After a big year for Alternative in 2022 that saw the triumphant return of bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, and much more -- with new records as well as long-awaited reunion tours from My Chemical Romance and Rage Against The Machine -- there's a lot for 2023 to live up to... but it very well could.
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Here's some of our most-anticipated alternative albums for 2023:
After nearly five years away, Paramore made their long-awaited return this past fall with "This Is Why," the title track to their next studio album coming February 10, 2023. Listen to Paramore Radio on the free Audacy app.
blink-182 shook the music world in October when they announced that Tom DeLonge had rejoined the band, a world tour was coming in 2023 and a new album would arrive in the new year as well. Listen to Audacy's blink-182 Radio on the free Audacy app.
2022 saw Gorillaz return with a worldwide arena tour, their biggest hit in two decades with "Cracker Island" and the announcement of an album coming February 24, 2023, featuring Stevie Nicks, Beck, Tame Impala, and much more. Listen to BBQ Alt and more on the free Audacy app.
After breaking out in 2021 with their cover of "Beggin," Måneskin followed that up with the 2022 hit "SUPERMODEL," a Best New Artist GRAMMY nomination, and next up is the album RUSH due out January 20, 2023. Listen to Rockternative on the free Audacy app.
After delivering albums in 2020 and 2021, The Killers gave us the number-one single "Boy" in 2022 and promised that their next album will arrive in 2023. Listen to The Killers Radio and more on the free Audacy app.
Lana Del Rey
Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, the follow-up to Lana Del Rey's 2021 album Blue Bannisters, features production credits from Mike Hermosa, Jack Antonoff, Drew Erickson, Zach Dawes, and Benji -- as well as guest features by Jon Batiste, Bleachers, Father John Misty, Tommy Genesis, SYML, and Judah Smith. It arrives on March 10, 2023.
Fall Out Boy
Nearly 5 years since Fall Out Boy's M A N I A, the band teased the possibility of a new project in an ad in the Chicago Tribune, their hometown newspaper back in November. It's safe to say we can expect the band's next studio album in 2023. Listen to Fall Out Boy Radio and more on the free Audacy app.
As they mourn the passing of founding member Andy Fletcher, Alternative pioneers Depeche Mode have announced that they will be offering up a brand new album and will hit the road on their first world tour in half a decade to support the release. Their aptly-titled 15th studio album, Memento Mori, is due to arrive in the spring of 2023. Listen to Depeche Mode Radio and more on the free Audcay app.
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