THE ALMOST, Left to right: Jon Thompson, Joe Musten, Aaron Gillespie, Dusty Redmon and Jay VilardiClick here for high res photo:

THE ALMOST–the acclaimed rock group fronted by lead vocalist/guitarist AARON GILLESPIE–will return April 9 with their third album FEAR INSIDE OUR BONES forTooth & Nail/EMI/Universal. The album’s preview track is “Ghost,” which echoes withunbridled blues intensity before converging on a divinely heavy refrain. Listen to the song here:

THE ALMOST are in the midst of a cross-country tour previewing the new songs for their rising fan base nationwide. In between headlining shows, the band will team with Finch for their “What It Is To Burn” tour this spring, while AARON and JAY VILARDI lead guitarist for THE ALMOST will also join the To Write Love On Her Arms tour for a handful of acoustic performances. See all current dates listed below.

To cut FEAR INSIDE OUR BONES, THE ALMOST retreated to Nashville’s Omni Studioswith producer Marshall Altman (Tom Morello, Ingrid Michaelson, William Fitzsimmons). All the songs were recorded together in a single room completely live. It wasn’t a piecemeal process as the majority of modern records are,” explains GILLESPIE. “The album was born at that moment from our collective blood, sweat and tears.” In those five days, the musicians tapped into elegantly visceral energy built from a blues-rock vibe that they modernized. Other album highlights include the relentless rocker “Fight Song,”the powerful and complicated anthem ”I Won’t Let Go,” and “I’m Down” which streams ahead like a Southern freight train before the singer soulfully proclaims in the chorus, “Don’t count me out.”

Across the entire album, GILLESPIE continues to wear his heart on his sleeve. He doesn’t hold anything back within the lyrics or music. Amidst all of the thundering rhythms and massive riffs, THE ALMOST’s honesty re-sounds the loudest. “There’s hope,” GILLESPIEconcludes. “People are free to feel the way they feel and go through what they are going through. Music is the great communicator. This is my soundtrack, heartbeat and who I want to be. I hope everyone feels like this record belongs to them.”

THE ALMOST have come a long way since the release of their 2007 debut Southern Weather (Tooth & Nail/Universal). Taking a break from the gold-selling Underoath, the project allowed GILLESPIE to explore other musical avenues, playing every instrument and singing. However, everything truly came to life on their sophomore 2009’s Monster, Monster. The line-up–AARON GILLESPIE (lead vocalist/lyrics/guitar), JAY VILARDI(guitars), DUSTY REDMON (guitars), JON THOMPSON (bass), JOE MUSTEN (drums)–had solidified and they played to rabid crowds around the world. Expect more dates and radio news for 2013 and beyond to be announced soon via

THE ALMOST stop by the Apple store in SoHo on Saturday, January 19 for a moderated discussion with Kory Grow (SPIN, Rolling Stone/Revolver), a live fan Q&A and an acoustic in-store set. Left to right:  writer/moderator Kory Grow, Aaron Gillespie and Dusty Redmon of THE ALMOST.

Catch THE ALMOST on tour in the following cities:

DATE                         CITY                                       VENUE

THE ALMOST headlining shows:

Wed    1/23                Huntington, WV          Big Sandy Super Center Grand Ballroom

Thu    1/24                Dayton, OH                          The Attic Club

Fri       1/25                St. Louis, MO                       Firebird

TWLOHA “Heavy and Light Tour” **Aaron and Jay acoustic**

Fri       2/1                   Salt Lake City, UT              The Complex

Sat      2/2                   Denver, CO                          Gothic Theatre

Mon    2/4                   Houston, TX                        House of Blues

Tue     2/5                   Dallas, TX                             House of Blues

Wed    2/6                   New Orleans, LA                 House of Blues

Fri       2/8                   Nashville, TN                       Cannery Ballroom

Sat      2/9                   Detroit, MI                             Saint Andrews Hall

Sun    2/10                Chicago, IL                           House of Blues

w/ Finch “What It Is To Burn” Tour

Thu    3/7                   Chicago, IL                           Metro

Fri       3/8                   Detroit, MI                             St. Andrews Hall

Sat      3/9                   Toronto, ON                         Sound Academy

Mon    3/11                Pittsburgh, PA                     Mr. Small’s

Tue     3/12                New York, NY                      Irving Plaza

Thu    3/14                Silver Springs, MD             The Fillmore

Fri       3/15                Philadelphia, PA                 Electric Factory

Sat      3/16                Boston, MA                          Royale Boston


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