Cigarettes After Sex have announced a new album and tour dates, coming to Raleigh in September

By CLTure

February 28, 2024

Indie dream pop band Cigarettes After Sex have announced 2024 tour dates along with a new album, X’s, set to be released July 12 through Partisan Records. Following the release of the new single, “Tejano Blue,” the Texas shoegaze band have unveiled domestic and international dates that kick off in June (Bonnaroo) and culminate in 2025, making one stop in the Carolinas (Raleigh on September 11 at PNC Arena).

The new single, “Tejano Blue,” is inspired by frontman Greg Gonzalez’s roots in El Paso, listening to Tejano music as a child.

“You could go to a lot of the bars in the city and hear artists like Selena, Los Ángeles Azules, and La Mafia playing over the speakers,” Gonzalez said in a statement. “Years later when I was living in New York City I finally started listening to Selena’s “Como La Flor” at the same time that I was also listening to a lot of Cocteau Twins. I had the idea then to try to combine both of their sounds…connecting with the music that I heard around me in my youth.”

X’s will be the first album release for the band since 2019’s Cry, which followed their debut self-titled album in 2017. Cigarettes After Sex last performed in North Carolina (Charlotte and Carrboro) in 2018.

Artist presale begins Tuesday, March 5 at 10 a.m. and tickets go on sale to the public Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m.

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