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As Lions Release Video For “One By One” From Debut Album ‘Selfish Age’

As Lions Release Video For “One By One” From Debut Album ‘Selfish Age’

Ahead of their upcoming US spring tour, UK five-piece AS LIONS have unveiled the video for “One By One,” off their debut album, SELFISH AGE, out now on Better Noise Records. Check out the video below!

Filmed underground in Manchester, and with the metal 5-piece’s rip-roaring performance at its heart, the video’s narrative conveys the themes of metamorphous, shedding your skin and ultimately embracing who you really are.

“One By One” comes ahead of the band’s US tour with Shinedown, kicking off April 1 inTucson, Arizona. Following the 11-date stretch, the band will continue on the road with headline dates in Austin and Corpus Christi, and tour dates with Nothing MoreAs Lionsare also confirmed for their first UK festival appearance of the year at Bristol’s Fat Lip Festival in July, along with Young Guns, and will be playing a number of US festivals, including Rock On The RangeWelcome To Rockville and Northern Invasion.

“As Lions put on a hell of a performance. Those lads are from the UK and they out put enough energy to power a small city,” says The Hutchinson News. The band has played sold-out shows in the UK, as well as performing with Trivium, and recently wrapped up a US arena tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown, spanning 27 dates, including 13 sold out shows across the states.


With Shinedown:
Sat      4/1      Tucson, AZ              Rialto Theater
Mon    4/3      San Diego, CA         House of Blues
Tue     4/4      San Diego, CA         House of Blues
Wed    4/5      Bakersfield, CA        Bakersfield Fox Theater
Fri       4/7      Los Angeles, CA      The Belasco Theater
Sat      4/8      Fresno, CA               Blazefest*
Mon    4/10    Medford, OR             Medford Armory
Tue     4/11    Eureka, CA               Eureka Municipal Auditorium
Thu     4/13    Sacramento, CA       Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
Fri       4/14    Chico, CA                  Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
Sat      4/15    Reno, NV                  Grand Sierra Resort
Mon    4/17    Anaheim, CA             House of Blues

With P.O.D.
Wed    4/19    Dallas, TX                 Trees
Thu     4/20    Laredo, TX                Club Annex

Headline Shows
Fri       4/21    Corpus Christi, TX   House of Rock
Sun     4/23    Austin, TX                Grizzly Hall

With Nothing More
Tue     4/25    Monroe, LA              Live Oaks Bar and Grill
Wed    4/26    Baton Rouge, LA     The Varsity Theater
Fri       4/28    Mobile, AL                Midnight Rodeo**
Sat      4/29    Jacksonville, FL       Welcome to Rockville*
Tue     5/2      Destin, FL                 Club LA
Wed    5/3      Birmingham, AL        Saturn
Fri       5/5      Concord, NC             Carolina Rebellion*
Mon    5/8      New York, NY            The Gramercy Theatre
Tue     5/9      Reading, PA              Reverb
Wed    5/10    Syracuse, NY            Lost Horizon
Fri       5/12    Columbia, MO           Blue Note
Sat      5/13    Somerset, WI            Northern Invasion*
Mon    5/15    Lincoln, NE                The Bourbon Theatre
Wed    5/17    Ft. Wayne, IN            The Rusty Spur
Thu     5/18    Louisville, KY            Diamond Pub Concert Hall**
Fri       5/19    Flint, MI                     The Machine Shop
Sun     5/21    Columbus, OH          Rock on the Range*
Sat      5/27    San Antonio, TX        River City RockFest *
Sun     5/28    Pryor, OK                  Rocklahoma*
*Festival date
**With I Prevail


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As Lions Unleash Debut Album, ‘Selfish Age,’ Via Better Noise Records

As Lions Unleash Debut Album, ‘Selfish Age,’ Via Better Noise Records

UK rock band AS LIONS have today, January 20, released their debut album SELFISH AGE on Better Noise Records. The highly-anticipated worldwide release serves as the follow up to the band’s 2016 EP Aftermath and includes their latest single “Aftermath,” which is currently #1 on the SiriusXM Octane charts.  Watch the official video for the single HERE.

Produced by the acclaimed Kane Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, In This Moment), and award-winning producer David Bendeth (Of Mice & Men, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon) Selfish Age blends hard-hitting rock with the melodic, soaring vocals of Austin Dickinson, creating a seamless album ranging in both emotion and sonic expression.

Lyrically the album draws from current matters, speaking to consumerism and the world’s image-obsessed culture, letting go of life’s burdens, and navigating the way out of disaster. “I was thinking about the idea of where we’re at in the world—where I sit and where my generation sits,” says Austin Dickinson. Take, for instance, the electro-tinged title track, “Selfish Age”: “To me it’s a song first and foremost about consumerism and this relentless taking and taking, until you realize you’ve taken so much that you’ve lost sight of what you originally set out for,” Dickinson explains. “There’s a very powerful sense in the world right now that something went wrong. We don’t know quite when or where it went wrong, but we have no idea how to turn back the clock and fix it. And I think a lot of people placate that feeling by just consuming—plugging the hole, so to speak.”

Coinciding with the album’s release, As Lions are set to embark on a spring US tour as direct support to Shinedown, followed by festival appearances at Rock On The Range, Welcome To Rockville, Northern Invasion and Carolina Rebellion —full itinerary enclosed. Tickets for the upcoming tour with Shinedown go on sale today at 10:00 AM local time and can be purchased HERE.

Since coming together in 2015, As Lions—comprised of Austin Dickinson, guitarist and keyboardist Conor O’Keefe, guitarist Will Homer, bassist Stefan Whiting and drummer Dave Fee— have played sold-out shows in their native England performing with Trivium, and recently wrapped up their US arena tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown, spanning 27 dates, including 13 sold out shows across the states. Kicking off 2017 with their eagerly awaited release and tour announcement, As Lions are prepared for a massive year ahead. For more information on the band, album and tour, visit aslionsband.com.

*direct support to Shinedown
Sat      4/1      Tucson, AZ                          Rialto Theatre
Tue     4/4      San Diego, CA                     House of Blues
Wed    4/5      Bakersfield Fox Theater      Bakersfield, CA
Fri       4/7      Los Angeles, CA                 The Belasco
Mon    4/10    Medford, OR                        Medford Armory
Tue     4/11    Eureka, CA                          Eureka Municipal Auditorium
Thu     4/13    Sacramento, CA                  Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
Fri       4/14    Chico, CA                            Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
Sat      4/15    Reno, NV                            Grand Sierra Resort
Mon    4/17    Anaheim, CA                       House of Blues

Festival Dates
Sat 4/29 – Sun 4/30            Jacksonville, FL        Welcome To Rockville
Fri 5/5 – Sun 5/7                  Concord, NC            Carolina Rebellion
Sat 5/13 – Sun 5/14            Somerset, WI            Northern Invasion
Sat 5/19 – Sun 5/21            Columbus, OH          Rock On The Range



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Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown Join Forces to Co-Headline Fall’s Biggest Arena Rock Tour

Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown Join Forces to Co-Headline Fall’s Biggest Arena Rock Tour

Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown are partnering to co-headline the biggest Fall Arena Rock Tour 2016 produced by Frank Productions/NS2/ CMoore Live – an epic trek that kicks off on October 18th in Little Rock, AR, and crisscrosses North America through December. See tour dates below. More dates will be announced soon.

The tour is also highlighted by Special Guest SIXX:A.M. featuring vocalist/producer James Michael, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Dj Ashba. UK newcomers As Lions, featuring Austin Dickinson, will round out the supporting lineup, following the tour’s previous openers-turned-success stories Nothing More and From Ashes To New.

Tickets are available for purchase via VIP and fan club pre-sales today at 10 am ET at Ticketmaster.com. Local and venue pre-sales begin tomorrow, April 28th, at 10 am local time on Ticketmaster.com. The general public on-sale starts this Friday, April 29th at 10 am local time. For more information and exclusive VIP Packages, go HERE or HERE.


Says Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory about the tour: “I wanted to give you a brilliant quote about trying to keep rock music alive by assembling bills that can sell out arenas where everyone can have the production rock shows deserve, or bringing out new talented bands and expose them to huge crowds… or about rebuilding a community with the help of rock radio, and donating to good causes while we are at it… but we are so busy doing it that I ran out of quotes”.

Shinedown has always been about sharing the undeniable power of rock music,” says Shinedownfrontman Brent Smith. “And performing live is where we make that connection most directly, where we can truly experience that power together with our fans in its purest form because we are literally sharing the same physical space, living in that moment as one. Five Finger Death Punch shares that passion and commitment, and, like us, leaves it all out on the stage every single night. Come experience the power of rock music with us.”

“We are really excited and proud to be part of this tour with FFPD and Shinedown. Having spent many months in the studio recording Prayers for the Damned, it will give us the opportunity to play our new songs and hits in arenas”, says bassist Nikki Sixx. “They have been such supporters of new music and we are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this powerful night of music!” adds vocalist & producer James Michael. “I can’t tell you how excited we are to be sharing the bill with FFDP and Shinedown, this tour is going to be off the f’n chain, can’t wait to see you all out there!” states guitarist Dj Ashba.

“This will be the most explosive and dynamic rock tour these cities have ever experienced!” added Frank Productions president Charlie Goldstone.

The bands have partnered to donate $1 from each ticket sold on the tour to four hand-picked charitable organizations close to their hearts: Five Finger Death Punch chose the Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation, Shinedown selected MusiCares, SIXX:A.M. will support Jada Pinkett Smith’s Anti-Human Trafficking organization Don’t Sell Bodies, and As Lions will donate to Make A Wish America. In addition to the $1 donation per ticket, the bands have teamed up with Crowdrise to give fans the option to enter for the chance to win VIP tickets plus a Meet & Greet by choosing to donate an additional $5 at the time of purchase. Fans who don’t live in one of the cities on the tour, but would still like to support the efforts, can visit Crowdrise to donate $5 and be entered for a chance to win a flyaway to the show of their choice plus a Meet & Greet with all four bands.

