New album “Failed States” out now
Propagandhi have announced their Failed States 2103 European Tour, starting at the Berlin SO36 on April 12th. Tickets are going on sale on Friday December 21st.
Special guests on this tour are Comeback Kid (appearing only in the UK), Shai Hulud and War On Women.
“We, the outrageously adequate stud muffins of Propagandhi, are excited beyond words to be invading the shores of Europe not only with our fellow riff-loving American maniacs Shai Hulud, but also with our other fellow riff-loving American maniacs, War on Women, who will be flipping the sausage-party script in your goddamn face this coming April. Be there” says Chris Hannah.
The band will be performing songs from their critically acclaimed album “Failed States”, which willfully careens between brazen metallic tendencies and the ragged punk rock roots of their earlier work.
The album is not simply proof of Propagandhi‘s continued dedication to pushing their musical boundaries, but an evocative (and provocative) meditation on human nature, meaning and life under an expanding, planet-wide technocracy. Ranging from dynamic, progressive rock of “Note To Self” to the accelerated heaviness of “Duplicate Keys Icaro (An Interim Report)” and blazing thrash cuts like “Hadron Collision” and “Things I Like,” Propagandhi has created a truly monumental sixth album.
“Failed States” was included in several year-end lists by renowned European rock magazines and ended up at #3 in German Visions Magazine, #4 in British Rock Sound and #15 in Swedish Gaffa Magazine.
American Hardcore legends SHAI HULUD have been confirmed to support PROPAGANDHI – another band to be considered as legendary – on their European tour in April.
Comments SHAI HULUD´s Matt Fox: “The opportunity to tour Europe is not something we will ever take for granted. Before our first trip in 1999, the idea of touring another country was something only “real” bands did. We were kids, fanboys ripping off our favorite bands. All we ever wanted to do was try to make someone else feel something resembling what we felt when listening to the bands who inspired us. We never thought our name or music would get out of South Florida. Somehow it made it to Europe, and we graciously followed.
Since 1999 we have now been to Europe countless times, having played some our most memorable, emotional, and altogether unbelievable shows there, across many different countries. Where we once had what some refer to as “fans,” we now have friends, some so close they are practically family. We cherish the relationships we have made in Europe: personal, musical, lyrical, and in most cases all of the above.
In 2013 we are returning to Europe with Propagandhi, one of our all time favorite bands. This will be yet another extremely special tour we are fortunate enough to share with our European family. Young and not as young, faces new and familiar, we’re grateful to make new memories and rage with everyone soon!”
European tourdates 2013
12.04.13 Berlin (DE) @ SO36
13.04.13 Hamburg (DE) @ Gruenspan
14.04.13 Amsterdam (NL) @ Melkweg
15.04.13 Nottingham (UK) @ Rock City
17.04.13 London (UK) @ The Electric Ballroom
18.04.13 Glasgow (UK) @ Garage
19.04.13 Sheffield (UK) @ Corporation
20.04.13 Hasselt (BE) @ Muziekodroom
21.04.13 Köln (DE) @ Essigfabrik
23.04.13 München (DE) @ Backstage
24.04.13 Zürich (CH) @ Komplex
25.04.13 Wien (AUS) @ Arena
26.04.13 Milano (IT) @ Officina Creative Ansaldo
27.04.13 Stuttgart (DE) @ LKA
“A masterpiece” – Guitar Magazine (4/5)
“Beyond any doubt our choice for album of the month” – VISIONS
“A collection of raw, full-throttle tunes planted firmly in familiar Propagandhi lyrical territory” – Rock Sound (7/10)