Animals As Leaders to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of 'The Joy of Motion'

Animals As Leaders to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of 'The Joy of Motion'

- By Ramon Gonzales

The band will set out on a North American tour which will include a nightly special guest set from Plini.

Progressive virtuoso collective Animals As Leaders have announced plans to mark the 10th anniversary of their celebrated third full length studio album, The Joy of Motion. Released in 2014, the album was hailed by fans and critics alike for it's technical prowess, songwriting strength and hefty progressive mastery. 

To officially commemorate the 10th anniversary of the seminal record, the band will head out on a comprehensive fall tour throughout North America starting late October and stretching through the month of November. Set to join Animals As Leaders on the run, Aussie tactician Plini will open each night of the tour. 

Each stop on The Joy of Motion Tour will see Animals As Leaders perform the album in its entirety - giving some of their longest-supporting fans plenty of reason to celebrate. 

The announcement follows the band's recent charge in support of their 2022 Sumerian Records release, Parrhesia - an effort that saw the band resurface some six years after the release of their full length, The Madness of Many. 

Starting May 1st at 2pm ET, will host an exclusive pre-sale event which will allow premium members the opportunity to access tickets ahead of the general on sale set for May 3rd at 10am local time. premium members can access the pre-sale - HERE

See the complete list of dates and cities for The Joy of Motion Tour below. 


10/29 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
10/31 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/01 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11/02 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11/04 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
11/05 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/06 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/07 Kansas City, MO – Madrid Theatre
11/08 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
11/09 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Club
11/10 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
11/12 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
11/13 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
11/15 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
11/16 Boston, MA – Royale
11/17 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
11/18 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
11/20 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
11/21 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11/22 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
11/23 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/24 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
11/26 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
11/27 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/29 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
11/30 Los Angeles, CA – The United Theater on Broadway


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