POLYPHIA ANNOUNCES SPRING HEADLINE TOUR
Equal Vision Records’ instrumental outfit Polyphia has just announced ‘The Lit AF’ headline tour, which will kick off on February 18 in the band’s hometown of Dallas, TX. The upcoming tour will also include sets from Jason Richardson and Covet. Polyphia has previously toured and shared stages with the likes of Coheed and Cambria, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Between The Buried and Me, August Burns Red and Every Time I Die. All upcoming tour dates can be found below. Tickets will go on sale at polyphiasound.com on December 2 at noon local time.
The band is currently touring in support of their stunning sophomore album, Renaissance, which is out now and can be heard in full via youtube.com/Polyphia. The stream also includes music videos for “Nightmare”, “Euphoria” and “Crush”, which have already garnered nearly four million views combined.
Renaissance is available via polyphia.merchnow.com and through digital retailers such as iTunes. The first pressing of vinyl for Renaissance is limited to 1000, with two color variants: 500 of black with white splatter [sold out] and 500 of white with black splatter.
The album was recorded with Nick Sampson (Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men) who co-produced it with Polyphia guitarists Tim Henson and Scott LePage. Renaissance introduced a new conceptual and artistic direction for the trio’s sound, vibe and visual aesthetic, that sees the band embracing their eclectic musical tastes (which include EDM, hip hop, pop and classical music) to create their own innovative blend of technical, yet melodic instrumental arrangements.
Polyphia is also currently writing for a new EP that they will release in 2017, which will take on a very different direction from all previous releases, with guitarists Tim Henson and Scott LePage taking creative lead on the project as both artists and producers.
Renaissance was released on March 11 and has sold over 11k copies to date. It is the follow up to Muse, the band’s debut full-length, which has sold over 13k copies to date and landed on several Billboard Charts including: No. 5 on Internet Albums, No. 6 on Hard Rock Albums, No. 13 on Independent Albums, No. 22 on Top Rock Albums, No. 71 on Top Current Albums, and No. 76 on Top 200. Through Muse, the band also found early supporters in the likes of Dunlop, Ibanez and Guitar World.
Polyphia is comprised of Tim Henson (guitar), Scott LePage (guitar) and Clay Gober (bass).
Polyphia w/Jason Richardson and Covet
Feb 18 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Feb 21 Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar
Feb 22 Margate, FL @ O’Malleys
Feb 23 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Feb 24 Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory at The Masquerade
Feb 25 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Feb 26 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Feb 28 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
Mar 01 South Freehold, NJ @ GameChangerWorld
Mar 02 Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Mar 03 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Mar 04 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Mar 05 Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
Mar 07 Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
Mar 08 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache at Intersection
Mar 09 Detroit, MI @ Shelter
Mar 10 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Mar 11 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
Mar 12 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
Mar 14 Denver, CO @ Moon Room
Mar 15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Mar 17 Seattle, WA @ Vera project
Mar 18 Portland, OR @ The Lounge at Analog Theater
Mar 20 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Mar 21 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Mar 23 Los Angeles, CA @ EchoPlex
Mar 24 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
Mar 25 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Mar 26 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
Mar 28 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
Mar 30 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Mar 31 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
Apr 01 Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown