The song finds vocalist Brian Sella musing about “possible voodoo magic in the worst possible way” over the Blink-182 and Alkaline Trio’s infectious guitar line. “Embarrassed they found my knife/ Went back and they found it twice/ It’s good to know we both get smart/ You in your head, me in my heart,” he croons on the anthem.
“Voodoo Magic” also arrives with a hilariously animated visual, depicting a pair of cartoon people trudging through a particularly unlucky day involving a cracked tooth, electrocution, an ambulance ride, walking up stairs in rollerblades and being cut out of the will by one very dead grandma.
Along with the new single, The Front Bottoms also announced their upcoming 2021 headlining tour across North America. Following a previously-announced set at Lollapalooza this August, the duo will kick off their 31-city jaunt in New Haven, Connecticut on September 14th before hitting major cities including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, and back-to-back nights in Philadelphia.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, June 11th at 12 p.m. local time, with pre-sales already in full swing for members of the band’s official fan club, The Front Bottoms’ Motorcycle Club. Once they sell out, grab tickets here.
The upcoming tour marks the band’s first round of live gigs since canceling their planned spring 2020 trek and subsequent co-headlining summer tour with Jimmy Eat World due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Last September, Sella and drummer Mat Uychich sat down with Kyle Meredith to discuss their latest album, 2020’s In Sickness and In Flames. The LP featured singles “Montgomery Forever” and “Camouflage”.
Watch the music video for The Front Bottoms’ “Voodoo Magic” and check out the full list of tour dates below.
The Front Bottoms 2021 Tour Dates:
08/01 — Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
09/14 — New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
09/15 — New York, NY @ Pier 17
09/17 — Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore Silver Spring
09/18 — Richmond, VA @ The National
09/19 — Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
09/21 — Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
09/22 — Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
09/23 — Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
09/24 — Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
09/26 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
09/27 — Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
09/28 — Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
09/30 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
10/01 — Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim
10/02 — Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
10/03 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
10/05 — San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
10/07 — Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/08 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
10/10 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
10/11 — Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
10/13 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/14 — Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
10/15 — TBD, IL @ Venue TBD
10/16 — St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/18 — Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
10/19 — Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
10/21 — Philadelphia, PA @ Stage AE
10/22 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
10/23 — Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/24 — Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom