The Fray at Red Rocks on Friday, May 11

Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album.

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On the eve of releasing their third full-length album, Scars and Stories and almost exactly a year after playing at Invesco with U2, the Fray has announced plans to return to Red Rocks for a hometown show on Friday, May 11. The Denver date is part of a tour the band is about to embark on in support of the new album, produced by Brendan O'Brien and slated for release two Tuesdays from now. No word yet on who else is on the bill, but tickets ($46.50- $56.50, plus fees) go on sale on Saturday, February 3, at 10 a.m.

The Fray Scars & Stories Tour 2012

02/16/12 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues 02/18/12 - Reno, NV - Silvery Legacy Resort Casino 02/20/12 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater 02/21/12 - Redding, CA - Cascade Theatre 02/22/12 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom 02/24/12 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory 02/25/12 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory 02/26/12 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Orpheum 02/28/12 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre 04/11/12 - Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel 04/12/12 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall 04/14/12 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods 04/17/12 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre 04/22/12 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium 04/24/12 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre 04/25/12 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle 04/27/12 - Monroe, LA - Monroe Civic Center - University of LA 04/28/12 - Dallas, TX - Palidium Ballroom 04/29/12 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre 04/30/12 - Houston, TX - House of Blues 05/01/12 - New Orleans, LA - Tippitinas Uptown 05/03/12 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live 05/04/12 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheater 05/08/12 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant 05/11/12 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Related links:

- The Fray treats fan in San Jose to an unexpected pizza party/performance in her living room

- The Fray's new album, Scars & Stories, due out 2/7/12. Listen to "Heartbeat," the first single

- Interview: Isaac Slade on the Fray's new album, working with Brendan O'Brien and opening for U2

- Issac Slade of the Fray talks about what it was like to open for U2, plus video of a few new songs

- The Fray films video for "Heartbeat," the first single from its new album, Scars and Stories

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