For immediate release: June 23, 2022 ARKELLS ANNOUNCE BLINK TWICE TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 23 FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH COLD WAR KIDS, ALY & AJ, TEGAN AND SARA, LIGHTS, CŒUR DE PIRATE, AND WESLEY SHULTZ OF THE LUMINEERS  SUMMERTIME SINGLE, “DANCE WITH YOU” FEATURING  ALY & AJ AND CŒUR DE PIRATE OUT TODAY

For immediate release:

June 23, 2022

ARKELLS ANNOUNCE BLINK TWICE TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 23

FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH COLD WAR KIDS, ALY & AJ, TEGAN AND SARA, LIGHTS, CŒUR DE PIRATE, AND WESLEY SHULTZ OF THE LUMINEERS

SUMMERTIME SINGLE, “DANCE WITH YOU

FEATURING  ALY & AJ AND CŒUR DE PIRATE OUT TODAY

ASSETS AVAILABLE HERE

BLINK TWICE, FORTHCOMING COMPANION ALBUM TO THE 2022 JUNO

NOMINATED, BLINK ONCE

HOMETOWN FESTIVAL “THE RALLY” SET FOR THIS SATURDAY JUNE 25

AT TIM HORTONS FIELD

INCREASED CAPACITY DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

THE RALLY COURT” OPENS TOMORROW AT WOODLAND PARK

(TORONTO, ON) – Today, Arkells announce the official release date for their seventh studio record, Blink Twice, coming September 23rd via Virgin / Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The brand new companion album to the band’s current release, Blink Once, Blink Twice showcases a new collection of songs where Arkells continue to push their sound and creativity to a new level.

As Arkells stayed busy making music during the last two years, they always knew they would come out of the pandemic with two distinct records – Blink Once (47M+ streams) and Blink Twice. The first single “Reckoning” was released earlier this year and was followed by current radio single “Past Life” featuring Cold War Kids.

“Blink Twice is about going to new places and seeing the world with fresh eyes. You can either move through life and grow stubborn, or you can grow curious, says frontman Max Kerman. “We’ve never had an album with so many guest artists along for the ride. Everyone from Cold War Kids, to Aly & AJ, Tegan and Sara, Lights, Cœur De Pirate, Joel Plaskett and Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers. At our core we’ll always be a living, breathing soul band. But Blink Twice lets us be that and more.”

With no shortage of new music, the band has shared a brand new song “Dance With You” featuring Cœur De Pirate and Aly & AJ. Arkells premiered the song with a first spin of the track last weekend during Montreal’s F1 Festivities. The addictive dance track is accompanied by a glamorously retro music video, watch here.

“We’ve always loved French music. From 60s folk to modern electronic music, the sound of the language is unmistakably cool and romantic,” continues Kerman. “Once the song began to come together, we reached out to Beatrice (Cœur De Pirate) to pen the French verse. Our pals Aly & AJ sang on the choruses and the song immediately felt like nothing we’ve ever been part of before.”

“We are thrilled to be featured on this track,” said Aly & AJ. “And we’re happy to lend our vocals to this perfect summer jam to cut loose to”.

Béatrice Martin (Cœur De Pirate) said, “so happy I’m featured on this dance track fever dream of a song, with ROC legends Arkells and personal heroes of mine Aly & AJ. Max called me out of the blue and was like ‘write me a verse that sounds like we’re having a good time in a bar in Paris’ and as someone who had just given birth at the time of that call, I thought that was right up my alley.”

DOWNLOAD/STREAM “DANCE WITH YOU”

FEATURING CŒUR DE PIRATE, ALY & AJ HERE

Arkells are gearing up this summer’s hometown extravaganza – THE RALLY – this Saturday, live at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, with support from Mt. Joy, K.Flay and Haviah Mighty. Due to overwhelming demand, the event will have an increased capacity, with last minute tickets available now. This will be the biggest show to ever hit Hamilton – the ultimate celebration of live music, friends and community, to over 25,000 people.

INCREASED CAPACITY – NEWLY RELEASED TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

PHOTO BY NATHAN NASH

In celebration of The Rally, Arkells and the City of Hamilton have announced “The Rally Court” a brand-new basketball court refurbishment at Woodlands Park, set for a celebratory open tomorrow at 1:00 PM. “Beautiful shared public spaces are what build community,” says Kerman. “When Arkells are on tour, we love to be urban tourists – finding the best parks and neighborhoods that every city has to offer.”

PRE-SAVE BLINK TWICE

BLINK ONCE OUT NOW

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BLINK TWICE TRACKLIST:

  1. Reckoning
  2. Past Life (ft. Cold War Kids)
  3. Take Back Everything
  4. Human Being (ft. Lights)
  5. Teenage Tears (ft. Tegan and Sara)
  6. Miracle
  7. Nowhere To Go (ft. Wesley Schultz)
  8. Dance With You (ft. Cœur de pirate, Aly & AJ)
  9. Running Scared
  10. Something’s Gotta Give (ft. Joel Plaskett)

BLINK ONCE / TWICE 2022 TOUR:

June 25 – Hamilton, ON – The Rally

June 30 – Lake Cowichan, BC – Laketown Shakedown

July 1 – Surrey, BC – Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre

July 2 – Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Jazz Festival

July 30 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga

July 31 – Saint John, NB – Area 506 Festival

Aug 1 – St. Johns, NL – George Street

Aug 13 – Sudbury, ON – Grace Hartman Amphitheatre

Sept 9 – Berlin, GER – Lido

Sept 12 – Hamburg, GER – Knust

Sept 13 – Düsseldorf, GER – Zakk

Sept 15 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront Studio

Sept 16 – Bristol, UK – Thekla

Sept 17 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 3

Sept 19 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

Sept 20  – Glasgow, UK – Oran Mor

Sept 22 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy

Sept 23 – London, UK – Brixton Electric

Sept 24 – Brighton, UK – Chalk

Sept 30 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre w/ Lights

Oct 20 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre w/ K.Flay

Oct 22 – Grande Prairie, AB – Bonnetts Energy Centre w/ K.Flay

Oct 25 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena w/ K.Flay

Oct 28 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome w/ K.Flay

Oct 29 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place w/ K.Flay

Nov 24 – Ottawa, ON – TD Arena w/ Joel Plaskett Emergency

About Arkells:

Hailed by The Globe and Mail as “the right kind of band for this decade,” Arkells are widely considered one of the most passionate, exuberant and in-demand live bands working today. As radio mainstays, sports-sync shoe-ins and curious students of culture, Arkells have remained ever present – building awareness and personal community experiences around their live shows and new music at every turn. The most emblematic example of this being The Rally, Arkells’ hometown concert that was hailed as one of the biggest headline shows in the country, and is slated to return in 2022. Arkells continue to unleash new music and tour dates as the band and their fans return to live in-person festivities. Their hotly anticipated new album BLINK ONCE is out now, with recently teased BLINK TWICE companion album due later this year.

About Blink Once:

Their 6th studio album, Blink Once, a bi-coastal project which was recorded in LA and completed in Toronto, includes hit single, You Can Get It featuring K.Flay, their fifth #1 at the format. “You Can Get It” was prominently featured in the E3 launch of the Forza Horizon 5 video game trailer last summer. Blink Once also includes #1 track “Years In The Making,” and “All Roads,” which serves as the soundtrack to #TogetherAgain, a national vaccine awareness PSA to combat vaccine hesitancy.

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