Failure has just premiered the video for “Counterfeit Sky” from the album ‘The Heart Is A Monster’, out now on INgrooves Music Group and Failure Records LLC. Ken Andrews explains the origin of the eye-catching, sci-fi clip: “The video was created by visual effects specialist Kevin Margo with footage from his award-winning short film, ‘Grounded.’” Margo’s film featured an original score by Andrews.
Failure’s upcoming tour, which will include guitar player Troy Van Leeuwen, a first since the band reunited, launches tomorrow in Jacksonville, Fla. “After 18 years it’s a real joy to rejoin one of my favorite bands,” said Van Leeuwen. “When I originally joined Failure in 1996, I had no idea of the musical journey that was ahead of me. The chemistry we have in a live setting is a special experience and I can’t wait to share it with fans old and new.
Van Leeuwen was a touring member on Fantastic Planet before joining Queens of the Stone Age. He makes a guest appearance on The Heart Is A Monster.
Failure join Refused for an early December European outing: Dec. 1 in Paris (Trianon), Dec. 3 in Antwerp (Trix), Dec. 4 in Wiesbaden (Schlachtof) and Dec. 5 in Hamburg (Docks).
With this new round of tour dates (see below), the band is 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. As part of the 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.
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 19 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad ***
October 20 Tucson, AZ The Rock ***
October 21 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom ***
October 22 Las Vegas, NV Fremont Country Club ***
October 24 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst ***
October 25 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 27 Los Angeles, CA The Regent ****
October 28 Anaheim, CA House of Blues ****
October 29 San Diego, CA The Music Box ****
December 1 Paris, France Trianon #
December 3 Antwerp, Belgium Trix #
December 4 Weisbaden, Germany Schlachtof #
December 5 Hamburg, Germany Docks #
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
# – w/Refused