Friday, March 11, 2022
– Eli Young Band will release "Love Talking" (The Valory Music Co.) on June 3.
The title track already has been released with "Break Up In A Bar" now out as well.
EYB also will launch the 52-city Love Talking Tour with dates through late August.
"We really wanted to find the positivity in what we got out of the last two years, so that was one of the main goals for this album," said lead singer Mike Eli. "There was a lot of unknown that was written into some of the music we created during that time, but we all lived it so deeply. We wanted to offer something uplifting with our music."
"Break Up In A Bar," a three-and-a-half-minute response to saying goodbye to a relationship, offers that positive twist on a typically heavy topic while serving as one of the only outside cuts on the album, having been penned by Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson and Hunter Phelps.
"Right away, you could just hear the melody in the song from the top and know, 'okay, this is a special one.' And the spin – it's one of those songs lyrically you just wish you would have thought of," said Eli, who wrote seven of the nine songs. "We know that that's always the first rule – if you hear something that you wish you would have thought of it's worth that second listen. We just started playing it in our live show, and it's funny to see the audience because they want to know it so bad. That's a good sign."
Eli wrote more than 150 songs in the time since band released "This Is Eli Young Band: Greatest Hits in 2019." On "Love Talking," he joined forces with Nashville ace writers Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz, Josh Osborne and Jon Nite. The release also contains EYB's hit "Love Ain't," which first appeared on "This Is Eli Young Band: Greatest Hits" in 2018.
The musical band of brothers – Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson – lay a strong foundation for today's arrival of "Break Up In A Bar" as current single "Love Talking" earns early praise.
The track list is:
Love Talking (Mike Eli, Eric Arjes, Jeffrey East)
Lucky For Me (Mike Eli, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz)
Break Up In A Bar (Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson, Hunter Phelps)
Love Ain't (Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally)
Chances Are (Mike Eli, Eric Arjes, Jordan Minton)
Live With It (Mike Eli, Josh Osborne, Daniel Ross)
Tell Me It Is (Mike Eli, Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins)
A Good Thing (Mike Eli, Eric Arjes, Jeffery East)
Love Talking (Acoustic) (Mike Eli, Eric Arjes, Jeffrey East)
Love Talking Tour Dates:
March 11 Chandler, Ariz. | Wild Horse Pass – Motor Sports Park
March 24 Athens, Ga. | Georgia Theatre
March 25 Richmond, Va. | The National
March 26 Rocky Mount, Va. | Harvester Performance Center
March 28 Nashville, Tenn. | Assembly Food Hall
April 1 Katy, Texas | Wildcatter Saloon
April 2 Oklahoma City, Okla. | Beer City Music Hall
April 7 Green Bay, Wis. | EPIC Event Center
April 8 Clear Lake, Iowa | Surf Ballroom
April 9 Fargo, N.D. | Sanctuary Event Center
April 13 Cincinnati, Ohio | Bogart's
April 14 Columbus, Ohio | The Bluestone
April 15 Bloomington, Ind. | Bluebird Nightclub
April 21 Gulf Shores, Ala. | The Hangout
April 22 Tampa, Fla. | Dallas Bull
April 23 Fort Myers, Fla. | The Ranch
April 28 Hampton Beach, N.H. | Wally's Pub
April 29 Manchester, N.H. | The Pub
April 30 Portland, Maine | Aura
May 5 Liverpool, N.Y. | Sharkey's Bar and Grill
May 6 Providence, R.I. | Fete Music Lounge
May 13 Fayetteville, Ark. | George's Majestic
May 20 Helotes, Texas | Floore's Country Store
May 21 Amarillo, Texas | Big Texan Starlight Ranch
June 2 Dewey Beach, Del. | Bottle & Cork
June 3 Washington, D.C. | The Bullpen
June 10 Kamas, Utah | DeJoria Center
June 11 Burley, Idaho | King Fine Arts Center
June 17 New Braunfels, Texas | Whitewater Amphitheater
June 18 El Campo, Texas | Greek Brothers
June 22 Aspen, Colo. | Belly Up
June 25 Santa Fe, N.M. | Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
June 29 Lincoln, Neb. | Bourbon Theatre
July 14 Little Rock, Ark. | The Hall
July 16 Beaufort, S.C. | Beaufort Waterfront Park
July 19 Washington, Pa. | Wild Things Park
July 21 Brooklyn, N.Y. | Brooklyn Bowl
July 22 Huntington, N.Y. | The Paramount
July 23 Philadelphia, Pa. | Brooklyn Bowl
Aug. 5 Minneapolis, Minn. | Fine Line Music Cafe
Aug. 7 Wisconsin Dells, Wis. | Crystal Grand Music Theatre
Aug. 11 Petaluma, Calif. | McNear's Mystic Theatre
Aug. 13 Fontana, Calif. | Tailgate Fest
Aug. 26 Denver, Colo. | Grizzly Rose