Dokken announces new album “Heaven Comes Down”, shares “Fugitive” single

Author Hernan Osuna - 9.8.2023

Glam metal veterans Dokken have announced their long-awaited 13th studio album, “Heaven Comes Down”, set to be released on October 27 via Silver Lining Music. The video for the lead single “Fugitive” can be seen below.

Don Dokken comments: “The inspiration for the lyrics came from what seems to me to be an uncertain world these days. It’s an up-tempo Rokker as are many on the album. I don’t know what the future holds for our world, so I decided to take a step back and watch it all unfold… Yes, I guess I’ve become like many these days a fugitive from life. Hence the title!”

“The song rocks and the lyrics are self-explanatory,” adds Don, “like many songs I’ve written, it came to me late at night. Inspiration and pure stream of consciousness have always been the best formula for me when composing. It has that classic Dokken sound… A great song to blast when driving down the highway.” 

Mixed by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Iron Maiden) and produced by Bill Palmer, “Heaven Comes Down” marks the first Dokken studio album since 2012’s “Broken Bones”.

“I’m so tired of hearing about the fighting and the ‘this’ and ‘that’… this is about a new record, a new record with my new band,” Don declared. “It’s been a long process, but at the end of the day, I think we have lightning in a bottle.

“Heaven Comes Down” will be released on CD Digipak, 12” Vinyl Album in Black and colour variants, digital formats and special D2C products and bundles. Available to pre-order from August 8 at this location.

“Heaven Comes Down” Tracklist:

03-Is It Me Or You?
04-Just Like A Rose
05-I’ll Never Give Up
06-Saving Grace
07-Over The Mountain
08-I Remember
09-Lost In You
10-Santa Fe

Dokken Upcoming Dates:

Saturday 19 August – Shoshone Bannock Casino Hotel – Chubbuck, ID

Wednesday 20 September – The Big E – West Springfield, MA

Saturday 14 October – RCU Theatre – Eau Claire, WI

Saturday 21 October – The Piazza – Aurora, IL

Saturday 11 November – Piere’s – Fort Wayne IN, 

Friday 17 November – Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV

Saturday 18 November -Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA