The The Announce Tour and First Album in 24 Years, Share Song: Listen

The The Announce Tour and First Album in 24 Years, Share Song: Listen

Matt Johnson’s band is back with Ensoulment—listen to “Cognitive Dissident”

The Thes Matt Johnson

The The’s Matt Johnson, photo by Gerald Jenkins

The The are back with Ensoulment, their first album since 2000. The Matt Johnson–led band will hit the road, too, traversing North America in the autumn, between dates in Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. Below, find the dates and listen to “Cognitive Dissident,” from the LP. The album arrives September 6 (via Cinéola/EarMusic).

Back in 2017, Johnson reformed the The to release the Johnny Marr–featuring “You Can’t Stop What’s Coming,” which was then their first new music in 15 years. A box set and tour followed that year, including new recordings of old songs, though Ensoulment is the band’s formal follow-up to NakedSelf. Johnson primarily worked with his old bandmates James Eller, DC Collard, Earl Harvin, and Barrie Cadogan, alongside co-producer and engineer Warne Livesey.


01 Cognitive Dissident
02 Some Days I Drink My Coffee by the Grave of William Blake
03 Zen & the Art of Dating
04 Kissing the Ring of POTUS
05 Life After Life
06 I Want to Wake Up With You
07 Down by the Frozen River
08 Risin’ Above the Need
09 Linoleum Smooth to the Stockinged Foot
10 Where Do We Go When We Die?
11 I Hope You Remember (The Things I Can’t Forget)
12 A Rainy Day in May

The The:

08-21 Cambridge, England – Cambridge Junction
08-22 Norwich, England – The Waterfront Norwich
08-23 Holmfirth, England – Picturedome
08-25 Dublin, Ireland – National Museum of Ireland
09-10 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
09-11 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
09-13 Stockholm, Sweden – Filadelfia
09-14 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
09-15 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
09-17 Berlin, Germany – Huxleys Neue Welt
09-18 Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk Victoria
09-19 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
09-21 Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma
09-22 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
09-23 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
09-25 Edinburgh, Scotland – Usher Hall
09-27 Wolverhampton, England – The Civic at the Halls
09-28 London, England – Alexandra Palace
09-30 Manchester, England – O2 Apollo
10-01 London, England – TBA
10-11 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
10-12 Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
10-14 Washington, D.C. – The Anthem
10-15 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
10-17 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
10-19 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
10-20 Montreal, Quebec – M Telus
10-22 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
10-23 Detroit, MI – Masonic Cathedral Theatre
10-25 Chicago, IL – The Salt Shed
10-26 Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
10-29 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
10-30 Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater
11-02 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
11-03 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11-04 Vancouver, British Columbia – Orpheum
11-07 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
11-08 Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
11-14 Auckland, New Zealand – Kiri Te Kanawa
11-16 Melbourne, Australia – Palais Theatre
11-17 Melbourne, Australia – Palais Theatre
11-18 Adelaide, Australia – Hindley Street Music Hall
11-21 Sydney, Australia – Sydney Opera House
11-22 Sydney, Australia – Sydney Opera House
11-23 Brisbane, Australia – Fortitude Music Hall
11-24 Brisbane, Australia – Fortitude Music Hall
11-27 Perth, Australia – Fremantle Arts Centre

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