Brighton quartet As It Is are taking their new album on the road this autumn.
Following their epic performances at the Slam Dunk Festivals over the weekend, As It Is, have announced The Great Depression Tour, with UK headline dates at the end of November, culminating in the band’s biggest headline show to date in London on 1 December at O2 Forum Kentish Town. Support on all shows comes from Trash Boat, Holding Absence and Courage My Love.
Speaking of the tour, guitarist Benjamin Langford-Biss says, “Since the incredible response to The Wounded World we are unbelievably excited to play a ton of new songs in the big rooms that they deserve to be played in. Hearing people connect to the themes of the single and the record makes us so eager to hear rooms of a couple of thousand people screaming the words back. We can’t wait to see that human connection and bring people together in a positive way, even just for one night. These are the biggest headline shows we’ve ever done and you best believe we’re going to make them very, very special.”
With their third album The Great Depression, As it Is are comprehensively proving themselves to be such artists. Stepping out of their comfort zone with aplomb while asking, and answering, complex questions in a way precious few bands ever do.
Across The Great Depression’s dozen tracks, As It Is take the listener on a journey which delves into every aspect of arguably the most prevalent social ill of our time. From public perception, to internal war, the quartet unflinchingly confront the most difficult questions around depression, the value of life over death, and whether the rhetoric around ‘reaching out to talk’ is ostensibly hollow, if no one is prepared to hear those words.
Tickets for The Great Depression Tour go on sale this Friday, you won’t want to miss this!
Here are those As It Is live dates:
25 November – Thekla, Bristol
26 November – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
28 November – O2 Ritz, Manchester
29 November – O2 Institute, Birmingham
1 December – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London