"The best band I've heard in 22 years!" -- Jesse Kage, 98Rock, Tampa Bay Radio Legend
Lions After Dark has been described as “if Led Zeppelin and Dead Weather got together and had Gwen Stefani sit in on a couple sessions”.
A band born out of the sweltering, sweaty heat of Florida's West Coast, and their live shows reflect every bit of that intensity, urgency, and passion.
This five piece pulls from the raw, brash nature of blues, the “in-your-face-ness” of metal and some kind of gritty sass from the vocalist’s soul.
Maddie is a wild and explosive vocalist, a natural born entertainer and right at home on any stage.
Widely hailed as a rapidly up-and-coming talent, professional and seasoned veterans, Lions After Dark have shared stages and bills with Grouplove, Smash Mouth, Bastille, The 1975, Bad Suns, Kongos, Bright Light Social Hour, Pinback, Surfer Blood, Sir Sly, Black Taxi, Paper Tongues, Automatic Loveletter, JJ Grey & Mofro, and Manchester Orchestra, to name a few, and have played the St. Pete FL’s Whigfest and Tampa’s Tropical Heatwave and 97X Backyard BBQ music festivals.
They followed 2014, with a summer tour of the southeast in 2015 and the promote the release of their junior and most raw, relentless album yet: "LOUD".
Shortly after, they packed up and hiked to Nashville, TN in April 2016. They’ve been on a local show kick for the past year and some and are currently writing new material and plotting weekend tours and festivals for 2018.
A band of hungry, fiercely determined individuals, in the midst of a dramatically changing sound, big things lie on the horizon for Lions After Dark.