July 2015 – Burbank, CA – Detroit band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. has debuted a new single ‘Gone,’ taken from their forthcoming album, JR JR, to be released on September 25th via Warner Bros. Records. Pre-order the album HERE.  The track, which premiered at Billboard.com and is deemed “full of “whistlin’ good vibes,” is the first new song by the band since mid 2014’s ‘James Dean‘ (which will also appear on the new album).  
This comes after the band, formed in 2009 by Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott, announced via astatement on their website earlier this week that they they will be shortening their name to simply JR JR moving forward. Read the full statement  HERE.

Under their original moniker Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., the group built a rather rich history, eventually setting the stage for JR JR. Their indefinable and inimitable charm continually proves magnetic, from getting signed by a Warner Bros. A&R exec who jumped on stage at CMJ, to snagging their own ice cream flavor back in Michigan, JR JR Mint, and even being invited to practice by the Milwaukee Bucks. Along the way, they’ve sold out countless shows, given TV performances on the likes of Conan, and cultivated a rabid fan base. 2014 saw them step outside the box, even creating music for the hip-hop mixtape, Produce, which featured the likes of Murs, Asher Roth, Chuck Inglish, and more. It creatively galvanized them and sparked the process behind their third offering.

With that mindset, JR JR began recording their newest effort in Detroit and Los Angeles over a period of six months between tour. The sessions yielded “James Dean,” during which a booming synth and R&B-style beat gives way to a resounding harmony. In late 2014, it became their fastest growing song on Spotify and an immediate live favorite.

Meanwhile, the first official single “Gone” tempers a dreamy acoustic guitar pluck and sunny whistling synth with an infectious refrain that’s definitely as Epstein puts it, “Karaoke worthy.”

JR JR have announced a series of fall headlining tour dates with Hippo Campus and Brothertiger in support of the album. Please see below for all upcoming tour dates.

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The track-listing for JR JR is as follows:

As Time Goes



In The Middle

For My Brother

Philip The Engineer


James Dean

In My Mind (Summertime)

Break My Fall

Electrical Energy

Listening To Outkast, June 23, 2014



w/ Hippo Campus* and Brothertiger^

07/24  Tulsa, OK – Center of the Universe Festival

09/12  Cleveland, OH – NeoCycle Fest

09/13  Sterling Heights, MI – Chill on the Hill Festival

09/29  St. Paul, MN – Turf Club*

10/01  St. Louis, MO – Firebird*

10/02  Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck*

10/03  Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater*

10/06  Seattle, WA – Neumos*

10/07  Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom*

10/09  San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall*

10/10  Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom*

10/14  Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom*

10/16  Austin, TX – Mohawk*

10/18  Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio*

10/20  New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks*

10/22  Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge*

10/23  Atlanta, GA – Terminal West @ King Plow Arts Center*

10/24  Milledgeville, GA – Deep Roots Festival*

10/26  Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder^

10/27  St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre^

10/28  Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room^

10/30  Charlotte, NC – The Neighborhood Theatre^

10/31  Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom^

11/02  Charlottesvile, VA – Jefferson Theater^

11/03  Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer^

11/04  New York, NY – Webster Hall^

11/05  Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair^

11/06  Washington, DC – 9:30 Club^

11/07  Albany, NY – The Hollow^

11/11  Columbus, OH – The A&R Music Bar^

11/12  Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Center^

11/14  Chicago, IL – Metro^