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THE THE Launch Exclusive Formats For New Album ‘The Comeback Special’ Out 10/29

DT: July 9, 2021

U.S. Press Contact: SRO PR
Mitch Schneider:
mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk:
afaulk@sropr.com

THE THE launch exclusive formats for new album The Comeback Special –available now to pre-order – and announce premiere screening of their new concert film on October 1st

Exclusive items available here: https://thethe.tmstor.es/

THE THE TODAY ANNOUNCE FUTHER DETAILS AND LAUNCH PRE-ORDER OF THE COMEBACK SPECIAL, DOCUMENTING THEIR TRIUMPHANT ROYAL ALBERT HALL CONCERT ON 5TH JUNE 2018.

What started as an unforgettable live experience, and one of the band’s first performances after 16 years, now turns into an extraordinary live album, film & book.

The Comeback Special is released on Friday, October 29 and will be available in multiple audio as well as video formats. “Sweet Bird Of Truth” is now also available as a single release on all streaming and download services: https://TheThe.lnk.to/SweetBirdOfTruth

The highlight of this multi-format release is an exquisitely designed 136-page art book, which tells the whole story behind The Comeback Special with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos, film stills, contributions and stories, as well as 6 discs including exclusive audio content, plus director Tim Pope’s film of the concert on both Blu-ray and DVD.

The Art Book features:

  • Previously unseen artwork by Andy Dog, lyrics to all songs on the set list, a foreword by Pete Paphides, contributions by band members and collaborators
  • ‘Conversations by Candlelight’, a Radio Cinéola broadcast over a bottle of Jura whiskey with Matt Johnson and Tim Pope + acoustic snippets of selected songs
  • ‘Book Narration’, a Radio Cinéola broadcast with Matt Johnson and Jackson Ewald Johnson offering a guided tour of the book
  • ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’ (interview + 6 acoustic performances at KCRW in LA during the tour: ‘The Beat(en) Generation’, ‘Heartland’, ‘This Is The Day, ‘Slow Emotion Replay’, ‘Armageddon Days’, ‘Lonely Planet’)
  • Exclusive 10” vinyl featuring ‘DJ Food’s ‘Stolen Moments’ remix of ‘Global Eyes’ and ‘I Saw The Light’ performed at Festival No. 6 (only available on the official album store)

In celebration of Tim Pope’s film of the concert, THE THE will hold a premiere of the film accompanied by a Q&A (with Matt Johnson, Tim Pope and special guests) on October 1st at the Troxy in London. Fans who have purchased an item via the official album shop will have exclusive access to the tickets before the general sale starts on July 8th, 10am BST.

As another highlight of the new release, THE THE have also launched a variety of new exclusive merch items and bundles on the official album webstore: https://thethe.tmstor.es/

The track listing of the live performance across all formats is as follows:

1. Global Eyes
2. Sweet Bird Of Truth
3. Flesh & Bones
4. Heartland
5. The Beat(en) Generation
6. Armageddon Days (are here again)
7. A Long Hard Lazy Apprenticeship
8. We Can’t Stop What’s Coming
9. Phantom Walls
10. Love Is Stronger Than Death
11. Dogs Of Lust
12. Helpline Operator
13. This Is The Night
14. This Is The Day
15. Soul Catcher
16. Bugle Boy
17. Beyond Love
18. Slow Emotion Replay
19. (Like a) Sun Rising Thru My Garden
20. Infected
21. I’ve Been Waiting For Tomorrow (all of my life)
22. True Happiness (this way lies)
23. Uncertain Smile
24. Lonely Planet

In addition to the beautifully designed 136-page Art Book, The Comeback Special will also be available as a Limited Edition 2CD mediabook, Triple LP, Limited Edition Triple LP (Crystal Clear), DVD mediabook, Blu-ray mediabook. All formats are available for pre-order now: https://TheThe.lnk.to/TheComebackSpecial

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The Royal Albert Hall concert was the first of a trio of London shows – the others taking place at Brixton Academy and the Troxy – all of which sold out within minutes of going on sale.

