‘As I Lay Dying’ Announce New European Tour Dates


As I Lay Dying ended 2011, the year of their tenth anniversary as a band, with an extremely successful headlining tour. The Decade of Destruction Tour ran November-December through the US.

As I Lay Dying are currently writing their fifth album and are preparing to enter the studio this April. The producer, title, art and all other details will be released over the next few months. Fans can expect to hear new material this summer as the band performs as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. also the bamd returns to Europe in June for some festival appearances and exclusive club shows! Check out the dates below.

Make sure to check out the new As I Lay Dying video the band shot for Paralyzed. The video encapsulates As I Lay Dying in a special moment in time;  their tenth anniversary tour in front of sold-out crowds full of devoted fans. The video can be seen below.

As I Lay Dying are currently writing their fifth album and are preparing to enter the studio this April. The producer, title, art and all other details will be released over the next few months. Fans can expect to hear new material this summer As I Lay Dying will be headlining the HM Stage at this years Sonshine Festival in Willmar MN on July 12th. 2012.  On the same stage will also play:  Sleeping Giant, Oh Sleeper, Onward To Olympas, Your Memorial, The Great Commision, A Plea For Purging.  This years festival will be held July 11 -14th.

Sonshine Festival is a Christian music festival held annually in Willmar, Minnesota, usually the second weekend in July. It features Christian musical artists from the United States and around the world. The festival hosts a wide variety of bands and has hosted regional concerts, such as one which centered on bands from Australia including: Paul Colman Trio, Rebecca St. James, and The Newsboys. There are six stages and on-site concessions offering food. For more details and to see the whole list of bands, please visit their website.

Decas, the new album from San Diego, California metallers As I Lay Dying, was released on november 8th. 2011, sold 9,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 61 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, 2010′s The Powerless Rise, opened with 38,000 units to land at No. 10. This was roughly in line with the first-week tally of An Ocean Between Us, which premiered with 39,500 copies back in August 2007. Click here to read our review.

Decas, which contains 12 tracks, celebrates the band’s accomplishments by offering three brand new songs, cover songs that pay homage to just a few of the bands that have influenced As I Lay Dying, and remixes by Innerpartysystem. [Katy Perry, Lady hawke, Thursday, Good Charlotte and many others], Benjamin Weinman [The Dillinger Escape Plan], Kelly “Carnage” Cairns [Austrian Death Machine, War of Ages], and Big Chocolate [Asking Alexandria, iwrestledabearonce, Suicide Silence]. Check out their music video for Electric Eye below [Judas Priest cover].

 Tour Dates


Jun 02 Rock Im Park, Nurnberg, Germany
Jun 03 Rock Am Ring, Hümmel, Germany
Jun 05 Konzerhouse, Lucerne, Switzerland
Jun 06 Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
Jun 07 Rockhal, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Jun 09 Download Festival, Derby, United Kingdom
Jun 10 Nova Rock, Burgenland, Austria


Jun 30 San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, CA
Jul 01 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Jul 03 White River Amphitheater, Seattle, WA
Jul 04 Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, ID
Jul 05 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
Jul 06 Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion , Phoenix, AZ
Jul 07 Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM
Jul 08 Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
Jul 10 Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
Jul 11 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
Jul 12 Sonshine Festival, Willmar, MN
Jul 13 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater, Tampa, FL
Jul 14 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
Jul 15 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
Jul 17 , Bonner Springs, KS
Jul 18 Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
Jul 20 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO
Jul 21 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
Jul 22 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI Tickets
Jul 24 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
Jul 25 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Jul 27 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
Jul 28 First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA
Jul 29 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
Jul 31 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
Aug 03 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
Aug 04 Toyota Pavilion, Scranton, PA
Aug 05 Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT

Related articles:
New video interview with ‘Nick Hipa’ (As I Lay Dying) [Aug. 2011]
New Audio Interview With ‘Jordan Mancino’ [As I Lay Dying] [Nov. 2011]
‘As I Lay Dying’ ‘Decas’ First-Week Sales Revealed [Nov. 2011]
‘As I Lay Dying’ ‘The Blinding Of False Light’ Available As A Free Download [Nov. 2011]
Surtur Rising – European Autumn Tour 2011 [Review Nov. 2011]
Behind-the-Scenes Footage ‘As I Lay Dying’ ‘Electric Eye’ Video [Dec. 2011]
As I Lay Dying – Decas [Album Review]

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