Judah & the Lion have announced the Pep Talks Worldwide Tour– their biggest headlining tour yet – in support of their new album Pep Talksdue out May 3rdvia Cletus the Van/Caroline.  Produced in part by Live Nation, the North American leg of the tour kicks off on August 10thin Kansas City and will include their biggest hometown play yet at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheateron August 24thbefore continuing to most major markets through mid-November.  Pre-sales begin tomorrow, March 5thand general on-sale begins on Friday, March 8that 10am local time.  VIP packages, including a meet & greet and exclusive tour poster, will be available beginning Tuesday, March 5th.  Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 5that 10 AMlocal time until Thursday, March 7that 10 PM local time through Citi’s Private Pass program.  For complete presale details visit For full dates, see below and for more information and tickets, visit

Today, the band is also thrilled to announce that it will perform its Alternative Top 10 single “Over my head” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!’s Outdoor Stage on Tuesday, March 19th.  Fans can attend the taping by entering HERE!

Judah & the Lion have released another new track from the forthcoming Pep Talks,“Why Did You Run?” – out today and available via your preferred listening service.  

“The first verse is about me getting a call from my mom when she was in jail but I didn’t know what to do or say. And, of course, right after I called my dad but he didn’t answer and it felt like a very lonely moment. It was like, ‘Oh, I’m in the world alone.’ I imagined how hard it’d be to be a 13-year-old kid dealing with a divorce, because here I am, a 25-year-old, and it just rocked me.”

– Judah Akers on “Why Did You Run?”


The album, which includes the previously released single “Over my head,” “Quarter-Life Crisis,” “Pep Talks,” and last week’s critically-acclaimed “pictures (feat. Kacey Musgraves),” also includes assists from former touring mate Jon Bellionand Darren King (ex-Mutemath). Full tracklisting and art below.  Fans can pre-order the album starting today via

In addition, Judah & the Lion will play two showcases at this year’s SXSW–March 9that A Night of Sweet Innovation Presented by Dell Small Business and Tiff’s Treats hosted by Brooklyn Decker Andy Roddick and March 14that StubHub’s Sound Stage hosted by COLLiDE at Banger’s Sausage & Beer Garden. 

Before hitting the road this summer, the band is bringing Pep Talks: An Intimate Album Listening and Storytelling Experience Presented by Judah & the Lion to six cities across the southeast this April.  At each event,Judah AkersBrian Macdonald, and Nate Zuercher will be on hand to tell the story behind Pep Talks,giving fans an exclusive, intimate listening experience ahead of the release.  Remaining tickets are limited with events in Athens, GA and Knoxville, TN already sold-out. 

For tickets and the most up to date information, please visit

Pep Talks 
May 3, 2019
 Cletus the Van/Caroline
1. Pep Talk
2. Quarter-Life Crisis
3. Why Did You Run?
4. i’m ok. 
5. pictures (feat. Kacey Musgraves)
6. Over my head
7. Queen Songs / human. 
8. Don’t Mess with My Mama
9. 7000x
10. Alright (frick it!)
11. GoofBallerz
13. Passion Fashion (feat. Jon Bellion)
14. Dance with Ya 
15. Family / Best is Yet to Come
16. sportz
17. 17 

Judah & the Lion Milwaukee Admirals Post Game Performance

March 8 @ Summerfest Stage at Panther Arena following The Admirals Game, 7pm, more info HERE

Judah & the Lion at SXSW 

March9 @ SXSW in Austin, TX

A Night of Sweet Innovation Presented by Dell Small Business & Tiff’s Treats 

Hosted by Brooklyn Decker & Andy Roddick

310 East 3rdStreet

March 14 @ SXSW in Austin, TX

StubHub Sound Stage

Hosted by COLLiDE on Rainey 

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden | 79 Rainey Street

Pep Talks: An Intimate Album & Listening Experience

April16 @ Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA

April 17@ Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN (SOLD OUT)

April 18 @ 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA (SOLD OUT)

April 23 @ Rudder Theatre in College Station, TX

April 24 @ George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, AR

April 25@ Blue Note in Columbia, MO

Summer US Festivals

May11 @ Hope Givers Mental Wellness & Music Fest in LaGrange, GA

May 17 @ Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL

May 18@ Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival in Richardson, TX

July 12 @ Forecastle Festival @ Louisville, KY

Pep Talks Worldwide Tour

July 16 @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, UK

July 17@ Workman’s Club in Dublin, IE

July 19 @ Oslo in London, UK

July 21 @ Lollapalooza Paris in Paris, FR

July 24 @ Paradiso (Upstairs Hall) in Amsterdam, NL

July 25@ Knust in Hamburg, DE

July 26@ Lido in Berlin, DE

August 10@ Starlight Amphitheatre in Kansas City, MO

August 13@ Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO*

August 14 @ Pinewood Bowl in Lincoln, NE

August 16@ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park in Indianapolis, IN

August 17@ Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica in Cleveland, OH

August 21@ Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, AL

August 22 @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC

August 23@ Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC

August 24@ Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, TN

September5 @ Express Live! in Columbus, OH*

September 6@ Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA*

September 7 @ Portsmouth Pavilion in Portsmouth, VA

September 8@ Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC

September 12@ The Anthem in Washington, DC*

September 13@ The Met in Philadelphia, PA

September 14@ House of Blues in Boston, MA

September 20@ Terminal 5 in New York, NY*

September 27@ 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids, MI

September 28@ The Fillmore in Detroit, MI

October1 @ The Pageant in St. Louis, MO

October 2@ The Pageant in St. Louis, MO

October 3@ Brady Theater in Tulsa, OK*

October 15@ The Union in Salt Lake City, UT*

October 16@ The Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ

October 17@ The Observatory in San Diego, CA

October 18@ The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA

October 21@ Roseland Theatre in Portland, OR*

October 23@ The Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA

October 24 @ The Orpheum in Vancouver, BC

October 26@ MacEwan Hall in Calgary, AB

October 27@ Union Hall in Edmonton, AB

October 31@ Palace Theatre in St. Paul, MN*

November7@ House of Blues in Orlando, FL

November 8@ Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, GA

*not a Live Nation date

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