Lionize are pleased to announce the release of their brand new EP, “The Voyage”, on 13th May 2016. To support the release of “The Voyage”, Lionize will embark on a full UK tour, both headlining dates, supporting Less Than Jake and also an appearance at Desertfest in London on 29th April.
The release of “The Voyage” is part of a wider project that sees the band celebrating their 10th anniversary with a renewed sense of purpose, taking the cue from their predecessors who made their own rules when it comes to recording and getting their music to their fans. After the first 4 singles were released in the fall and winter of 2015, early 2016 will see a series of 4 EP’s released that lead up to the next full-length album from the band, tying everything together. Almost every month new material will be made available world wide and distributed directly from the band, physically and digitally.
Drawing on influences as varied as Bad Brains, Deep Purple, Parliament and Funkadelic, the band finds itself in new musical territory, ringing in endless possibilities for the future. From the infectious melodies of the opener “Anacostia” and the huge tectonic riffs of “Take It To The Road” to the classic groove-oriented “Cold Nelson”, this record presents a soundscape that will leave the fans chomping at the bit for the next installment.
Check out our Lionize playlist below! Crack open a cold one, kick back and turn it up!
Lionize will support this release with a full UK Tour and will appear at this year Desert Fest with headliners Electric Wizard.
Lionize will be playing two exclusive shows in Ireland on May 13th in Dublin’s Sin É (special guests also withdetails soon to be exclusively announced on Overdrive) and Saturday May 14th in Limerick Kasbah. All other dates are listed below.
UK Tour Dates
Mon 25th April Sheffield, Corporation *
Tue 26th April Glasgow, Audio *
Thu 28th April Birmingham, Rainbow *
Fri 29th April London, Desert Fest @ Underworld
Sat 30th April Plymouth, Plymouth University *
Sun 1st May Wrexham, Rewind *
Mon 2nd May Kingston, The Hippodrome ++
Tue 3rd May Liverpool, O2 Academy ++
Wed 4th May Leicester, Academy ++
Thu 5th May Bristol, Thekla *
Mon 9th May Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms *
Tue 10th May Leeds, Milo bar *
Wed 11th May Nottingham, Rock City Basement *
Thu 12th May Basingtoke, The Sanctuary *
Fri 13th May Dublin, Sin É *
Sat 14th May Limerick, The Kasbah
++ supporting Less Than Jake
Post – Oran O’Beirne
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