KMFDM Sets Plan Of 'Attak' On Tour

Reunited industrial act KMFDM, featuring founding members Sasch Konietzko and Raymond Watts (aka Pig), will mount its first tour in five years this summer, launching May 31 in Seattle. The 31-date jau

Reunited industrial act KMFDM, featuring founding members Sasch Konietzko and Raymond Watts (aka Pig), will mount its first tour in five years this summer, launching May 31 in Seattle. The 31-date jaunt will take the act, touring in support of its 13th album, "Attak" (Metropolis), to clubs in most major markets. Industrial peers Kidney Thieves and 16 Volt will support.

In other KMFDM news, vocalist Konietzko recently finished work on remixes for Kidney Thieves and Kittie, as well as a digitally remastered version of the band's debut, "Opium," which is currently available via the KMFDM Web site.

The band -- which split in 1999 due to what Konietzko told Billboard was "lots of stress and pressure, as well as differences in vision and drive" -- reunited to make the independently released "Attak." Konietzko says the reunion was a result of "public demand," as the band's fanbase wasn't too keen on his post-KMFDM project, MDFMK.

"Attak" debuted last month at No. 11 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart. The band's best showing on the charts was 1996's TVT/Wax Trax! set "XTORT," which debuted at No. 92 on The Billboard 200.

Here are KMFDM's tour dates:

May 31: Seattle (Catwalk)
June 1: Portland (Roseland Theatre)
June 2: San Francisco (Slim's)
June 3: San Francisco (DNA)
June 4: Los Angeles (the Palace)
June 5: Anaheim, Calif. (House of Blues)
June 6: Phoenix (Cajun House)
June 8: Tulsa, Okla. (Sager Center)
June 9: Dallas (Deep Ellum)
June 10: Austin, Texas (Backroom)
June 11: Houston (Numbers)
June 12: New Orleans (Howlin' Wolf)
June 13: Atlanta (Masquerade)
June 14: Tampa, Fla. (Masquerade)
June 17: Cincinnati (Bogart's)
June 18: Philadelphia (Trocadero)
June 19: New York (Irving Plaza)
June 20: Washington, D.C. (930 Club)
June 21: Hartford, Conn. (Webster Theatre)
June 22: Rochester, N.Y. (Water Street)
June 23: Pittsburgh (Metropol)
June 24: Cleveland (Odeon)
June 25: Detroit (Royal Oak Theater)
June 26-27: Chicago (Metro)
June 28: Minneapolis (First Avenue)
June 29: St. Louis (Pop's)
June 30: Omaha, Neb. (Ranch Bowl)
July 1: Denver (Ogden Theater)
July 2: Salt Lake City (Xscape)
July 3: Seattle (Catwalk)