Performing live for the first time in 16 years with a headline appearance at Denmark’s Heartland Festival a few days before the Royal Albert Hall concert, the rejuvenated THE THE, which featured previous members James Eller on bass, DC Collard on keyboards and Earl Harvin on drums and new member Barrie Cadogan on guitar alongside Matt Johnson, would go on to play sold-out shows and make festival headline appearances across the globe throughout 2018.

PRAISE FOR THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL CONCERT:

“Part comeback, part requiem, all extraordinary”
– James Hall, The Telegraph (UK)

“Johnson’s great achievement is to have made a body of work that is completely original, yet flows smoothly into the slipstream of accessible, socially conscious alternative rock.”

– Will Hodgkinson, The Times (UK)

“Johnson retains a gravel-voiced gravitas, and his band are taut and kinetic on barbed missiles such as ‘Armageddon Days (are here again)’… THE THE really shouldn’t leave it 16 years until their next tour.”

– Ian Gittins, The Guardian (UK)

“THE THE sound very much like a band revitalized… Johnson may not have sung publicly for years, but there’s little doubt he’s been practising his scales in private.”

– Jeremy Allen, The Independent (UK)

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THE THE Return With ‘The Comeback Special’ Album, Film and Book

Hamburg, May 21st, 2021

U.S. Press Contact: SRO PR
Mitch Schneider:
mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk:
afaulk@sroprcom

 

THE THE
return with The Comeback Special album, film and book and announce exciting new label partnership between
Cineola and earMUSIC

THE THE TODAY ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF A NEW MULTI-FORMAT RELEASE, DUE OUT FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2021. THE COMEBACK SPECIAL DOCUMENTS THEIR TRIUMPHANT ROYAL ALBERT HALL CONCERT ON JUNE 5, 2018.

THE THE OFFER A PREVIEW OF THE NEW RELEASE WITH A SINGLE AND LIVE VIDEO OF “SWEET BIRD OF TRUTH.”

‘Sweet Bird Of Truth’ official live video: https://youtu.be/Y4W_pLvLUS4

When you combine the right songs with the right musicians and an audience  that never forgot, it’s like coming home.”
– Pete Paphides (British journalist)

What started as an unforgettable live experience, and one of the band’s first performances after 16 years, now turns into an extraordinary live album, film and book as Matt Johnson’s London-based Cinéola label teams up with Hamburg-based international rock and pop label earMUSIC for a series of exciting and exclusive releases.

To complete The Comeback Special experience, THE THE will also be launching a variety of exquisitely designed and exclusive products, all available in the official album store soon. This includes an exquisitely designed a 136-page Art Book, featuring 6 discs, exclusive photos and audio content plus director Tim Pope’s beautifully shot, unobtrusive film of the show.

Sweet Bird Of Truth” is now also available as a single release on all streaming and download services: https://TheThe.lnk.to/SweetBirdOfTruth

The track listing of the live performance across all formats is as follows:

1. Global Eyes
2. Sweet Bird Of Truth
3. Flesh & Bones
4. Heartland
5. The Beat(en) Generation
6. Armageddon Days (are here again)
7. A Long Hard Lazy Apprenticeship
8. We Can’t Stop What’s Coming
9. Phantom Walls
10. Love Is Stronger Than Death
11. Dogs Of Lust
12. Helpline Operator
13. This Is The Night
14. This Is The Day
15. Soul Catcher
16. Bugle Boy
17. Beyond Love
18. Slow Emotion Replay
19. (Like a) Sun Rising Thru My Garden
20. Infected
21. I’ve Been Waiting For Tomorrow (all of my life)
22. True Happiness (this way lies)
23. Uncertain Smile
24. Lonely Planet

The Royal Albert Hall concert was the first of a trio of London shows during The Comeback Special tour—the others taking place at Brixton Academy and The Troxy—all of which sold out within minutes of going on sale.

