Mark Burgess of The Chameleons (Photo Credit: Mick Peek)

The Chameleons To Release First New Music In 23 Years

May 1st, 2024

The Chameleons will release a 3-song EP, Where Are You? on May 24th via Metropolis Records in conjunction with Strange Times Entertainment. It’s their first new studio recording in over 20 years.

“It’s exciting to finally be putting out fresh Chameleons material for the first time in over twenty years, although initially I found it quite daunting,” said The Chameleons vocalist/bassist Mark Burgess. “The question about new music is one I had been asked the most from people coming to the shows, a great many of whom weren’t even born when those records were originally made but nevertheless were excited and inspired by the music enough to catch multiple shows on multiple tours.”

The band will celebrate their 1986 breakthrough album, Strange Times with a North American Tour beginning on May 30th in San Diego and working their way east to Washington, DC on August 17th.

“I initially wasn’t a huge fan of album performance tours,” Burgess admits. “I believed instead that they ought to have been confined to one-off, special events.” 

Burgess added, “Performing Strange Times changed my mind. For one thing, the album marked a significant evolution by the band both in its sound and the maturity of the writing. Secondly, it’s a challenging album to perform live and thus, it’s much more fun to play. When all is said and done, we look forward to recreating this particular album for our North American fans!”


May 30 San Diego CA Music Box

May 31 Los Angeles CA The Belasco

Jun 4 Vancouver BC The Pearl

Jun 5 Seattle WA El Corazon

Jun 6 Portland OR Hawthorne Theater

Jun 7 Sacramento CA Harlow’s

Jun 8 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall

Jun 9 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall

Jun 11 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge

Jun 12 Denver CO Oriental Theater

Jun 13 Kansas City MO recordBar

Jun 14 Dallas TX Sundown at The Granada

Jun 15 Houston TX Dark Ceremony Festival

Jun 17 El Paso TX Lowbrow Palace

Jun 18 Albuquerque NM Launchpad

Jun 19 Tucson AZ 191 Toole

Jun 20 Phoenix AZ Last Exit Live

Aug 8 Philadelphia PA Underground Arts

Aug 9 New Haven CT Space Ballroom

Aug 10 Boston MA The Sinclair

Aug 12 Montreal QC Theatre Fairmount

Aug 13 Toronto ON Opera House

Aug 14 Buffalo NY Town Ballroom

Aug 15 Pittsburgh PA Spirit Hall

Aug 16 New York NY Webster Hall

Aug 17 Washington DC Black Cat