Music video for Dr Livingston off of the LP Superczar and the Vulture. The video features CKY member Jess Margera, The Pietasters, the always colorful 9:30 Club crew and legendary Bad Brains front man H.R.
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LIONIZE returns to Frederick for their only Maryland show before their national tour! Also on the bill, DC’s alt rock MOOKS, and A.P.F. This is a great lineup you should be sure not to miss. Ticket sales begin Friday, February 8, 2013 at 10:00AM.
Lionize has added additional dates to their Spring 2013 Tour supporting Clutch and Orange Goblin. The tour includes rounding out the West Coast, Canada and the Northeast. View Full Tour »»
As Lionize passed through San Francisco, they picked up some new matching uniforms.
We are posting this to inform everyone that this morning we flipped our van and trailer en route to Portland, Oregon. Everyone in the band is uninjured but our van and trailer and some gear is totaled. LIONIZE will not be performing tonight in Portland or Seattle tomorrow. We will be in Salt Lake City trying to put things in order so we will be performing at that show, but will not be in Minneapolis, Denver, Chicago and Pontiac. Lionize will join back up with the tour with Streetlight Manifesto in Providence, RI at Lupos on November 23rd.
Denver, CO – Nov 17
Minneapolis, MN – Nov 19
Chicago, IL – Nov 20
Pontiac, MI – Nov 21
Thank you for understanding.
Eclectic heavy rockers Lionize mix elements of Seventies groove-laden rock and reggae throughout their latest album, “Superczar and the Vulture,” at times in one song.
“We all share some similar influences, from rock and reggae to funk, blues and jazz,” said drummer Mel Randolph. “Over the years we’ve combined all of them and gotten a lot more diverse. ”
Lionize, which formed in 2004, has evolved over the course of five albums from its start as a reggae band to a group that incorporates a mixture of styles. The Washington D.C. quartet performs on Friday at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, Oct. 19 at the Atlantic City House of Blues and on Nov. 23 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville.
New headline shows have been added in November.
11/06 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
11/08 St. Louis, MO @ Cicero’s
11/10 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
11/11 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
In 2008, musical quartet LIONIZE traveled from their home base in Silver Spring to Kingston, Jamaica, to record a full-length album called “Space Pop and the Glass Machine.”
The guys are all big fans of the UK-based reggae band Steel Pulse, said LIONIZE keyboardist Chris Brooks, in a recent phone interview from the band’s practice location in College Park.
Washington, DC quartet LIONIZE are pleased to announce that they will be spending this fall on tour with Streetlight Manifesto, as well as playing select dates with Maryland rockers CLUTCH. The first leg of the tour kicks off October 16th in Toronto and runs through October 28th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Following those dates LIONIZE will join up with CLUTCH for a string of shows kicking off Halloween night in Flint, MI and wrapping up on November 4th in Detroit, MI. After a short break the band will return to the road with Streetlight Manifesto on November 13th in Portland, OR through December 7th in Sacramento, CA. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Guitarist/Vocalist Nate Bergman commented on the band’s upcoming tour dates with Streetlight Manifesto and CLUTCH:“We are looking forward to going out and providing support on such diverse bills. It’s refreshing for us to be able to bring in our fans and expose our sound to new fans via a ska/punk tour and a tour with CLUTCH, who is absolutely one of the finest rock bands on the planet. We will be road-testing new material and will finally get back to cities long overdue for a LIONIZE set.”
For a band with so little pretense, sometimes it can be easy to forget just how much LIONIZE accomplished since their inception in 2004. From being the first band to play both Bonnaroo and the Vans Warped Tour in the same year to their five full-length albums to virtually non-stop touring year after year, the groove-heavy rock group has dared to do more than most bands could ever hope to accomplish. On the release of their most recent album, Superczar and the Vulture, produced by the famed J. Robbins and their first on Pentimento Music Company, the band showcases their live sound in a way that they have never done before, allowing the listener an unprecedented look at the experience of hearing the songs played live in front of them.
With their heavy touring continuing throughout the foreseeable future, one can be assured that LIONIZE’s incomparable sound will only continue to grow stronger with each show and audiences will persist in being impressed by a band which, as one critic said, makes even the most notable musicians “shake their heads and wish they’d thought of that.”Headline Shows:
8/23: Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda
8/24: Vero Beach, FL @ Filthy McNasty’s
8/25: St. Augustine, FL @ Panama Hatties
8/26: Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Blue Water
Open Road Music & Arts Festival:
9/8: Worcester, MA @ Institute Park
9/21: Jamestown, NY @ The Crown Theater
With Echo Movement:
10/12: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
With Streetlight Manifesto:
10/16: Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
10/17: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/18: Northampton, MA @ Pear Street – Upstairs
10/19: Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
10/20: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
10/21: Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theater
10/23: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
10/24: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/26: Orlando, FL @ The Plaza ‘Live’ Theater
10/28: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
10/31: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
11/1: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop (Sold Out – Rescheduled from 5/13)
11/2: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/3: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall (Sold Out – Rescheduled from 5/12)
11/4: Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall
With Streetlight Manifesto:
11/13: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/14: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater
11/16: Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
11/17: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
11/19: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
11/20: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/21: Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo’s
11/23: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/24: Boston, MA @ Royale
11/25: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
11/29: San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
12/1: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
12/2: Santa Ana, CA @ Yost Theater
12/4: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
12/5: Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater
12/6: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
12/7: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
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