The Gaslight Anthem Release Video For ‘History Books’ Lead Single ‘Spider Bites’

The Gaslight Anthem have shared a video for ‘Spider Bites’, the opening track from their brand-new sixth studio album – their first record in over nine years. 

The Gaslight Anthem
Image credit: Casey McAllister

The band’s ‘History Books’ LP arrives today (27 October), and marks the follow-up to the band’s 2014 ‘Get Hurt’ album.

And for a timely release, the band have shared the video for ‘Spider Bites’, which sees them in a celebratory mood in time for spooky season, with a Halloween-themed party.

Have a watch and a listen to the black-and-white shot video below.

Describing how their ‘Spider Bites’ track came about, The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has explained:

“That song came together at a time when so many bad things were happening at once, starting from that first line: ‘My teeth are crumbling structures.’

“It’s about trying to cope in those moments when it feels like everything’s going wrong.” 

The creation of ‘History Books’ saw The Gaslight Anthem working with acclaimed producer and engineer Peter Katis (whose credits include The National, Interpol and Death Cab for Cutie), and record at his Bridgeport, CT-based Tarquin Studios. 

It of course features prior singles, ‘Positive Charge’, ‘Little Fires’, ‘Autumn’ and the Bruce Spingsteen-featuring title track.

The Gaslight Anthem are set to make their long-awaited return to the UK for a full headline tour in March 2024, with a run of dates that kicks off on March 18 at Glasgow’s O2 Academy, and concludes at Dublin’s 3Olympia on March 29. 

Check out the full ‘History Books’ track-listing, album artwork and the full dates of their UK and EU tour below.

The Gaslight Anthem History Books

History Books Track Listing:

1. Spider Bites

2. History Books (feat. Bruce Springsteen)

3. Autumn

4. Positive Charge

5. Michigan, 1975

6. Little Fires

7. The Weatherman

8. Empires

9. I Live In The Room Above Her

10. A Lifetime Of Preludes

The Gaslight Anthem – UK/EU Tour 2024


6 – Stockholm, SE – The Annex*

7 – Oslo, NO – Sentrum Scene*

9 – Copenhagen, DK – Gray Hall*

11 – Berlin, DE – Columbiahalle*

12 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof*

14 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique

15 – Cologne, DE – Palladium*

16 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli/Vredenburg Ronda* (SOLD OUT)

18 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy*

21 – Sheffield, UK – O2 Academy*

22 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo*

23 – Wolverhampton, UK – Civic Hall*

25 – London, UK – Roundhouse*

26 – London, UK – Roundhouse*

29 – Dublin, IE – 3Olympia*

*with Emily Wolfe


10 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City

11 – Cheltenham, UK – 2000 Trees Festival

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