Performing live for the first time in 16 years with a headline appearance at Denmark’s Heartland Festival a few days before the Royal Albert Hall concert, the rejuvenated THE THE, which featured previous members James Eller on bass, DC Collard on keyboards and Earl Harvin on drums and new member Barrie Cadogan on guitar alongside Matt Johnson, would go on to play sold-out shows and make festival headline appearances across the globe including North America throughout 2018.

“Part comeback, part requiem, all extraordinary”
– James Hall, The Telegraph

“Johnson’s great achievement is to have made a body of work that is completely original, yet flows smoothly into the slipstream of accessible, socially conscious alternative rock.”
– Will Hodgkinson, The Times

“Johnson retains a gravel-voiced gravitas, and his band are taut and kinetic on barbed missiles such as ‘Armageddon Days (are here again)’…THE THE really shouldn’t leave it 16 years until their next tour.”
– Ian Gittins, The Guardian

“THE THE sound very much like a band revitalized…Johnson may not have sung publicly for years, but there’s little doubt he’s been practising his scales in private.”
– Jeremy Allen, The Independent

 

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THE THE To Appear Live On KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” Show Hosted By Jason Bentley This Monday, September 24

 

 

 
DT:      SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
 
FM:      MITCH SCHNEIDER/BARI LIEBERMAN, MSO PR
 
 
THE THE
TO APPEAR LIVE ON KCRW’S POPULAR SHOW
“MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC”
HOSTED BY JASON BENTLEY

THIS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

 

AHEAD OF BACK-TO-BACK LOS ANGELES
HEADLINING CONCERTS

AT THE FORD THEATRE (9/24) AND HOLLWOOD PALLADIUM (9/25)

 

LOS ANGELES FILM SCREENING OF THE THE’S DOCUMENTARY
THE INERTIA VARIATIONS’
TAKING PLACE THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
AT THE MASONIC LODGE AT HOLLYWOOD FOREVER
FEATURING A Q&A WITH MATT JOHNSON
AND DIRECTOR JOHANNA ST MICHAELS
Above: Recent onstage photo of THE THE at Royal Albert Hall (L-R): Barrie Cadogan, Matt Johnson
THE THE, one of the most intriguing bands ever to emerge from England, are set for a special live performance and interview on KCRW’s popular show “Morning Becomes Eclectic” hosted by Jason Bentley on Monday, September 24, the morning of the first show of the band’s two concerts in Los Angeles. It will begin airing at 11:15 AM PT on 89.9FM in Los Angeles and stream online at www.kcrw.com. THE THE will play an array of songs, stripped down, and singer/songwriter Matt Johnson will also chat with Bentley.
 
In addition to their in-progress “Comeback Special” tour–which stops in Los Angeles at the Ford Theatre on Monday (9/24) and the Hollywood Palladium on Tuesday (9/25)THE THE recently announced a series of screenings of the documentary The Inertia Variations in every city on their North American tour. This critically acclaimed feature-length documentary, directed by Johanna St Michaels, tells the story of THE THE’s disappearance 16 years ago and re-emergence for 2018’s “Comeback Special” tour. It is essential viewing for all THE THE fans. The Los Angeles screening takes place Sunday, September 23 at the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and will be accompanied by a Q&A featuring Matt Johnson, director Johanna St Michaels plus special guest John Tottenham. Tickets available here.
 

 

The Inertia Variations trailer - featuring Matt Johnson of THE THE
The Inertia Variations trailer – featuring Matt Johnson of THE THE

 

 
THE THE launched their North American tour, their first in 18 years, last Friday (9/17) in Boston, hit New York for two shows (at the sold-out Brooklyn Steel and the Beacon Theatre) and then Toronto, receiving media and fan praise along the way. The nine-date headlining tour stops next in Detroit (sold-out) and Chicago (sold-out) before reaching the West Coast for its two Los Angeles shows and final date in San Francisco on Thursday, September 27. All remaining dates feature special guest Agnes Obel. See below for remaining tour dates and film screenings and initial critical feedback.
 
