Failure Rolls Next Month

Failure climbs back onboard the ol’ tour bus next month to support its latest album.  The journey features the alt-rock band welcoming back an old friend, special guests and a whole lotta fun. 

Failure’s upcoming road trip is in support of the band’s new album, The Heart Is A Monster, released in June.

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The new dates arrived on our receiving dock along with the announcement that former touring band member, Troy Van Leeuwen, will join Failure on the tour.  Leeuwen played on four of the songs on Heart Is A Monster.

Failure singer/guitarist Ken Andrews gives you the lowdown:

“This is a very special tour to me for a couple of reasons,” Andrews said.  “One reason is the fact that we have some very cool bands joining us: Hum, Torche, Local H, … And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. 

“The second reason this tour is so special to me is that we have managed to secure our dear friend and former bandmate, Troy Van Leeuwen as the fourth member of Failure on this tour.  I’m personally excited by this as it’s going to allow us to expand our live sound and repertoire.  Think ‘Snow Angel’ and ‘I Can See Houses’ from The Heart Is A Monster, as well as a few gems from the past like our cover of ‘Enjoy The Silence.’”

Along with plotting an October tour, Failure has secured a position on Australia’s Soundwave festival tour beginning in late January.  Soundwave founder AJ Maddah took to Twitter to confirm the band’s addition to the lineup, saying it was his “personal definition of success!” and that the band’s 1996 Fantastic Planet changed his life.

The upcoming tour launches in Florida and wraps in Southern California.  Here’s the routing:

Oct. 9 – Jacksonville, Fla., Freebird Live
Oct. 10 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Revolution Live
Oct. 11 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House Of Blues
Oct. 13 – Norfolk, Va., The NorVa
Oct. 14 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Brooklyn Bowl (Floodfest)
Oct. 15 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre
Oct. 17 – St. Louis, Mo., Firebird
Oct. 20 – Tucson, Ariz., The Rock
Oct. 21 – Phoenix, Ariz., The Crescent Ballroom
Oct. 22 – Las Vegas, Nev., Freemont Country Club
Oct. 25 – Elverta, Calif., Gibson Ranch Park (Monster Energy Aftershock festival)
Oct. 27 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Regent Theater
Oct. 29 – San Diego, Calif., Music Box

Hum appears Oct. 9-11.  Torche appears Oct. 9-11 & Oct. 15.  Local H appears Oct. 17-22.  … And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead appears Oct. 27-29.

General onsales for several shows begin Sept. 4.  Click here for more information.