With today's release of KUNST, their 18th studio album, the legendary industrial pioneers KMFDM are ready to unleash their "Ultra Heavy Beat" live for their upcoming US tour. With nearly three decades of historic, groundbreaking musical mayhem behind them, they're kicking off their tour on March 8th in Portland, OR and circling the States till the end of March (tour dates below).
Released on seminal label Metropolis Records, KUNST has already been receiving rave reviews. COMA Music Magazine praises, "Kunst is another exceptional album from ... a must have album." Sputnik Music chimes, "Industrial dance music as boisterous as one could want it." ReGen Magazine adds, "KUNST is the quintessential KMFDM album, living up to its title in presenting all of the elements that have aided in the band’s longevity: excellent production, tight performances, and a lyrically dynamic blend of sociopolitical diatribes and pseudo-humorous self reference... always marching to the beat of its own drum with KUNST being as straightforward and in-your-face as ever." OurVinyl sums it up best:"Beg for more, we will!"
German for “ART”, KUNST is fitting for a band that has spent three decades conceptualizing its own brand of art war against the establishment. Bombastic musical graffiti, the album shows the band making another indelible mark on the walls of society. Kicking things off with the snarky title track, the signature KMFDM sound busts down the doors with an instant payoff for long-term fans and newbies alike, seamlessly blending their anarchic signature sound/themes with elements of punk, industrial and EBM. From the steady build of "Ave Maria" to the relentless "Animal Out "to their show of solidarity for the jailed Russian punk band, Pussy Riot, with the song of the same name, KUNST exposes the underbelly of society's shortcomings.
KUNST is the passageway into the very abyss, the unknown depth of a staple we took for granted over the years, commonly known as KMFDM. It has been released on February 26, 2013 on Metropolis Records.
Mar 08 Star Theater Portland, OR
Mar 09 The Independent San Francisco, CA
Mar 10 The Fonda Theatre Hollywood, CA
Mar 11 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
Mar 12 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Mar 14 Backstage Live San Antonio, TX
Mar 15 Trees Dallas, TX
Mar 16 Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge, LA
Mar 17 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Mar 18 State Theatre Falls Church, VA
Mar 19 Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA
|Mar 20 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA |
Mar 21 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Mar 22 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA
Mar 23 House of Blues Chicago Chicago, IL
Mar 24 Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
Mar 25 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Mar 26 The Waiting Room Lounge Omaha, NE
Mar 27 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Mar 28 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 29 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Mar 30 Showbox SODO Seattle, WA