While She Sleeps have announced their 2020 tour plans. The band, which regularly sells out shows in its native UK, will embark on its first-ever headline tour of North America in February 2020. Joining While She Sleeps on the trek are He Is Legend and Savage Hands. All dates are below. Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 11 at 9am local time.

"It's been a long time in the making and it's gonna be worth the wait," the band says. "This is the first-ever Sleeps North American headline tour. We've been waiting years for the right moment to do this and we have heard you guys asking us, too. The time is finally here, so let's see what you've got."

“We got approached immediately by a bunch of labels, but we turned around to all of them and said, ‘The only way we’re going to do anything is if you let us release it on Sleeps Brothers, but you house that on your train, and we make the decisions behind everything,” guitarist/vocalist Mat Welsh explains. “I fucking loved releasing You Are We ourselves, but at the same time, I played more on my laptop than I did on my guitar for the whole campaign. This release is a partnership between Sleeps Brothers and Spinefarm, but no one is breathing down our necks about the record we’re making or the singles we’re putting out.”

“There’s always been a very DIY aspect to this band,” explains vocalist Lawrence ‘Loz’ Taylor, “so going it alone a bit more now just reiterates that to everyone. The Barn was a very important place for us – it’s where we grew as friends and it was where we hung out and could be creative – so the idea with this new space is that it gives us a lot more creative space. There’s a studio and live room, and we have space now to achieve what we want to achieve as a band. This place is going to house us for a good few years.”

While She Sleeps 2019 Tour Dates


2/13: Orlando, FL, The Abbey
2/14: Atlanta, GA, Masquerade [Hell]
2/15: Durham, NC, Motorco
2/17: Baltimore, MD, Ottobar
2/18: Philadelphia, PA, Union Transfer
2/19: New York, NY, Gramercy Theater
2/21: Poughkeepsie, NY, The Loft
2/22: Somerville, MA, Once Ballroom
2/24: Buffalo, NY, The Rec Room
2/26: Ottawa, ONT , Brass Monkey
2/27: Montreal, QC, Fairmount Theatre
2/29: Toronto, ONT, Hard Luck
3/1: Detroit, MI, The Shelter
3/2: Chicago, IL, Bottom Lounge
3/3: St Paul. MN, Amsterdam Bar & Hall
3/5: Houston, TX, Warehouse Live Studio
3/6: Austin, TX, Come And Take It Live
3/7: Fort Worth, TX, Tomcats West
3/9: Kansas City, MO, Aftershock
3/10: Denver, CO, Marquis Theater
3/11: Salt Lake City, UT, In The Venue
3/13: Sacramento, CA, Holy Diver
3/14: Los Angeles, CA, The Roxy Theatre
3/15: Las Vegas, NV, Backstage Bar & Billiards
3/17: Phoenix, AZ, Rebel Lounge




Author Bio: AC Speed

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I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!


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