“It’s Hard To Find A Friend” 20th Anniversary Reissue. Limited Edition Red Vinyl.


Pedro The Lion’s 1998 debut album is available again after being out of print for years.


+ Remastered for vinyl in 2012 by TW Walsh from the original analog tapes with no digital limiting or compression.
+ Reissued in 2018 by Epitaph Records.
+  Pressed by Indpenepend Record Pressing.
+ High Quality 150g Black Vinyl.
+  High Quality Limited Edition 150g Transparent Red Vinyl.
+ Uncoated jacket and inner sleeve.
+ Each purchase comes with an instant MP3 download.

Upon its initial release in 1998, Pedro The Lion’s It’s Hard To Find a Friend was an instant hit, propelling singer/songwriter David Bazan into the consciousness of newfound fans around the globe, topping many critics’re lists and making it a must for any Pedro The Lion fan.


David Bazan On NPR’s All Things Considered

Pedro the Lion is known for its sometimes dreamy lyrics that take on internal conflict, often filled with religious angst.

Even as many of their songs tackled faith, the Seattle-based band, formed in 1995, quickly gathered a wide indie rock following.

A decade later, the band and its frontman David Bazan  reached a tipping point — as Bazan questioned his religious beliefs, the band dissolved when he embarked on a solo career.

Fast forward to 2017: Bazan announced that he would start touring again with a group of musicians under the familiar name, Pedro the Lion.

Bazan spoke with NPR’s Sarah McCammon about going back on tour and making new music under his old moniker.

Pedro The Lion Signs To Polyvinyl Records!

Today is the first day back in the studio as Pedro the Lion. After writing and arranging a handful of new songs, then rehearsing and arranging them further with the band, we’re ready to record a couple of them for a new album. I didn’ret realize what calling my music Pedro the Lion again would mean to me, but it’res re-connected me to parts of myself and my history (both sonic and personal) that I had lost touch with. This re-awakening is making the process so enjoyable and I’rem grateful for the chance to do this again.

As a music fan I’reve watched Polyvinyl thrive in a brutal marketplace and grow their seminal roster to include even more bands that I’rem downright obsessed with. As a cog in the music business I’reve gotten to know and appreciate their inner workings gradually through mutual friends and colleagues over many years of visiting their offices in Champaign, Illinois. So when looking for a record label for Pedro the Lion I realized pretty quickly that Polyvinyl was a fantastic fit. I am so thrilled to be working with them.  – David Bazan

Help Pedro The Lion Buy A Van


Starting in February, Pedro The Lion will be going on tour for the first time in 12 years! We’rere very excited for you to hear and see what we’reve put together for the tour. We’reve done a ton of work to make a great show and production.

Some of you might know, Bazan’s tour van was totaled when he hit a deer while on tour in 2013. That van traveled across North America many times, logging over 170,000 miles on tour. It was a tough loss (for Bazan and the deer).

Now we need your help to buy a new tour van. In an effort to raise money for the van, we’re offering these limited edition shirts and posters. The poster will have the name of everyone who contributes.

We’ll take orders through February 14. After that, they’rere gone forever. No re-prints.

+ Shirts and posters will be shipped together a study poster tube.
+ All orders will be shipped by March 23.

+ Shirt Material: 100% Cotton
+ Shirt colors: Slate Grey. Navy Blue, Olive Green
+ Print color:  Light Grey, Medium Grey, Black
+ Printed By:  Seen Merch in Kansas City, MO

+ Printed 100% recycled 130lb uncoated paper
+ Size: 11″ x 17″
+ Printed by Dixon Graphics in Champaign IL

Thanks for your help! We’ll see you soon.

Pedro The Lion 2018 Tour!

Last spring, after 11 years of performing and recording under his own name, Dave Bazan’s growing fatigue with working alone hit a tipping point. “I missed the energy of making music with other people on stage and constantly traveling alone was starting to really sting”, Bazan recalls. “I needed to be in a band again”.

At that point, assuming this new band would be billed as “David Bazan Band” or similar, he began to set the wheels in motion to make it happen. He rented a rehearsal space again, hired a couple buddies for upcoming tours, and started fleshing out demos for the band to cue off of.

He didn’t realize it at first, but by mid-summer something big started to dawn on him: he had stumbled back into the very same process that yielded the first three Pedro the Lion records. “To my surprise, it felt a bit like coming home.”

