Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.

NASHVILLE, TN (March 11, 2022) – As current single “Love Talking” continues to impress program directors, playlist managers and fans alike, multi-Platinum hitmakers Eli Young Band reveal plans for a full-length album of the same name. LOVE TALKING (The Valory Music Co.) is set for release Friday, June 3 and is available for pre-order HERE along with brand-new song “Break Up In A Bar.”

“We really wanted to find the positivity in what we got out of the last two years, so that was one of the main goals for this album,” notes lead singer Mike Eli. “There was a lot of unknown that was written into some of the music we created during that time, but we all lived it so deeply; we wanted to offer something uplifting with our music.”

“Break Up In A Bar,” a three-and-a-half-minute raucous response to saying goodbye to a relationship, offers that positive twist on a typically heavy topic while serving as one of the only outside cuts on the album, having been penned by Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson and Hunter Phelps.

“Right away, you could just hear the melody in the song from the top and know, ‘okay, this is a special one.’ And the spin – it’s one of those songs lyrically you just wish you would have thought of,” reflects Eli, who crafted 7 of the 9 tracks. “We know that that’s always the first rule – if you hear something that you wish you would have thought of it’s worth that second listen. We just started playing it in our live show, and it’s funny to see the audience because they want to know it so bad… That’s a good sign.”
Overall, Eli found himself writing more than 150 songs in the time since the GRAMMY-nominated band released This Is Eli Young Band: Greatest Hits in 2019. On Love Talking, he joins forces with Nashville stalwarts Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz, Josh Osborne, Jon Nite and more. Also finding a home on the album is EYB’s PLATINUM-certified No. 1 hit “Love Ain’t,” whose songwriting credits include Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley and Shane McAnally, plus preview track “Lucky For Me.”

The musical band of brothers – Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson – lay a strong foundation for today’s arrival of “Break Up In A Bar” as current single “Love Talking” earns early praise.

American Songwriter praised its “silky smooth” delivery showcasing “the fruits of the band’s recent creative explosion.” All Access concurred, “In this two minute and 50 second smash, lead singer Mike Eli’s voice embraces listeners like a warm hug,” with MusicRow remarking that “the echo gives the sound some extra juice, and the band is as proficient as ever.” In addition, Billboard featured the single as a “Makin’ Tracks” standout and named the song among the best of the week upon its release, noting that “this ultra-romantic new release from the group swirls with an irresistible melody and propulsive rhythm.”

Fans will have a chance to see the new music performed live alongside their multi-decade catalog of acclaimed hits, as EYB returns to the road for their 52-city Love Talking Tour.

The trailblazing group has come a long way since their formation in 2000 at the University of North Texas, with the MULTI-PLATINUM hitmakers’ dynamic career thus far producing four chart-topping singles; 3X Platinum “Crazy Girl,” 2X PLATINUM “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” and PLATINUM “Love Ain’t” and “Drunk Last Night.”

For more information and tickets to all upcoming tour dates, visit www.eliyoungband.com and follow on social media @EliYoungBand.
Lyrics Available HERE (songwriters in parentheses)

  1. Love Talking (Mike Eli, Eric Arjes, Jeffrey East)
  2. Lucky For Me (Mike Eli, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz)
  3. Break Up In A Bar (Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson, Hunter Phelps)
  4. Love Ain’t (Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally)
  5. Chances Are (Mike Eli, Eric Arjes, Jordan Minton)
  6. Live With It (Mike Eli, Josh Osborne, Daniel Ross)
  7. Tell Me It Is (Mike Eli, Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins)
  8. A Good Thing (Mike Eli, Eric Arjes, Jeffery East)
  9. Love Talking (Acoustic) (Mike Eli, Eric Arjes, Jeffrey East)

Love Talking Tour Dates:
March 11         Chandler, Ariz.  |  Wild Horse Pass – Motor Sports Park
March 24         Athens, Ga.  |  Georgia Theatre
March 25         Richmond, Va.  |  The National
March 26         Rocky Mount, Va.  |  Harvester Performance Center
March 28         Nashville, Tenn.  |  Assembly Food Hall
April 1              Katy, Texas  |  Wildcatter Saloon
April 2              Oklahoma City, Okla.  |  Beer City Music Hall
April 7              Green Bay, Wis.  |  EPIC Event Center
April 8              Clear Lake, Iowa  |  Surf Ballroom
April 9              Fargo, N.D.  |  Sanctuary Event Center
April 13            Cincinnati, Ohio  |  Bogart’s
April 14            Columbus, Ohio  |  The Bluestone
April 15            Bloomington, Ind.  |  Bluebird Nightclub
April 21            Gulf Shores, Ala.  |  The Hangout
April 22            Tampa, Fla.  |  Dallas Bull
April 23            Fort Myers, Fla.  |  The Ranch
April 28            Hampton Beach, N.H.  |  Wally’s Pub
April 29            Manchester, N.H.  |  The Pub
April 30            Portland, Maine  |  Aura
May 5              Liverpool, N.Y.  |  Sharkey’s Bar and Grill
May 6              Providence, R.I.  |  Fete Music Lounge
May 13            Fayetteville, Ark.  |  George’s Majestic
May 20            Helotes, Texas  |  Floore’s Country Store
May 21            Amarillo, Texas  |  Big Texan Starlight Ranch
June 2             Dewey Beach, Del.  |  Bottle & Cork
June 3             Washington, D.C.  |  The Bullpen
June 10           Kamas, Utah  |  DeJoria Center
June 11           Burley, Idaho  |  King Fine Arts Center
June 17           New Braunfels, Texas  |  Whitewater Amphitheater
June 18           El Campo, Texas  |  Greek Brothers
June 22           Aspen, Colo.  |  Belly Up
June 25           Santa Fe, N.M.  |  Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
June 29           Lincoln, Neb.  |  Bourbon Theatre
July 14            Little Rock, Ark.  |  The Hall
July 16            Beaufort, S.C.  |  Beaufort Waterfront Park
July 19            Washington, Pa.  |  Wild Things Park
July 21            Brooklyn, N.Y.  |  Brooklyn Bowl
July 22            Huntington, N.Y.  |  The Paramount
July 23            Philadelphia, Pa.  |  Brooklyn Bowl
August 5          Minneapolis, Minn.  |  Fine Line Music Cafe
August 7          Wisconsin Dells, Wis.  |  Crystal Grand Music Theatre
August 11        Petaluma, Calif.  |  McNear’s Mystic Theatre
August 13        Fontana, Calif.  |  Tailgate Fest
August 26        Denver, Colo.  |  Grizzly Rose