The Gaslight Anthem have shared their new song, “Little Fires,” available now at all DSPs. The song is taken from their eagerly awaited new album, History Books, out October 27 on their own Rich Mahogany Recordings label via Thirty Tigers. It was produced by GRAMMY® Award-winner Peter Katis (The National, Kurt Vile) at his Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT. More than any of the band’s new songs to date, “Little Fires” reflects The Gaslight Anthem’s origins in punk rock. Furthering that connection, the track includes guest vocals from one of the genre’s current central figures: PUP frontman Stefan Babcock.

“‘Little Fires’ is like the opposite end of the spectrum from the frustration you feel in ‘History Books,’” says Brian Fallon. “It’s an empowerment song, about refusing to play along with the kind of people who always seem to be throwing a grenade into the room for no particular reason.”

History Books is Gaslight Anthem’s sixth full-length and first in nearly a decade, finding the New Jersey-bred band once again bringing their soulful breed of life-affirming rock n’ roll to explore everything from mortality and mental illness to the more precarious dimensions of human connection. In the glorious tradition of their seminal 2008 sophomore album, THE ’59 SOUND, the new LP matches its raw emotional power with the rich craft and wildly triumphant energy that has defined the band since its very start.

The album was announced in July with the release of its title track. The heavy-hearted song – which sees frontman Brian Fallon trading duet vocals with longtime band champion and fellow New Jerseyan Bruce Springsteen – was accompanied by an official music video (directed by Kelsey Ayres) streaming now on YouTube.

“When Bruce Springsteen said I should write a duet for us, I think my head exploded,” says Brian Fallon. “It will never get old to me that one of the greatest songwriters in the world, and one of my hero’s voices, will forever be captured in a song I wrote at a small wooden desk, in October, in New Jersey.”

The Gaslight Anthem have already spent much of the year celebrating HISTORY BOOKS and their recent return to action on a sold-out North American tour. Headline dates resume September 16 at Grand Rapids, MI’s GLC Live at 20 Monroe and then continue through early October. In addition, The Gaslight Anthem is set for top-billed performances at a number of upcoming festivals, including Louisville, KY’s Bourbon & Beyond (September 14), and Chicago, IL’s Riot Fest (September 17). For full details and remaining ticket availability, please see


1. Spider Bites

2. History Books (feat. Bruce Springsteen)

3. Autumn

4. Positive Charge

5. Michigan, 1975

6. Little Fires

7. The Weatherman

8. Empires

9. I Live In The Room Above Her

10. A Lifetime Of Preludes

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15 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond *

16 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe

17 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest *

19 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland

20 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

22 – Columbus, OH – Bluestone

23 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory

24 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee

26 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theater

27 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion

29 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District

30 – La Vista, NE – The Astro


2 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

4 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

5 – Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live Sacramento

7 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Boise

8 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Spokane


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