COMBICHRIST will be taking their patented electro-industrial sound on the road to support their fourth album Today We Are All Demons which is set for release on January 20, 2009. Kicking off on January 14th at Fort Lauderdale’s Club Premier, the tour will include direct support from Black Light Burns featuring Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson). Tour dates below.
Combichrist’s much lauded and respected live shows are, as Crypt Magazine describes, “known for tons of energy, blood, and a rock n’ roll attitude.” BlogCritics also warns that it’s “not for the faint of heart – you wouldn’t bring your grandmother to this show.” The live incarnation is comprised of Combichrist mastermind Andy LaPlegua, longtime live drummer Joe Letz (Amen, Genitorturers, Emigrate), keyboardist Z_Marr (Hell Trash) and Trevor Friedrich (Eighteen Visions, Imperative Reaction).
Born from the metal and hardcore soul of Norway, Combichrist is the brainchild of Andy LaPlegua, an icon within the industrial/dance scene. Creating music for much of his life, he began his musical empire fronting two highly respected (but very Norway-inclusive) bands: Fleshfire and Lash Out. While playing with Lash Out, Andy felt constricted within the organic side of hardcore and metal and decided it was time to branch out work in electronics and dance beats. As a result, he began the influential and seminal band Icon Of Coil, and released three groundbreaking and acclaimed albums through Philadelphia’s Metropolis Records. Feeling the need to expand into a darker and harder direction, he created Combichrist, which has become one of the label’s top selling artists.
Tourmates for this run, Black Light Burns released their CD/DVD combo package, Cover Your Heart & The Anvil Pants Odyssey, earlier this year. Featuring odd and unorthodox covers of songs by a diverse group of artists including Duran Duran, P.J. Harvey, The Swans, and Sisters of Mercy, this collection has been described by Revolver as a “revealing look into the mind of one of one of heavy music’s most creative headcases.”
CORRECTED DATES BELOW!
Jan 14 2009 Respectable Street (West Palm Beach, FL)
Jan 15 2009 State Theater (St. Petersburg, FL)
Jan 16 2009 Jack Rabbits (Jacksonville, FL)
Jan 17 2009 Spanish Moon (Baton Rouge, LA)
Jan 18 2009 The Meridian Theater (Houston, TX)
Jan 19 2009 Granada Theater (Dallas, TX)
Jan 20 2009 Elysium (Austin, TX)
Jan 21 2009 TBA (El Paso, TX)
Jan 22 2009 Marquee Theater (Phoenix, AZ)
Jan 24 2009 The Avalon (Los Angeles, CA)
Jan 25 2009 DNA Lounge (San Francisco, CA)
Jan 26 2009 The Boardwalk (Sacramento, CA)
Jan 27 2009 Berbati’s Pan (Portland, OR)
Jan 28 2009 El Corazon (Seattle, WA)
Jan 30 2009 Avalon Theater (Salt Lake City, UT)
Jan 31 2009 Marquis Theater (Denver, CO)
Feb 1 2009 The Record Bar (Kansas City, MO)
Feb 3 2009 Station 4 (Minneapolis, MN)
Feb 4 2009 House Of Blues (Chicago, IL)
Feb 5 2009 The Majestic Theater (Detroit, MI)
Feb 6 2009 Peabody’s Down Under (Cleveland, OH)
Feb 7 2009 The Opera House (Toronto, ONT)
Feb 8 2009 Foufoune Electriques (Montreal, QC)
Feb 10 2009 Polaris (Philadelphia, PA)
Feb 11 2009 The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza (New York, NY)
Feb 12 2009 Recher Theater (Baltimore, MD)
Feb 13 2009 The Norva (Norfolk, VA)
Feb 14 2009 The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)