"...Lionize might just be one of today's most successfully original rock acts." - Classic Rock
"A mighty funk n roll rumble." - Metal Hammer
"Tight beats and infectious riffs." - Powerplay
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (May 3, 2017) - Maryland-based rockers Lionize are delighted to confirm their return to the UK in July/August for eight headline dates plus festival performances at Ramblin' Man Fair and Bloodstock. The band - consisting of Chris Brooks (keys), Henry Upton (bass), Chase Lapp (drums), and Nate Bergman (guitar) - have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on their new studio album, set for release this Summer.
Frontman Nate Bergman raves, “Coming back to the UK after our December 2016 tour with Clutch is such an exciting feeling! On that run, we tried out some new songs we'd been working on and the response and energy was something like we’ve never felt live. To be able to come back again is really a privilege! All of our favourite bands through rock and roll's history were either from the UK or got a following there before the USA caught on. To top it all off, we're playing Bloodstock and Ramblin' Man Fair! How many bands can say they did both of those?! Can’t wait to show you what we have this Summer.”
Don't miss the band Classic Rock described as, "one of today's most successfully original rock acts." The full tour routing is below:
7/28 - MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms Tickets
7/29 - RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR Tickets
7/30 - BIRMINGHAM The Flapper Tickets
7/31 - MANCHESTER Rebellion Tickets
8/01 - GLASGOW O2 ABC 2 Tickets
8/02 - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy 2 Tickets
8/03 - LEEDS Key Club Tickets
8/04 - OXFORD O2 Academy 2 Tickets
8/05 - LONDON Our Black Heart Tickets
8/11 - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Tickets
Tickets for the headline shows go on sale Friday May 5 at 10AM local time.
The forthcoming Lionize LP follows the band's widely praised 2014 album Jetpack Soundtrack and continues their ever-maturing sound. It's emotionally-driven and steeped in introspection, with subjects ranging from the end of times to heart break within the industry. Recorded locally in Maryland, USA, production has been handled by Clutch's Jean Paul Gaster with J. Robbins and Lionize. Get the lowdown on the new album direct from the band below.