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Breaking Benjamin will release new album ‘Dark Before Dawn’ on June 23, first single ‘Failure’ on March 23

Breaking Benjamin will release new album ‘Dark Before Dawn’ on June 23, first single ‘Failure’ on March 23
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After posting a teaser video on March 12 with only “3/23/15” to hint at some type of release, Breaking Benjamin has revealed that the new single “Failure” will arrive on that date, as well as a new album called “Dark Before Dawn” on June 23.

View the teaser below:

The Wilkes-Barre rock band’s last full album of original material, “Dear Agony,” was released in 2009 and certified gold the following year, peaking at No. 1 on the Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Rock Albums charts and No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200. “Dark Before Dawn” will be the first album to feature the new lineup that debuted in Luzerne last September, with frontman Benjamin Burnley being the only original member of the group remaining following a lengthy legal dispute.

After playing both electric and acoustic shows locally and in select cities over the past few months, Breaking Benjamin will be touring across the country this spring, with over 20 dates confirmed so far. As of now, the closest they’ll get to their hometown is the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey on May 16, just outside of Philadelphia.

See a full list of tour dates below:

Breaking Benjamin tour dates:

April 17: Pharr, TX @ Pharr Events Center
April 18: The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
April 19: Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
April 21: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
April 22: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
April 24: Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
April 25: Fort Myers, FL @ JetBlue Park (Fort Rock)
April 26: Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park (Welcome To Rockville)
April 28: Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
April 29: New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theater
May 1: Memphis, TN @ Tom Lee Park (Beale Street Festival)
May 2: Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
May 3: Concord, NC @ Charlotte Motor Speedway (Carolina Rebellion)
May 13: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 15: Columbus, OH @ Crew Stadium (Rock On The Range)
May 16: Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
May 19: Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
May 20: Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
May 22: Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
May 23: Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 17: Oshkosh, WI @ Ford Festival Park (Rock USA)

Read our review of Breaking Benjamin’s recent unplugged concert in Philadelphia here.

Lead photo by Tammy Heid/NEPA Scene