Yulissa Benitez

It may be the end of the year, but it's the start of a busy one for half•alive.

On Thursday, the band announced their North American tour, which starts this spring in Phoenix. And today, they've released the album for which the tour is named, Conditions of a Punk, which is out now via RCA Records.

Tickets for the new tour go on sale next Friday (Dec. 9) at 10 a.m. local time.

Josh Taylor of half•alive says: “Conditions of a Punk is our first album where we allowed ourselves to write on the topic of love. If our debut record Now, Not Yet was more cerebral, this sophomore release is much more emotional. It’s the breaking and mending of a heart, it’s the realigning of a soul. It’s an expression of a breakup and a healing, it’s both about a person & God in the same breath."

Taylor continues: "As for the title: friends who’ve known me for the past decade will often say, 'You were such a punk back then.' I usually respond in agreement, knowing that at least in the heartless, cut and dry, self-serving, egotistical, provoking sense of the word, I was punk-ish. I’m less of a punk now, only because of an unlearning of what I thought Love was, both with a person, and with God. I accepted love as a choice rather than a feeling. That loving requires a very painful and ongoing death of ego and if love is willing the good of another above my own— the ego has to die. Conditions of a Punk explores that undoing of love, and the death of the punk. Thank u for being here.”

Hear the full record now.


half•alive's 2023 live schedule:
Apr 15 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Apr 17 – Austin, TX – Emo's Austin
Apr 18 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas
Apr 20 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
Apr 21 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Apr 22 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Apr 24 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Apr 25 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!
Apr 27 – Boston, MA – House of Blues Boston
Apr 28 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Apr 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
May 01 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
May 03 – Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
May 05 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
May 08 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
May 09 – Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore Minneapolis
May 11 – Denver, CO – Summit
May 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union
May 14 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
May 15 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
May 16 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
May 18 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
May 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern