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 via new label The End Records.
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.” Catch Lionize at the following dates & locations:
Fri 28th Jul – MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms
Sat 29th Jul – RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR
Sun 30th Jul – BIRMINGHAM The Flapper
Mon 31st Jul – MANCHESTER Rebellion
Tue 1st Aug – GLASGOW O2 ABC 2
Wed 2nd Aug – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy 2
Thu 3rd Aug – LEEDS Key Club
Fri 4th Aug – OXFORD O2 Academy 2
Sat 5th Aug – LONDON Our Black Heart
Fri 11th Aug – BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR
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.