Our new album “Santa Cruz” is out now!

BUY: Vinyl, compact disc, cassette tape
LISTEN: https://pedrothelion.ffm.to/santa-cruz


photo by Chona Kasinger

Don’t miss David Bazan playing drums and singing on the upcoming Pedro the Lion tour! For those who might not know, Dave plays drums on most of the Pedro and Bazan albums, but this will be his first time playing drums on tour! He’ll be joined by long-time collaborator Erik Walters on guitar and backing vocals and the incredible Rebecca Cole on synth, keyboard bass and backing vocals.

They’ll be playing songs from Santa Cruz, Havasu, Phoenix along with bunch of classics from the back catalog and a couple or fun covers! It’s going to be an epic show. We hope to see you out there.

NEW ALBUM! Santa Cruz + Summer Tour!

Hello friends! We’re happy to let you know the new Pedro the Lion album “Santa Cruz” will be released on June 7th by the nice folks at Polyvinyl (USA) and Big Scary Monsters (UK/EU).

LISTEN to the first single “Modesto” / WATCH the video directed by Cody Cloud.


Starting today, you can pre-order Santa Cruz on vinyl, compact disc or cassette tape along with two new shirts designed by Travis Quam.

Undertow has and exclusive Limited Edition Ultra Clear Transparent vinyl (only 500 copies pressed) and Pine Forest Green vinyl (unlimited pressing).

+ Pre-order Vinyl CDs, Cassette Tapes and Shirts from Pedro the Lion’s Official Store at Undertow

+ Head over to Polyvinyl to check out their Early Bird vinyl colors; Cloudy Clear with Sky Blue and Pine Forrest Green Splatter (limited to 1000 copies each).

+ And if you’re in the UK/EU, visit Big Scary Monsters to get their limited edition color variant, Green Sunburst vinyl (limited to 1000 copies).


It wouldn’t be a proper album launch without a bunch of tour dates. The band is putting together a brand new show that includes songs from Santa Cruz, along with favorites from Havasu and Phoenix and some classics from previous albums.

We’re bringing some great artists on this tour to open the shows. Squirrel Flower (SOLO) will be with us from Boise to Boston, Flock of Dimes from Brooklyn to Austin and Danielle Durack from Phoenix to Seattle.

Tickets on-sale Friday, April 5 at 10am local time.

+ Info and ticket links HERE

06/16 : Boise ID – Visual Arts Collective +
06/17 : Salt Lake City UT – Urban Lounge +
06/19 : Denver CO – Bluebird Theater +
06/22 : St. Paul MN – Turf Club +
06/23 : Madison WI – High Noon Saloon +
06/24 : Chicago IL – Thalia Hall +
06/25 : Indianapolis IN – Hi-Fi +
06/27 : Detroit MI – El Club +
06/28 : Toronto ON – The Great Hall +
06/30 : Boston MA – Crystal Ballroom +
07/01 : Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #
07/02 : Philadelphia PA – The Foundry #
07/03 : Washington DC – The Atlantis #
07/06 : Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle / Back Room #
07/07 : Asheville NC – The Grey Eagle #
07/08 : Nashville TN – Basement East #
07/09 : Atlanta GA – Terminal West #
07/11 : Birmingham AL – Saturn #
07/13 : Fort Worth TX – Tulips #
07/14 : Austin TX – Mohawk #
07/16 : Phoenix AZ – Crescent Ballroom %
07/18 : San Diego CA – Music Box %
07/19 : Santa Ana CA – Constellation Room %
07/20 : Los Angeles CA – Lodge Room %
07/22 : Felton CA – Felton Music Hall %
07/23 : San Francisco CA – The Chapel %
07/25 : Portland OR – Wonder Ballroom %
07/26 : Seattle WA – Neumos %

+ with Squirrel Flower (solo)
# with Flock of Dimes
% with Danielle Durack

We’re Moving Our Email List To Substack!

BIG NEWS! We’re moving our email list over to Substack. We’ve been running our list for nearly 20 years (WOW!) and the last 10 years it’s been administered through Mailchimp. For a bunch of reasons it’s time move on and it seems like Substack will be a good place to continue our long and beautiful friendship.

Moving forward, we’ll be posting news about Pedro the Lion and Dave’s other musical adventures, tour dates, music, exclusive merchandise, conversations, peek behind the scenes and whatever else we can think of over at Bazan HQ on Substack.

