As I Lay Dying will be embarking on their first tour since frontman Tim Lambesis’ release from prison.
The band took to social media to announce the headlining tour, where they posted the tour flier without any context or mention of future plans. These newly released dates will see the band go on a 15-date trek across Europe starting in December.
The tour announcement marks the first time that the band has toured since 2013, and you can check out the full list of dates below.
Support for the European tour has yet to be announced, but we do know that the winter tour kicks off on Dec. 1 in Bochum, Germany and it wraps up on Dec. 15 in Chemnitz, Germany.
Check out the dates below.
12/01 – Bochum, Germany @ Matrix
12/02 – Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Dynamo
12/03 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Zappa
12/04 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
12/05 – Aurau, Switzerland @ Kiff
12/06 – Bologna, Italy @ Locomotive Club
12/07 – Wien, Austria @ SiMM City
12/08 – Munchen, Germany @ Backstage
12/09 – Karlsruhe, Germany @ Substage
12/10 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Futurum
12/11 – Warsaw, Poland @ Hydrozagadka
12/12 – Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden
12/13 – Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
12/14 – Hannover, Germany @ Musikzentrum
12/15 – Chemnitz, Germany @ AJZ
The band ended their lengthy career back in May 2014, when the band’s frontman Tim Lambesis was sentenced to six years in prison for a charge of solicitation of murder after he tried to hire a hitman in a murder-for-hire plot against his then-wife.
Per a report from Metal Injection, Lambesis only served two and a half years of his prison sentence before getting out early 2017.
Fast forward to June of this year, As I Lay Dying released their first single in almost five years, titled “My Own Grave.” The band also shared the news that they would be playing their first show as a reunited group a few weeks after the song’s release.
The band played their first show as a newly reunited group on June 16 at Soma Sidestage in San Diego, California. A day after the performance, the band dropped a video recap detailing the experience.
The band said in a statement: “We are thankful for an environment of love and positivity within and around our renewed relationships. To the family, friends, crew, and fans in attendance at our recent San Diego show, we would like to express our deepest sense of gratitude for making the evening such a meaningful experience.”
On June 16, the band posted a video detailing their return and the reasoning behind their decision to return to their “classic” lineup of Nick Hipa, Josh Gilbert, Jordan Mancino, Phil Sgrosso and Tim Lambesis.
As I Lay Dying hasn’t released a new album since their sixth studio album, 2012’s Awakened.
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