New Album Dark Skies Debuts
#2 on Billboard Hard Rock Charts

#2 Hard Rock
#3 Rock
#13 Top Current Albums
#69 Billboard 200
Over 5 Millions Streams on Spotify
Fit For A King are celebrating a monumental first week for recently released album Dark Skies.Securing charting positions including the #2 Hard Rock, #3 Rock, #13 Top Current Albums and #69 on the Billboard 200, this album has given Fit For A King the biggest first week in their decade-long history. Dark Skies has been streamed over 5 Milliontimes on Spotify, locking in multiple adds to playlists like Kickass Metaland New CoreFeatured single “Oblivion” is currently on Apple Music’s The A-List: Metal and Breaking Metal playlists as well.
Dark Skies is Fit For A King’s evocative declaration of a hard won victory. “This album 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.” Throughout the album, produced and mixed by the legendary Drew Fulk (I Prevail, Motionless In White, Memphis May Fire), heavy music and melodic hooks are used to honestly explore the dark sides of life. Heralding praise from outlets like Consequence of SoundRevolver,Kerrang!Loudwireand Alternative PressDark Skiesis available to stream and purchase today at
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. Tomorrow, the band will be kicking off their tour supporting The Devil Wears Prada as they celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary Tour of With Roots Above And Branches Below.
The tour will kick off in Portland, OR and travel to cities in the US and Canada through October 12th. A second leg of the tour was recently announced and includes cities like Denver, Dallas, New York and Columbus and will see the band touring through mid-December. A full list of tour dates are below, with more information and tickets available at
Upcoming Tour Dates:
9/26 – Portland, OR at Hawthorne Theatre
9/27 – Seattle, WA at El Corazon
9/28 – Vancouver, BC at Rickshaw Theatre
9/30 – Edmonton, AB at Union Hall
10/1 – Calgary, AB at The Gateway
10/3 – Winnipeg, MB at The Garrick Centre
10/4 – Minneapolis, MN at Varsity Theatre
10/5 – Iowa City, IA at Blue Moose Taphouse
10/6 – Milwaukee, WI at The Rave II
10/7 – Detroit, MI at St. Andrews Hall
10/9 – Indianapolis, IN at Deluxe at Old National
10/10 – Cincinnati, OH at Bogart’s
10/11 – Nashville, TN at Exit Inn
10/12 – Springfield, MO at The Riff
11/23 – Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge
11/24 – Lawrence, KS at Granada Theater
11/25 – Denver, CO at Summit Music Hall
11/28 – Sacramento, CA at Ace of Spades
11/30 – Las Vegas, NV at Vinyl
12/1 – Pomona, CA at The Glass House
12/2 – Mesa, AZ at Club Red
12/4 – San Antonio, TX at Alamo City Music Hall
12/5 – Dallas, TX at Canton Hall
12/6 – Houston, TX at Warehouse Live
12/7 – Destin, FL at Club LA
12/8 – Tampa, FL at The Orpheum
12/9 – Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade
12/11 – New York, NY at Gramercy Theatre
12/12 – Worcester, MA at The Palladium
12/13 – Lynchburg, VA at Phase 2
12/14 – Milvale, PA at Mr. Smalls Theatre
12/15 – Grand Rapids, MI at The Intersection
12/16 – Columbus, OH at Newport Music Hall
No matter the political divisions, the staggering alienation arising from our paradoxical and increasingly “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’t pretending to be something we’re not,” says Kirby. “We want people to know exactly who we are.”
Fit For A King was built with bootstrap ethics and do-it-yourself vigor. On the strength of self-released material, the group joined Solid 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 chartSlave to Nothing (2014) cracked the Top 50 of Billboard’s Top Current AlbumsDeathgrip (2016) climbed to Number 5 among Hard Rock Albums. Now, with the band’s latest release, Dark Skies, Fit For A King is looking to, once again, dominate the hard rock/metal-core scene through a collection of diverse anthems powered by the undeniable weight of truth-telling emotional vulnerability.
Fit For A King is Ryan Kirby (vocals), Bobby Lynge (guitar), Jared Easterling (drums), and Ryan “Tuck” O’Leary (bass/vocals).