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Animals As Leaders Announce The Parrhesia US Tour

Animals As Leaders Announce The Parrhesia US Tour

Tour To Feature Two Sets Each Night, One Of Which Will Feature New Album, Parrhesia In Full

Tickets Go On General Sale Friday, January 21st From

Ground breaking, genre defying instrumental trio, Animals As Leaders, have announced ‘The Parrhesia Tour which will be hitting 19 cities across the US to accompany their upcoming album of the same name. This monumental tour, produced by Live Nation, will feature two special sets by the progressive metal outfit - one of which will feature the new album Parrhesia (out on March 25th via Sumerian Records) in its entirety. Tickets go on general sale at 10AM local on Friday, January 21st from

Beginning at the end of March, the tour will kick off in Denver on March 30th and travel throughout 18 further cities ending in Los Angeles, CA at the notable Ace Theater on April 22nd. Tickets go on general sale on Friday, January 21st at 10am local from Full dates listed below.

Citi is the official card of the Animals As Leaders Parrhesia Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, January 18th at 12pm EST local time until Thursday, January 20th at 10pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit


W/ Special Guests TBA

Mar 30 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

Apr 1 - Kansas City, MO @ Truman Theater*

Apr 2 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown*

Apr 3 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

Apr 4 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

Apr 5 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

Apr 6 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

Apr 8 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally's*

Apr 9 - Lititz, PA @ Mickey's Black Box*

Apr 10 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

Apr 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Brooklyn Bowl

Apr 12 - Boston, MA @ Big Night Live

Apr 13 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

Apr 15 - Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre

Apr 16 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

Apr 18 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

Apr 19 - Austin, TX @ Emo's

Apr 21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater*

Apr 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Theater At The Ace Hotel

*Not a Live Nation Date

Animals As Leaders recently announced their first new album in six years. Their long-awaited return, titled Parrhesia, will be out on Sumerian Records on March 25th. The release has been highlighted so far by the release of singles “Monomyth” and “The Problem Of Other Minds” which combined, have clocked up 1.3 million Youtube views and over 2 million streams on Spotify alone since release. Pre-order the album here.

Animals As Leaders PARRHESIA Track Listing

1.Conflict Cartography

3. Red Miso

4. Gestaltzerfall

5. Asahi

7.Thoughts and Prayers

8. Micro-Aggressions

9. Gordian Naught


It might sound strange to associate “storytelling” with instrumental music. But ANIMALS AS LEADERS jettisoned the rules, limitations, and boundaries of conventional rock music from the start. Armed with palette-expanding eight-string guitars, rich synths, and pummeling percussive grooves, the trio is beloved by metalheads, aspiring virtuosos, jazz fanatics, and casual listeners alike. As Pitchfork observed, “Animals As Leaders have walked the tightrope between sheer technical virtuosity and actual emotional resonance.” Even without vocals, this is intimate, myth-making music.

ANIMALS AS LEADERS began as a solo outlet for guitarist Tosin Abasi, whose creative partnership with classically trained guitarist Javier Reyes and Berklee-educated drummer Matt Garstka is built on a shared love of everything from fusion to technical death metal. Garstka graced the cover of Modern Drummer in 2015. In one of his many appearances on their cover, Guitar World named Tosin among the Guitarists of the Decade. Rolling Stone featured him as part of their “Young Guns” series. The Chicago Tribune declared him “the closest thing prog-metal has to an Eddie Van Halen.”

Kerrang! included their album, 'Weightless' among its Best Albums of 2011. 'The Joy of Motion' entered the Billboard 200 at No. 24 in 2014, and 'The Madness of Many' cracked the Top 20 in 2016. Now more than a decade into their career, a quick look at the bands they’ve toured with demonstrates the consistently diverse appeal of ANIMALS AS LEADERS. It’s a list that includes Korn, Deftones, Thrice, Meshuggah, Underoath, TesseracT, and Circa Survive as well as major festivals with the likes of Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, and Slipknot.

ANIMALS AS LEADERS offer more than clinic-ready musicianship and proficiency. A focus on mood, texture, and emotive power elevates the material past any preconceived notions, resulting in a fascinatingly unique phenomenon, with an unlikely and profound appeal across multiple sub-genres and over 200 million career streams to date.

We all know how talented the guys in Animals As Leaders are. Absurdly talented,” declared Metal Sucks. “They are one of the finest, most interesting units in modern music. About Live Nation Entertainment

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