As I Lay Dying, Whitechapel & Shadow Of Intent Tour Rescheduled For 2021

As I Lay Dying have postponed their spring tour with Whitechapel and Shadow Of Intent due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place early next year.

Tour Dates:

02/17 Tucson, AZ – Rialto
02/18 Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum Theater
02/19 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
02/20 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
02/21 Austin, TX – Emo’s
02/23 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec
02/25 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
02/26 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
02/27 Destin, FL – Rock Destin
03/01 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
03/03 New York, NY – Gramercy
03/05 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/06 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/07 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
03/09 Columbus, OH – The Athenaeum Theatre
03/10 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
03/11 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
03/12 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
03/13 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
03/14 Wichita, KS – Wave
03/15 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
03/16 Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
03/17 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
03/19 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/20 Riverside, CA Riverside Municipal Auditorium

As I Lay Dying commented:

“To all of our US fans,

We want to officially inform you that all of the May and June tour dates from our Burn To Emerge US tour have been postponed and rescheduled. We suspect this comes as no surprise given all that’s been going on with the pandemic.

The new rescheduled dates will take place in February & March of next year, and we’re excited to be able to keep the same lineup with Whitechapel and Shadow Of Intent. All the new dates are listed below.

Your tickets will be honored for the postponed shows. However we understand if some of you are unable to attend the new dates. Anyone who wants a refund can begin the process at your point of purchase.

We are still working on a rescheduled date during our Feb/Mar tour for Richmond, VA, so unless you need an immediate refund please hold onto your tickets until further notice.

Thanks for your understanding and continued support. Please take good care of yourselves. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

with love and gratitude,
As I Lay Dying“

As I Lay Dying Release New Song “Destruction Or Strength” To Benefit Charity And Their Road Crew

As I Lay Dying have released a new song titled “Destruction Or Strength.” The track was recorded during the “Shaped By Fire“ sessions and it can be streamed below. Proceeds from the song and the band’s new shirt will go towards their road crew and Feeding San Diego.

As I Lay Dying commented:

“These are concerning and unprecedented times. Amidst the uncertainty of how long the COVID-19 pandemic will last, or how severe its impact will be, there are countless people desperately struggling to weather the storm.

In an effort to make a positive contribution to our communities and the people closest to us, we are releasing an unreleased song from our Shaped By Fire album sessions called “Destruction or Strength“. It will be available on all streaming platforms and digital retailers, including Bandcamp as a “pay what you want” download. We will also be selling a t-shirt featuring the single artwork.

Listen and download “Destruction Or Strength” here:
asilaydying.bandcamp.com

Purchase the “Destruction Or Strength” cover artwork t-shirt here:
https://merch.asilaydying.com/products/as-i-lay-dying-destruction-or-strength-tee

All proceeds from both will be aggregated and donated to the following:

Travel restrictions and responsible social-distancing measures have crippled the entire live event industry. While touring is a substantial part of a bands’ income, it is the entire source of financial sustenance for the hard working and talented crew it depends upon. A portion of everything raised will be distributed to our techs and production staff to help alleviate the financial strain of lost income and work opportunity. We love these people as family and want to help them though this the best we can.

With the closures of all schools in our state, Feeding San Diego is being extremely pro-active in distributing food to support students who previously relied on free and reduced priced school meals as their primary source of nutrition. Feeding San Diego is also continuing their efforts in providing hunger relief to senior citizens, low-income families, and all of the workers in our local hospitality, service, and tourist industries who are facing financial hardships from unemployment. The remainder of everything raised will be sent as a monetary contribution to this organization, to assist them in serving the hunger needs of our community.

We recognize this is an uneasy climate for everyone right now so there is no pressure to contribute. At the very least, we hope sharing unreleased music will have a positive impact for those of you excited to hear it.

Please be safe and kind to one another. We will get through this together.”

As I Lay Dying Cancel European Dates

As I Lay Dying have cancelled their European headlining dates. This news comes after the Impericon Festival shows were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As I Lay Dying commented:

“To all of our European fans,

With the postponement of the Impericon Festivals and all of the limitations imposed as a result of this global pandemic, we are unfortunately left with no choice but to cancel our upcoming headline dates in April.

We were really looking forward to these shows. However we realize that health and safety must come first at this time. So we’ll be looking to reschedule these dates in the near future.

