Tuesday, 28 June 2016

ANIMALS AS LEADERS announce UK/EU tour and festival run with support from INTERVALS and PLINI

ANIMALS AS LEADERS return to Europe for a two-month festival run and tour with support from Canadian technical metal mavericks INTERVALS, and rising talent PLINI. This showcase of some of the world's greatest musical talents kicks off 8 July and includes dates at Tech Fest, 2000 Trees and Rockpalast.

Boundary breaking 3-piece Animals As Leaders released their defining album "The Joy of Motion" in 2014, which further raised the bar of musical creativity and technicality to unprecedented levels. They return to the UK and Europe this summer having just completed their soon-to-be announced follow up album, out this autumn. Tosin Abasi is considered by many as one of the greatest guitarists or our time and was recently voted one of the top 7/8 string guitarists in the world by Guitar World, and his talent is matched by his phenomenal co-guitarist Javier Reyes (also of MESTIS) and drummer Matthew Garstka.

Check out the video to Physical Education, taken from 'The Joy of Motion', here:

Tour dates:
7/08/2016 UK Tech-Fest Winthorpe, United Kingdom
7/11/2016 Cathouse Glasgow, United Kingdom
7/12/2016 O2 Academy 2 Newcastle Newcastle, United Kingdom
7/13/2016 SOUND CONTROL Manchester, United Kingdom
7/14/2016 The Rainbow Courtyard Birmingham, United Kingdom
7/15/2016 THE GLOBE Cardiff, United Kingdom
7/16/2016 The Hub Plymouth, United Kingdom
7/17/2016 Sub 89 Reading, United Kingdom
7/18/2016 Engine Rooms Southampton, United Kingdom
7/20/2016 Patronaat Haarlem, Netherlands
7/21/2016 Valkhof Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands
7/22/2016 ROCKPALAST Bochum, Germany
7/23/2016 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, Germany
7/24/2016 Free & Easy Munuch, Germany
7/25/2016 Wizemann Stutgart, Germany
7/26/2016 GRILLEN Colmar, France
7/28/2016 Dynamo Zurich, Switzerland
7/29/2016 Centre Culturel Oecuménique Lyon, France
7/30/2016 CONNEXION Toulouse, France
8/01/2016 BUT Madrid, Spain
8/02/2016 RAZZ2 Barcelona, Spain
8/03/2016 Rats Puget Sur Argens, France
8/04/2016 Phenomenon Fontaneto D'agogna, Italy
8/05/2016 Il Deposito Pordenone, Italy
8/09/2016 Szene Wien Vienna, Austria
8/10/2016 A38 Budapest, Hungary
8/11/2016 Brutal Assault Josefov Fortress, Czech Republic
8/12/2016 Musik & Freiden Berlin, Germany
8/13/2016 Knust Hamburg, Germany
8/14/2016 Kulturzentrum Schlachthof e.V. Wiesbaden, Germany
8/15/2016 GARAGE Saarbrücken, Germany
8/16/2016 DIVAN DU MONDE Paris, France
8/18/2016 The Craufurd Arms Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
8/19/2016 Arctangent Festival Bristole, United Kingdom
8/20/2016 Key Club Leeds, United Kingdom
8/21/2016 GARAGE London, United Kingdom