NEWS: FAILURE TO TOUR AS FOUR-PIECE IN OCTOBER IN SUPPORT OF THE HEART ISMONSTER

Failure return to the road in support of The Heart Is A Monster this October with a special friend in tow, former touring band member, Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age). Van Leeuwen was a touring member behind Fantastic Planet and played on four of the songs from The Heart Is A Monster.

“This is a very special tour to me for a couple of reasons,” says singer/guitar player Ken Andrews.  “One reason is the fact that we have some very cool bands joining us: Hum, Torche, Local H, And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. The second reason this tour is so special to me is that we have managed to secure our dear friend and former band mate, Troy Van Leeuwen as the fourth member of Failure for this tour.  I’m personally excited by this as it’s going to allow us to expand our live sound and repertoire. Think “Snow Angel” and “I Can See Houses” from The Heart Is A Monster, as well as a few gems from the past like our cover of “Enjoy The Silence.”

Failure has also confirmed their Australian live debut with an outing on Soundwave 2016.  Soundwaves Founder AJ Maddah took to Twitter and personally confirmed Failure’s appearance, saying “Getting Failure to play Soundwave 2015 is my personal definition of success!  Fantastic Planet changed my life.”

The band, who wrapped up an extensive North American in support of the recently released album share footage from their Austin performance, with clips of “Mulholland Dr.” (http://vevo.ly/SdVqTY) and “Wet Gravity” (http://vevo.ly/9dtcXk). The album, which is the culmination of a reunion for the space rock trio that kicked off in February 2014, was released in June. Rolling Stone said the release “brilliantly picks up where Fantastic Planet left off,” Alternative Press said “by reviving its past, Failure has taken a most decisive step into the present and Entertainment Weekly described The Heart Is A Monster as “a jaw-dropping slab of throbbing, fuzzy, visceral space rock.”

Tour dates:
October 9     Jacksonville, FL     Freebird Live *
October 10     Ft. Lauderdale, FL     Revolution *
October 11     Orlando, FL     House of Blues *
October 13     Norfolk, VA     Norva **
October 14     New York, NY     FLOODfest (CMJ) @ Brooklyn Bowl
October 15     Pittsburgh, PA     Mr. Smalls Theatre **
October 17     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird ***
October 20     Tucson, AZ     The Rock ***
October 21     Phoenix, AZ     Crescent Ballroom ***
October 22     Las Vegas, NV     Fremont Country Club ***
October 25     Sacramento, CA     Aftershock Festival
October 27     Los Angeles, CA     The Regent ****
October 28     TBA
October 29     San Diego, CA     The Music Box ****January 23     Brisbane, QLD     Soundwave
January 24     Sydney, NSW     Soundwave
January 26     Melbourne, VIC     Soundwave* – w/Hum and Torche
** – w/Torche
*** – w/Local H
**** – w/Trail of the Dead and Local H
Also new in October, the band will offering a Technical VIP package (in addition to their regular VIP fan experience) designed for the professional musician, engineer or technician interested in knowing the tech behind the show. With this VIP upgrade, Ken Andrews gives a limited number of fans a personal tour of the Failure live set up, the specific equipment used onstage, a live demonstration of the guitar/ bass rigs, monitoring system, as well as a tour of the front of house equipment, and a Q&A session with Ken. VIP packages are available via www.failureband.com. These packages, as well as general on-sales, are available this Friday, Sept. 4.