Pennsylvania post-hardcore 6-piece I AM KING has signed with Velocity/Rise Records. Formed out of the Lehigh Valley in early 2010, I AM KING humbly offers a message of truth and hope with their music, while reminding their listeners the harsh reality of choosing to face both the truth and yourself. The band’s self-titled and self-released EP dropped last month and was recorded with Taylor Larson (Periphery, Sky Eats Airplane, I the Breather). The band will enter the studio later this year to record their label debut with an anticipated release in spring 2013.

“The first time I heard I Am King, I instantly knew there was something special about them.  I’ll never forget that first show i saw them at (Starland Ballroom).  I knew it wasn’t just studio magic, but that it was real.  What they had was authentic and genuine.  I see nothing but amazing things in their future,” says Velocity Records founder Dave Shapiro.

Co-vocalist Sam Sky says, “From the beginning we had our eye on Velocity and now we have Dave Shapiro behind us along with Rise. It’s a dream come true for us. We’re really blessed and stoked to have this opportunity and to have such an awesome team behind us. Thank you to everyone who has supported us up until this point. We promise not to let you down”

I AM King will be on the road this fall playing select shows with Assassins, Chiodos, The Word Alive, Pierce The Veil, We Came as Romans and more. See dates below.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Sep 12 – Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Assassins)
Sep 13 – The Pike Room Pontiac, MI (w/ Assassins)
Sep 14 – Intersection Grand Rapids, MI (w/ Chiodos, The Word Alive)
Sep 15 – Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN (w/ Chiodos, The Word Alive)
Sep 29 – Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, NJ (w/ We Came As Romans)
Oct 19 – The Loft Poughkeepsie, NY (w/ Visions)
Nov 03 – Corona Theatre Montreal, Canada (w/ Pierce The Veil, Sleeping with Sirens, Tonight Alive)
Nov 04 – The Guvernment Toronto, Canada (w/ Pierce The Veil, Sleeping with Sirens, Tonight Alive)
Nov 16 – Planet Trog Entertainment Whitehall, PA (w/ From Atlantis)
Nov 17 – Berkeley Heights VFW Berkeley Heights, NJ