Acres of Lions are a pop-rock band based in Victoria, Canada featuring ex-touring members of the seminal American punk band Against Me!. Their music is lyrically-driven rock influenced by bands such as The Get Up Kids, Jimmy Eat World, The Weakerthans, Hot Water Music, Alkaline Trio, and Saves The Day.

The band received critical acclaim with their debut full-length album, Working, released on Victoria's Cordova Bay Records in 2009. Their sophomore album, Collections, was released by Cordova Bay on September 13th, 2011 and features ten new tracks that take the band's sound in a more pop-influenced direction. The first single, Reaction, was mixed by legendary engineer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Mother Mother, Franz Ferdinand) and charted at #19 on the Canadian alternative rock charts.

In both 2010 and 2011 Acres of Lions was selected as one of the 'Top 20 Bands in BC'. Other highlights include music placements on television programs Degrassi and Majority Rules, and performances at Canadian Music Week and JunoFest. Acres of Lions followed their 2011 release with a cross-Canada tour supporting famed Canadian indie-rockers Ten Second Epic, and appearances at the Halifax Pop Explosion and Victoria’s Rifflandia Festival.

2012 is an even bigger year for the band, as Bullion Records has released both of their albums in Japan, and Collections will be released this fall in the UK and Europe by famed UK indie label Fierce Panda Records. The band has also taken on an impressive touring schedule, playing at Canadian Music Week, traveling to London to play several showcases, as well as traveling around British Columbia on a government sponsored 80-day tour. This summer they will play numerous Canadian festivals, including North Vancouver’s Summerfest, and Toronto’s Edgefest. Later this year they plan to return to Europe to tour in support of the release in the UK and Europe.

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Acres of Lions w/ guests Bad Habits Die Hard and Deepest Ocean with Bad Habits Die Hard, Deepest Ocean

Friday, May 10 · Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM at The Palomino