12/1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box
12/2 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
12/3 – San Francisco, CA – The Filmore
12/4 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/8 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
12/9 – Chicago, IL – Metro
12/11 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/12 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
12/14 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
12/15 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
–Einstürzende Neubauten – Blixa Bargeld, N.U. Unruh, Alexander Hacke, Rudolf Moser and Jochen Arbeit – celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the band with the release of Strategies Against Architecture IV and US tour dates in December. The compilation album is released digitally today (November 9, 2010) with a two disc physical release set for December 7, 2010.
Strategies Against Architecture IV is the fourth album in the archival compilation series by Neubauten and collates the band’s output from 2002-2010, a period which saw Einstürzende Neubauten release Perpetuum Mobile (Mute), embark on the “Musterhaus” series (finalised in 2007), the release of Grundstück (CD & DVD, 2005), Palast der Republik (DVD, 2006), Alles wieder offen (2007) and their most recent release The Jewels (2008). During this time, the band began their groundbreaking series of ‘Supporter Albums’. For these releases, the band, via www.neubauten.org, engaged fans in a subscription model that entirely financed several releases and gave the ‘Supporters’ unprecedented exclusive access to the recording process.
Strategies Against Architecture IV is a double disc release including material from the band’s deeply symbolic appearance at Berlin’s Palast der Republik – the former seat of power of the German Democratic Republik, featuring The Social Choir of 100 supporter voices; live recordings such as YouMe & MeYou (from Vienna); Bertolt Brecht Und Der Weltempfänger (featuring “a roll of gaffer tape descending a staircase”) as well as material from the “Musterhaus” series (a collection of very limited edition experimental albums that were available exclusively via the band’s website).
Einstürzende Neubauten’s 30th anniversary will be celebrated with a tour through Europe and the US. Two shows will be performed in each, select city at different venues that are significant to the band. A concert will be played the first night with the second night billed as ‘An Evening With Einstürzende Neubauten’. For this show, the band will present the audience with a mixed program of films, solo shows, guests and friends including a shorter concert performance of material that has rarely or never been played live.
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