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Animals As Leaders Announce 2023 Australian Tour

Animals As Leaders will return to Australia this year for a headline tour, armed with their latest album, Parrhesia.

The boundary-pushing heavy instrumental act from Washington D.C. will hit our shores in April 2023, visiting fans in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The national run will be the band’s first trip down under since 2017.


Animals As Leaders’ fifth studio album, Parrhesia, was released in March 2022 and marks a further evolution of the instrumental trio’s virtuosic sound, combining eight-string guitars, rich synths and pummelling grooves.

Formed in 2007 by guitarist Tosin Abasi, classically trained guitarist Javier Reyes and Berklee-educated drummer Matt Garstka, Animals As Leaders are beloved by metalheads, aspiring virtuosos, jazz fanatics and prog fans alike.

Animals As Leaders 2023 Tour Dates

  • Sunday, 16th April – Magnet House, Perth, WA
  • Tuesday, 18th April – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide SA
  • Wednesday, 19th April – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
  • Thursday, 20th April – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
  • Friday, 21st April – Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD

General Tickets On Sale Friday, 27th January at 9am local time via Destroy All Lines

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