Years before forming one of Nashville’s most genre-bending bands, the members of Judah & the Lion grew up in separate corners of the U.S., listening to every type of music that came their way. They loved it all: the twang of folk, the beat of hip-hop, the drive of rock & roll, the punch of pop. Later, after college brought the musicians to Tennessee, it only made sense to combine those different backgrounds — and different sounds — together. With their second full-length album Folk Hop N Roll, the guys shine a light on the place where their influences overlap. It’s a wide-ranging sound, with fuzz bass, hip-hop percussion, distorted banjo riffs, and super-sized melodies all stirred into the same mixing pot.
Judah & the Lion followed the release of Folk Hop N Roll with a massive tour spanning most of 2016. Late in the year, after being named iHeartRadio’s Artist on the Verge, their single “Take It All Back” began to climb the ranks at Alternative Radio, eventually culminating in a three week stint in the #1 spot to kick off 2017. In tandem with their first #1 song, Judah & the Lion also kicked off a tour as support for Twenty One Pilots which brought them to arenas all across the US. Inspired by how their genre-blending style was connecting with fans, Judah & the Lion headed back into the studio in early 2017 to record 4 brand new songs dubbed the Going to Mars Collection, which, when combined with Folk Hop N Roll, make up Folk Hop N Roll Deluxe. In support of the Deluxe Edition, the band embarked on The Going to Mars Tour throughout much of 2017 and beyond– taking them on their biggest headlining run to date. In between, they hit the road for select dates with Kaleo and hit amphitheaters this summer with Jimmy Eat World and Incubus.
Judah and the Lion will now continue their 2017 Going to Mars hit tour with special guests Colony House and Tall Heights as they visit the Palace Theater in St.Paul this Friday.
Tickets can still be grabbed HERE
FEB 21 In the Venue Salt Lake City, UT
FEB 23 Palace Theatre St. Paul, MN
FEB 24 Uptown Theatre Kansas City, MO
FEB 28 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
MAR 01 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
MAR 02 Sunshine Grove Okeechobee, FL
MAR 03 The Moon Tallahassee, FL
MAR 05 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
MAR 06 Orpheum Theatre Madison, WI
MAR 08 St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
MAR 09 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, Canada
MAR 10 House of Blues Boston, MA
MAR 11 Corona Theatre Montreal, Canada
MAR 13 Upstate Concert Hall Clifton Park, NY
MAR 14 The Sherman Theatre Stroudsburg, PA
MAR 16 The FIllmore Philadelphia, PA