The pioneering industrial troupe has been performing for more than 20 years, but they’re no nostalgia act. KMFDM’s latest studio album, Hau Ruck, will be released September 13 and the band is headlining a massive tour of North America and Europe to support it.
They’ll start the tour September 21 in Seattle and then head north for a lengthy tour of Canada. The group will play 15 cities in the Great White North, finishing at The Attic in Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 8.
Then it’s back down to the U.S. for a week of mid-October shows stretching from Rochester, N.Y., to Denver with Acumen Nation opening.
Of course, Europe’s where the real party starts.
After a week of U.K. dates in late October, they’ll hit Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland and Russia on an intense schedule that will see them playing as many as five countries in a week.
The Euro tour encompasses nearly 40 shows through mid-December.
KMFDM has been through many incarnations, but Sascha Konietzko has been a central figure since co-founding the group in 1984. These days, the band is filled out by Lucia Cifarelli, Jules Hodgson, Andy Selway and Steve White.
They’ve been touring and recording steadily since reuniting in 2002 after a three-year hiatus. Hau Ruck marks the band’s 15th studio album, with a healthy amount of EPs, singles and live work also in the catalog.