LIONIZE ANNOUNCE FULL US TOUR
WITH MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER
TO KICK-OFF JANUARY 25, 2012

Photo Credit: Karen Seifert
“It’s clear this ain’t your ordinary rock record. Lionize push boundaries, pacing their songs with precision… once they let their songs seep into [your] psyche, it will be tricky to get their sharp hooks out.”

“Many bands are trying to capture the independent spirit, yet sound exactly like the next American Idol It is refreshing to hear a band like Lionize recycle forgotten music with buckets of originality.”

“A band that plays music that’s hard to define but easy to enjoy.”

Fresh off the release of their critically acclaimed new record, Superczar and The Vulture, on Pentimento Music Company last month and a long stint on the road supporting such acts as Lucero, Streetlight Manifesto, Reel Big Fish, Clutch, and Corrosion of Conformity, genre-bending reggae/rock band Lionize have announced a full US tour with Maylene and the Sons of Disaster to kick-off on January 25, 2012 in New Orleans, LA.  “The fans’ response to the live show and new record have made every minute [of the band’s constant touring] worth it. It’s really overwhelming to feel the amount of support we have,” says singer/guitarist Nate Bergman. “We think the songs translate very well live.”
Superczar and The Vulture, their fifth album studio, and first on the Pentimento Music Company label , with distribution by Redeye sees Lionize heading back to Magpie Cage Recording Studio (Against Me!, The Promise Ring, Murder By Death) to record with the legendary J. Robbins.  On it, they weave together the signature 70s-influenced heavy psych rock riffs with reggae grooves and deeply soulful vocals the band is rapidly becoming known for.
Lionize have made the first single off Superczar and The Vulture, titled “Superczar”, available for free download and posting, please feel free to put it up on your site for fans and grab it for yourself at http://pentimentomusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Lionize-Superczar.mp3
The pairing of Maylene and the Sons of Disaster and Lionize on tour together “just makes sense,” according to Bergman.  “Maylene and the Sons of Disaster are heavy and have a distinct groove, they are Warped Tour vets [like Lionize] and have toured with Clutch almost as much as we have.”  Lionize is especially excited to get back to Arizona where they were forced to cancel some dates at the end of this past summer.
To request a review copy of Superczar and The Vulture, cover any upcoming tour dates or for more information about Lionize, please contact Talia at talia@prawr.com
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
(all dates with Maylene and the Sons of Disaster)
01/25  –  New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
01/26  –  Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
01/27  –  Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Cafe
01/28  –  San Antonio, TX @ The Korova Basement
01/30  –  Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
01/31  –  Tempe, AZ @ Red Owl
02/01  –  Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy’s
02/02  –  Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
02/03  –  San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage
02/04  –  San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
02/06  –  Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
02/07  –  Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
02/09  –  Ogden, UT @ Mojos Gallery
02/10  –  Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
02/11  –  Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
02/13  –  Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
02/14  –  St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
02/15  –  Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
02/16  –  Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room at The Crofoot
02/17  –  Columbus, OH @ The Basement
02/18  –  Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joes
02/19  –  Erie, PA @ The Crooked I
02/21  –  Worcester, MA @ Upstairs at The Palladium
02/22  –  Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
02/24  –  Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
02/26  –  Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox

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