Los Angeles-based cyber metallers FEAR FACTORY will embark on a U.S. headlining tour next month. Support on the trek, which will see the band perform its classic second album “Demanufacture” in its entirety, will come from Swedish metallers SOILWORK.
So far the following dates have been leaked:
Mar. 24 – San Antonio, TX – The Korova
Mar. 25 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Mar. 26 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Apr. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Tickets for the Pittsburgh show go on sale tomorrow (Saturday, February 13) at 12:00 p.m.
FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell said in an interview last year that the band wanted to do a U.S. tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of “Demanufacture” but that “promoters aren’t interested.”
FEAR FACTORY completed a European trek last fall which saw the band playing “Demanufacture” in its entirety. They also showcased songs from their new album, “Genexus”, which came out on August 7, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.
Asked by Mick Stingley of Rreverb.com last November if there were any plans for FEAR FACTORY to come back around to the North America after the New Year, Bell said: “We’d like to. We’re going to figure something out. We’d still like to do a ‘Demanufacture’ tour of the United States, but it’s up in the air. The promoters aren’t interested… It costs money. But hopefully we’ll see that change in the next couple of months.”
FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares told Metal Forces magazine about the band’s plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Demanufacture”: “Can you believe that that record’s already 20 years old? It just went by fast. We feel that because that record has fan favorites, it would be good to do a tour around that just for a whole new generation of people who never got to see us during that time and that tour. To just play it in its entirety, man. To show respect to what was a record that opened a door to metal. It basically gave a facelift to metal. Burt’s vocal style is definitely something that is very, very common these days among other bands. We just wanna show people where it came from, where it started, so hopefully a new generation will get into FEAR FACTORY.”
Bell told Spotlight Report in a 2013 interview that he felt “Demanufacture” was ahead of its time. He said: “[At the time of its release] it was a hit, but it was an underground hit; it never made the mainstream. It’s one of those records that was scratching the surface, but never really crossed over. At the time, it was still too aggressive, still too out there. Ever since then, that album just inspired and influenced so many other bands that if people that never heard ‘Demanufacture’ would listen to it today, they’d think it’s a contemporary album.”
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