Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Lions Kickoff US Tour w/ the Toadies * Appear on Sons of Anarchy and Californication!

Re-Release No Generation on October 28th * Appear in New Episodes of Sons of Anarchy and Californication * Kickoff US Tour w/ The Toadies Tonight!

"All roars and manes, Lions blends heavy riffs and explosive attitude for a head-twisting take on ye olde denim rock, with guitars so eminently shred-worthy that the band’s “Metal Heavy Lady” was chosen for inclusion on Guitar Hero III. The band’s debut full-length, No Generation, is a mix of explosive psychedelia and Texas-sized riffs, like a tab of LSD chased with Southern Comfort." – The Onion

"Remember the first time you heard Soundgarden's Louder Than Love? OK, it's been awhile, but that doesn't mean local boys Lions weren't able to turn the bong-rattling bottom end of last year's No Generation into something totally their own. Total fucking riffage." – Michael Bertin, Austin Chronicle 2008 SXSW Critics Pick

Taking a cue from the slacker drenched vibes of the Dazed and Confused soundtrack, LIONS are here to exhibit that raw, youthful and uncut rock is back.

With the cringing screech of singer Matt Drenik and Austin Kalman proving to be one of the nation’s upcoming young guitarists, LIONS slam together a booze soaked Texas sized boogie ala ZZ Top and keep it flowing with a Rage Against The Machine-like groove. Take those ingredients and toss in a group of guys who look, sound and play like a pack of misfits waiting for work to be done so they can rock out, chase women and torture the neighbors with decibels, and you’ve got LIONS.

Lions Bio

LIONS create a blend of retro riffage, artful noise, melodic interludes, and revolutionary attitude with a live show that has been described as “furious” with “a full-frontal assault” that will leave you “half-deaf and disoriented."

Formed in late Summer 2005, Austin, TX’s LIONS have been receiving coast-to-coast praise since their inception and original release of the "No Generation" LP in 2007. With heavy touring and an unrelenting will to rock harder than anyone else, the band’s endless hustle has been garnering them a massive fanbase.

With songs off No Generation appearing in upcoming episodes of Showtimes’ Californication and new FX series Sons of Anarchy, the band felt the need to repackage and re-release the album to a nationwide audience. In addition to the heavy TV presence, LIONS also currently have their song, “Metal Heavy Lady,” appearing in the latest installment of Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 3.

LIONS have also toured heavily, hitting the US w/ the Toadies, Blue Cheer, Burning Brides, and Local H, and has shared the stage w/ heavy hitters such as Supersuckers, The Misfits, Valient Thorr, Early Man, DMBQ, Nebula, Russian Circles, Daughters, and more. Lions recently took home the High Times Magazine Doobie Award for best local Austin band in 2008, and thanks to their relentless touring, have also received critical acclaim from media outlets such as Jambase.com, the Austin Chronicle, Dallas Observer, Houston Press, Nashville Scene, The Onion, Real Detroit Weekly, and many more. The future is bright for the latest rock movement, and Lions are proud to be leading the pack.

Matt Drenik - Vocals / Guitar
Austin Kalman - Guitar / Backing Vocals
Jake Perlman – Drums

Tracklist for No Generation
1. Start Movin'
2. No Generation
3. Can You Hear Me
4. White Angel
5. Evil Eye
6. Machine
7. All Hail
8. She Gets Around
9. Witch and the Star
10. Get Out Alive

Lions Live!

w/ The Toadies!
Aug 26 2008 The Warehouse Shreveport, Louisiana
Aug 27 2008 The Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Aug 28 2008 The Vortex Beaumont, Texas * no Toadies
Aug 29 2008 Verizon Wireless Theater Houston, Texas
Aug 30 2008 The Deadhorse San Angelo, Texas * no Toadies
Aug 31 2008 Dia De Los Toadies Festival @ Possum Kingdom Lake Graham, Texas
Sep 3 2008 Stubb’s Austin, Texas
Sep 5 2008 House of Rock Corpus Christi, Texas * no Toadies
Sep 6 2008 Dos Amigos Odessa, Texas
Sep 8 2008 Martini Ranch Scottsdale, Arizona
Sep 9 2008 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, California
Sep 11 2008 Roxy Theatre Hollywood, California
Sep 13 2008 House of Blues Anaheim, California
Sep 14 2008 House of Blues Las Vegas, Nevada
Sep 15 2008 Audie’s Olympic Fresno, California * no Toadies
Sep 16 2008 Slim’s San Francisco, California
Sep 17 2008 The Boardwalk Orangevale, California
Sep 19 2008 Showbox Seattle, Washington
Sep 20 2008 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, Oregon
Sep 21 2008 Knitting Factory (The Big Easy) Boise, Idaho
Sep 22 2008 Why Sound Logan, Utah * no Toadies
Sep 23 2008 Belly Up Aspen, Colorado
Sep 24 2008 Gothic Theatre Englewood, Colorado
Sep 25 2008 Lonestar Events Center Lubbock, Texas
Sep 26 2008 Midnight Rodeo Amarillo, Texas
Oct 4 2008 Main Street Live @ Pegasus Plaza Dallas, Texas * no Toadies

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