Kevin Martin of Candlebox on the Release of Their Final Album, The Long Goodbye – There Will Never Be Another Candlebox Album!

Candlebox have made the difficult decision to release their final studio album, The Long Goodbye....

 

Interview by Robert Cavuoto

Live Photos: Scott Lukes

 

Candlebox have made the difficult decision to release their final studio album, The Long Goodbye.

The new 10-track collection is ultimately a statement album, a document of a band that somehow survived an era that tragically proved too seductive for some of their peers to remain successful but relevant. The lead single, “Punks,” is a cautionary message to young bands that they won’t be the hot new thing forever. “What Do You Need” charges forward with a slashing guitar riff and rapid-fire drums, while “Elegante” delivers a moody, atmospheric vibe with Kevin diving headlong into creative wordplay, and the band mimics a synth-pop vibe with guitars and drums.

Kevin Martin [lead vocals], Adam Kury [bass], Brian Quinn [guitar], Island Styles [guitar], and BJ Kerwin [drums] are saying goodbye to their friends and fans as they are currently wrapping up a Farwell tour to celebrate their illustrious 30-year career.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin about the importance of releasing this album, the hard decisions to say farewell, what retirement holds, the search to find his love of music, the reason he consistently expends extreme efforts to seek the ultimate expression in his songs, how there will never be another Candlebox album and his thoughts if Grunge movement killed 80s glam and hard rock. Check out the full interview, and please make sure to follow My Global Mind on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to their YouTube channel.

 

 

Tracklist:

1.    Punks
2.    What Do You Need ft. Mona
3.    Elegante
4.    I Should Be Happy
5.    Nails On A Chalkboard
6.    Ugly
7.    Maze
8.   Cellphone Jesus
9.   Foxy
10.  Hourglass

 

Candlebox – Kevin Martin (lead vocals), Adam Kury (bass), Brian Quinn (guitar), Island Styles (guitar), BJ Kerwin (drums) – is nearing the end of their farewell tour. The Long Goodbye Tour, which launched in early June and continues to stretch across the country until early fall, has Candlebox receiving rave reviews both for their headlining shows and support dates with 3 Doors Down. See below for full list of upcoming tour dates. Visit https://www.candleboxrocks.com/tour for all details and to purchase tickets.

 

CANDLEBOX TOUR DATES

Friday, August 25 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater +

Saturday, August 26 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater +

Tuesday, August 29 – Richmond, VA @ The National ^

Wednesday, August 30 – Simpsonville, SC @ CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park +

Friday, September 1 – Charleston, SC @ Credit One Stadium +

Saturday, September 2 – Charlotte, NC @ Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre +

Wednesday, September 6 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre +

Thursday, September 7 – Tulsa, OK @ River Spirit Casino Resort ^

Friday, September 8 – Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena +

Saturday, September 9 – Brandon, MS @ Brandon Amphitheater +

Wednesday, September 13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place Amphitheater +

Friday, September 15 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre +

Saturday, September 16 – Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park Amphitheater +

Wednesday, September 20 – Austin, TX @ Moody Amphitheater +

Friday, September 22 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory +

Saturday, September 23 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land +

Saturday, October 14 – Santiago, Chile @ Milenia 2023 *

Saturday, October 21 – Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort +

 

^ indicates headlining show

+ indicates dates with 3 Doors Down

* indicates festival date

 

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