On May 15, the Expendables will release Gone Soft, a collection of acoustic songs.

The 12-track album is their first acoustic record, and will include new, stripped-down versions of Expendies classics like Bowl for Two, Positive Mind, and Trying to Focus, along with other choice cuts.

From the press release:

“After years of fans asking for an acoustic album, we finally delivered.  While the album is almost entirely acoustic instruments, it is just as stylistically diverse and quirky as the rest of our discography.  We wanted this to feel like a new album which is why we experimented with different tempos, melodies, and instrumentation while recording music that spans our entire career to date,” says Raul of The Expendables.

To promote the record, the band will hit the road for a short tour in May alongside Unwritten Law and Josh Fischel, formerly of Bargain Music.

The dates:

May 18th ~ Anaheim, CA  - House of Blues w/ Unwritten Law May 19th ~ Tempe, AZ – The Marquee w/ Unwritten Law May 24th ~ Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern  w/ Unwritten Law May 25th ~ Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern w/ Unwritten Law May 26th ~ Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater w/ Unwritten Law

And as an added delight, fans can download a free MP3 of Trying to Focus, from Gone Soft, for free by clicking this link.

We here at BtH are big fans of the Expendables, as you probably learned with this interview we conducted with lead singer/guitarist Geoff Weers back in 2010.

Listen to Trying to Focus below.