Lydia announce new tour dates, including major festivals and US run with The Early November and Restorations.
For Release Tuesday March 10th 2015





Nearly twelve years after the original formation back in 2003, indie-rock band Lydia announced earlier this week that they will be hitting the road for the first time in 2015 as direct support for New Jersey’s The Early November (Rise Records). The tour, rounded out by Philadelphia-based Restorations (Side One Dummy) kicks off this May. The dates see the bands touring across the US from coast to coast, including a brief run into Canada.


2014 was a milestone year for Arizona’s Lydia. They kicked it off with their highly anticipated Illuminate Tour – which saw them play the fan favorite record start to finish on a full US Tour. The band also crossed the pond for their first ever UK Tour, played a handful of year-end shows, and started pre-production on a new record. Most recently in 2015, the band wrapped up studio time in The Vanguard Room recording with Aaron Marsh (Copeland, This Wild Life, Anberlin). Fans can expect the upcoming release from Lydia later this year.


To kick off what surely will be another memorable year, Lydia will be performing at the first date of Texas’ South By So What?! Festival on March 20th. Then, just over a month later they’ll head out to Tampa, Florida for Big Guava – a festival which will see them share the stage with the likes of The Strokes, Pixies, Hozier, and many more. Immediately following the second in this pair of festivals, they’ll return to Texas for the start of the IMBUE Tour with The Early November. Among these shows, a hometown date and the long-awaited return to several markets they haven’t played in over a year – this time armed with new music. They’ll wind down the last two weeks of tour with a date at Michigan’s Bled Fest.


Full tour dates are below. Tickets for the festival performances are on sale now. Fans can get tickets to see Lydia on tour with The Early November and Restorations tomorrow, at 10am local time.


Lydia is available for previews, on-site interviews, and other features surrounding the upcoming tour dates. Please email all press inquiries to



Lydia is an indie rock band from Gilbert, Arizona. Formed in 2003, front man Leighton Antelman along with a different array of band mates released three albums and took to the road for their first headlining tour in 2008 in support of their record Illuminate.


After a brief hiatus in 2010, the band returned in September 2011 with a new song, “Dragging Your Feet in the Mud” and their album, Paint it Golden, was released shortly after in October of that same year. Lydia’s success has led them to tours such as the Zumiez Couch Tour, Vans Warped Tour, and The Bamboozle Festival as well as extensive headlining and supporting tours.


In March of 2013, Lydia released Devil along with the singles “Knee Deep” and “The Exit”. Produced by Colby Wedgeworth (The Maine, This Century), Devil follows up 2012’s Acoustics EP. Lydia kicked off their album cycle with a North American headlining tour with support from Sweet Talker and From Indian Lakes. Lydia re-released Devil in a deluxe version which features four brand new tracks as well as two acoustic versions of the songs “The Exit” and “Devil”. Since the release, Lydia has been touring globally in support of the record, and is gearing up to release their next full-length in 2015.


Lydia is Leighton Antelman, Matt Keller, and Justin Camacho.





3/20 – Grand Prairie, TX – South By So What?! Festival

5/9 – Tampa, FL – Big Guava Festival

5/12 – Dallas, TX – Trees

5/13 – Austin, TX – Mohawk

5/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

5/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

5/17 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

5/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound

5/20 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre

5/22 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

5/23 – Howell, MI – Bled Fest

5/24 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club

5/26 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

5/27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

5/29 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon

5/30 – Buffalo, NY – The Waiting Room

5/31 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

6/2 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

6/3 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

6/4 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

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