Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba has announced a new project called, Now Is Then Is Now. The collection of albums features re-imagined versions of A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar, Dusk and Summer and alter The Ending. All three re-imagined albums are available to listen to now.
Throughout the last year since the release of Crooked Shadows, Carrabba was reflecting back on his storied career. It is a well-known fact that Dashboard Confessional is the moniker that Chris Carrabba chose for his band almost twenty years ago. What's not so well known these days is that the project started as just Carrabba, alone, stripped down with an acoustic guitar.
But, in the two decades that have passed since those initial songs' inception, Dashboard Confessional became a larger than life four-piece (or more) rock band, and all of the records since the first have full instrumentation. And for Carrabba, to have songs fully realized is a dream, but it also left a tiny nagging question in the back of his mind that persistently asked, "But what if I had done these songs alone...?" He knew he not only wanted to re-record these monumental albums, but that it was something he needed to do. The changes implemented vary from song to album, some lyrically, some structurally, but the bottom line is that they are Dashboard Confessional at its most true form.
All tracks were produced by Shannon McArthur, with the exception of "Slow Decay" (Danny LaCouture) and "Carve Your Heart Out Yourself" (Jonathan Michael Clark with Shannon McArthur).
Dashboard Confessional will be performing at various festivals throughout the United States this Summer before embarking on a special acoustic tour across the UK this Fall.
Upcoming Dashboard Confessional Tour Dates
June 22 - Firefly Music Festival - Dover, DE
June 23 - 92.3 Summer Open - Queens, NY
July 5 - Summerfest 2019 - Milwaukee, WI
July 7 - Calgary Stampede - Coca Cola Stage - Calgary, AB
September 13-15 - Riot Fest 2019 - Chicago, IL
November 10 - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut - Glasgow, UK
November 11 - The Deaf Institute - Manchester, UK
November 13 - St Pancras Old Church - London, UK
November 14 - St Pancras Old Church - London, UK
November 15 - St Pancras Old Church - London, UK
November 17 - La Boule Noire - Paris, France
November 18 - Ancienne Belgique - AB Club - Brussels, Belgium
November 19 - Feierwerk - Munich, Germany
November 20 - Privatclub - Berlin, Germany
November 22 - Luxor - Cologne, Germany
November 23 - Dynamo - Eindhoven, Netherlands