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Lifehouse to Mark Release of "Almería" with NYC and L.A. Shows

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/Lifehouse (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/Lifehouse (via ABC News Radio)

Lifehouse has scheduled two concerts to mark the release of their new album Almería .  The album, the band's sixth, will hit stores on December 11 and that same day, Lifehouse will perform at The Gramercy in New York City.  A week later, on December 18, the band will perform at the Troubador club in Los Angeles.

Tickets are now on sale online for the NYC and LA shows.  Fans can also pre-order Almería by visiting the band’s website .

According to frontman Jason Wade , it was important that Lifehouse evolve their sound for the new album.  He explains in a statement, "We knew we had to shake things up creatively and go back to the drawing board, try something new."

He says the band realized that all of their different musical influences can "live in the same space, without any rules or guidelines."  That realization, he says, was a "liberating experience," and he describes the process of recording as being "very in-the-moment," rather than "forcing something and trying to manipulate it." 

As for the title of the album, Almería is the name of a Spanish coastal city where many so-called "spaghetti western" movies were filmed in the 1960s.  So why did they pick that title?  According to the band, the location of the California studio where they recorded the album had a similar, desert-like landscape.

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