Toronto, ON – February 10, 2017 – Today, Brighton, UK’s, As It Is, are excited to announce their first North American headline tour, with support from ROAM and Grayscale. The okay.U.S.A tour kicks off April 26 in Freehold, NJ and wraps up on May 27 in Columbus, OH, with Canadian stops in Montreal and Toronto. Tickets are available now. As It Is are touring in support of their newly released sophomore album okay., which is now available on iTunesFull tour routing below.

“We are so very excited to finally be doing a headline tour of the USA!,” guitarist and vocalist, Ben Langford-Biss, says. “We’ve put in the hours stateside opening for some incredible bands, but now it’s definitely time for us to do it ourselves. We really want these shows to showcase what okay. is all about; to create a world in which we can escape and express, all at once.  It feels really good to have more than two albums worth of material to create a set with and we’re excited to bring the passion of the new songs into a live setting. We are bringing along two sets of close friends – our best mates in ROAM, and our Philadelphia boys, Grayscale, for their first national tour. There’s also one more band opening the bill, who we can’t wait to announce a little later on! okay.U.S.A has been a long time coming but these shows will be special.”

The band recently released a new music video for their track, Hey Rachel, which reimagines the childhood story of vocalist Patty Walters and his sister Rachel, weaving in a very personal battle with depression while leaving the audience with an empowering and inspirational conclusion. Written and directed by Joshua Halling, the, the video features home-recorded footage of the two as children, with the plot circling around Walters inability to understand his sister’s depression and anxiety.

After its January 20th release, okay. landed at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Heatseekers Chart, #1 Alternative New Albums Chart, and has received much positive acclaim, having scored rave reviews from critics. Here’s what a few are saying:

As It Is just wrapped up a string of headline dates in Japan and are currently touring in Australia until February 12 before heading out on an EU/UK tour as support to State Champs, starting on February 21. Scroll down for a full list of tour dates.

About As It Is
The transatlantic pop-rock quintet hails from Brighton, UK, consisting of Patty Walters (vocals), Benjamin Biss (vocals, guitar), Andy Westhead (guitar), Patrick Foley (drums), Alistair Testo (bass). As It Is has successfully established an ever-growing, devout fan following with their heart-on-sleeve, honest and relatable lyrics, charged with pop-rock melodies, and has steadily built their reputation as one of UK’s brightest new names with the 2015 release of their debut album, Never Happy, Ever After, which was noted by Rock Sound as “everything a modern pop-punk album should be,” and by Outburn Magazine as “an impressive first outing that sets the stage for As It Is’ bright future.” The band was noted as one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know in 2015, voted Best British Newcomer by Rock Sound in their Reader’s Poll, and lead singer Patty Walters was featured on the cover of their New Music Issue. The band has crisscrossed the U.S. as a standout act on the Vans Warped Tour 2015, have shared the stage with Mayday Parade, Real Friends, and This Wild Life, among many others, and were nominated for Best International Band in the Alternative Press Awards 2016. With the release of their second, full-length album, Okay., As It Is push themselves both musically and lyrically to craft their most personal and honest record to date, and stand poised for their biggest year yet.

Feb 7 – Newcastle @ Drone
Feb 10 – Melbourne @ The Evelyn Hotel
Feb 11 – Melbourne @ The Evelyn Hotel
Feb 12 – Adelaide @ Fowler’s Live
Feb 21 – Bilbao, Spain @ Stage Live
Feb 22 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzamatazz
Feb 23 – Madrid, Spain @ El Sol
Feb 25 – Paris, France @ La Boule Noire
Feb 26 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
Feb 28 – Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
Mar 1 – Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
Mar 2 – Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
Mar 3 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena
Mar 5 – Milano, Italy @ Legend Club
Mar 6 – Karlsruhe, Germany @ Die Stadtmitte
Mar 7 – Antwerpen, Belgium @ Trix
Mar 9 – Southampton, UK @ Engine Rooms
Mar 10 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
Mar 11 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
Mar 13 – Newcastle, UK @ Riverside
Mar 14 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage
Mar 16 – Leeds, UK @ Beckett Uni
Mar 17 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
Mar 18 – London, UK @ O2 Forum
Apr 26 – Freehold, NJ @ GameChangerWorld
Apr 27 – New York, NY @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Apr 28 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Apr 29 – Montreal, Quebec @ Turbo Haus
Apr 30 – Toronto, Ontario @ Hard Luck Bar

May 2 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache at Intersection
May 3 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
May 4 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
May 5 – Lincoln, NE @ Vega
May 6 – Colorado Springs, CA @ The Black Sheep
May 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
May 9 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
May 10 – Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse
May 12 – Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
May 13 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
May 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
May 16 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
May 17 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
May 18 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
May 20 – Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
May 21 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio
May 22 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
May 24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell
May 25 – Nashville, TN @ The End
May 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
May 27 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness

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