Animals As Leaders Hitting The Road With Between The Buried And Me

(PR) Animals As Leaders, the progressive, instrumental project of guitar virtuoso Tosin Abasi (ex-Reflux, Born of Osiris), is currently preparing for its first tour, a three-week trek alongside Between The Buried And Me.

During the tour, which kicks off Nov. 7 in Kettering, Ohio, Abasi will be backed by second guitarist Javier Reyes, Chebon Littlefield (laptop), and drummer Navene Koperweis (Animosity, The Faceless).

"Navene and I have actually been talking about working together for quite some time now," says Abasi, noting that Reflux and Animosity have previously toured together. "I'm stoked that it's finally going down! Anyone who has seen his work with Animosity or The Faceless or heard his solo project Fleshrot understands what he's capable of on both drums and guitar."

In addition to the BTBAM dates, Animals As Leaders will also play a one-off, all-ages show with labelmates (and fellow progressive instrumentalists) Scale The Summit at the Dallas House of Blues (Cambridge Room) on Nov. 17.

Animals As Leaders on tour with Between The Buried And Me (except *):
Nov 7 2009 The Attic Club Kettering, Ohio
Nov 8 2009 Elva's Fiesta Club South Bend, Indiana
Nov 9 2009 Pop's Sauget, Illinois
Nov 10 2009 The Picador Iowa City, Iowa
Nov 11 2009 The Waiting Room Omaha, Nebraska
Nov 13 2009 Jake's Sport Cafe Lubbock, Texas
Nov 14 2009 The Hanger Wichita Falls, Texas
Nov 15 2009 Emo's Outside Austin, Texas
Nov 16 2009 The Incubator McAllen, Texas
Nov 17 2009 House of Blues (Cambridge Room) Dallas, Texas*
Nov 18 2009 The Marquee Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nov 19 2009 The New Daisy Theater Memphis, Tennessee
Nov 20 2009 5 Points Music Hall Birminghan, Alabama
Nov 22 2009 Edge 17 Jacksonville, Florida
Nov 23 2009 New Brookland Tavern Columbia, South Carolina
Nov 24 2009 Soapbox Laundro-Lounge Wilmington, North Carolina
* "ProGsthetic Showcase" with Scale The Summit

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