This morning, prog titans Animals As Leaders and Periphery announced a large US tour. The Convergence Tour is set to kick off on October 31st in Columbus, Ohio at Newport Music Hall. (There are also two Canada dates.) The tour will feature support from the mighty Car Bomb and the progressive maestros Astronoid. Car Bomb takes the first half of the dates while Astronoid takes their place on the November 17th date in San Antonio, TX at the Alamo Music Hall. Get ready for a flurry of mind blowing riffs and complicated time signatures. You can view all the tour dates below. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10 am local time. Continue reading
Formed in 2007 by guitarist Tosin Abassi, Los Angeles native, Animals as Leaders’ music has become a staple among instrumental/instrumental guitar-based heavy Progressive Rock fans throughout the world. The collective chins of guitarists everywhere simultaneously hit the floor when their self-titled album hit the presses in 2009 which elevated Animals as Leaders into the spotlight as one of the premiere instrumental bands in the world. Upping their game in 2011, Weightless was released to critical and fan acclaim everywhere. Staying on schedule with an album release every three years, The Joy of Motion was released in 2014 which put them on the Billboard charts in position 23, a whopping jump of 69 spots from the previous album’s placing. An extremely impressive showing for any band, much less from a band sans vocalist and bass player. This successful run is about to continue with Animals as Leaders release of The Madness of Many on November 11, 2016 on Sumerian Records and also saves fans an additional year’s wait for more of what they have grown to love.