Powerman 5000 + (hed)p.e. Team Up

Powerman 5000 and (hed)p.e. are joining forces for a summer excursion that is guaranteed to rock the earth’s socks off. It’s a good time to come out to a show because both acts have new albums set for release this year.

Although the album titles – Powerman 5000’s Builders Of The Future and (hed)p.e.’s Evolution – seem to indicate the bands are mixing things up with the new material, both acts have been refining the sound fans know and love.

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Spider One and friends.

Builders Of The Future is due out May 27 on T-Boy Records/Ume.

“We’ve replanted our flag as the weird, sci-fi, electronic band,” Powerman 5000’s Spider One says. “This is what we are. This is what we do best. This is clearly what people like from us the most, too. So I’m going to love it like they love it. We’re back. The fanbase has really rallied around us again. The enthusiasm feels like it’s picked up from the year 2000. The electronic-metal-dance thing, we’ve locked it down once and for all with this one.” 

As for Evolution, due out July 22 on Pavement Entertainment, the label says the album “sees (hed)p.e. returning to its heavier roots that fans have come to admire over the band’s lengthy career.”

Photo: John Davisson
Held in New Orleans' City Park.

Here’s the plan for the tour:

Aug. 1 – Sauget, Ill., Pop’s
Aug. 2 – Lawrence, Kan.,Granada Theatre
Aug. 3 – Omaha Neb., Sokol Auditorium / Underground
Aug. 4 – Des Moines, Iowa, Wooly’s
Aug. 5 – Ringle, Wis., Q and Z Expo Center
Aug. 6 – Turtle Lake, Wis., St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake
Aug. 7 – Fond Du Lac, Wis., The Shack
Aug. 8 – Kokomo, Ind., Centerstage Bar And Grill
Aug. 9 – Birch Run, Mich., Birch Run Expo Center 
Aug. 10 – Mishawka, Ind., Smith’s Downtown Tap & Grill
Aug. 12 – Pittsburgh, Pa., The Altar Bar
Aug. 13 – Rochester, N.Y., Main Street Armory
Aug. 14 – Poughkeepsie, N.Y., The Chance Entertainment Complex
Aug. 15 – Hartford, Conn., Webster Theatre
Aug. 16 – Worcester, Mass., The Palladium
Aug. 17 – Portland, Maine, Asylum
Aug. 20 – Patchogue, N.Y., Emporium
Aug. 21 – New York, N.Y., B.B. Kings Blues Club
Aug. 22 – Hagerstown, Md., Hard Time Café
Aug. 23 – Columbus, Ohio, Alrosa Villa
Aug. 27 – Jacksonville, N.C., Ziggy’s
Aug. 29 – Newport, Ky., Thompson House 
Aug. 30 – Grand Rapids, Mich., The Intersection / The Stache       

Tickets for select dates are available now. An onsale is scheduled Saturday, May 24 at 10 a.m. CST for the Lawrence show.

For more information visit Powerman5000.com and Facebook.com/hedpe.