The Interrupters are back, and they’re playing with fire. Yesterday, it was revealed that Fight the Good Fight, the always-fun LA-based power quartet’s first album since 2015’s Say It Out Loud, is coming our way June 29 via Hellcat Records. The new record was produced live to tape by longtime collaborator and friend Tim Armstrong from Rancid, which is always a good thing.
Along with the news came “She’s Kerosene,” the album’s intense lead single and accompanying Armstrong-directed video. Frontwoman Aimee Interrupter hopes that the triumphant anthem-to-be can help listeners feel “empowered to leave a toxic relationship.”
She does just that with a bruising chorus of “I’m a match, she’s kerosene, you know she’s gonna burn down everything / She’s an arsonist in her pastime, and I’ve been burned for the last time,” over a driving ska beat that’s as powerful as any of the greats.
The Interrupters hit the road this week, joining up with Fat Mike’s Punk In Drublic family fun festival throughout the rest of the month. They’ll also be part of the Vans Warped Tour grand finale, from July 14 through August 5. All tour dates listed below, followed by the cover art and track listing for Fight the Good Fight. We’d like to hear all of those tracks now, please.
Fight the Good Fight
Release Date: June 29, 2018
01. Title Holder
02. So Wrong
03. She’s Kerosene
04. Leap of Faith
05. Got Each Other (feat. Rancid)
06. Broken World
07. Gave You Everything
08. Not Personal
10. Rumors and Gossip
11. Be Gone
12. Room With a View
Punk in Drublic Tour:
5/05: Austin, TX – Austin American Statesman
5/06: Fort Worth, TX – Panther Island Pavilion
5/12: Richmond, VA – Bon Secours Training Ctr.
5/13: Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
5/19: Brockton, MA – Campanelli Stadium
5/20: Pittsburgh, PA – Highmark Stadium
6/01-03: Thornville, OH – Legend Valley Venue
Vans Warped Tour:
7/14: Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
7/15: Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
7/17: Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
7/18: Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
7/19: Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
7/21: Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amp.
7/22: Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park
7/23: Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
7/24: Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
7/25: Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
7/27: Montreal, QC – ’77 Montreal 2018
7/28: Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach
7/29: Columbia, MN – Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/30: Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
7/31: Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre
8/2: Jacksonville, FL – EverBank Field
8/3: Orlando, FL – Tinker Field
8/4: St. Pete, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amp.
8/5: West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amp.