Aug. 25 — Foghat will tentatively release its 17th album, Sonic Mojo Nov. 10.
The band made the announcement Friday. The record will be the band’s first new album since the release of its 2016 album, Under The Influence. The band released a compilation record, a hits compilation titled Slow Ride in 2018 and a live recording — Live at the Belly Up — in 2017.
In anticipation of the record’s release, the band premiered its lead single, ‘Drivin’ On‘ and its video Friday. The song’s steady, bluesy mid-tempo arrangement immediately conjures thoughts of so many songs from fellow veteran rock band ZZ Top, though the band said in a video that can be viewed here, the group channeled blues musician Slim Harpo in crafting the song.
No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the news release announcing the premiere of the song and its video. The lyrics provided with the video make clear the song is about a man making his way to see the woman he loves.
The video blends footage of Foghat on stage with an animated side that shows a car making its way along a winding mountain road late at night. It is a straight forward illustration of the song’s lyrics.
According to information in the provided press release, ‘Drivin’ On’ is one of three singles the band plans to release ahead of the album’s release. Two more singles — ‘She’s A Little Bit Of Everything’ and ‘I Don’t Appreciate You’ — are expected for release in the coming days. ‘She’s a Little Bit Of Everything’ is expected to premiere Sept. 23, according to the news release, while ‘I Don’t Appreciate You’ is scheduled to premiere Oct. 20.
In other news, Foghat also announced Friday, a series of live dates in support of Sonic Mojo. The tour’s dates are noted below. Ticket pre-sales open at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday while public on-sales start Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. local time.
DATE CITY VENUE
Sun 8/27 Riverhead, NY The Suffolk Theater
Sat 9/2 Manistee, MI Laborfest 2023
Mon 9/4 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
Sat 9/9 Chama, NM Elevate Chama Drive-In
Wed 9/20 El Dorado, AR First Financial Music Hall
Thu 10/5 Topsfield, MA Topsfield Fair 2023
Fri 10/6 Las Vegas, NV Golden Nugget Casino & Hotel
Thu 10/12 Fort Myers, FL Caloosa Sound Amphitheater
Sat 10/28 Laughlin, NV The Edgewater Resort
Thu 11/2 Gary, IN Hard Rock Live
Sat 11/4 Oshkosh, WI Oshkosh Arena
Fri 11/17 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House
Sat 12/9 Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Casino Hotel
Fri 1/26/24 Enoch, AB. River Cree Resort & Casino
Fri 2/2/24 Bremerton, WA Admiral Theater
Sat 2/17/24 Parker, CO Pace Center
* Sun 2/18/24 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
More information on Foghat’s new album, singles, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: