Front Line Assembly are proud to announce a 25 show tour across North America to further support the critically-acclaimed new album Improvised.Electronic.Device. This is FLA’s first North American tour in four years. With them as direct support are the legendary DIE KRUPPS marking that band’s first US tour in 15 years. Joining the stage as well are Chicago noise makers CYANOTIC and DJ? ACUCRACK. “We’re quite excited [to tour],” adds keyboardist/vocalist Bill Leeb. “We feel we have grown as a band over the last four years. We really feel this new album will sound great live and can’t wait to get out there and be creative with it!” Also during this tour, both bands will be taking part of Festival Kinetik (http://www.festival-kinetik.net) on Thursday, May 19th.
VIP tickets will be available for the first time in FLA touring history. Fans will be able to watch soundcheck, meet and greet the band and receive an autographed poster, personalized VIP laminate, and much more. See www.frontlineassembly.com for details and to purchase VIP tickets.
The lineup for the US tour for FLA will be Bill Leeb, Jeremy Inkel, Jared Slingerland, and Jason Bazinet. Fans will also be able to pick up an exclusive tour CD , the physical package to the “Angriff” single (previously only available in the US as a download), as well as a bunch of hot new merch items.
The tour dates are:
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY
May 15 Winnipeg – Pyramid Cabaret
May 17 Ottawa – Zaphod Beeblebrox
May 19 Montreal – Kinetik Festival
May 20 Springfield, VA – JAXX
May 21 NYC – Highline Ballroom
May 22 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
May 23 Toronto – Mod Club
May 25 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
May 26 Cleveland – Peabody’s
May 27 Chicago – The Abbey
May 28 Milwaukee – Miramar Theater
May 29 Minneapolis – Ground Zero
May 30 Detroit – Shelter
June 01 New Orleans – Howlin’ Wolf
June 02 Dallas – Trees
June 03 Austin – Elysium
June 04 Houston – Numbers
June 06 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
June 07 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
June 08 San Diego – Brick By Brick
June 09 Santa Ana – Galaxy Theatre
June 10 L.A. – El Rey Theater
June 11 S.F. – Red Devil
June 12 Seattle – El Corazon
June 13 Vancouver – Rickshaw Theater
Riding high on a crest of applause, the new album (often shortened to “I.E.D.”) has been described by Outburn Magazine as, “a collection of cohesive and adrenaline charged songs that maintains the complexities of the band’s best material.” FearNet says, “Through the years, there’s always been a memorable hook and infectious beat lurking in FLA’s dark textured atmospheres, like a sinister prize in every box… and this record is no exception.” NBC-TV chimed, “Pounding beats. Brooding and extremely dark lyrics. Metal guitars and some of the best production out there in the industrial genre. This is Front Line Assembly at the top of their collective game.”
From the electronic bounce of “Hostage” to the dark metal of “Release” to the ambient and atmospheric closing track, “Downfall,” I.E.D. is an album rife with FLA’s brand of intelligent dance music. The first single “Shifting Through the Lens” is the most danceable track FLA has created in the last decade and came together quite naturally. “Jeremy came up with the original sequence for the verse and chorus and, right away, I really liked what I heard,” Bill explains. “It really brings together a lot of the different aspects of industrial and electronic that we all like.” The inimitable Al Jourgensen (Ministry, Revolting Cocks) guests on the sonic industrial onslaught of “Stupidity,” which Bill describes as, “inspired by the Ministry album The Last Sucker.”
Improvised. Electronic. Device. was released via Metropolis Records on June 22, 2010.