UPDATE: Butler has just announced a new string of tour dates. They are listed below.
Earlier today, Will Butler announced that he will be releasing a new album titled Policy in the spring. Normally a multi-instrumentalist for a little band called Arcade Fire, this will be Butler’s first solo record.
According to Pitchfork, Butler recorded the songs at Electric Lady Studios. And while Policy features Arcade Fire’s drummer Jeremy Gara, Butler is responsible for all the vocals and the rest of the instrumentation.
He shared the album’s first single, “Take My Side,” this afternoon on BBC Radio 1 with Zane Lowe.
Policy is out on March 10, 2015 via Merge. Watch the album trailer below:
3/6: Boston, MA – TT the Bear’s
3/7: Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
3/12: Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
3/13: Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
3/14: Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
3/15: Durham, NC – The Pinhook
3/16: Atlanta, GA – The Earl
3/18-3/21: Austin, TX – SXSW
3/24: Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
3/26: Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College
3/27: Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern
3/28: Montreal, Quebec – Bar Le Ritz PDB