Refused announces new album, Freedom, reveal “Elektra” – Listen

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Refused recently announced a summer tour out of the blue. However now we may know why. The band will release a new album, their first since 1998’s earth-shattering The Shape of Punk to Come, on June 30th through Epitaph Records.

The album is titled Freedom and the the 10-track album was produced by Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Kate Bush, Nick Cave), with additional contributions from Shellback, a Swedish producer who’s written smash singles for the likes of Britney Spears and Taylor Swift.

Refused has released the album’s opening track, “Elektra”, which you can hear below along with the tracklist, album art and tour dates.

Freedom Album Art:

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Freedom Tracklist:
1. Elektra
2. Old Friends / New War
3. Dawkins Christ
4. Françafrique
5. Thought Is Blood
6. War on the Palaces
7. Destroy the Man
8. 366
9. Servants of Death
10. Useless Europeans

Refused 2015 Tour Dates:
05/02 – Meerhout, BE @ Groezrock
05/22 – Hünxe, DE @ Ruhrpott Rodeo Open Air Festival
05/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival
05/25 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
05/26 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
05/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
05/29 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
05/30 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
05/31 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
06/01 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
06/03 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
06/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/05 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
06/20 – Montebello, QC @ Amnesia Rockfest
06/27 – Seinäjoki, FI @ Provinssirock
07/11 – Renon Bz, IT @ Rock im Ring Festival
07/16 – Viveiro, ES @ Resurrection Fest
07/17 – Tønsberg, NO @ Slottsfjell
07/18 – Tonsberg, NO @ Bukta Tromso Open Air Festival
07/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park *
07/21 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater *
08/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann Center *
08/02 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *
08/04 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *
08/05 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *
08/07 – Toronto, ON @ Ricoh Coliseum *
08/28 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/29 – Gräfenhainichen, DE @ Pure & Crafted Festival
08/30 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

* = w/ Faith No More

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