have officially confirmed that their new album will be released this fall, also announcing the Tuesday (August 19) release of fresh single "Edge of a Revolution
report reads, the group has also switched labels and is now signed to Republic Records, whose CEO Monte Lipman
was "blown away"
by the new tunes."I've been a fan of the band since their inception,"
Lipman said. "Unfortunately, like many people, I had the opportunity to sign them and blanked, and missed one of the biggest opportunities of my career."
As the CEO further noted, "Chad
] and the band's writing is, I think, better than ever."
Sharing a few additional praises, Lipman added, "For me, on behalf of Republic and this company, it's about how we can make a difference in their career. And that's what I convinced these guys - I said, 'You're a legacy act, and as far as I'm concerned, your trajectory is right into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and I want to be a part of that.'"
Prior to hitting digital stores, the song will be exclusively premiered a day earlier (August 18) on Clear Channel
. An "extensive tour"
is also planned soon after the release.
As for the group's previous record, 2011's "Here and Now
" sold 1.02 million copies to date according to Nielsen SoundScan. During the album break, frontman Chad Kroeger helped his wife Avril Lavigne
write and produce her self-titled album
, released last fall.