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Judah & the Lion New Album & Concert Dates

Catch Judah & the Lion at Forecastle This Friday, July 12th!

8:15pm on the Boom Stage!

Judah and the Lion

Judah & the Lion is fresh off the release of their third full-length studio album Pep Talks which was released on May 3rd, 2019 via Cletus the Van/Caroline. The band hits Forecastle this Friday to continue their summer festival run before kicking off their massive Pep TalksWorldwide Tour later this month in Europe & the UK before bringing them back to the North American through November. Full dates are below!

Pep Talks is an intimate look at vocalist/songwriter Judah Akers life that was personally unravelling while the band’s success was skyrocketing.  Pep Talks is Judah & the Lion’s first to feature outside collaborators, including Grammy Album of the Year Winner Kacey Musgraves and Alternative staple and past touring mate Jon Bellion. The album debuted at #2on several Billboard Charts, including Alternative Albums, Rock Albums, InternetAlbums, and Independent Albums, #4 Vinyl Albums, and landed at #18 on the Billboard 200 upon release. Since March, the band has made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!,Late Night with Seth Meyers, The TODAY Show, and Good Morning Football, been featured by Billboard, Men’s Health, BUILD Series, Alternative Press and even curated their own issue of Good Grit Magazine.

Watch the music video for “Why Did You Run?” 
#16 at Alternative Radio This Week!

Listen to the new album Pep Talks now and check out what folks are saying about the album:


“…building, storming, banjos flying… the key ingredient is just – pep! There’s so much energy and velocity to these songs…”

““…the soul-searching new song ‘Why Did You Run?’ Over an arena-sized arrangement of acoustic strums, processed vocal samples and booming electronics, frontman Judah Akers reflects on family crises and feeling like a ‘lost kid looking for a home.’”
Rolling Stone

“Judah & the Lion’s New Album is a Great Example of Why Alternative Music Is So Good Right Now”
Mother Jones

“It couldn’t be a better time for Nashville genre-benders Judah & the Lion…”
The Tennessean

“Relatable and beautifully performed, the evocative release has no shortage of crossover appeal.”

“Who thought adding some synth and a banjo would sound so good?”
Alternative Press

“…their most optimistic and hopeful record to date…”
Substream Magazine

“…a pop-folk foray into yearning, loss and the pain of moving on, distilled perfectly…”
Consequence of Sound

“The ability to narrate the human experience so sincerely is one few artists have mastered, but Judah hits on this state of mind, and in doing so, he breaks his own heart as well as ours.”
Ones to Watch

“…it feels safe to set your expectations high.”

“…couldn’t be better.”

“Ripe with emotions and vulnerability… the song offers a more textured sound than we’ve heard from Judah & the Lion before… but with the sound of the mandolin in the background, you never lose sight of the band’s beloved roots.”
Du Jour Magazine

Stream or Buy Pep Talks Now!

Confirmed Festivals
July 12 @ Forecastle Festival @ Louisville, KY
July 20 @ Latitude Festival in London, UK
July 21 @ Lollapalooza Paris in Paris, FR
August 2 @ Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL
August 11 @ Outside Lands in San Francisco, CA
October 5 @ Austin City Limits Festival in Austin, TX
October 12 @ Austin City Limits in Austin, TX

Pep Talks Worldwide Tour
July 16 @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, UK
July 17 @ Workman’s Club in Dublin, IE
July 19 @ Oslo in London, UK
July 24 @ Paradiso (Upstairs Hall) in Amsterdam, NL
July 25 @ Knust in Hamburg, DE
July 26 @ Lido in Berlin, DE
July 27 @ Hwitans Tradgarg in Falkenberg, SE
July 28 @ Fafangan in Stockholm, SE
August 9 @ Memphis Botanical Gardens in Memphis, TN
August 10 @ Starlight Amphitheatre in Kansas City, MO
August 13 @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO
August 14 @ Pinewood Bowl in Lincoln, NE
August 16 @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River Park in Indianapolis, IN
August 17 @ Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica in Cleveland, OH
August 21 @ Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, AL
August 22 @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC
August 23 @ Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC
August 24 @ Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, TN
September 5 @ Express Live! in Columbus, OH
September 6 @ Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA
September 8 @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC
September 12 @ The Anthem in Washington, DC
September 13 @ The Met in Philadelphia, PA
September 14 @ House of Blues in Boston, MA
September 15 @ The Strand in Providence, RI
September 19 @ Rapids Theater in Niagara Falls, NY
September 20 @ Terminal 5 in New York, NY
September 21 @ Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, ON
September 22 @ Corona Theatre in Montreal, QC
September 26 @ The Sylvee in Madison, WI
September 27 @ 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids, MI
September 28 @ The Fillmore in Detroit, MI
October 1 @ The Pageant in St. Louis, MO
October 2 @ The Pageant in St. Louis, MO
October 3 @ Brady Theater in Tulsa, OK
October 4 @ Jones Assembly in Oklahoma City, OK
October 9 @ The Fillmore at Harrah’s in New Orleans, LA
October 15 @ The Union in Salt Lake City, UT
October 16 @ The Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ
October 17 @ The Observatory in San Diego, CA
October 18 @ The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA
October 21 @ Roseland Theatre in Portland, OR
October 22 @ Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA
October 23 @ The Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA
October 24 @ The Orpheum in Vancouver, BC
October 26 @ MacEwan Hall in Calgary, AB
October 27 @ Union Hall in Edmonton, AB
October 31 @ Palace Theatre in St. Paul, MN
November 7 @ House of Blues in Orlando, FL
November 8 @ Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, GA

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