Sixx: A.M. Plotting Two New Studio Albums + Touring in 2016
Sixx: A.M. are ready to be a major presence in the rock industry. While the band has three albums out now, their ability to fully promote and embrace all the activities that most bands go through had been limited until this past year due to the other projects of all of the band members. But with more free time in 2016, Sixx: A.M. are planning on getting two new albums out next year.
Nikki Sixx says in a statement, "Sixx: A.M. is in the most creative place of our career and we've already completed almost 24 songs to date. We're still on a writing and recording spree and plan on finishing up at least 30 songs total. Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the album have over 22 songs that tie together thematically and sonically. They will not be released at the same time to allow fans to absorb each album to its fullest but both will come out in 2016. This will be tied in with a 24-month world tour. For James, DJ and myself we think it’s the perfect time to release so much quality music to our fans who've been supporting us over the last 3 albums. We're ready."
Speaking of touring, that's something the band had not really done much of before 2015, but the group got in an extended run of dates this past spring in support of their Modern Vintage album, and apparently the time in front of fans had an effect.
"The vibe of this new record, it's going to be pushing the limits once again for Sixx: A.M. We've always explored new territory on every record, but I think this one is heavily influenced by this tour that we just came off of, playing in front of fans and capturing that energy and really expanding on that energy, so I'm gonna say it's a heavier record," reveals vocalist James Michael in the video above.
The singer adds, "Playing to sold-out audiences every night made it clear that we had finally become a real band. We have now taken that energy and inspiration into the studio as we embark on our most ambitious undertaking... A double album which leaves no stone unturned in our quest to create important music and push the boundaries of rock."
Meanwhile, guitarist DJ Ashba sums it all up, stating, "Imagine the next two years filled with world tours, meet 'n' greets and more new music by Sixx:A.M. than your ears can handle. Well that's exactly what's going to happen! Nikki, James and myself have all decided to make Sixx:A.M. our main priority! We are on a mission to give our fans even more than they could have hoped for, both musically and visually. Also, we would like to thank you for your patience, your loyalty, and most of all, for turning us into a real band. We'll see you on the road in 2016!"
So get ready to embrace Sixx: A.M. to the fullest in 2016!
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