AS I LAY DYING will embark on a U.S. tour in March. The three-week trek will kick off on March 15 in St. Louis, Missouri and run through April 6 in Springfield, Missouri.
Confirmed tour dates:
Mar. 15 – St. Louis, MO @ Pops
Mar. 16 – Peoria, IL. @ Monarch
Mar. 17 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Mar. 18 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Concert Hall
Mar. 19 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Mar. 20 – Rochester, NY @ The Montage Music Hall
Mar. 21 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Mar. 22 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theatre
Mar. 23 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
Mar. 24 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Mar. 25 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore SoundStage
Mar. 26 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
Mar. 27 – Columbia, SC @ The Senate
Mar. 29 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
Mar. 30 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904
Mar. 31 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Apr. 02 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theater
Apr. 03 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
Apr. 04 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Apr. 05 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers
Apr. 06 – Springfield, MO @ The Complex
Fan-filmed video footage of AS I LAY DYING‘s December 2, 2018 concert at Poppodium 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands can be seen below.
Last month, AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim Lambesis, who served time in prison for hiring a hitman to kill his wife, said that part of his life’s work now is to undo the hurt he has caused.
In May 2014, Lambesis was sentenced to six years in jail after pleading guilty to paying a San Diego police officer posing as a hitman $1,000 to kill his wife. Approximately two and a half years later — on December 17, 2016 — he was discharged from a California detention facility and was transferred to the Division of Adult Parole Operations.
In June 2018, AS I LAY DYING played its first show with Lambesis in five years and released a new single. Lambesis also owned up to his crimes in a long apology on the band’s Facebook page after his release.
November saw AS I LAY DYING complete its first U.S. tour in five years and the band followed it up with a European run of shows.
Prior to AS I LAY DYING‘s concert in Munich, Germany on December 8, Lambesis once again took to the band’s Facebook page to say that he has reconstructed his life and rededicated himself to the principles of honesty and commitment to community necessary to garner public trust.
He wrote: “I stand against who I became in my past and am pursuing a new purpose in the rebirth of AILD. We collectively are.
“People who support AILD are not supporting the person I once was, because part of my life’s work now is to undo the hurt I’ve caused and to help others in addiction. Instead, I think AILD fans are supporting the belief that people can change.
“I will never be able to undo my greatest mistake, but I believe it’s better to do something rather than give up.
“AILD collectively condemns all forms of domestic abuse and violence. Its aftermath is one of pervasive, long-lasting hurt and there is no acceptable excuse or defense for such behavior. Our agenda as a band is to actively back and work with organizations who offer support to those who are emotionally suffering and in pain. Whether it be from a history of abuse, hardship, or mental illness — pro-activity in healing and recovery is at the core of what this band is now.”
AS I LAY DYING‘s 2018 single, “My Own Grave”, marked the first fresh music from the band since it issued its sixth album, “Awakened”, back in September 2012.
The return of AS I LAY DYING raised some questions, particularly since guitarist Nick Hipa categorically denounced the band’s disgraced frontman as a “sociopathic narcissist in definite need of rehabilitation” in a social-media post back in 2014.
In October, the organizers of Spain’s Resurrection Fest removed AS I LAY DYING from this year’s lineup following an outcry from certain fans.