POWERMAN 5000 has announced the first leg of a worldwide tour in support of its new album, “New Wave”, that will last through the end of 2018. The band will first hit the West Coast, including a record-release party on October 26 at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood.
Oct. 20 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 22 – Seattle, WA – El Corozon
Oct. 24 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Oct. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
Oct. 28 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Oct. 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock Live
Oct. 31 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes
Nov. 02 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
Nov. 04 – Austin, TX – Scout Bar
Nov. 05 – Houston, TX – Dirty Dog
Nov. 08 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
Nov. 10 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop
Nov. 11 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theater
Nov. 12 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Nov. 14 – Dundee, IL – Rochaus
Nov. 15 – Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
“New Wave” will be released on October 27 via Pavement Entertainment. The effort is POWERMAN 5000‘s eleventh official release since forming in 1992 and continues the strides and success, from their platinum-selling album “Tonight The Stars Revolt!” to their most recent chart-topping single in 2014, “How To Be A Human”.
POWERMAN 5000 vocalist Spider One stated about the new single, “Sid Vicious In A Dress”: “I suppose at its simplest it’s a twisted love song, but really it’s about loving what hurts you, what is bad for you. Staying when you should run. Over the years, Sid Vicious has become the poster child for chaos and self-destruction. I just took that and put it in the form of a beautiful girl. The title of the song kind of says it all.”
Regarding the overall sound of the follow-up to 2014’s “Builders Of The Future”, Spider One said: “We went a bit dirtier on this one. Ripped it up more than the last couple of records. One of the goals was to recreate the noise of the live show. Keep in the chaos.”
On the topic of the new album title, Spider said: “New Wave? Are we a new wave band? Well, I would say that we have always had more in common with DEVO than DIO.”
POWERMAN 5000‘s legacy continues to push the boundaries of rock, metal, industrial, rap and punk to create innovative and groundbreaking releases time and time again. With songs like “David F**king Bowie”, “Cult Leader” and “Sid Vicious In A Dress”, the new album is sure to please longtime fans, as well as turn the heads of many more to come.
“Builders Of The Future” sold around 4,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 63 on The Billboard 200 chart. Issued in May 2014, the CD was released through POWERMAN 5000‘s partnership with T-Boy Records, a co-venture with Universal Music Enterprises founded by veteran rock manager Andy Gould.