedway (with Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)
8/28 — Atlanta, GA, Chastain Park Amphitheater
10/7 — Petoskey, MI, Odawa Casino Resort
11/5 — Coachella, CA, Spotlight 29 Casino (with The Motels, The Smithereens)

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