Leopold and His Fiction Announce Spring Tour + SXSW Performances

Leopold and His Fiction Announce Spring Tour

Supporting New Album Darling Destroyer, Out Now

Performing at SXSW at Hotel Vegas Annex + More

"A thrilling listen, Leopold and company unleash the fury of arena rock from the sensibilities of a basement outfit that even exits on a furious Bob Dylan cover."
New Noise Magazine

"Songs like, “Saturday” and “I’m Caving In” are perfect examples of Daniel Leopold’s ability to be the coolest rocker you have ever seen by also being the most vulnerable."
Diandra Reviews It All

Austin’s Leopold and His Fiction have announced new spring tour dates, co-headlining with Wild Adriatic. The band is supporting their latest album Darling Destroyer, out now on ILA.

Leopold and his Fiction will be performing at SXSW this year as part of the Hotel Vegas Annex showcase and more. See below for full SXSW schedule.

The fourth full-length from Leopold and His Fiction, Darling Destroyer echoes that urgency with a savage yet soulful sound testifying to Daniel’s Detroit heritage. “I hear my upbringing in this album more than anything I’ve ever done in my life,” Daniel says. “The songs were telling me, ‘This is what you’re made of, so trust it.’” Equally rooted in dingy garage punk and Motown’s pop-minded R&B, Darling Destroyer burns with a frenzied intensity true to its emotional origins. “Looking back, these songs came from a place of fear and vulnerability,” says Daniel, who wrote much of the album while awaiting the birth of his now-five-year-old daughter. “It was my first time ever dealing face-to-face with the severity of that type of emotion and translating it into words. Harnessing its power in the studio pushed me in a way I’ve never been pushed before.”

Throughout Darling Destroyer, Leopold and His Fiction reveal their gritty ingenuity by merging delicately crafted lyrics with blistering guitar work. Co-produced by Daniel, Vance Powell and Chris “Frenchie” Smith (...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Ringo Deathstarr, Jet), Darling Destroyer proves Daniel’s easy prowess as a frontman, his vocals endlessly shifting from brutal wail to tender serenade.

See below for tour dates. More dates to be announced.

SXSW Dates

3/13 - 6th Annual Strange Brew Party @ Hotel Vegas, 5:30pm
3/14 - Hot Burrito Booze Cruise. Loading Dock: Hyatt Regency Hotel on Lady Bird Lake
3/16: ILA @ Lambert's, 2:30pm
3/17 - SXSW OFFICIAL SHOWCASE @ Hotel Vegas Annex, 12:30am
3/17 - Black Fret SXSW Showcase @ North Door, 3:45pm
3/18 - OutboundEngine Office, 3pm
3/18 - Future of Music Showcase @ Shiner's Saloon (Unofficial), 5:15pm

Tour Dates

4/7 - Austin, TX - KUTX Live @ Mueller Park 
4/11 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
4/13 - Pawling, NY - Daryl's House
4/14 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
4/15 - Rehoboth Beach, DE - Dogfish Head Brewery
4/16 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Baltimore
4/18 - Richmond, VA - Broadberry
4/19 - Durham, NC - MotorCo
4/20 - Charlotte, NC - The Evening Muse
4/21 - Valdosta, GA - Ashley Street Station
4/22 - Decatur, GA - Eddie's Attic
4/26 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
4/27 - Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock
4/29 - San Antonio, TX - Limelight