Photo credit: Ester Segarra
July 27, 2011 — KMFDM, the legendary German electro-industrial outfit helmed by Sascha Konietzko, embark on their first North American tour since the April release of WTF?! on Metropolis Records.
“We are putting together one hell of a playlist for this tour with lots of fresh material from WTF?! as well as some killer classics and maybe even a surprise or two,” Sascha shared.
Joining KMFDM on the WTF?! tour are Army of the Universe, 16Volt (Aug. 3 to 14 only) and Human Factors Lab. Army of the Universe, an Italian industrial duo, recently released their debut album Mother Ignorance on Metropolis Records. The band features renowned European DJ Albert Vorne aka Trebla. Chris Vrenna (Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM), will join Army of the Universe for a handful of dates (noted below). 16Volt released Beating Dead Horses, the Portland band’s seventh studio album, in May. Human Factors Lab will be debuting their new EP We All Fall Down on the tour.
William Wilson of Legion Within is performing with the current KMFDM line-up of Sascha, Lucia Cifarelli (vocals, keyboards), Jules Hodgson (guitars), Andy Selway (drums) and Steve White (guitars).
KMFDM also recently released a collection of their best known tracks in a single disc version titled Würst and a double disc edition called Greatest Shit. Both releases feature songs from their time spent on WaxTrax! and Metropolis/KMFDM Records.
WTF?! tour dates:
August 3 Seattle, WA El Corazon
4 Portland, OR Wonder Ball
5 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
6 Anaheim, CA Grove of Anaheim
7 San Diego, CA Belly Up Tavern
8 Los Angeles, CA The Mayan*
10 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
12 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
13 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club
14 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
15 Detroit, MI The Crofoot
16 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
17 Boston, MA Royale*
18 New York, NY Irving Plaza*
19 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts*
20 Baltimore, MD Recher Theater*
21 Cincinnati, OH Radiodown
24 Salt Lake City, UT Complex
25 Boise, ID The Knitting Factory
26 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
27 Victoria, BC Sugar Nightclub
* = Chris Vrenna joins Army of the Universe