State Champs Announce "Around the World and Back", Out 10.16.15; Stream New Track "Secrets"

State Champs have announced that they will release their sophomore LP Around the World and Back via Pure Noise Records on October 16, 2015. Additionally they are streaming the first single, "Secrets" from the record and pre-order for the album is now available. Listen to "Secrets" below:


The Albany, NY pop punk band has had a busy 2015, first supporting All Time Low on their US tour and most recently touring Australia supporting 5 Seconds of Summer. They will embark this week on a headlining US run, followed by an appearance at Long Island's Mixtape Festival in August and then a European headlining tour that kicks off in September (all tour dates below).

Formed in 2010, State Champs have released 2 EPs on Pure Noise and their 2013 debut LP The Finer Things which charted at #131 on the Billboard Top 200.  Committed road warriors, they have toured the US and Europe multiple times with the likes of Motion City Soundtrack, Bayside, The Wonder Years, The Story So Far and the entirety of the Vans 2014 Warped Tour.

Around the World and Back was engineered by Kyle Black (Paramore, New Found Glory, Strung Out) and produced by Black and State Champs vocalist Derek Discanio.  Artwork and tracklisting for the record are below.

Track List:
1. Eyes Closed
2. Secrets
3. Losing Myself
4. All You Are Is History
5. Perfect Score
6. All Or Nothing
7. Shape Up
8. Back and Forth
9. Around The World And Back
10. Breaking Ground
11. Tooth And Nail

Tour Dates:
07/16 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium/Upstairs *
07/17 - Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Art Space *
07/18 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Music Hall *
07/19 - Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room *
07/21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar *
07/24 - Howell, NJ @ GameChangerWorld *
07/25 - Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage *
07/26 - Richmond, VA @The Broadberry *
07/28 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street *
07/29 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
07/30 - Nashville, TN @ Rockettown *
07/31 - Columbus, OH @ Woodland’s Tavern *
08/01 - Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s *
08/02 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
08/16 - Patchogue, NY @ Emporium (Mixtape Festival)
09/15 - Belfast, Ireland @ Bar Sub/QUB Students Union ^
09/16 - Dublin, Ireland @ Academy 2 ^
09/17 - Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy 2 ^
09/18 - Birmingham, UK @ Asylum ^
09/19 - Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy 2 ^
09/21 - Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts ^
09/22 - Leeds, UK @ Stylus ^
09/23 - Manchester, UK @ Sound Control ^
09/24 - Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms ^
09/25 - London, UK @ O2 Islington Academy ^
09/26 - Southampton, UK @ 1865 ^
09/28 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka
09/29 - Paris, France @ Backstage By The Mill ^
09/30 - Hamburg, Germany @ Logo ^
10/01 - Cologne, Germany @ MTC ^
10/02 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Winston ^
10/03 - Kingston, UK @ Hippodrome ^

* = Shot Boys Of Summer Tour w/ Hit The Lights, Tiny Moving Parts, Let It Happen, Northbound
^ = w/ Knuckle Puck & Roam

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