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Thrice announce pre-order details and an early LP release of their upcoming seventh studio album, “Major / Minor.” The LP version of the album will be in stores and online starting Tuesday, September 6th with the CD and digital versions available on September 20th. Each LP comes with a download card, which will be active starting 9/20, 2-LP gatefold packaging, and additional liner notes from the band. The first pressing will be relegated to 4,000 copies worldwide and pressed on clear vinyl with a blue splatter.

Additionally, every physical pre-order comes with an instant MP3 download of an exclusive track, an acoustic version of the song “Anthology.” All fans who purchase a pre-order will also be automatically entered to win a signed LP test-pressing of “Major / Minor.” LP pre-orders will ship for arrival on September 6th with CD orders shipping for the September 20th release date.

Lastly, fans who prefer digital copies of their albums will have the option of pre-ordering “Major / Minor” through itunes starting August 23rd. The itunes version will feature two exclusive bonus tracks, acoustic versions of the songs “Yellow Belly” and “Promises.” The acoustic version of “Promises” will ONLY be available to fans who pre-order the album and will be taken down come 9/20. The acoustic version of “Yellow Belly” will be available in perpetuity.

Pre-Order Options Here:

LP Deluxe Pack Includes:

  • “Major/Minor” 2XLP – Clear Vinyl With Blue Splatter
  • Instant MP3 Download Of ‘Anthology’ (Exclusive Acoustic Version)
  • Limited Edition 12X12 ‘Cataracts’ Poster
  • Limited Edition ‘Cataracts’ T-Shirt
  • Limited Edition ‘Disarmed’ Hoodie

CD Deluxe Pack Includes:

  • “Major/Minor” CD – Softpack with 12 Page Booklet
  • Instant MP3 Download of ‘Anthology’ (Exclusive Acoustic Version)
  • Limited Edition 12X12 ‘Cataracts’ Poster
  • Limited Edition ‘Cataracts’ T-Shirt
  • Limited Edition ‘Disarmed’ Hoodie

CD Includes:

  • “Major/Minor” CD – Softpack with 12 Page Booklet
  • Instant MP3 Download of ‘Anthology’ (Exclusive Acoustic Version)
  • Option to add a shirt or hoodie

LP Includes:

  • “Major/Minor” 2XLP – Clear Vinyl With Blue Splatter
  • Instant MP3 Download Of ‘Anthology’ (Exclusive Acoustic Version)
  • Option to add a shirt or hoodie

The recording of Major/Minor began May 2nd in Santa Monica, CA with Dave Schiffman at Red Bull Studios who mixed “Beggars” and engineered “Vheissu.” As a band that continues to push boundaries, Major/Minor will be no exception. “It’s definitely the most natural progression from record to record that we’ve had in a while. We did The Alchemy Index, which was totally different [from Vheissu]. Then Beggars was kind of the reaction against that. This kind of makes sense coming out of Beggars, but it’s definitely a different record,” says lead singer Dustin Kensrue.

Most recently, Thrice was named one of Alternative Press Magazine’s Must Hear Top 20 Fall Releases and will be performing on Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit as well as doing an acoustic session for Filter Magazine/ Dickies and Guitar Center.

Tour date tickets are on sale here: .

Tour Dates:

9/30/11     Hard Rock Café                      Las Vegas, NV
10/1/11     The Marquee                         Tempe, AZ
10/3/11     The Door                                Dallas, TX
10/4/11     Emo’s                                     Austin, TX
10/5/11     House Of Blues                      Houston, TX
10/7/11     Revolution                              Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/8/11     Beacham Theater                   Orlando, FL
10/9/11     The Masquerade                    Atlanta, GA
10/11/11   Cat’s Cradle                            Carrboro, NC
10/12/11   The National                           Richmond, VA
10/13/11    Electric Factory                      Philadelphia, PA
10/14/11    Starland Ballroom                  Sayreville, NJ
10/15/11    The Recher Theatre              Towson, MD
10/16/11    Irving Plaza                            New York City, NY
10/18/11    Royale Night Club                  Boston, MA
10/19/11    Club Soda                              Montreal, Canada
10/20/11    Phoenix Concert Theatre       Toronto, Canada
10/21/11    Club Zoo                                 Pittsburgh, PA
10/22/11    Mad Hatter Club                     Covington, KY
10/23/11    Newport Music Hall                 Columbus, OH
10/25/11    The Intersection                      Grand Rapids, MI
10/26/11     St. Andrews Hall                    Detroit, MI
10/27/11     Metro                                     Chicago, IL
10/28/11     Pop’s                                     Sauget, IL
10/29/11     Granada                                Lawrence, KS
10/30/11     The Summit Music Hall         Denver, CO
11/1/11       Saltair Salt Lake City, UT
11/3/11       The Showbox                         Seattle, WA
11/4/11       Wonder Ballroom                    Portland, OR
11/5/11       The Regency Ballroom           San Francisco, CA
11/6/11       Ace of Spades                        Sacramento, CA
11/8/11       Mayan Theatre                       Los Angeles, CA
11/9/11       House Of Blues                      Anaheim, CA
11/10/11     House Of Blues                      Anaheim, CA
11/11/11     House Of Blues                      San Diego, CA

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