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Mercenary Publicity are very happy to announce that from today they will be working with MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK on their fifth studio album, due for release in June 2012! They will be releasing the first single “True Romance” digitally worldwide on April 17th on Epitaph Records/The Boombox Generation.

Before details of that are revealed, the band had already announced a handful of UK shows in April, coming back to play all 4 dates of the Slam Dunk Festival in May.

Motion City Soundtrack will playing four of their albums across two nights at London’s XOYO – on 18th April they will perform ‘I Am the Movie’ and ‘Commit This To Memory’, then on 19th April it’s the turn of ‘Even If It Kills Me’ and ‘My Dinosaur Life’. Manchester’s MCS fans won the Songkick competition to have the band play in their town, pipping Nottingham, Brighton and Bristol to the post, and the band appear there at the Ruby Lounge on April 20th.

UK dates are below, the band also play a bunch of European dates including Groezrock Festival in Meerhout, Belgium on 29th April.

APRIL 2012
  • Wed 18 Apr London XOYO *(SOLD OUT)
  • Thu 19 Apr London XOYO
  • Fri 20 Apr Songkick Detour Jam Tour! Ruby Lounge, Manchester
MAY 2012
  • Sat 26 May Leeds SlamDunk Festival @ Leeds University
  • Sun 27 May Hatfield SlamDunk Festival @ Uni of Hertford
  • Mon 28 May Cardiff Slamdunk Wales @ Cardiff Uni.
  • Tue 29 May Glasgow Slamdunk Scotland @ Glasgow ABC
Motion City Soundtrack are – Justin Pierre, Josh Cain, Matt Taylor, Jesse Johnson and Tony Thaxton. Back in 2002 the band released their debut album I Am The Movie. It not only got them on SPIN and Alternative Press’ radar, but impressed Epitaph Records so much, they signed the band. Their follow up, Commit This To Memory enlisted Blink 182 member Mark Hoppus on production duties and saw the band rapidly expanding their fanbase and selling more than 300k copies of the album. Even If It Kills Me arrived in 2007 with production by Ric Ocasek, Adam Schlesinger and Eli Janney, and was the first Top 20 charting album of Motion City Soundtrack’s career by snagging the #16 spot on the Billboard 200. Their fourth album My Dinosaur Life was also the band’s major label debut – released on Columbia Records - and became their top charting album when it debuted at #15 on the Billboard 200. With a number of successful albums, critical praise and a vast fan base, and now returned to their home Epitaph, Motion City Soundtrack will continue to push boundaries with their new album due in June 2012.

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