WELCOME TO THE FAMILY, PEDRO THE LION!
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY, PEDRO THE LION!
Posted 01/25/2018

Yes, you read that right. Pedro The Lion has signed to Polyvinyl and we can hardly find the words to express our elation. Today the band heads into the studio to begin recording their first album together since 2004's Achilles Heel and what will eventually become their PV debut!!!!

In the meantime, while you not-so-patiently wait for new music, you can catch the band on tour throughout North America beginning next month. Tickets onsale now and going fast. You can also bide your time with this incredible live video from December, featuring the band performing "Indian Summer" and "When They Really Get To Know You They Will Run" live at The Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA.

Read David Bazan's statement on the return of Pedro The Lion below & if you need us we'll be crying happy tears for the rest of the day/ our lives:

Today is the first day back in the studio as Pedro the Lion. After writing and arranging a handful of new songs, then rehearsing and arranging them further with the band, we're ready to record a couple of them for a new album. I didn’t realize what calling my music Pedro the Lion again would mean to me, but it’s re-connected me to parts of myself and my history (both sonic and personal) that I had lost touch with. This re-awakening is making the process so enjoyable and I’m grateful for the chance to do this again.

As a music fan I’ve watched Polyvinyl thrive in a brutal marketplace and grow their seminal roster to include even more bands that I’m downright obsessed with. As a cog in the music business I’ve gotten to know and appreciate their inner workings gradually through mutual friends and colleagues over many years of visiting their offices in Champaign, Illinois. So when looking for a record label for Pedro the Lion I realized pretty quickly that Polyvinyl was a fantastic fit. I am so thrilled to be working with them.
- David Bazan
  • 02/08 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House #
  • 02/09 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar #
  • 02/10 - Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard #
  • 02/12 - Dallas, TX @ Trees #
  • 02/13 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk #
  • 02/14 - Houston, TX @ Rockefellers #
  • 02/16 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks #
  • 02/17 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn #
  • 02/18 - Gainesville, FL @ High Dive #
  • 02/19 - Orlando, FL @ The Social #
  • 02/21 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle #
  • 02/22 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West #
  • 02/23 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In #
  • 05/08 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret $
  • 05/09 - Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall $
  • 05/12 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent $
  • 05/13 - Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club $
  • 05/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom $
  • 05/17 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern $
  • 05/18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom $
  • 05/20 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater $
  • 05/21 - Fort Collins, CO @ Washington’s $
  • 05/22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge $
  • 05/23 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux $
  • 05/24 - Missoula, MT @ Top Hat $
  • 08/06 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
  • 08/07 - Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
  • 08/08 - Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
  • 08/10 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
  • 08/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
  • 08/12 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
  • 08/14 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
  • 08/15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • 08/16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
  • 08/17 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
  • 08/18 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival Room
  • 08/20 - Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel [SOLD OUT]
  • 08/21 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
  • 08/22 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
  • 08/23 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
  • 08/24 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

# w/ Marie/Lepanto, $ w/ David Dondero