Major Lazer set release date for first album in five years, ‘Music Is The Weapon’74657585 535395277029578 4217099284005575332 N 1

Major Lazer set release date for first album in five years, ‘Music Is The Weapon’

After much ado—but certainly not about nothingMajor Lazer are guiding their long-awaited fourth studio album, Music Is The Weapon, to digital streaming platforms. The three-piece outfit have announced that they will officially launch the LP, their follow-up to 2015’s Peace Is The Mission, on October 23.

The news follows Diplo’s confirmation that the album was complete in March. Despite rumors that Music Is The Weapon represents Major Lazer’s final LP, neither Diplo nor Walshy Fire nor Ape Drums has confirmed that the forthcoming project will be the group’s final longform output.

Accompanying the news of Music Is The Weapon‘s impending release is Major Lazer’s specification of several U.S. cities as sites for upcoming, socially distanced drive-in shows to celebrate the album’s arrival. The seven-date endeavor will take Major Lazer through California, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, and North Carolina. Tickets will go on sale on October 2.

Major Lazer are additionally commemorating Music Is The Weapon with a Spotify Enhanced playlist complete with 50 songs that inspired the album, handpicked by Diplo, Walshy Fire, and Ape Drums. Stream the playlist below, and get a look at Major Lazer: Year Negative One, a comic book based on the trio, here. Major Lazer: Year Negative One is drawn by Ferry Gouw, who is credited with creating the original Major Lazer character. The graphic offering is due in early 2021.

Major Lazer Drive-in Dates

October 23Riverside, CARubidoux Drive-In Theater
October 24Burlingame, CAHotBox Pop-Up
October 26Houston, TXWhite Oak
October 27Forth Worth, TXCoyote Drive-In
October 29Columbus, OHWestland Drive-In
October 30Atlanta, GAATL Motor Speedway
October 3Charlotte, NCCharlotte Speedway

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