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