As I Lay Dying Announce First North American Tour in Five Years
As I Lay Dying have announced their first North American tour since frontman Tim Lambesis' release from prison. The news comes a day after As I Lay Dying announced a European headlining tour. Both announcements came without any additional context, such as ticket information or if there will be supporting acts. For now, you can check out a full list of dates and locations below.
In June, As I Lay Dying performed their first comeback show at Soma Sidestage in San Diego, Calif. The band's "classic" lineup of vocalist Tim Lambesis, guitarists Nick Hipa and Phil Sgrosso, bassist Josh Gilbert and drummer Jordan Mancino was present, marking their first time onstage as As I Lay Dying since 2013.
The band's return has been shrouded in controversy, as Lambesis was arrested in 2013 for attempting to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife. Ultimately, he served three years of his six-year sentence and was released in late 2016. Earlier this month, As I Lay Dying released their first new song in nearly six years, titled "My Own Grave."
While Lambesis served his time, the rest of the band's members formed the group Wovenwar, issuing their self-titled debut in 2014, followed by Honor Is Dead two years later. Both albums were released through Metal Blade, the label home of every As I Lay Dying record starting with Frail Words Collapse.
We penned an op-ed discussing the moral implications and dilemmas behind the entire situation. We also compiled a list of musicians who have come forth with comments of their own. The band recently released a 30-minute tell-all video that details the specifics around how their return came together.
Nov. 2 Phoenix, Ariz. @ Club Red
Nov. 3 Tuscon, Ariz. @ The Rock
Nov. 5 San Antonio, Texas @ Alamo Side Room
Nov. 6 Dallas, Texas @ Trees
Nov. 7 Lubbock, Texas @ Jake's
Nov. 8 Denver, Colo. @ Oriental Theater
Nov. 9 Grand Junction, Colo. @ Mesa Theater
Nov. 10 Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
Nov. 12 Seattle, Wash. @ Chop Suey
Nov. 13 Portlan, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theater
Nov. 14 Reno, Nev. @ Cargo
Nov. 15 Sacramento, Calif. @ Holy Diver
Nov. 16 Chico, Calif. @ Senator Theater
Nov. 18 Pomona, Calif. @ The Glasshouse
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