Animals As Leaders and Periphery To Tour The US


July 25, 2017, LOS ANGELES – Periphery and Animals As Leaders team up for what is sure to be one of the year’s most talked about tours, launching a North American trek, dubbed The Convergence Tour, on Oct. 31.

“This tour is a long time coming,” said Animals As Leaders’ guitar player Tosin Abasi. “Beyond being some of our favorite musicians, the guys in Periphery are some of our favorite people! Our careers share common roots and at times, common members. We can’t wait to bring this show to you all.”

“We are incredibly excited to hit the road with our good friends in Animals as Leaders this fall,” adds Periphery guitar player Mark Holcomb. “While we’ve done some short runs and one-off shows with AAL over the years, the idea to do a full-scale, co-headlining tour of North America has been something both our camps have discussed for the better part of seven years. Unfortunately, we were never able to line things up. Until now. We were also able to snag two amazing bands for portions of this tour as well, Car Bomb for the first half and Astronoid for the second half. ”

The Convergence Tour:

October 31 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

November 1 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre

November 3 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection

November 4 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall

November 5 London, ON London Music Hall

November 7 Norfolk, VA The NorVa

November 9 New York, NY Playstation Theater

Novembr 10 Providence, RI Lupo’s

November 11 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory

November 12 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE

November 14 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade

November 15 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works

November 17 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall

November 18 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live

November 19 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall

November 21 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee

November 22 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl

November 24 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern

November 25 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom

November 27 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom

November 28 Vancouver, BC The Commodore Ballroom

November 29 Seattle, WA The Showbox

December 1 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex (The Grand)

December 2 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

Car Bomb opens Oct. 31 – Nov. 15 while Astronoid supports Nov. 17 to Dec. 2. Tickets for all shows are available this Friday, July 28 at 10 am local time.

Animals As Leaders released their fourth album, The Madness of Many, last fall via Sumerian Records. Pitchfork dubbed the 10-track album “a dense and triumphant brand of instrumental metal,” while Alternative Press noted that the three-piece “continue to cut through genre restrictions.” Periphery, who also released their most recent album, Periphery III: Select Difficulty, via Sumerian discussed the album with Guitar World, saying they “returned to their mantra” which made recording far easier and faster, and led guitar player Misha Mansoor to dub it his “personal favorite.”



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