Alongside Johnson, the full band lineup for the outing features a member from each of the three previous THE THE world tours: James Eller on bass (representing the ‘Versus The World’ tour), DC Collard on keyboards (representing the ‘Lonely Planet’ tour) and Earl Harvin on drums (representing the ‘Naked’ tour). They are joined by ‘new’ member Barrie Cadogan on guitar, who has played with his own band Little Barrie as well as Primal Scream, Edwyn Collins, Thee Hypnotics, Damo Suzuki, Spiritualized and The Chemical Brothers among others. A tour trailer, with footage from THE THE‘s sold-out show at London’s Royal Albert Hall this past June, can be viewed here.
 
Here’s what the media is already saying about THE THE’s North American tour dates:
 
 
The current lineup of The The, who are genuinely shit hot, are almost like a more pared-down Bad Seeds, with Matt [Johnson] noting they don’t use sequencers, laptops or in-ear monitors…a terrific night…Matt, who was in great voice and spirits, told lots of stories, many of which were about New York City where he lived for many years.”
Brooklyn Vegan (Brooklyn), September 17, 2018
 
“What held constant throughout was Johnson’s emotive baritone, seemingly unchanged by age. Warm and welcoming, it provided the through note–the recognizable soul of the band. As images of Thatcher-era riots flashed on screen, Johnson’s instrument, as much as those scenes of a world gone awry, brought us full circle once again, with a soundtrack to match.”
-Clea Simon, Art Fuse (Boston), September 16, 2018
 
“The The played a show that was deeply political, uniting and inspiring [for] the audience. They opened with ‘Global Eyes,’ and lead singer Matt Johnson’s unmistakable voice encircled the crowd and wrapped them up with the lyrics ‘Mobilize, globalize, hypnotize, homogenize.’”
-Lauren Doyle, MXDWN (Brooklyn), September 17, 2018
 
 
THE THE’s  remaining North American film and concert Itinerary is below (click on venue to purchase tickets):
 
 
DETROIT
September 20th – Film: Cinema Detroit
September 21st – Concert (SOLD OUT): Royal Oak Music Theatre – supported by Agnes Obel
 
CHICAGO 
September 21st – Film: Logan Theatre
September 22nd – Concert (SOLD OUT): Riviera Theatre – supported by Agnes Obel
 
LOS ANGELES
September 23rd – Film: Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
September 24th – Concert (SOLD OUT): Ford Theatre – supported by Agnes Obel
September 25th – Concert: Hollywood Palladium – supported by Agnes Obel
 
SAN FRANCISCO
September 26th – Film: Alamo Drafthouse
September 27th – Concert: The Masonic – supported by Agnes Obel
 
 
For more information on THE THE, visit:
 
Press Releases + Assets:
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For more information on THE THE in North America, please contact MSO PR:
818-380-0400
 
Mitch Schneider          mschneider@msopr.com
Bari Lieberman           blieberman@msopr.com

THE THE Announces Film Screenings Tied to Their Concert Dates Launching This Friday; View New Tour Trailer


 

 
DT:      SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
 
FM:      MITCH SCHNEIDER/BARI LIEBERMAN, MSO PR
 
 
THE THE
ANNOUNCES SERIES OF SCREENINGS OF THE FILM
THE INERTIA VARIATIONS’
 IN EVERY CITY ON THEIR
NORTH AMERICAN “COMEBACK SPECIAL” CONCERT TOUR
LAUNCHING SEPTEMBER 14
Above: Recent onstage photo of THE THE at Royal Albert Hall (L-R): Barrie Cadogan, Matt Johnson
THE THE, one of the most intriguing bands ever to emerge from England, has announced a series of screenings of The Inertia Variations in every city on their upcoming North American tour launching this Friday, September 14.
 
This critically acclaimed feature-length documentary, directed by Johanna St Michaels, tells the story of THE THE’s disappearance 16 years ago and re-emergence for 2018’s “Comeback Special” tour. It is essential viewing for all THE THE fans. The screenings in New York and Los Angeles will be accompanied by a Q&A featuring Matt Johnson, director Johanna St Michaels plus special guests John Tottenham (LA) and James Eller (NYC).  Dates for all the screenings and tour dates are below.
 
