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Lionize will be heading out on tour with Larry & His Flask! The band will co-headline a two month trek through the states and parts of Canada. Be sure to cruise out to a show as both bands are killer live. Dates are below:

Sept 22, 2011 The Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 23, 2011 The Crooked I Erie, PA
Sept 25, 2011 Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ
Sept 27, 2011 Webster Underground Hartford, CT
Sept 28, 2011 Union Hall Brooklyn, NY
Sept 29, 2011 Club Hell Providence, RI
Sept 30, 2011 Westcott Theatre Syracuse, NY
Oct 1, 2011 Mohawk Place Buffalo NY
Oct 2, 2011 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
Oct 3, 2011 Southgate House Newport, KY
Oct 4, 2011 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
Oct 5, 2011 Brass Rail Ft. Wayne, IN
Oct 6, 2011 Founders Brewing CO Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 7, 2011 The Firebird St. Louis
Oct 9, 2011 Cactus Club Milwaukee, WI
Oct 10, 2011 Triple Rock Minneapolis
Oct 11, 2011 Wheelhouse Cedar Falls, IA
Oct 12, 2011 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE
Oct 13, 2011 The Riot Room Kansas City, MO
Oct 14, 2011 Mojo’s Columbia, MO
Oct 15, 2011 Downtown Music Hall Little Rock, AR
Oct 16, 2011 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 18, 2011 House of Rock Corpus Christi, TX
Oct 19, 2011 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
Oct 20, 2011 Jake’s Lubbock, TX
Oct 21, 2011 Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
Oct 22, 2011 Prophet Bar Dallas, TX
Oct 23, 2011 Emo’s Austin, TX
Oct 24, 2011 Siberia New Orleans, LA
Oct 25, 2011 The Bottle Tree Birmingham, AL
Oct 27, 2011 The Local 662 St. Petersburg, FL
Oct 28, 2011 Wills Pub Orlando, FL
Oct 29, 2011 The Speakeasy Lake Worth, FL
Oct 31, 2011 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Nov 1, 2011 Greene Street Music Hall Greensboro, NC
Nov 2, 2011 Martins Downtown Roanoke, VA
Nov 3, 2011 Kingdom (formerly Alley Katz) Richmond, VA
Nov 4, 2011 Red Palace Washington, DC
Nov 5, 2011 Great Scott Allston, MA
Nov 6, 2011 Brickhouse Dover, NH
Nov 7, 2011 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes
Nov 8, 2011 Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
Nov 9, 2011 Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
Nov 10, 2011 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
Nov 11, 2011 Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
Nov 12, 2011 Sault St Marie, ON @ Lop Lops Lounge
Nov 13, 2011 Thunder Bay Ontario @ Black Pirate’s Pub
Nov 14, 2011 Winnepeg, MB @ Pyramid Caberet
Nov 15, 2011 Regina, SK @ The Distrikt
Nov 16, 2011 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s
Nov 17, 2011 Edmonton, AB @ New City Legion
Nov 18, 2011 Calgary, AB @ Dicken’s Pub
Nov 19, 2011 Kelowna, BC @ The Habitat
Nov 20, 2011 Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
Nov 21, 2011 Seattle, WA @ TBA

Seminal rock magazine Rolling Stone stopped by the Van’s Warped Tour to snap pics of some of their favorite bands. They grabbed a great one of Lionize, an IndieMerch staple. It caught lead singer Nathan in an impassioned pose at the July 2nd stop of the tour. The picture is featured on rollingstone.com which rules. Check it out!

Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images.

Be sure to catch the band on the tour all summer.

Can’t make it out to the traveling circus known as Warped? Support the band by picking up some gear at the Lionize official merch store.

This weeks interview is with our good friends in Lionize. This stoner-funk, reggae, rock infused five piece has been kicking out the jams for the past few years, playing alongside such eclectic acts such as CKY and Ozomatli. This summer has them playing Warped Tour as well as the Bonnaroo festival so be sure to check them out!

