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Animals as Leaders

Animals as Leaders Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 387,137
Concerts
Aug
15
Fernhill Farm
Bristol
Tickets
Aug
16
Fernhill Farm
Bristol
Tickets
About Animals as Leaders
Sometimes, a band’s music registers just as seismically on an emotional wavelength as it does on a sonic spectrum. Animals As leaders—Tosin Abasi [guitar], Javier Reyes [guitar], and Matt Garstka [drums]—reimagine, reinterpret, and refresh instrumental prog, experimental metal, modern jazz, alternative, and even world music to a point where the reaction becomes primal on their fourth full-length album, The Madness of Many [Sumerian Records]. “What you’re hearing is the madness of the band, what happens in our heads, and what it sounds like when you put it all together,” exclaims Javier. “For us, that’s the sound of the new album. It’s simply the madness of these three individuals. We’re trying to create something that only we can do.” That’s why Animals As Leaders have risen to celebrated heroes of their respective instruments since first emerging in 2007. Most recently, 2014’s The Joy of Motion bowed at #24 on the Billboard Top 200, moving 13,000 copies first-week. Along the way, the trio has earned acclaim from the likes of Consequence of Sound, Revolver, Ultimate Guitar, and Rolling Stone who extolled them, “as satisfying in their visceral kick as they are in dazzling displays of dexterity.” Tosin would grace the cover of Guitar World twice, while Matt covered Modern Drummer. Consistently delivering a captivating show, they’ve toured alongside Deftones, Between The Buried And Me, Periphery, and many others in addition to Tosin joining Joe Satriani at the G4 Experience and Steve Vai and Nuno Bettencourt for the Generation Axe Tour. Matt remains a sought-after talent, performing on Late Night With Seth Meyers and at drum clinics and festivals worldwide, and Javier’s solo project Mestis stands out as a fan favorite. When it came time to begin working on new music in late 2015, the musicians possessed a clear vision for their next evolution. “Instead of enlisting a producer, we ended up doing everything ourselves for the first time,” says Javier. “We were really influencing each other, and it’s the most collaborative effort so far.” The band opened up the writing process like never before since Matt joining in 2012. Ideas were flowing freely, and his contributions added another dimension to the group’s signature style. Another first, Tosin and Javier actually wrote guitar to the drums of six-minute album opener “Arithmophobia.” It’s polyrhythmic percussive palette provided the perfect backdrop for distinct dexterous riffing and a hypnotic hummable lead. “That was something I sent the guys, and I sat down and explained it,” reveals Matt. “It turned into a very cool track.” “Eventually, it didn’t seem so foreign,” chuckles Javier. “It challenged us to create a new style while still persevering who we are.” “Most people would expect a heavy song,” he goes on. “It moves like a dance, ballet, or something very theatrical. That’s where the title came from. It’s literally a journey in your head.” Ultimately, The Madness of Many will impact listeners like only Animals As Leaders can. Javier leaves off, “I just want to blow people’s minds and leave them speechless, so they want to share the record.”
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Tosin Abasi:7 and 8 String Guitars criticism.., Matt Garstka : Drums saltines.., Javier Reyes: 7 and 8 String Guitars pupusas...
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What fans are saying
Larry
5 / 5
Interesting array of music. The first 2 bands had their flavors of sound. Animals as Leaders was phenomenal. Tosin Abassi is an insane guitarist in his own right. Javier Reyes is so strong as well that when they play together, it is so melodic. Phenomenal.
Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE
Jul 16, 2023
Daniel
5 / 5
The show was amazing. Took my 3 young boys to their first big show. Animals as leaders did not disappoint. Honestly one of the most talented bands on the planet! Tosin is a genius. Jacobs pavilion was a nice venue. Would go there again!
Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Cleveland, OH
Jul 10, 2023
Tom
4 / 5
Good sound, good musical jokes ;) only regret this light show at the trabendo, we were blinded by lights often. But AAL is incredible to ear , pure genius at work, all of them ( only 3 are able to create this ! )
LE TRABENDO (Parc de la Villette) Paris, France
Jun 14, 2019
Steve
3 / 5
Got there at 5.40. Doors opened at 7.30. No support band, they didn’t come until 9.05 and played til 10.30 or do. No encore. Wow. Sound quality was average at best. Drums drowned out the guitars. Great band but that was disappointing.
Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
Oct 23, 2023
Henrique E
5 / 5
The sound quality was great. And honestly, I don't know how can people play like that live, lol. The guest band was surprisingly good, it was consisted of Eloy Casagrande from Sepultura on drums and Hanysz on guitar, on their only second show.
Carioca Club São Paulo, Brazil
Dec 07, 2022
Greg
5 / 5
Amazing concert, the whole band sounded great. All 3 are incredible musicians. What they do needs to be seen live to fully appreciate. HoB sounded great. Definitely loud, but not overwhelming, and all 3 instruments sounded in balance.
House of Blues Dallas Dallas, TX
Apr 20, 2022
Juan Vasquez
5 / 5
Definitely the best show on earth If we ever had giant heads coming to earth asking us to show them what we got like in Rick and Morty I would vote animals as leaders to be the band that they hear
Emos Austin Austin, TX
Apr 22, 2022
Jeff
5 / 5
Place smelled like weed and onion farts, but the bar & security staff were awesome and the lightning and sound were on point. Very proud & privileged to have experienced Evan Marien & Dana Hawkins and Animals As Leaders!
1720 E 16th St Los Angeles, CA
Jan 25, 2019
Kevin
5 / 5
The show was great, but honestly, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra stole the show. The whole venue was moving. Love Animals as Leaders as always, but what a surprise Jonathan Scales was. Overall, great performances by all.
Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
Jun 24, 2023
Eve-Line
5 / 5
Pas pensé à faire de photos tellement j'étais dans le concert !!!! Un seul mot : fascinant !!!! C'était la première fois mais j'espère bien revoir Animals as Leaders encore de nombreuses fois.
Le Metronum Toulouse, France
Jun 06, 2019
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Animals as Leaders Tour Cities
Bristol, United Kingdom

Frequently Asked Questions About Animals as Leaders

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Animals as Leaders on tour?

Yes, Animals as Leaders is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Animals as Leaders concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Animals as Leaders tour is scheduled for 2 dates across 1 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Animals as Leaders scheduled to play?

Animals as Leaders is scheduled to play 2 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Animals as Leaders tour start?

Animals as Leaders’s tour starts Aug 15, 2024 and ends on Aug 16, 2024. They will play 1 cities; their most recent concert was held in Bristol at Fernhill Farm and their next upcoming concert will be in Bristol at Fernhill Farm.

What venues is Animals as Leaders performing at?

As part of the Animals as Leaders tour, Animals as Leaders is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Aug 15 - Bristol, United Kingdom @ Fernhill Farm
Aug 16 - Bristol, United Kingdom @ Fernhill Farm
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