Bush announce new album 'The Kingdom' and a surprise tour with Breaking Benjamin

As warriors in a rock revival, the resurgent superstars have given fans a barrage of new activity this past week


                            Bush announce new album 'The Kingdom' and a surprise tour with Breaking Benjamin
Nik Hughes and Gavin Rossdale (Getty Images)

Bush surprised fans with an announcement on March 3 that they will be releasing a new album 'The Kingdom' in May and to add to the sweetness of it all they also released the album's lead single 'Flowers On A Grave'. The power-packed track gives fans a high-energy charge-up from the iconic multi-platinum hard rock band before the new studio LP's release and will be available on all DSPs on March 4.

Bush frontman, songwriter and guitarist Gavin Rossdale gave a taste of what to expect in the eagerly-anticipated new album. In a statement he says, “We are really proud of 'The Kingdom'. It’s as if all roads traveled over the last few years have gotten us to this point", adding, "We look forward to this cycle – old fans, new fans, likeminded people who are searching for their kingdom.”

'Flowers On A Grave', co-produced by Erik Ron and Rossdale himself, is the dynamic follow-up to Bush's cinematic 'Bullet Holes', which featured at the end credits of the international blockbuster, 'John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum'. Produced by Tyler Bates ('John Wick' 1 & 2, 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'Deadpool 2'), 'Bullet Holes' will also be featured on 'The Kingdom'.

(L-R): Corey Britz (bassist), Gavin Rossdale (vocalist/songwriter/guitarist), Nik Hughes (drummer), Chris Traynor (guitarist) (Source: Press kit)

In 1994 after their debut, Bush left their triumphant signature on rock 'n' roll music with their refreshing and addictive take on grunge and hard rock, leaving a resounding impact and became one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1990s. As warriors in a rock revival, the resurgent superstars have given fans a barrage of new activity this past week as they set the stage for what is shaping up to be their biggest year yet.

Bush premiered 'Flowers On A Grave' on February 28 in front of a sold-out crowd of their most hardcore fans at their special Las Vegas underplay at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. The following night at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada, Rossdale decided to keep fans on their toes, surprising the sold-out crowd of 7,000 when he jumped on stage with Benjamin Burnley and Breaking Benjamin and performed a rousing rendition of the Alice In Chains classic, 'Would'.

Bush keeps the surprises rolling this week as they will be performing with Breaking Benjamin on their big summer US major market shed tour. Check the dates below.

Get an early listen of 'Flowers On A Grave' here.

Watch the music video for 'Bullet Holes', directed by Jesse Davey, here.

Bush Tour with Breaking Benjamin:

July 15 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 17 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
July 18 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 20 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre
July 21 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 23 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
July 24 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheatre
July 26 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
July 27 – Mansfield, MA @ The Xfinity Center
July 29 – Burgettstown, PA @ S&T Bank Music Park
July 30 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 1 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
August 2 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
August 4 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 6 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 7 – Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater
August 10 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
August 11 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
August 13 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
August 16 – Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
August 18 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
August 19 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
August 21 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
August 22 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 24 – Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf Amphitheater
August 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
August 29 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Amphitheater
August 31 – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
September 2 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
September 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
September 5 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
September 6 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
September 8 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Date TBA – St. Louis, MO

VIP packages and tickets for Bush's artist presale will be available March 4 starting at 10 am local time at BUSHofficial.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning March 6 at 10 am local time at LiveNation.com. 

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