"Because The Outlaws have been out of the public eye for so long, it's almost like starting over," explains singer/songwriter/guitarist Henry Paul.
"But because of the band's history, we're seeing this as a new chapter. We've written and recorded this album on our own terms, and we're out to make a significant impression. What our fans loved then they still love now, because we are just as good or even better than we were. Most of all, they recognize the heart of what it is we still do."
For co-founding drummer/songwriter Monte Yoho, the journey is both bittersweet and jubilant. "I still think about the friends we made when we first came into this industry, how we struggled to define this thing that became known as 'Southern Rock,'" he says. "This new album embodies all the things we shared musically and personally, as well as the relationships we have with our fans to this day. It's about where we've been, where we're going, and why we still love to do this."
In addition to the touring The Outlaws will be doing over the next few months to promote It's About Pride, they'll also be a part of the "Simple Man Cruise" on Norwegian Pearl along with Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Doobie Brothers, and many others, which departs from Miami on October 27.
Fri 7/20 Edwardsville, IL Wildey Theatre
Mon 7/30 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort and Casino/Showroom
Tue 7/31 Wildwood, NJ Cape May Convention Center
Wed 8/1 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Thu 8/2 Unionville, CT Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
Sat 8/4 Winter Park, CO Music Fest
Fri 8/17 Vernal, UT Country Explosion
Sat 9/1 Whitefish, MT Depot Park
Thu 9/13 New Hope, PA Havana New Hope
Fri 9/14 East Durham, NY Blackthorne Resort
Sat 9/15 Newton, NJ Newton Theatre
Fri 9/28 Pomona, CA Los Angeles County Fair
Sat 10/27 Miami FL Simple Man Cruise
Sat 11/17 Medina, MN Medina Entertainment Center