Today, British rock icons MAGNUM share “Blue Tango”, the first single from their upcoming studio album, ‘Here Comes the Rain’, out January 12th, 2024 via Steamhammer / SPV. the track is accompanied by a new lyric video.

Tony Clarkin had this to say about “Blue Tango,” :

“Apart from MAGNUM’s typical trademarks, ‘Here Comes The Rain’ also holds a number of thoroughly pleasant surprises in store, such as ‘Blue Tango’, which is a real riff-rock number that makes you want to move your feet.”

Watch the New Lyric Video for “Blue Tango”

There are few great bands on our planet that can be infallibly identified within the first few bars of one of their songs. With unique melodic skill, tasteful instrumentation, an amazing balance of depth and catchiness, and, of course, that charismatic voice: MAGNUM are Magnum!

The same can be said of their latest studio album ‘Here Comes The Rain’, which will be released via CD + DVD, double vinyl LP, as a box set and for digital download, proving once again that classic rock music could hardly sound more atmospheric.

The album’s highly inspired artwork is once more designed by the great Rodney Matthews, who has already created a number of MAGNUM sleeves to support the band’s atmospherically dense music. Says Tony Clarkin“The back cover features a kind of avian battalion in attack mode, which I think is a great allegory!”

Apart from MAGNUM‘s typical trademarks, ‘Here Comes The Rain’ also holds a number of thoroughly pleasant surprises. First single, “Blue Tango”, is a catchy, guitar rock groover while “The Seventh Darkness”, is filled with awesome brass sections courtesy of guest musicians Chris ‘BeeBe’ Aldridge (saxophone) and Nick Dewhurst (trumpet), which lend the song brilliance and shape.

There is no doubt about it: ‘Here Comes The Rain’ sees the MAGNUM line-up consisting of CatleyClarkin, keyboardist Rick Benton, bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Lee Morris, once again succeed in creating an outstanding, colorful, varied and inspired new studio album. 

“Everyone played their part without me dictating anything,” Clarkin enthuses, “everyone just instinctively played what their inspiration told them.” 

Listen / Stream “Blue Tango” HERE

‘Here Comes The Rain’ will be released on January 12th, 2024 through Steamhammer / SPV in the following configurations:

=> CD+DVD (‘Live At KK’s Steel Mill’) DigiPak 

=> CD Jewel Case Version

=> Limited Box Set

=> 2LP Gatefold, 140 g, solid baby blue vinyl, printed inner sleeves

=> Download / Streaming 

=> Exclusive CD/LP Bundles with a shirt only at the Steamhammer shop HERE

=> 2LP Gatefold exclusive coloured edition only at the Napalm shop HERE

‘Here Comes the Rain’ Track List:

1. Run into the Shadows

2. Here Comes the Rain

3. Some Kind of Treachery

4. After the Silence

5. Blue Tango

6. The Day He Lied

7. The Seventh Darkness

8. Broken City

9. I Wanna Live

10. Borderline

MAGNUM Live 2024: 

04.04. DE-Mannheim – Capitol

05.04. DE-Bochum – Christuskirche

06.04. DE-Neuruppin – Kulturhaus

08.04. DE-Berlin – Metropol

09.04. DE-Hannover – Musikzentrum

10.04. DE-Hamburg – Fabrik

12.04. DE-Memmingen – Kaminwerk

13.04. CH-Pratteln – Z7 

14.04. DE-Regensburg – Airport

16.04. DE-Munich – Ampere

17.04. DE-Nürnberg – Hirsch

19.04. DE-Markneukirchen – Musikhalle

21.04. SE-Malmö – Babel

22.04. NO-Oslo – John Dee

23.04. SE-Uppsala – Katalin

25.04. SE-Gothenburg – Pustervik

26.04. SE-Stockholm – Fryshuset Klubben

29.04. UK-Bristol – SWX

30.04. UK-Southampton – Engine Rooms

02.05. UK-Holmfirth – Picturedome

03.05. UK-Wolverhampton – KK’s Steelmill

04.05. UK-Nottingham – Rock City

06.05. UK-London – Islington Assembly Hall

08.05. UK-Glasgow – The TV Studio SWG3

09.05. UK-Manchester – Academy 2

11.05. UK-Belfast – Mandela Hall