Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon unveils debut solo track and confirms UK live dates

Fallon's debut solo album 'Painkillers' is due in 2016 – hear 'A Wonderful Life' now

Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has revealed the first track from his upcoming solo album.

‘A Wonderful Life’ can be streamed below and is available to download from December 12. It is the first taste of ‘Painkillers’, the solo album Fallon will release on March 11 next year. ‘Painkillers’ is Fallon’s first solo album and his first since Gaslight Anthem embarked on a hiatus earlier this year.

‘Painkillers’ was recorded in Nashville with producer Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Frank Turner, Keith Urban). Fallon will tour the UK in April next year following the release of the album. See below for live dates.

He will tour with a band consisting of Gaslight Anthem guitarist Alex Rosamilia plus Horrible Crowes bandmate Ian Perkins, and Molly & The Zombies bassist Catherine Popper.

Brian Fallon will play:

Manchester, Ritz (April 5)
Glasgow, O2 ABC (April 6)
Birmingham, O2 Institute (April 7)
London, KOKO (April 8)
Nottingham, Rock City (April 9)
Bristol, O2 Academy (April 10)

The Gaslight Anthem announced plans to go on an indefinite hiatus this summer. They released latest album ‘Get Hurt’ in 2014 and played their last UK date at Reading Festival in August.

The band explained in a statement that they didn’t want to make another album “just for the sake” of it. “We’d like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record,” they said at the time. “We all feel this is the best decision we can make and it feels like the right one for us.”