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After months of teasing, Post Malone on Friday released his new album Austin.

In April, Posty confirmed plans for a tour along with the album. “I love y’all so very much and I’m so excited to get out and do some more shows for y’all," he said. "Help me put a baby through college and come on out. Some cool new production, new songs, and a very very handsome man up on stage. Sending love to you and yours.”

In an interview on Wednesday ahead of the release, Malone sat down with Zane Lowe of Apple Music to chat about the new record and slowing down to focus on fatherhood.

"I guess having a baby really put a lot into perspective and it's really slowed me down a lot, party wise, going out and being crazy," said Post. "But it's the most beautiful thing and I don't know—it's like I'm trying to get some land right now. You already know, the end is nigh."

He also commented on rumors he has been dealing with health problems related to drug use. "It goes from like, 'Hey, I hope he's fine.' But then the rumor starts that I'm doing hard drugs, which I've never done in my entire life." But he said he's too busy focusing on family and music to be held down, joking: "Life's too short to be a dickhead. I think that's the Bible verse, right?"

Hear Austin now below.

Post Malone's tour dates:
Sat Jul 29 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Mon Jul 31 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Tue Aug 01 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu Aug 03 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 05 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
Sun Aug 06 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
Tue Aug 08 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Thu Aug 10 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Sat Aug 12 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
Sun Aug 13 – San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tue Aug 15 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
Wed Aug 16 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 19 – San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheater
Tue Aug 29 – Santiago, CL – Estadio Bicentenario
Fri Sep 1 – Curitiba, BR – Pedreira Paulo Leminski
Tue Sep 5 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
Thu Sep 14 – Bangkok, TH – Impact Challenger Hall
Mon Sep 18 – Manila, PH – SM Mall of Asia Arena
Wed Sep 20 – Taipei – Nangang International Exhibition Center, Hall1
Sat Sep 23 – Seoul, KR – KINTEX Hall 5
Mon Sep 25 – Hong Kong – AsiaWorld-Arena
Wed Sep 27 – Tokyo, JP – Ariake Arena
Tue Nov 21 – Auckland, NZ – The Outerfields at Western Springs
Thu Nov 23 – Brisbane, AU — Brisbane Showgrounds
Wed Nov 29 – Sydney, AU — The Domain
Thu Nov 30 – Melbourne, AU – Melbourne Showgrounds