Los Angeles outfit HERE LIES MAN kick off their first ever European tour this week at Paradiso in Amsterdam on February 22, 2018

What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat? In short, that’s the underlying vibe to the self-titled debut by Here Lies Man. The L.A. based quintet is founded and conceptualized by Marcos Garcia of Antibalas, bringing his erudite experience of World rhythms and music to the more riff-based foundations of heavy rock. The results are an incredibly catchy and refreshing twist on classic forms, without sounding forced and trite like some sort of mash-up attempt. Here Lies Man merges and expands musical traditions organically, utilizing the talents of drummer Geoff Mann (son of jazz musician Herbie Mann and a former Antibalas member) and a host of skilled musicians to make Garcia’s vision a reality.  Now that vision will be hitting the road in Europe and the UK for the first time since the group’s inception.  “We’re excited to be performing a psychedelic requiem for the living this winter” the band explains.  “The idea that underlies the show is that we’re playing the soundtrack to a movie in which the protagonist is undergoing a fundamental transformation of the psyche in fits of rage and ecstasy”.

Your attendance is requested for the catharsis that ensues. You’re encouraged to sing along and let it all out”.

Catch HERE LIES MAN at the following performances

February 2018
Fri 22nd Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Sat 23rd Berlin, DE @ Musik Und Frieden
Sun 24th Copenhagen, DK @ Vinterjazz Festival
Mon 25th Hamburg, DE @ Knust
Wed 27th Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
Thurs 28th Paris, FR @ L’Olympic Cafe

March 2018
Fri 2nd Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
Sat 3rd Brighton, UK @ West Hill Hall
Mon 5th Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Tue 6th Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Weds 7th London, UK @ Moth Club

Hear & share “Sorrow, Tears and Blood” culled from Here Lies Man’s 12″ release ‘Animal Noises’  HERE

“It’s funky, groovy, heavy, and trippy all at once, and it rules pretty hard.” Brooklyn Vegan

“With the debut LP a woozy wall of Afrobeat inspired fuzzbox riff worship and pounding circular rhythmic power, Here Lies Man connect the stoner rock underground straight to downtown Lagos”. The Quietus

“Enormously enjoyable. Like Funkadelic at their early 70s heavy zenith or the darker works of post-punk pioneers The Pop Group: dancefloor fillers for the black of heart.” Metal Hammer

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