1. Warped tour is one big circus. What is your plan to stay sane during the summer in another dimension?

We just plan on staying hydrated and focusing on our set. I think we’ll have an amazing time but play it kind of conservative. This band is not a huge fan of the heat.

2. Can you explain to the readers what the song “Saviour of Fontana” is about?

We have a good friend who was born in Fontana and now lives in riverside. His name is Sean Hammer. The was inspired by him but also just a non-sensical tune about nothing really. Just fantasy really. Most of our songs are like this.

3. Word around the Indie campfire is that you have some wild tour stories. Give us your favorite pg-13 to R rated recollection of some awesome adventure.

I don’t know who your source over at indiemerch is, but we would never do anything wild on tour. Unless Isaac is meeting up with us, then maybe it gets wild. We are pretty low key guys. I hate to dissapoint everyone, because this is a common question to answer, but nothing too outrageous. We did play a pig farm in iowa once. Pretty much was like it sounds. Lots of live and dead pigs covered in mud, while we played in front of the pen. Very rad.

4. Lionize had the honor of being Lee “Scratch” Perry’s backing band. How was the contrast between playing someone else’s songs and would it be something you would consider doing again?

We enjoyed doing the sets. It was a fun way to re-arrange his material and give it some heavier, more riff oriented material. We pretty much improvised everything each night as well and really grew the set into a living, breathing live dub set. We have since done several tours with him and are looking forward to the next ones.

5. How has the reception been for “Deconstruction Manual?”

Overwhelmingly awesome. We are pretty surprised so many people took a liking to it. We like it, but we never think the songs we make other people will enjoy as well. It’s cool for sure.

6. You have played with an eclectic mix of bands all over the musical spectrum. What kind of tour in terms of genre does the band feel most comfortable playing in?

I think rock and roll and punk tours are the best. Reggae can be fun, and world-music acts have great crowds as well, but there’s nothing like a beer drinking rock and roll audience.

7. How has the IndieMerch experience treated you so far?
We truly love Indiemerch. Kevin, Isaac and everyone else who’s had our backs from day one. We can’t imagine touring without there help at this point as far as merchandising goes. They’re the best. We don’t know why theyre so cool to us, but we won’t question it so hopefully it continues!

Pick up the righteous “Deconstruction Manual” album as well as merch from the Lionize official merch store.

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Preorders for the highly anticipated new Lionize album “Destruction Manual” are now up! Choose from three different packages by clicking the link below!

Official Lionize merch store.

Gaining fans across the world, Lionize takes pride in their original sound, DIY work ethic and fiery live shows. DESTRUCTION MANUAL, (produced by J. Robbins of Jawbox) finds the band continuing its exploration of the stoner-rock, funk and reggae landscapes.

This twelve-song LP calls to mind classic reggae and rock albums with a decidedly modern spin. The band’s foundation on drums and bass are LaMel Randolgh and Henry Upton who hint at a rock-and-roll version of Sly and Robbie joined with the classic scorching Hammond organ and key sounds from Chris Brooks and the commanding guitar and vocal work of Nathan Bergman. Reggae heavyweights David Hinds and Selwyn Brown of Steel Pulse lend their vocal talents on the track Killers and Crooks as well as stalwart guitar work from Tim Sult of Clutch who also lends his talents throughout this record.


1. You’re Trying To Kill Me
2. Savior Of Fontana
3. Dumb And Dangerous
4. Nation Builders
5. Figureheads/Secret Of The Council Of Eels
6. D.C. is Tropical
7. They Arrive !
8. Lava Rock
9. The Alhambra Inn
10. Killers and Crooks
11. No Exit

Tour dates with Authority Zero and Streetlight Manifesto will be announced shortly so keep your eyes peeled!
Official Lionize merch store.



Lionize live at Peabody’s!

Lionize recently played a sweet gig at Peabody’s and we got the pics to prove it! Opening up for Authority Zero, the band jammed through selections from their latest release “Space Pope and the Glass Machine” to a welcome audience.
(All photos taken by Shannon @ IndieMerch)

Be sure to check out more dates here.
Lionize official merch store.

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