Announced this afternoon, the band is officially going by “Silverada” from here on out, and have a self-titled album coming on June 28th.
In a post on Instagram, they explained that they’ve felt for a while it was time for a change after 17 years performing as Mike and the Moonpies:
“We have felt for some time now that we needed a new name to bring the band into the future and allow us to grow musically and professionally as well as expand our fan base even further beyond the current die hard loyal fans we are fortunate enough to know, love and appreciate.
We’ve only made it this far because of our fans and we are forever grateful.”
They added that they feel like this new name encompasses everything they want to grow into as a group going forward:
“After discussing hundreds of potential names, we finally fell in love with Silverada. We believe it pays homage to who we were when we started, who we have grown into and who we hope to become.
You know from our songs that we have a deep affinity for all things Silver and Gold and we hope our fans will see the silver lining in this new chapter for the band and fans alike.
It’s all about the music and the relationship we have with our loyal listeners and we hope to continue to nurture that relationship as we evolve our music and brand. We truly hope you will join us as we take our band and our music into the future.”
The band plans to continue to perform all of the songs from their back catalogue, the same as before, so don’t worry longtime fans… they’re still going to be playing all of their solid country gold at live shows.
In addition, the new album Silverada will contain 10 brand new songs, which will of course be added to the set list upon release.
In addition to all of the exciting news about new music, Silverada will perform an album release show at The Ryman Auditorium on July 5th with Uncle Lucius opening.
You can read their full statement in the post below: