Bleachers Drop New Song and Video, ‘Stop Making This Hurt’; Album Due in July

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Bleachers have dropped a new song, “Stop Making This Hurt,” along with a video directed by Carlotta Kohl. The Jack Antonoff-led group’s third album, “Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night,” will be released July 30 on RCA Records (tracklist below).

Starting in September, the group will also be hitting the road this fall (dates below). The tour kicks off on September 11th, 2021 at Antonoff’s “Shadow of the City” festival in New Jersey.

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As if that weren’t enough, Bleachers will be performing “Stop Making This Hurt” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on May 26th — the first full band to perform in-studio in over a year.

Antonoff says, “‘Stop Making This Hurt’ is what you get when we are not allowed to go play for our people. It’s a line that had been ringing in my head for years. I fell into a dark place after a loss and then starting to have that feeling of rage towards the depression – which is when you know there’s a way out. started looking at the people close to me in my life and finding all the ways we keep ourselves from breaking through. ‘Stop Making This Hurt’ started ringing more and more in my head. then the pandemic hit and i got the band in a room and we played like we may never play again. at that point it took on another meaning. found myself banging at the door of the next phase of my life and to open brings up all the darkness from the past and what’s holding you back. i could intellectualize it for days but what im truly left with is a voice in my head shouting ‘Stop Making This Hurt.’”

“Stop Making This Hurt” is the third track from Bleachers’ forthcoming album, following “Chinatown” (featuring Bruce Springsteen) and “45.”

“Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night” tracklist

  1. “91”

  2. “Chinatown” (feat. Bruce Springsteen)

  3. “How Dare You Want More”

  4. “Big Life”

  5. “Secret Life”

  6. “Stop Making This Hurt”

  7. “Don’t Go Dark”

  8. “45”

  9. “Strange Behavior”

  10. “What’d I Do with All This Faith?”

Bleachers ‘Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night’ Fall 2021 Tour Dates




September 11, 2021 Sat

Asbury Park, NJ

Shadow of the City

September 12, 2021 Sun

New York, NY

The Rooftop at Pier 17

September 13, 2021 Mon

Pittsburgh, PA

Stage AE

September 15, 2021 Wed

Columbus, OH

Express Live

September 17, 2021 Fri

Milwaukee, WI


September 18, 2021 Sat

Newport, KY


September 22, 2021 Wed

Boston, MA

Leader Bank Pavilion

September 23, 2021 Thu

Philadelphia, PA

Skyline Stage at The Mann

September 24, 2021 Fri

Washington, DC


September 25, 2021 Sat

New York, NY

Gov Ball

September 28, 2021 Tue

Birmingham, AL

Avondale Brewery Company

September 29, 2021 Wed

Tampa, FL

Jannus Live

October 3, 2021 Sun

New Orleans, LA


October 5, 2021 Tue

Houston, TX

House of Blues

October 6, 2021 Wed

Dallas, TX

House of Blues

October 11, 2021 Mon

Phoenix, AZ

The Van Buren

October 13, 2021 Wed

San Diego, CA


October 15, 2021 Fri

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Palladium

October 16, 2021 Sat

San Francisco, CA

The Masonic

October 19, 2021 Tue

Seattle, WA

Showbox SODO

October 20, 2021 Wed

Portland, OR

Crystal Ballroom

October 22, 2021 Fri

Salt Lake City, UT

The Union Event Center

October 23, 2021 Sat

Denver, CO

The Mission Ballroom

October 24, 2021 Sun

Kansas City, MO


October 26, 2021 Tue

Minneapolis, MN


October 27, 2021 Wed

Madison, WI

The Sylvee

October 28, 2021 Thu

Chicago, IL

Aragon Ballroom

October 30, 2021 Sat

Indianapolis, IN

Egyptian Room

October 31, 2021 Sun

Detroit, MI


November 2, 2021 Tue

St. Louis, MO

The Factory

November 3, 2021Wed

Cleveland, OH

House of Blues

November 4, 2021 Thu

Grand Rapids, MI

20 Monroe Live

November 6, 2021 Sat

Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg University at XL Live

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