Patrick Stump Announces Fall Tour Dates, Premieres ‘Soul Punk’ Album Art
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The 'Soul Punk' artwork depicts the singer, sporting his current tuxedo-and-leather-gloves look, standing inside a series of imaginary yellow boxes with a city skyline behind him.
Perhaps it's a metaphor for Stump's desire to break out of any boxes or labels that might pigeonhole his music. Or maybe he just thought the visual looked cool (and he was right).
Stump and Panic! at the Disco were label-mates back when the singer fronted Fall Out Boy and both bands recorded for Fueled By Ramen. Their 23-date tour kicks off at the Knitting Factory in Reno on October 9 and wraps up on November 10 in Sauget, Illinois.
'Soul Punk' drops during the middle of the tour, on October 18. Stump told PopCrush he played all the instruments on the record because he wanted to make a statement and release music he was proud of, without following any current trends.
Here's the full list of Patrick Stump tour dates, courtesy of Idolator.
Patrick Stump 2011 Fall Tour Dates with Panic! at the Disco:
10/09 – Reno, Nev. | The Knitting Factory
10/10 – Sacramento, Calif. | Ace of Spades
10/12 – Ventura, Calif. | Ventura Theater
10/13 – Tucson, Ariz. | Rialto Theatre
10/16 – Albuquerque, N.M. | Sunshine Theatre
10/18 – San Antonio, Texas | Back Stage Live
10/19 – Austin, Texas | La Zona Rosa
10/20 – New Orleans, La. | Tipitina’s Uptown
10/23 – Tampa, Fla. | The Ritz Ybor
10/26 – Richmond, Virg. | The National
10/27 – Clifton Park, N.Y. | Northern Lights
10/28 – Portland, Maine | State Theater
10/29 – Providence, R.I. | Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
10/30 – Huntington, N.Y. | Paramount
10/31 – Washington, D.C. | 9:30 Club
11/02 – Buffalo, N.Y. | Town Ballroom
11/03 – Philadelphia, Penn. | Trocadero
11/04 – Sayreville, N.J. | Starland Ballroom
11/05 – Grand Rapids, Mich. | The Intersection
11/06 – Cincinnati, Ohio | Bogart’s
11/08 – Milwaukee, Wisc. | The Rave
11/09 – Des Moines, Iowa | People’s Court
11/10 – Sauget, Ill. | Pop’s