Rock giants, Candlebox, are back with a bang! Just dropped via Round Hill Records is their final studio album, The Long Goodbye. This multi-platinum Seattle rock squad, famed for the ’90s anthems “Far Behind,” “You,” and “Cover Me,” offers a 10-track collection to sum up their epic journey. The new album is a melodic cocktail of fiery guitar riffs, poignant vocals, and soul-searching lyrics, showcasing the band’s evolution over the years. Listen to the new album here.
But that’s not all! To celebrate this release, the band has unveiled a thrilling live video for their new track “Elegante,” recorded during their sold-out gig at the iconic Troubadour. Check it out here.
Praises for Candlebox have been flooding in:
“A testament to their hard rock legacy.” – Blabbermouth
“The Long Goodbye is filled with soulful lyrics and candid reflections of our world.” – Cryptic Rock
“Even in their final record, the band sounds as young and rebellious as ever.” – Rock & Blues Muse
Kevin Martin, the band’s charismatic frontman, expresses his deep connection to the album, “I hope everyone gets a chance to hear this and feels the love we’ve poured into it.”
Apart from this epic album, the band is embarking on their farewell tour, The Long Goodbye Tour, receiving rave reviews for their sizzling live performances. Check out their upcoming tour dates to catch them live!
Friday, August 25 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater +
Saturday, August 26 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater +
Tuesday, August 29 – Richmond, VA @ The National ^
Wednesday, August 30 – Simpsonville, SC @ CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park +
Friday, September 1 – Charleston, SC @ Credit One Stadium +
Saturday, September 2 – Charlotte, NC @ Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre +
Wednesday, September 6 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre +
Thursday, September 7 – Tulsa, OK @ River Spirit Casino Resort ^
Friday, September 8 – Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena +
Saturday, September 9 – Brandon, MS @ Brandon Amphitheater +
Wednesday, September 13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place Amphitheater +
Friday, September 15 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre +
Saturday, September 16 – Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park Amphitheater +
Wednesday, September 20 – Austin, TX @ Moody Amphitheater +
Friday, September 22 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory +
Saturday, September 23 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land +
Saturday, October 14 – Santiago, Chile @ Milenia 2023 *
Saturday, October 21 – Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort +
^ indicates headlining show
+ indicates dates with 3 Doors Down
* indicates festival date
For those nostalgic about the early Candlebox days, there’s more good news. Rhino is set to release a 7-LP vinyl box set, The Maverick Years, on September 22nd. This treasure trove will feature remastered versions of all three studio albums released on Maverick, along with a special album of previously unreleased tracks exclusive to this collection.
Wrapping up 2023, Kevin and Candlebox might be saying their goodbyes, but their legacy is far from over. Their music will continue to inspire, entertain, and resonate with fans and upcoming rockers.
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