THE THE recently revealed the full band lineup for their live shows–their first North American concerts in 18 years. Alongside singer and songwriter Matt Johnson, the line-up features a member from each of the three previous THE THE world tours: James Eller on bass (representing the ‘Versus The World’ tour), DC Collard on keyboards (representing the ‘Lonely Planet’ tour) and Earl Harvin on drums (representing the ‘Naked’ tour). They are joined by ‘new’ member Barrie Cadogan on guitar, who has played with his own band Little Barrie as well as Primal Scream, Edwyn Collins, Thee Hypnotics, Damo Suzuki, Spiritualized and The Chemical Brothers among others.
 
A tour trailer, with footage from THE THE‘s sold-out show at London’s Royal Albert Hall this past June, can be viewed here
The “2018 Comeback Special” will also include artistic contributions from a variety of longtime THE THE collaborators, including show designer Kate Wilkins, who worked on the ‘Naked’ tour in 2000, and audiovisual collage artist Vicki Bennett (aka People Like Us), who has created the kaleidoscopic video installation for the tour. 
 
This past June saw a flurry of activity for the recently reactivated THE THE, not only with a trilogy of sold-out London concerts at The Royal Albert Hall, Brixton Academy and The Troxy, but also the release of their new authorized biography Long Shadows, High Hopes: The Life and Times of Matt Johnson & THE THE by Neil Fraser (which came out June 7 by Omnibus Press), written with the full cooperation of Johnson who allowed unhindered access to his personal archives, and further screenings of The Inertia Variations documentary at the ICA in London.
 
THE THE will launch their North American tour this Friday, September 14 in Boston at the Orpheum Theatre. The nine-date headlining tour will make two stops in the New York area (September 16 at Brooklyn Steel and September 17 at the Beacon Theatre) and then head to Toronto, Detroit and Chicago before reaching Los Angeles for two shows (September 24 at the Ford Theatre and September 25 at the Hollywood Palladium) and wrapping September 27 in San Francisco. Agnes Obel will appear on all dates as a special guest, except the September 16 show at Brooklyn Steel where Elysian Fields will open and the September 17 gig at the Beacon Theater where XORDOX (aka JG Thirlwell/Foetus), a frequent THE THE collaborator, will open.
 
 
THE THE’s full North American film and concert Itinerary is below (click on venue to purchase tickets):
 
BOSTON
September 13th – Film: House of Blues
September 14th – Concert: Orpheum Theatre – supported by Agnes Obel
 
NEW YORK
September 15th – Film: Theatre 80
September 16th – Concert: Brooklyn Steel – supported by Elysian Fields
September 17th – Concert: Beacon Theatre – supported by JG Thirlwell / XORDOX
 
TORONTO 
September 18th – Film: Revue Cinema 
September 19th – Concert – Sony Centre For The Performing Arts – supported by Agnes Obel
 
DETROIT
September 20th – Film: Cinema Detroit
September 21st – Concert (SOLD OUT): Royal Oak Music Theatre – supported by Agnes Obel
 
CHICAGO 
September 21st – Film: Logan Theatre
September 22nd – Concert (SOLD OUT): Riviera Theatre – supported by Agnes Obel
 
LOS ANGELES
September 23rd- Film: Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
September 24th – Concert (SOLD OUT): Ford Theatre – supported by Agnes Obel
September 25th – Concert: Hollywood Palladium – supported by Agnes Obel
 
SAN FRANCISCO
September 26th – Film: Alamo Drafthouse
September 27th – Concert: The Masonic – supported by Agnes Obel
 
For more information on THE THE, visit:
 
Press Releases + Assets:
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For more information on THE THE in North America, please contact MSO PR:
818-380-0400
 
Mitch Schneider          mschneider@msopr.com
Bari Lieberman           blieberman@msopr.com

 


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