have also announced their first UK festival appearance of the year at
Bristol's Fat Lip Festival in July, along with Young Guns and will be
playing a number of US festivals including Rock On The Range, Welcome
To Rockville and Northern Invasion.
The debut album was produced by the acclaimed Kane Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, In This Moment), and award-winning producer David Bendeth (Of Mice & Men, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon) and blends hard-hitting rock with the melodic, soaring vocals of Austin Dickinson, creating a seamless album ranging in both emotion and sonic expression. It also features the latest single 'Bury My Dead', which you can watch the lyric video for HERE.
Lyrically the album draws from current matters, speaking to consumerism and the world’s image-obsessed culture, letting go of life’s burdens, and navigating the way out of disaster. “I was thinking about the idea of where we’re at in the world—where I sit and where my generation sits,” says Austin Dickinson.
Take, for instance, the electro-tinged title track, ‘Selfish Age’: “To me it’s a song first and foremost about consumerism and this relentless taking and taking, until you realise you’ve taken so much that you’ve lost sight of what you originally set out for,” Dickinson explains.“There’s a very powerful sense in the world right now that something went wrong. We don’t know quite when or where it went wrong, but we have no idea how to turn back the clock and fix it. And I think a lot of people placate that feeling by just consuming—plugging the hole, so to speak.”
Since coming together in 2015, As Lions—comprised of Austin Dickinson, guitarist and keyboardist Conor O’Keefe, guitarist Will Homer, bassist Stefan Whiting and drummer Dave Fee— have played sold-out shows in the UK, as well as performing with Trivium, and recently wrapped up a US arena tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown, spanning 27 dates, including 13 sold out shows across the states.
Kicking off 2017 with their eagerly awaited release and tour announcement, As Lions are prepared for a massive year ahead. For more information on the band, album and tour, visit aslionsband.com.
Sat 1st April - Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ (supporting Shinedown)
Tue 4th April - House Of Blues, San Diego, CA (supporting Shinedown)
Wed 5th April - Fox Theater, Bakersfield, CA (supporting Shinedown)
Fri 7th April - Belasco Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (supporting Shinedown)
Sat 8th April - Blaze Fest, Paul Paul Theater, Fresno, CA
Mon 10th April - Medford Armory, OR (supporting Shinedown)
Tue 11th April - Eureka Municipal Auditorium, CA (supporting Shinedown)
Thu 13th April - Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, CA (supporting Shinedown)
Fri 14th April - Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico, CA (supporting Shinedown)
Sat 15th April - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno, NV (supporting Shinedown)
Mon 17th April - House Of Blues, Anaheim, CA (supporting Shinedown)
Sat 29th April - Rockville Festival, Jacksonville, FL
Fri 5th May - Carolina Rebellion, Charlotte, NC
Sat 13th May - Northern Invasion, Somerset, WI
Fri 19th May - Rock On The Range, Columbus, OH
Sat 17th June - Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
Sat 29th July - Fat Lip Festival, Bristol, UK