Cyber rockers POWERMAN 5000 will embark on a U.S. tour this fall. The trek, which will make stops in some cities that the band has not played in several years, will also serve as the third and last tour in support of the group's 2009 album, "Somewhere On The Other Side of Nowhere".
The dates are as follows:
Oct. 22 - Farmington, NM - Gators
Oct. 23 - Lubbock, TX - Jakes
Oct. 24 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee
Oct. 26 - Mission, TX - Smokin Aces
Oct. 27 - Corpus Christi, TX - Brewester's Ice House
Oct. 28 - Austin, TX - Emo's
Oct. 29 - Abilene, TX - Midnight Rodeo
Oct. 30 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Oct. 31 - San Antonio, TX - Scout Bar
Nov. 02 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
Nov. 03 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Nov. 04 - Virginia Beach, VA - Gil's
Nov. 05 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
Nov. 06 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
Nov. 07 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Nov. 09 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
Nov. 10 - Farmingdale, NY - Crazy Donkey
Nov. 11 - Manchester, NH - Rocko's
Nov. 12 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Nov. 13 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
Nov. 14 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
Nov. 16 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Nov. 17 - Chicago, IL - Cubby Bear
Nov. 18 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
Nov. 19 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Nov. 20 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli's Grill
Tickets are on sale exclusively through EnterTheVault.com until May 22 at which point they will be made available through all regular ticketing systems.
"Super Villain", the latest video from POWERMAN 5000, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Robert Hall ("Laid to Rest", "Fear Clinic"), and accompanied by award-winning cinematographer and director of photography Brandon Trost ("Halloween II", "Crank 2"). The video also features actor Johnathon Schaech ("Quarantine", "Living Hell", "That Thing You Do") as the "Super Villain".
"Super Villain" comes off "Somewhere On The Other Side of Nowhere", which sold 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Issued on October 6, 2009 via Mighty Loud!/Fontana, the collection finds the band returning to the hard groove of their earlier work which included hits like "When Worlds Collide" and "Nobody's Real". "We made this record with a clear vision and a purpose," explained frontman Spider. "We wanted to reclaim a sound we created and represent certain influences as only a band like POWERMAN 5000 can. While writing, we would watch 'Godzilla' or 'Ultraman' films to ensure the sonics were on point. We knew that this record needed to sound like the footsteps of a giant robot!"
He added, "On the surface, this album is a big fun electro metal romp...though there are bigger concepts hidden within. A quote from HG Wells sums it up best; he said, 'Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature.' That is an ongoing theme in the songs, our inability to find a place in our own world. I couldn't be happier with the results. I finally feel like we have made a record that not only is exactly wanted we wanted it to be, but also a record that the fans are going to love!"
POWERMAN 5000's current lineup:
Spider One (Michael Cummings) - lead vocals
Velkro (Dave Pino) - lead guitar
Evan 9 (Evan Rodaniche) - rhythm guitar
X51 (Gustavo Aued) - bass
GFlash (Gordon Heckaman) - drums