Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) – What It Takes to Move Forward Reissue and Tour

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, January 11, 2015

Count Your Lucky Stars will reissue What It Takes to Move Forward, the debut full length from Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate), in February. The album originally came out in 2009 and quickly went out of print, but this new repress will make the release available on CD and vinyl again. In celebration of the reissue, Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) will play the album in its entirety on a 10-day tour that begins on January 29th. Check out full details below.

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)

Count Your Lucky Stars is repressing the debut full-length from Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate). The What It Takes to Move Forward LP repress and CD reissue are now available for Pre-Order.

The band decided to dust off the old album and give it a proper release tour, playing it from front to back for a special 10-day run. All dates with Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers. Special edition limited-edition covers available on the tour.

In 2009, Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) released their debut LP, What It Takes to Move Forward, which, alongside fellow acts like Algernon Cadwallader, Snowing, and Into It. Over It., helped give rise to the now burgeoning “Emo Revival” scene. After it went out of print, the demand for a repress began growing and growing, until at last, Count Your Lucky Stars tracked down the missing pieces to make it a reality. The reissue features reworked album art and two additional bonus tracks, along with the updated and correct sequential order.

 

What It Takes to Move Forward Tour
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JAN 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls
JAN 30 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
JAN 31 – Lansing , MI @ TBA
FEB 02 – Toronto, ON @ The Cave
FEB 03 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
FEB 04 – Somerville, MA @ Cuisine En Local
FEB 05 – North Haven, CT @ Up All Night Collective
FEB 06 – New York, NY @ Palisades
FEB 07 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Golden Tea House
FEB 08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project

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