Animals As Leaders have revealed their new album, ‘The Joy Of Motion’ will be released on March 25 via Sumerian Records. A teaser trailer for the album can be seen below.
 
In a statement released online, Animals As Leaders guitarist Javier Reyes said the album was shaping up to be the group’s best to-date: “I think some of the new tracks are some of Animals As Leaders’ strongest and musical material yet, and [I am] extremely happy with how the album came out.”
 
‘The Joy Of Motion’ will feature several special guests, including Misha Mansoor and Adam Getgood Of Periphery. Reyes said that each of the musicians contributions helped to make the album something the band is extremely proud of: “Everyone who took part in this album — Misha Mansoor, Adam Getgood, Diego Farias (VOLUMES) and Navene Koperweis — is extremely talented and I think we’ve done a great job of capturing it onto what is now the third Animals As Leaders album.”
 
Animals As Leaders will begin touring in support of the album with a massive headlining North American tour on February 24 with After The Burial, Navene Koperweis and Chon. Dates and venues can be found below.
 

 
Animals As Leaders North American tour dates:
 
2/24 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
2/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
2/26 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
2/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
2/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
3/02 – New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza
3/03 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
3/04 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
3/05 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
3/06 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
3/07 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
3/08 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
3/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
3/10 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
3/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
3/13 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
3/14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/15 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/16 – Dallas, TX @ SBSW
3/18 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
3/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
3/21 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
3/22 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
3/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
3/25 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/26 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
3/27 – Sacramento, CA @ Assembly
3/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency
3/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ Extreme Thing (AAL ONLY)
3/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy