Cigarettes After Sex share new single, announce album ‘X’s’ and world tour with huge London O2 show

Cigarettes After Sex have shared their latest single ‘Tejano Blue’ from their forthcoming LP ‘X’s’ and have announced a world tour.

The new single sees the band’s frontman Greg Gonzalez give a nod to the music from his Texas childhood which inspired livelier tempos for their forthcoming tracks. Speaking of the song in a press release Gonzalez said: “I grew up in El Paso and Tejano music is huge there. 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. It was in the atmosphere around me back then, but I always rejected it & gravitated towards anything else I was attracted to really.”

He continued: “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 somehow, which felt a bit strange, but also felt like it was coming from a genuine place of rediscovering & finally connecting with the music that I heard around me in my youth.”


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The band’s third LP ‘X’s’ is set for release July 12 via Partisan. You can pre-order / pre-save the album here.

Diverting from their usual amalgam of relationships that have inspired their previous work for the most part, ‘X’s’ centers on just one relationship that spanned four years. Speaking about the creation of the album, Gonzalez revealed: “The record feels brutal.”

He continued: “I could sit and talk about this loss to someone, but that wouldn’t scratch the surface. I have to really write about it, sing about it, have the music, and then I can start to analyze and learn from it. Or just relive it—in a good way. I don’t have that Eternal Sunshine-thing of wanting to forget.”

Cigarettes After Sex 'X's' album artwork. Cigarettes After Sex 'X's' album artwork. Cover Photo Credit: Min Byung Hun,2010 / Gallery Kuzo
Cigarettes After Sex ‘X’s’ album artwork. Cigarettes After Sex ‘X’s’ album artwork. Cover Photo Credit: Min Byung Hun,
2010 / Gallery Kuzo

Cigarettes After Sex ‘X’s track list is:
1. ‘X’s’

2. ‘Tejano Blue’
3. ‘Silver Sable’
4. ‘Hideaway’
5. ‘Holding you, Holding me’
6. ‘Dark Vacay’
7. ‘Baby Blue Movie’
8. ‘Hot’
9. ‘Dreams From Bunker Hill’
10. ‘Ambien Slide’


‘X’s’ follows the band’s 2019 LP ‘Cry‘. In a three-star review of the LP, NME shared: “As the warming notes of the unabashed love letter of closing ‘Pure’ fade out, you’re left with the dichotomy between the emotional scale that ‘Cry’ relies on and the lightness of touch with which it’s delivered. You will revisit this album, and as always, Cigarettes After Sex will slowly seduce you over time.”

Cigarettes After Sex have also announced a massive world tour that will see them take on the US, EU, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Asia. The tour will begin this summer at Bonnaroo festival and will come to a close on March 19, 2025 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Tickets for the tour will be available starting with an artist pre-sale beginning on Tuesday, March 5 at 10am local time for North American dates only. Additional pre-sales, including international promoter pre-sales, will run throughout the week ahead. General ticket sales will commence on Friday, March 8 at 10am local time.

Check out the full list of tour dates below and visit here to purchase tickets for US dates, here for UK/EU dates, here for Australian and New Zealand dates and here for Asian and South African dates.

Cigarettes After Sex 2024-25 world tour dates are:

15 – Manchester, TN / Bonnaroo

31 – Montreal, QC / Centre Bell

1 – Toronto, ON / Scotiabank Arena
3 – Philadelphia, PA / Wells Fargo Center
4 – Boston, MA / TD Garden
6 – New York, NY / Madison Square Garden
10 – Columbia, MD / Merriweather Post Pavilion
11 – Raleigh, NC / PNC Arena
13 – Orlando, FL / Kia Center
14 – Atlanta, GA / State Farm Arena
17 – San Antonio, TX / Frost Bank Center
18 – Houston, TX / Toyota Center
20 – Austin, TX / Moody Center
21 – Fort Worth, TX / Dickies Arena
23 – Chicago, IL / United Center
24 – Saint Paul, MN / Xcel Energy Center
27 – Vancouver, BC / Rogers Arena
28 –  Seattle, WA / Climate Pledge Arena
30 – Portland, OR / Moda Center

2 – Greenwood Village, CO / Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
3 – Salt Lake City, UT / Delta Center
5 – Oakland, CA / Oakland Arena
7 – San Diego, CA / Viejas Arena
8 – Phoenix, AZ / Desert Diamond Arena
11 – Los Angeles, CA / Kia Forum
15 – Mexico City / Palacio de los Deportes
25 – Athens / OAKA Indoor Arena
28 – Amsterdam / Ziggo Dome
29 – Brussels / Forest National

1 – Milan / Forum
3 –  Vienna / Wiener Stadthalle
5 – Warsaw / COS Torwar
7 – Berlin / Uber Arena
9 –  Basel / St Jakobshalle
10 – Cologne / Lanxess Arena
12 – London / The O2
16 – Paris / Accor Arena
17 – Lyon / Halle Tony Garnier
20 – Madrid / WiZink Center
21 – Lisbon / Altice Arena

9 – Hong Kong / Asia World-Expo, Hall 5
11 – Kuala Lumpur / Sunway Lagoon
14 – Manila / MOA Arena
17 – Jakarta / Beach City International
21 – Bangkok / Impact Exhibition Hall 5

5 – Cape Town / Grand Arena at GrandWest
7 – Pretoria / SunBet Arena
12 – Melbourne / Rod Laver Arena
14 – Sydney / ICC Theatre
17 – Brisbane / Brisbane Entertainment Center
19 – Auckland / Spark Arena