We’re still in the process of moving everyone’s emails over to Substack. But it’s taking longer than we expected. It’s a pretty big list and I guess they want to make sure we’re doing anything janky with your emails.

In the mean time, we wanted you to be the first to know that new music is imminent — we’ll be premiering “Modesto” from the forthcoming Pedro the Lion album Santa Cruz on Tuesday, April 2 @ 9 AM CT.

Sign up to Bazan HQ at Substack to get that link.

There’s an option for a modestly priced paid subscription to our Substack that directly supports Dave’s ongoing work. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of news and updates for free. But there will be some special content directly from Dave every month and other perks for those who decide to upgrade to a paid subscription.

We have a more good news coming soon. Please stay tuned.

Pedro the Lion (SOLO) Undertow Shows – March 2024

Hello Oregon and California! There are a few Pedro the Lion (SOLO) Undertow shows happening in March. These are small capacity shows in private spaces hosted by our amazing fans. These always sell out quickly. Please don’t delay.

March 02 : Portland OR @ 8pm
March 03 : Chico CA @ 8pm
March 04 : Orinda CA @ 8pm
March 05 : Soquel CA @ 8pm
March 06 : Orange County CA @ 8pm
March 08 : San Diego CA @ 8pm
March 09 : Santa Fe Springs CA @ 3pm – Early show
March 09 : Los Angeles CA @ 8pm
March 11 : San Francisco CA @ 7pm
March 12 : Sacramento CA @ 8pm
March 13 : Eugene OR @ 8pm

Get tickets:

Thank you!

Pedro the Lion (SOLO) Undertow Shows – February 2024

Hello Washington! There are a few Pedro the Lion (solo) Undertow shows happening in February. These are small capacity shows in private spaces hosted by our amazing fans. These always sell out quickly. Please don’t delay.

Wed Feb 7 : Bellingham WA – SOLD OUT
Thu Feb 8 : Lake Stevens WA – SOLD OUT
Fri Feb 9 : North Bend WA – SOLD OUT
Sat Feb 10 : Tacoma WA – SOLD OUT
Mon Feb 12 : Vashon Island WA – SOLD OUT

Get tickets:

Thank you!

Pedro the Lion (SOLO) / 2023 Holiday Show Live Stream

Pedro the Lion (SOLO) / 2023 Holiday Show Live Stream via Bandcamp. Saturday, December 16, 2023.

David Bazan of Pedro the Lion will be playing songs spanning his long career including songs from his holiday album “Dark Sacred Night” live from the studio in Seattle. Please join us if you can.


The show goes live at 8pm EST. Please check your local time zone so you don’t miss the show.

5pm : Seattle USA
6pm : Denver USA
7pm : Chicago USA
8pm : New York USA
1am : London, United Kingdom
2am : Berlin, Germany
10am : Tokyo, Japan (next day)
12pm : Sydney, Australia (next day)

A replay of this stream will be available for 48 hours. Just be sure to buy your ticket before the event goes live so you can watch the replay.

We hope to see you in the chat room.

Pedro the Lion (SOLO) Shows / December 2023

David will be playing a few solo shows in December. Tickets for the Living Room Shows are on sale today at Noon PT directly from Undertow. These are small capacity shows hosted by fans in private spaces with less than 50 tickets available for each one.

Tickets for the show at Trout Lake Hall are on sale now. This will be David’s first time playing at this lovely venue in Trout Lake WA.

Friday, December 08 : Seattle WA
Living Room Show @ 8pm

Saturday, December 9 : Trout Lake WA at Trout Lake Hall
15 Guler Rd Trout Lake, WA 98650
with special guest Kyle Morton

Sunday, December 10 : Portland OR
Living Room Show @ 3pm

Sunday, December 10 : Portland OR (Milwaukie)
Living Room Show @ 8pm

Monday, December 11 : Olympia WA
Living Room Show @ 8pm

Hope to see you at one of the shows!

Pedro the Lion: “It’s Hard To Find A Friend” + “Control” Tour 2023!

This year, 1998’s “It’s Hard to Find a Friend” and 2002’s “Control”, turn 25 and 21 years old, respectively. To celebrate, Dave, along with guitar player Erik Walters and drummer Terence Ankeny, will play every song from both albums on tour. This will be the first and last time you’ll get to hear all these songs together on a tour. We hope to see you at one of the shows.


