The Gaslight Anthem Confirm ‘History Books – Short Stories’ EP Release

The Gaslight Anthem
Photo Credit: Kelsey Ayres

As they kick off their UK tonight in Glasgow, The Gaslight Anthem have announced they will be releasing a new EP this Friday (March 22nd). ‘History Books – Short Stories’ will be made up of four tracks, and will include acoustic versions of ‘Positive Charge’ and the title track from last year’s ‘History Books’ full-length. It’ll also feature a reworked version of long-time fan-favourite ‘Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts’ and a cover of Billie Eilish‘s ‘Ocean Eyes.

On how the cover came to fruition, The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon commented:

“I was driving my daughter to school and she played it for me on the way and I really took to the song, Then one day we were talking ideas for a cover with our friends and I said, wouldn’t it be cool to do a heavier version of ‘Ocean Eyes’? I tried it out and everybody loved the idea.”

The original version of ‘Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts’ appeared on 2008’s ‘Señor and the Queen’ EP, and can be heard below.

Listen to a Preview ‘History Books – Short Stories’

Listen to the Original Version of ‘Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts’


Where is The Gaslight Anthem Playing in the UK?

The Gaslight Anthem begin their ‘History Books’ UK (and Ireland) tour tonight in Glasgow. It’ll be followed by shows in Edinburgh, Sheffield, and Manchester. They will then play three shows at the Roundhouse in London, before heading to Dublin, Ireland for two dates.

However, if you miss out on seeing them this month, they’ll be playing a one-off show at Nottingham’s Rock City before headlining 2000trees Festival the next day.

March (support from Emily Wolfe)
18th O2 Academy, Glasgow (sold out)
19th O2 Academy, Edinburgh
21st Octagon Centre, Sheffield
22nd O2 Apollo, Manchester (sold out)
23th Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
25th Roundhouse, London (sold out)
26th Roundhouse, London (sold out)
27th Roundhouse, London
29th 3 Olympia, Dublin (sold out)
30th 3 Olympia, Dublin

10th Rock City, Nottingham (with Spanish Love Songs)
11th 2000trees Festival, Upcote Farm, Cheltenham


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