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Fit For A King: Dark Skies Tour

FIT FOR A KING Ryan Kirby–Vocals Bobby Lynge–Guitar Jared Easterling–DrumsRyan “Tuck” O’Leary –Bass/VocalsFIT FOR A KING use the tools of heavy music and melodic hooks to honestly explore the dark side of the human experience, ultimately wrenching timeless hope from the jaws of anxiety, depression, and seemingly certain despair. No matter the pristine picture of self-worth we project, in the unquenchable pursuit of recognition and affirmation, the gnawing anxiousness of guilt and brokenness chews away at our spirits, uncovering new pain and vulnerability. Dark Skiesis FIT FOR AKING’s evocative declaration of a hard won victory. “Thisalbum is far from happy. It’s about personal struggles,” explains singer Ryan Kirby. “It touches on many subjects relevant to all of our daily lives.”The music and message of FIT FOR A KINGis a battle cry against the darkness. This is a sound that stands in defiance of the mounting pressureof modern life, not through dismissiveness or easy answers, but with earnest struggle. The four young men of FIT FOR A KINGare just like the rest of us. Theyhurt, they bleed, and in that raw transparent authenticity, they offer true solidarity. Beneath the most vicious downpour, they cling to unrelenting grace.Like trailblazing metalcore giants Underoath and As I Lay Dying before them, FIT FOR A KING skillfully mine the varying extremes of this music, building a catalog that sees them at home on tours with hard rock and deathcore bands

·  ·  alike. The band has traveled the United States and Europe with Vans Warped Tour, Beartooth, Every Time I Die, August Burns Red, The Amity Affliction, Whitechapel, For Today,After The Burial, and Attilato name a few. Kirby, guitarist Bobby Lynge, drummer Jared Easterling, and bassist/vocalist Ryan “Tuck” O’Leary are easygoing and affable on the road, effortlessly maneuvering within the various social circles with goodwill and charm, without sacrificing an ounce of what they believeor whothey are. It’s something the Texas band’s growing following respects. Simply put, FIT FOR A KING is real.FIT FOR A KINGwas built with bootstrap ethics and do-it-yourself vigor. On the strength of self-released material, the groupjoinedSolid State for a string of successful albums that connected with the downtrodden and dispossessed. Creation/Destruction(2013) debuted at Number 6 on the Hard Rock chart.Slave to Nothing(2014) cracked the Top 50 of Billboard’sTop Current Albums.Deathgrip(2016) climbed to Number 5 among Hard Rock Albums.Recorded with celebrated producer/mixer Drew Fulk(I Prevail, Motionless In White, Memphis May Fire), Dark Skiesis a collection of diverse anthems powered by the undeniable weight of truth-telling emotional vulnerability. “Tower of Pain” takes unbridled heaviness to breathtaking heights. “Shattered Glass” is a killer throwback to the band’s most aggressive earlier work. Songs like “Price of Agony” see the quartetsoaring to new melodic heights with unrestrained urgency. “Anthem of the Defeated” veers in yet another direction, evoking the percussive power of Slipknot or Mudvayne. Yet all of it is anchored in FIT FOR A KING’s signature sound, one their fans trust.“Debts of the Soul” is an examination of the sleeplessness that comes with ruminations on the nature of death. “When Everything Means Nothing” is a

·  challenge to unplug from the vapid desperation of putting on a front online. “Oblivion” is one of the most faith-based songs the band has released. The song’s narrator pleads in the chorus, “Tell me I won’t be forgotten.” It’s a reminder of the grace of God andthe power of true forgiveness without end.No matter the political divisions, the staggeringalienation arising from our paradoxical andincreasingly “connected” world, or the mistakes we all make, FIT FOR A KING offer a foundation of open-mindedness and compassion. “We're a very transparent band. We aren’tpretending to be something we're not,” says Kirby. “We don't want to act like rock stars and we also don't want to act like we're poor musicians that can barely eat everyday. We don’t portray a false image. We want people to know exactly who we are.” FIT FOR A KING cherishes unwavering honesty. Even under Dark Skies


  • Sat, June 20, 2020
  • Doors - 6:30PM
    Concert - 7:30PM
  • Upstate Concert Hall
    Clifton Park, New York
  • $20 Advance // $22 Day Of Show
  • 16 and Over Unless Accompanied by Adult