04/11/23 : Omaha NE – The Waiting Room
04/12/23 : Kansas City MO – Record Bar
04/13/23 : Oklahoma City OK – Beer City Music Hall
04/14/23 : Dallas TX – Studio at the Factory
04/15/23 : Austin TX – Mohawk
04/17/23 : Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall
04/18/23 : New Orleans LA – Toulouse Theatre
04/19/23 : Huntsville AL – Mars Music Hall
04/21/23 : Tampa FL – Crowbar
04/22/23 : Orlando FL – The Social
04/23/23 : Jacksonville FL – Jack Rabbits
04/24/23 : Atlanta GA – Terminal West
04/25/23 : Asheville NC – Grey Eagle
04/27/23 : Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle
04/28/23 : Washington DC – Black Cat
04/29/23 : Philadelphia PA – Underground Arts
04/30/23 : Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/01/23 : Boston MA – The Sinclair
05/03/23 : Toronto ON – Great Hall
05/04/23 : Millvale PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
05/21/23 : Cleveland OH – Grog Shop
05/22/23 : Detroit MI – El Club
05/23/23 : Indianapolis IN – Hi-fi
05/24/23 : Nashville TN – Basement East
05/26/23 : St Louis MO – Old Rock House
05/27/23 : Chicago IL – Thalia Hall
05/29/23 : Milwaukee WI – Back Room at Colectivo
05/30/23 : Minneapolis MN – Fine Line
06/18/23 : Boise ID – Neurolux
06/19/23 : Salt Lake City UT – Urban Lounge
06/21/23 : Denver CO – Gothic Theatre
06/23/23 : Phoenix AZ – Crescent Ballroom
06/24/23 : Santa Ana CA – The Observatory
06/25/23 : Solana Beach CA – Belly Up
06/26/23 : Los Angeles CA – Lodge Room
06/27/23 : San Francisco CA – The Independent
06/29/23 : Portland OR – Revolution Hall
06/30/23 : Seattle WA – Neumo’s – SOLD OUT
07/01/23 : Bellingham WA – Wild Buffalo
07/02/23: Seattle WA – Neumo’s (All ages show)

Erik Walters will be opening all of these shows with a set of his own songs.

! IMPORTANT ! Please don’t buy tickets from any links other than the ones we have listed here our website or in emails we send to our email list. Third-party re-sellers are jacking up prices way beyond face value when tickets are still available at the prices directly from the venue and their official ticketing partners. And there are some scammers out there selling fake tickets. These shows are selling quickly… please get them soon while direct-from-venue tickets are still available.

HOSTS NEEDED: Pedro The Lion (SOLO) September + October + November 2022

Hello friends! We’re looking for people to host Pedro the Lion (solo) shows in September, October and November 2022.

We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room (for approx 3 hours) and check-in guests at the door upon arrival. In return you’ll get 5 free tickets for your friends and our eternal gratitude.

Do you live in or near one of the cities listed below? Do you have large living room, loft space, community space, art gallery, yoga studio, coffee shop, or other space that can comfortably and safely host up to 50 people? If so, please visit this link to learn more and to submit your info.

David would love to play a show at your place!

Sept 26 : Butte MT
Sept 27 : Ft. Collins CO
Sept 28 : Omaha NE
Sept 29 : Chicago IL
Sept 30 : OFF
Oct 01 : Detroit MI
Oct 02 : Toronto ONT
Oct 03 : New York / Brooklyn NY
Oct 04 : Philadelphia PA
Oct 05 : Baltimore MD

Oct 23 : Asheville NC
Oct 24 : Gainesville FL
Oct 25 : Atlanta GA
Oct 26 : Nashville TN
Oct 27 : New Orleans LA
Oct 28 : Austin TX
Oct 29 : OFF
Oct 30 : Dallas TX
Oct 31 : Lawrence KS
Nov 01 : Denver CO
Nov 02 : Salt Lake City UT
Nov 03 : Boise ID

1. Please visit this link and read everything there so you know how the shows work.
2. Fill in the form
3. Sit tight and we’ll get back to as soon as possible if we can confirm a show at your place.

Thank you!