Hamilton’s Arkells Release Track From New Album Blink Twice; tour dates announced
Published on July 28, 2022 at 2:55 p.m.
Hamilton’s Arkells shared a new track from their seventh studio album, Blink Twice, on Thursday. The group has also announced a 22-date international tour. The release of this new track follows the band’s local festival, ‘The Rally’, which broke concert attendance records at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton. (photo Arkells)
Hamilton’s Arkells shared a new track from his seventh studio album, Blink Twice, which is slated for release on September 23, on Thursday. The band also announced a 22-date international tour with Lights, K. Flay and Joel Plaskett Emergency.
Lights is featured on the track Human Beings – a song frontman Max Kerman calls “chaotic”.
“We wanted chaotic energy; something like Talking Heads meets Billy Joel,” says Kerman. “We learn a lot about ourselves on this record. This song is about finding a truer version of yourself, the one you’ve hidden in the past. The song is in search of a kind of freedom that conventional life paths have to offer. Once we got it in good condition we sent it to our friend Lights who is the best at writing about this kind of find.
Lights calls Human Beings an anthem for those in need of a revamp.
“To me, this song feels like an anthem to search for times and people that can make you feel something,” Lights says. “We all need a shake-up and we all hate being stuck in a rut. We all, as human beings, share commonalities and needs that bring us together.
You can watch the Human Beings video featuring Lights on the official Arkells YouTube channel.
The release of this new track follows the band’s local festival, ‘The Rally’, which broke concert attendance records at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton.
Blink Twice, the brand new companion album to the band’s current release, Blink Once (which has garnered 50 million Streams), features a new collection of songs.
Blink Twice Tracklist:
- The Past Life (ft. Cold War Kids)
- Resume All
- Being Human (ft. Lights)
- Teenage Tears (ft. Tegan and Sara)
- Nowhere to Go (ft. Wesley Schultz)
- Dance With You (ft. Pirate Heart, Aly & AJ)
- Run in fear
- Something’s Gotta Give (ft. Joel Plaskett)
Blink Twice can be pre-registered here.
Blink Once/Twice 2022 Tour Dates:
- July 30 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga
- July 31 – Saint John, NB – Festival Area 506
- August 1 – St. Johns, NL – George Street
- August 13 – Sudbury, ON – Grace Hartman Amphitheater
- September 9 – Berlin, GER – Lido with lights
- September 12 – Hamburg, GER – Knust with lights
- September 13 – Düsseldorf, GER – Zakk with lights
- September 15 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront studio with lights
- September 16 – Bristol, UK – Thekla with Lights
- September 17 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 3 with lights
- September 19 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club with lights
- September 20 – Glasgow, UK – Oran Mor with lights
- September 22 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy with lights
- September 23 – London, UK – Brixton Electric with Lights
- September 24 – Brighton, UK – Chalk w/ Lights
- September 30 – Halifax, N.S. – Scotiabank Center w/ Lights
- October 20 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Center with K. Flay
- October 22 – Grande Prairie, AB – Bonnetts Energy Center with K. Flay
- October 25 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena with K. Flay
- October 28 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome with K. Flay
- October 29 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place with K. Flay
- November 24 – Ottawa, ON – TD Arena with Joel Plaskett Emergency
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