Grammy®-nominated metal group AS I LAY DYING has recently announced their fall U.S. tour for North America and Europe.  The group will kick off the tour September 14 in El Paso, TX in support of their latest release THE POWERLESS RISE (Metal Blade) which debuted this spring on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #10. The tour—with support acts All That Remains, Unearth, and Carnifex–will take AS I LAY DYING down south and throughout the northeast, before making its way west through Canada and  wrapping up October 11 in Chico, CA. AS I LAY DYING will then end 2010 with shows throughout Europe (see below for full tour dates).

“This is one of the best tour line-ups we’ve ever been a part of as a headliner,” explains lead vocalist TIM LAMBESIS. “I’m proud of the mark that all of our bands have made on the modern metal scene and we’re finally touring together in one package. I especially can’t wait to spend time with our good friends in Unearth since they are long time friends, label mates, and great personalities that never leave a dull moment!”

AS I LAY DYING–NICK HIPA (guitar), TIM LAMBESIS (vocals), JORDAN MANCINO (drums), PHIL SGROSSO (guitar) and JOSH GILBERT (bass)–just completed the “Cool Tour” with Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages on August 1.  In a live review from the 7/31 Los Angeles date, Louie Bones of said, “As I Lay Dying hit the stage to an intro song that reminded me of an epic war scene from a movie, it set the tone for what was to come. The 4000 maximum capacity crowd howled in excitement as the 5 members of As I Lay Dying broke into the set opener ‘94 Hours.’ The bone shattering bass drum was felt by all across the floor and up into the Palladium’s balconies. It was similar to an earthquake set to musical rhythm and growled along to…Fans had waited all day for this and they were not let down by any means as As I Lay Dying tore through the Palladium relentlessly late into the night.”

AS I LAY DYING recently performed live for rabid fans as part of the Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans. Catch the AS I LAY DYING’s second national TV performance this year set to air on Saturday, August 28 on the FOX at 2:00pm CST/3:00pm EST.  The Maloof Money Cup–the world’s premiere showcase for amateur and professional skateboarding–awards nearly $450,000 in cash and prizes in four professional U.S. championship competitions: the VOLCOM Street Pro, Women’s Pro Street, Carl’s Jr. Pro Vert Championships and the World Industries Amateur Championships. AS I LAY DYING’s performance joins Lil’ Jon, Ludacris, YelaWolf and many others. For more information go to

In other exciting news, AS I LAY DYING has been nominated for a San Diego Music Award for “Best Hard Rock Album” with THE POWERLESS RISE.  Other the San Diego-based bands nominated in this category are: A City Serene, All Leather, Bitter Frost, Burning the Masses, Canobliss, Carnifex and Mower. The ceremony will take place on Sunday September 12 at the outdoor concert setting Humphrey’s By The Bay. For more information log onto:

Catch AS I LAY DYING on the road in the following cities:

Tickets available for all shows at

DATE                          CITY                                       VENUE

w/ All That Remains, Unearth, and Carnifex (Note dates w/o ATR)

Tue      9/14                 El Paso, TX                             Club 101

Wed    9/15                 Odessa, TX                             Dos Amigos

Thu      9/16                 Abilene, TX                              Midnight Rodeo

^ Fri      9/17                 Little Rock, AR                        The Village

Sat       9/18                 Memphis, TN                           New Daisy Theatre

Sun      9/19                 Knoxville, TN                           Valarium

Mon     9/20                 Cincinnati, OH                         The Madison Theater

Tue      9/21                 Grand Rapids, MI                    Orbit Room

^ Wed  9/22                 Cleveland, OH                         Peabody’s

Thu      9/23                 Buffalo, NY                              Town Ballroom

Fri        9/24                 Albany, NY                               Northern Lights

^ Sat    9/25                 Hartford, CT                            Webster Theatre

Sun      9/26                 Quebec City, QC                    Imperial

Mon     9/27                 Montreal, QC                           Metropolis

Tue      9/28                 Ottawa, ON                             Capital Music Hall

Wed    9/29                 London, ON                             Cowboys

Fri        10/1                 Winnipeg, MB                          Garrick Center

Sun      10/3                 Saskatoon, SK                        Odeon

Mon     10/4                 Calgary, AB                             MacEwan Hall

Tue      10/5                 Edmonton, AB                         Edmonton Events Center

Thu      10/7                 Vancouver, BC                        Vogue Theatre

Fri        10/8                 Seattle, WA                             El Corazon

Sun      10/10               Portland, OR                           Roseland Theater

^ Mon   10/11               Chico, CA                                Senator Theatre

^ without All That Remains

European Headline Tour w/Heaven Shall Burn and Suicide Silence

*Thu    11/4                 Switzerland                             Volkhaus

Fri        11/5                 Viale Tritone, Italy                    Rock Planet

*Sat     11/6                 Vienna, Austria                        Gassometer

*Sun    11/7                 Nuremburg, Germany             Lowensaal

Mon     11/8                 Strasbourgh, France               Le Iaiterie

Tue      11/9                 Paris, France                          La Trabendo

*Wed   11/10               Luxembourg                            Kulturfabrik

*Thu    11/11               Munich, Germany                    Tonhalle

*Fri      11/12               Cologne, Germany                  Ewerk Koln

*Sat     11/13               Stuttgart, Germany                 Longhorn LKA

*Sun    11/14               Munster, Germany                  Skaters Place

*Mon    11/15               Berlin, Germany                      Columbia Club

Tue      11/16               Gotenburg, Sweden                Brewhouse

Wed    11/17               Stockholmd, Sweden              Klubben

Fri        11/19               Helsinki, Finland                      Nosturi

Sun      11/21               Malmo, Sweden                      KB

*Mon    11/22               Hamburg, Germany                Grosse Freheit

*Tue    11/23               Leipzig, Germany                    Werk II

Wed    11/24               Antwerp, Belgium                    Trix

#Thu    11/25               Norwich                                   Waterfront Hall

#Fri      11/26               London, UK                             Koko

#Sat     11/27               Wolverhampton, UK               Wolfrun North St

#Sun    11/28               Manchester, UK                      Manchester Academy

#Mon   11/29               Glasgow                                  Garage

#Tue    11/30               Sheffield                                  Corporation

* Indicates co-headlining shows with Heaven Shall Burn

# Indicates Suicide Silence as main support


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