ANIMALS AS LEADERS Announce Tour Dates

After months of anticipation, ANIMALS AS LEADERS – the acclaimed progressive instrumental solo project of 7- and 8-string guitar virtuoso Tosin Abasi (ex-Reflux, touring guitarist of Born Of Osiris) – have announced their first tour dates, a three-week November trek throughout the south and midwest with Between The Buried And Me and Veil of Maya. The dates are as follows:

11/7 The Attic Club- Kettering, OH
11/9 Pop’s- Sauget, IL
11/10 The Picador- Iowa City, IA
11/11 The Waiting Room- Omaha, NE
11/13 Jake’s Sport Café- Lubbock, TX
11/14 The Hanger- Wichita Falls, TX
11/15 Emo’s Outside- Austin, TX
11/16 The Incubator- McAllen, TX
11/18 The Marquee- Tulsa, OK
11/19 New Daisy Theatre- Memphis, TN
11/20 5 Points Music Hall- Birmingham, AL
11/22 Edge 17- Jacksonville, FL
11/23 New Brookland Tavern- Columbia, SC
11/24 Soapbox Laundro-Lounge- Wilmington, NC

Abasi commented, “I’m very excited to be sharing the stage with long-time friends Between the Buried and Me and Veil of Maya. I couldn’t have asked for a better line up for ANIMALS AS LEADERS’ first tour.”

ANIMALS AS LEADERS’ self-titled debut was released earlier this year to waves of critical acclaim. MetalSucks called it “intricate instru-metal of the highest caliber,” and the album also received a 10/10 from PerfectProg.com and a 9.7/10 from Ultimate-Guitar.com. You can check out tracks and as several “demonstration” videos at the band’s MySpace page: www.myspace.com/AnimalsAsLeaders

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