Coinciding with the announcement of the Fall tour, Five Finger Death Punch are also celebrating the platinum certification of their 2009 album War Is The Answer, as well as the gold certification of their 2013 album The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Vol. 1.

Shinedown recently launched “Asking For It” – the third single off of the multiplatinum rock band’s current album “THREAT TO SURVIVAL” – with an electrifying performance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!.”  “Asking For It” follows the album’s back-to-back #1 singles “Cut The Cord” and “State Of My Head,” and looks to build upon the band’s already record-setting tally of 20 chart-topping singles.

SIXX: A.M. will release their highly anticipated fourth album, Prayers for the Damned this Friday, April 29th. Pre-order the album http://smarturl.it/SixxAMPFTD

Five Finger Death Punch’s highly acclaimed sixth album, Got Your Six, hit new sales heights for the band around the world with its September 2015 debut. In the U.S., it debuted at #1 on Top Album chart, #1 on the Overall Digital Album chart, and #1 on the Hard Music Album chart, as well as at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, and sold 115K in the first week of release. This was the first #1 Album for the Las Vegas hard-rockers. Impressive international chart numbers rolled in from Australia and Canada (#3), Germany and Sweden (#5), and the UK (#6), to name a few. Five Finger Death Punch have grown exponentially in just a few years, racking up 16 consecutive top 10 hits, five #1 hits, four gold and a platinum album. With the release of 2013’s The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1 (recently certified gold) and Volume 2, the band created continuous new content with which they outsold the majority of bands in their genre, selling 2 million albums over the past three years in North America alone. The band is currently taking Got Your Six around the world touring throughout 2017. Don’t miss the brand new lyric video for “Boots and Blood,” from Got Your Six, premiering tomorrow, April 27th. For more info on the band, visit: www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com.

Known worldwide for their unparalleled streak of hits, Shinedown is without question one of the most successful rock bands of the 21st century. The band’s unmatched ascendancy over multi-format rock radio has seen the band achieve a record setting 20 #1 singles, including back-to-back chart-toppers “Cut The Cord” and “State Of My Head” off of their latest album, “THREAT TO SURVIVAL.”  Released last fall, “THREAT TO SURVIVAL” debuted at #1 on both Billboard’s Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart, and #5 overall on the Billboard 200.  The band just launched the album’s 3rdsingle “Asking For It.”  Shinedown exploded onto the rock scene with 2003’s RIAA-certified Platinum debut album “LEAVE A WHISPER,” has had every album since – “US AND THEM” (2005), “THE SOUND OF MADNESS” (2008),  “AMARYLLIS” (2012) – score either Gold or Platinum success. Hailed by fans as a fiery and always exciting live act, Shinedown have toured hard throughout their career, including countless headline treks and festival appearances. The band has shared their explosive performances with a national audience through high profile television appearances on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and TODAY, CBS’ The Early Show, and TBS’ Conan, among others. In 2009, Shinedown received an American Music Award nomination for “Best Alternative Rock Band.”  Shinedown is: Brent Smith (vocals), Barry Kerch (drums), Zach Myers (guitars), and Eric Bass (bass).  For more information, please visit www.shinedown.com.

Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, SIXX:A.M.‘s mission has remained steadfast: to provide the masses with iconic, hard rock that boasts unrivaled musicianship. Comprised of vocalist and producer James Michael, guitarist Dj Ashba, and bassist Nikki Sixx, the band has released three studio albums; The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack (2007), This Is Gonna Hurt (2011), and Modern Vintage (2014), and has sold over 1 million albums globally. On April 29th, SIXX:A.M. will release Volume 1 of their new double album Prayers for the Damned via Eleven Seven Music. The album’s first single “Rise” is currently #7 on the Rock charts and climbing. The band recently announced their #ReasonToRise campaign, in which they urge people to look at their surroundings and take a stand for issues they believe in. Fans can share on social media what makes them raise their fists and act using the hashtag #ReasonToRise. Watch the video for “Rise” here. The band will kick off their global 2016 Prayers for the Damned Tour at Welcome to Rockville on April 30th followed by performances at all other major US and European festivals this spring and summer with a string of US headline shows in May and many more dates soon to be announced. For more information on tour dates and the band, please visit www.sixxammusic.com.

As Lions, comprised of vocalist Austin Dickinson, guitarists Conor O’Keefe and Will Homer, bassist Stefan Whiting, and drummer Dave Fee formed in late 2014 and have been on the road ever since. Called the “Hot New Band of 2015” by Metal Hammer, the band has been keeping busy by touring building a national following through the United Kingdom. This year, As Lions will release their debut album, produced by multi-platinum award-winning producer David Bendeth, (Paramore, Papa Roach), on Better Noise Records.www.aslionsband.com.


Five Finger Death Punch / Shinedown 
As Lions 
10/18 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
10/22 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
10/23 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
10/25 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
10/27 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
10/28 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
10/29 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
10/31 San Jose, CA SAP Center
11/02 Portland, OR Moda Center
11/03 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
11/05 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
11/07 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
11/09 Billings, MT MetraPark Fairgrounds
11/11 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
11/17 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
11/18 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
More dates will be announced soon.

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