The Gaslight Anthem announced in July that it would be taking a hiatus, and the Jersey rock band played its last show in August. Today, frontman Brian Fallon announced that he will release his first solo album early next year. It will be called Painkillers and come out on the Island label (which also released the last Gaslight Anthem album, Get Hurt, in 2014).
Fallon will record the album later this year in collaboration with producer and multi-instrumentalist Butch Walker, whose many credits include Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco and Avril Lavigne.
Fallon also has announced that he will tour with a group composed of guitarists Ian Perkins (his partner in the side project Horrible Crowes) and Alex Rosamilia (of The Gaslight Anthem), bassist Catherine Popper (who has played with Jack White and Ryan Adams) and others. He has also announced some January concert dates with the band.
Before the tour starts, though, he will perform for three nights, Dec. 3-5, at Crossroads in Garwood.