Bazan is very excited to be back playing rock & roll as Pedro the Lion again. The set list for the 6 previously-announced sold-out shows in the Pacific Northwest later this month and the full US tour in 2018 will span every Pedro the Lion record and then some.

with special guest Marie/Lepanto

Feb 8 : St Louis MO – Old Rock House –  TICKETS
Feb 9 : Kansas City MO – Record Bar –  TICKETS
Feb 10 : Tulsa OK – The Vanguard –  TICKETS
Feb 12 : Dallas TX – Trees –  TICKETS
Feb 13 : Austin TX – Mohawk –  TICKETS
Feb 14 : Houston TX – Rockefeller’s –  TICKETS
Feb 16 : New Orleans LA –  One Eyed Jacks –  TICKETS
Feb 17 : Birmingham AL – Saturn –  TICKETS
Feb 18 : Gainesville FL – High Dive –  TICKETS
Feb 19 : Orlando FL – The Social –  TICKETS
Feb 21 : Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle –  TICKETS
Feb 22 : Atlanta GA – Terminal West –  TICKETS
Feb 23 : Nashville TN – Exit/In –  TICKETS


MAY 2018
with special guest David Dondero

May 8 : Vancouver BC – Biltmore Cabaret –  TICKETS
May 9 : Portland OR – Revolution Hall –  TICKETS
May 12 : San Francisco CA – The Independent –  TICKETS
May 13 : Oakland CA – Starline –  TICKETS
May 14 : Los Angeles CA – Teragram –  TICKETS
May 17 : Solana Beach CA – Belly Up Tavern – TICKETS
May 18 : Phoenix AZ – The Crescent Ballroom – TICKETS
May 20 : Denver CO – Bluebird Theatre –  TICKETS
May 21 : Fort Collins CO – Washington’s –  TICKETS
May 22 : Salt Lake City UT – Urban Lounge –  TICKETS
May 23 : Boise ID – Neurolux –  TICKETS
May 24 : Missoula MT – Top Hat –  TICKETS


with special guest to be announced

Aug 6 : Indianapolis IN – The HI-FI – TICKETS
Aug 7 : Ferndale MI – Loving Touch – TICKETS
Aug 8 : Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace – TICKETS
Aug 10 : Allston MA – Brighton Music Hall –  TICKETS
Aug 11 : Philadelphia PA – Union Transfer –  TICKETS
Aug 12 : Washington DC – Black Cat – TICKETS
Aug 14 : New York NY – Bowery Ballroom – TICKETS
Aug 15 : Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg –  TICKETS
Aug 16 : Pittsburgh PA Mr. Small’s –  TICKETS
Aug 17 : Cleveland OH – Grog Shop – TICKETS
Aug 18 : Newport KY – Southgate House –  TICKETS
Aug 20 : Davenport IA – Raccoon Motel – TICKETS
Aug 21 : Omaha NE – The Waiting Room – TICKETS
Aug 22 : Minneapolis MN – Fine Line – TICKETS
Aug 23 : Milwaukee WI – Turner Hall – TICKETS
Aug 24 : Chicago IL – Thalia Hall – TICKETS

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Living Room Shows October + Full Band Shows November!

These are the last living room shows until 2019. That’s right, there will be NO Bazan Living Room Shows for the remainder of 2017 or in 2018. Don’t miss these.  All tickets must be purchased in advance.

Thu Oct 12 : Living Room Show @ 8pm – Champaign IL – SOLD OUT
Fri Oct 13 : Living Room Show @ 8pm – Springfield IL – SOLD OUT
Sat Oct 14 : Living Room Show @ 8pm – Glen Ellyn IL – SOLD OUT
Sun Oct 15 : Living Room Show @ 3pm – Morton Grove IL – SOLD OUT
Sun Oct 15 : Living Room Show @ 8pm – Chicago IL – SOLD OUT

Living Room Shows are private shows limited to 40-50 tickets,  hosted by fans in spaces such as, living rooms,  lofts, recording studios, yoga studios, bike shops, screen printing shops, clothing stores, coffee shops, cafes, churches, etc. For each show we try to find the best space based on the acoustics of the room, proximity to parking and public transportation, etc. We’re trying to create intimate shows that will be a positive and memorable experience for everyone.

David will be playing venue shows with a full band in November. This is the same line-up as the current west coast shows with City & Colour. It’s Bazan on bass, Erik Walters on guitar, Sean Lane on drums. This is  a proper rock show!

Nov 05 : Pike Room at The Crofoot – Pontiac MI – SOLD OUT
Nov 06 : The Drake – Toronto ONT – SOLD OUT
Nov 08 : Brighton Music Hall – Allston MA – SOLD OUT
Nov 09 : Rough Trade NYC – Brooklyn NY – SOLD OUT
Nov 11 : Johnny Brenda’res – Philadelphia PA – SOLD OUT
Nov 12 : Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington DC – SOLD OUT
Nov 13 : Cat’res Cradle – Back Room – Carrboro NC – SOLD OUT
Nov 15 : New Brookland – Columbia SC – SOLD OUT
Nov 16 : The Earl – Atlanta GA – SOLD OUT
Nov 18 : Club Cafe – Pittsburgh PA – SOLD OUT
Nov 19 : Rumba Cafe – Columbus OH – SOLD OUT

To finish out the year, David will be playing a  few shows with the incredible Julien Baker in Tennessee.


Nov 29 : Bijou Theatre – Knoxville TN – SOLD OUT
Nov 30 : Marathon Music Works – Nashville TN
Dec 01 : 1884 Lounge – Memphis TN – SOLD OUT