Say Anything ‘Anarchy, My Dear’ debuts at #17 on the Billboard Chart!

Equal Vision Records is excited to announce the success of Say Anything’s just-released album, Anarchy, My Dear. Their anthemic and thought-provoking fourth studio release, produced by Tim O’Heir (Superdrag, Sebadoh, Say Anything) debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard Current Top 200 Chart, their highest chart position to date. Additional Billboard chart placements include No. 4 on Independent Albums, No. 4 on Alternative Albums, No. 5 on Rock Albums, No. 15 on Digital Albums, No. 16 on Tastemaker Albums, and No. 22 on Billboard Top 200. Released on March 13th to critical acclaim, Billboard declared, “Anarchy, My Dear is 49 minutes of focused maturity, impressive instrumentation and barrelfuls of frontman Max Bemis’s acerbic and eloquent lyricism. It’s also probably the group’s crowning achievement.”

Having returned from a successful run of packed shows at SXSW, including the Sony Electronics / ‘stache media Showcase, the Equal Vision Records showcase, and an in-store at Waterloo Records, Say Anything are ready to debut the new songs off of Anarchy, My Dear on tour. The 32-date North American tour launches in Bakersfield, CA tomorrow and will end on May 3rd at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Say Anything’s passionate, engaging shows leave their cult-like audience enthralled, with fans screaming along to every word throughout their energetic sets. The full list of tour dates is below.

American Songwriter praised the new album, saying “Anarchy, My Dear is more contrasting and experimental (hammered dulcimer, harmonica, steel guitar) than the indie rockers’ prior output, yet still manages to deliver the corybantic angst heard on 2004’s seamless …Is a Real Boy.” Alternative Press called it, “loose, lively, fun,” while Entertainment Weekly found that “like a good long-distance run, Anarchy rewards with bursts of sonic endorphins.” “The band can be proud of a fantastic record,” hailed PopMatters, “that edits down everything they’ve done to its essence without dilution.”

Tour Dates:
3/23 – Bakersfield, CA – The Underground @ Golden State Hall
3/24 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
3/25 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
3/27 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox @ The Market
3/29 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex-Grand Room
3/30 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
3/31 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
4/1 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird – SOLD OUT
4/3 – St. Paul, MN – Station 4
4/4 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
4/5 – Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargo’s
4/6 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
4/7 – Montreal, QC – Corona
4/9 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
4/10 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
4/11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre – SOLD OUT
4/13 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
4/14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
4/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts – SOLD OUT
4/17 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
4/18 – Richmond, VA – The National
4/20 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
4/21 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
4/22 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
4/24 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
4/25 – Orlando, FL – Beacham Theatre
4/27 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
4/28 – Dallas, TX – Live @ Mokah
4/29 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
5/1 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
5/2 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
5/3 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues