Animals As Leaders have announced a five-date Australian theater tour for April in support of their latest ‘Parrhesia’ album.

It will be the instrumental djent trio’s first tour of the country in six years (and fifth overall), with their final trek taking place in early 2017. The upcoming run begins in Perth on Sunday, April 16, with a show in Adelaide until follow on Tuesday 18. From there, Animals As Leaders will head north up the east coast, starting with a gig in Melbourne on Wednesday 19 April, then one in Sydney the following day (20 April) and finally one in Brisbane on Friday April 21.

Tickets for all five shows go on sale at 9am local time on Friday – find them here – with an “early bird” sale underway; to gain access, potential concertgoers must sign up for a mailing list here.

In an as-yet-unpublished interview with this writer (conducted independently), guitarist Javier Reyes said of Animals As Leaders’ return: “It’s been far too long since we last toured [in Australia] – you know, unfortunately we were all robbed of a few years – but it’s cool, I love going back to Australia. It’s a guaranteed good time; the shows are always great, the fans are always excited… It’s going to be cool. It’s going to be cool just to get back.”

Animals As Leaders dropped ‘Parrhesia’ – their fifth studio album – in March 2022. It marked their first long-form release in just over five years, following the release of ‘The Madness Of Many’ in November 2016. Produced by Periphery’s Misha Mansoor, the album spawned four singles: ‘Monomith’, ‘The Problem with Other Minds’, ‘Gordian Naught’ and ‘Red Miso’.

Animals As Leaders’ 2023 Australian tour dates are:

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Sunday 16th – Boorloo/Perth, Magnet House
Tuesday 18th – Kaurna/Adelaide, Lion Arts Factory
Wednesday 19 – Naarm/Melbourne, 170 Russell
Thursday 20th – Warrang/Sydney, Metro Theatre
Friday 21 – Meanjin/Brisbane, Princess Theatre

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