For now, thanks for your understanding and please take care of yourselves. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

With love and gratitude,
As I Lay Dying“

As I Lay Dying Announce Spring Tour With Whitechapel & Shadow Of Intent

As I Lay Dying have announced a spring headlining tour. Whitechapel and Shadow Of Intent will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

05/20 Tucson, AZ – Rialto
05/21 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
05/22 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
05/23 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
05/24 Austin, TX – Emo’s
05/26 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec
05/28 Destin, FL – Rock Destin
05/29 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
05/30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
06/01 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
06/02 Richmond, VA – The National
06/03 New York, NY – Gramercy
06/05 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
06/06 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/07 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
06/09 Columbus, OH – The Athenaeum Theatre
06/10 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
06/11 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
06/12 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
06/13 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
06/14 Wichita, KS – Wave
06/15 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
06/16 Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
06/17 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
06/19 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
06/20 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Comedian Andy Dick Attends As I Lay Dying’s Los Angeles Show

Comedian Andy Dick was among those that attended As I Lay Dying‘s December 13 show with After The Burial and Emmure at The Regent in Los Angeles, CA. This news comes after Dick recently made headlines after only serving one day in jail after being charge with sexual battery and simple battery. However, the comedian wasn’t the only controversial figure at the show. As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis is continuing to face controversy himself considering the fact that he was released from prison in December 2016 after infamously trying to hire a hitman to kill his former wife in 2013.

As I Lay Dying’s Phil Sgrosso: “I Think Over Time People Will See The Positive Change In Tim”

During a recent interview with Houston Press, As I Lay Dying’s Phil Sgrosso talked a bit about his bandmate Tim Lambesis‘ controversial return to music. The singer infamously tried to hire a hitman to kill his wife in 2013 and was released from prison in December 2016. Sgrosso had the following to say about Lambesis:

“It’s different for everybody on how they want to react to it but I think over time people will see the positive change in Tim. They’ll see the new person that he’s become as well as the new person he’s still trying to become, and the positive impact he’s trying to have on others.”

As I Lay Dying Set To Headline 2020 Impericon Festivals

As I Lay Dying will serve as the headliners at the 2020 Impericon Festivals. Here’s the dates:

04/11 Leipzig, GER – Messe
04/17 Zurich, SWI – X-TRA
04/18 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
04/19 Munich, GER – Zenith

August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs Joins As I Lay Dying Onstage In Stockholm, Sweden

During As I Lay Dying’s October 1 show in Stockholm, Sweden, the band were joined onstage by August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs for a performance of “Redefined.” That track is from the band’s latest album “Shaped By Fire,” which was released last month. The effort serves as the group’s first since Tim Lambesis was released from prison in December 2016 after infamously trying to hire a hitman to kill his former wife in 2013.

Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson On As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis: “How Is That Not A Person You Now Don’t Want Anything To Do With In Your Entire Life”

Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson is the latest artist to comment on As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis‘ controversial return to music. The singer infamously tried to hire a hitman to kill his former wife in 2013 and was released from prison in December 2016. Though he didn’t mention him by name, Persson said that when someone does something horrible like that it is hard to understand why anyone would want anything to do with them.

Persson said the following during an interview with The Quietus:

“The background that I’m from – the musical background – was very much integrated with a lot of ethics and it was a very political scene too, which when you come from that kind of scene you think that everybody else thinks the same way in a sense.

So, for example, when a person that just tried to [have his wife killed] – something that happened just a couple of years ago – is out touring and people are happy to have a forgive and forget attitude about it? I cannot get my head around it. I cannot. How is that not a person you now don’t want anything to do with in your entire life?

How can [journalists] write about that band? There are a thousand other bands you can write about. How can you go to their show? How can they not be constantly questioned every single day about it? I don’t understand because with my background we call bullshit on people.

However, it might not sound like it, but I’m all for second chances, as long as that person has shown deep regret and I think that some time must-have passed before you can actually see if a person is sincere enough, and most of all you see it through their actions, not through their words.

For example, OK, let’s talk about this case right now – I’m not even going to say his name – but if you’re sincerely sorry, like I said: fine. Take all your proceedings, everything from every tour and donate it to a battered women’s shelter. Of course, you can take enough to make ends meet but just saying, ‘I’m sorry’, doesn’t cut it, especially when your band called you a sociopath before.

That’s how they work. They adapt to what fits them at this moment. I’m not buying it. You donate your money – at least that’s an action, that’s something that shows you’re going to do something that’s not for yourself. This is also about those coward fucking band members who threw shit on him one second and then when their other band didn’t work well [they welcomed him back] – money talks. That’s how it works.”

[via The PRP]