Breaking Benjamin frontman Benjamin Burnley has told Consequence Of Sound that he’s been working on an acoustic LP while the band has been touring. Burnley explained that the disc will have “Breaking Benjamin songs done acoustic, plus two or three new songs. We’re working on arrangements and strings on there, so it’s been a lot of fun, and we’re looking forward to it coming out.”
Burnley told Music Mayhem last December that he hopes to eventually incorporate the acoustic material into the band’s rock show. Burnley told us a while back that the hardest part about playing live these days is coming up with a set list:
[“The old saying holds true here that you can’t please everyone all the time, you know. We basically have to do a trial/error with the album and try different songs to see the reaction of each one and then we’ll kind of cater our set list as we go along. To play something new means that I would have to not play something old. So that’s probably what’s gonna happen, you know — just older songs will get replaced with newer songs.”]
Breaking Benjamin continues to tour in support of its sixth studio album, Ember. The disc debuted at Number Three on the Billboard 200 chart and has yielded two chart-topping rock radio hits with singles “Red Cold River” and “Torn In Two,” which became the band’s eighth and ninth Number One singles to date.
The quintet will embark on a North American headlining tour later this summer. Special guests such as Chevelle, Three Days Grace, Dorothy and Diamante will appear on select dates. The 35-city outing kicks off July 21st in St. Louis and will wrap up on September 25th in Salt Lake City.