Judah and the Lion Announce ‘Pep Talks’ Worldwide Tour

Judah & the Lion have announced the Pep Talks Worldwide Tour – their biggest headlining tour yet – in support of their new album Pep Talks, due out May 3rd via Cletus the Van/Caroline.

Produced in part by Live Nation, the North American leg of the tour kicks off on August 10th in Kansas City and will include their biggest hometown play yet at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on August 24th before continuing to most major markets through mid-November.

Pre-sales begin tomorrow, March 5thand general on-sale begins on Friday, March 8th at 10am local time.  VIP packages, including a meet & greet and exclusive tour poster, will be available beginning Tuesday, March 5th.  Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 5th at 10 AM local time until Thursday, March 7th at 10 PM local time through Citi’s Private Pass program.  For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.  For full dates, see below and for more information and tickets, visit www.judahandthelion.com.

Today, the band is also thrilled to announce that it will perform its Alternative Top 10 single “Over my head” onJimmy Kimmel Live!’s Outdoor Stage on Tuesday, March 19th.  Fans can attend the taping by entering HERE!

Judah & the Lion have released another new track from the forthcoming Pep Talks, “Why Did You Run?” – out today and available via your preferred listening service.

“The first verse is about me getting a call from my mom when she was in jail but I didn’t know

what to do or say. And, of course, right after I called my dad but he didn’t answer and it felt like a

very lonely moment. It was like, ‘Oh, I’m in the world alone.’ I imagined how hard it’d be to be a

13-year-old kid dealing with a divorce, because here I am, a 25-year-old, and it just rocked me.”

– Judah Akers on “Why Did You Run?”

The album, which includes the previously released single “Over my head,” “Quarter-Life Crisis,” “Pep Talks,” and last week’s critically-acclaimed “pictures (feat. Kacey Musgraves),” also includes assists from former touring mate Jon Bellion and Darren King (ex-Mutemath). Full tracklisting and art below.  Fans can pre-order the album starting today via https://JATL.lnk.to/peptalks.

In addition, Judah & the Lion will play two showcases at this year’s SXSW – March 9th at A Night of Sweet Innovation Presented by Dell Small Business and Tiff’s Treats hosted by Brooklyn Decker & Andy Roddick and March 14th at StubHub’s Sound Stage hosted by COLLiDE at Banger’s Sausage & Beer Garden.

Before hitting the road this summer, the band is bringing Pep Talks: An Intimate Album Listening and Storytelling Experience Presented by Judah & the Lion to six cities across the southeast this April.  At each event, Judah Akers, Brian Macdonald, and Nate Zuercher will be on hand to tell the story behind Pep Talks, giving fans an exclusive, intimate listening experience ahead of the release.  Remaining tickets are limited with events in Athens, GA and Knoxville, TN already sold-out.

For tickets and the most up to date information, visit www.judahandthelion.com

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