Powerman 5000 Postpones Album, Tour
Powerman 5000 has postponed the Aug. 28 release of its upcoming DreamWorks album, "Anyone for Doomsday?," so it can record additional new material for the set, according to the label. No new release dPowerman 5000 has postponed the Aug. 28 release of its upcoming DreamWorks album, "Anyone for Doomsday?," so it can record additional new material for the set, according to the label. No new release date has been set, and the band's planned fall tour has been postponed as well.
"As we were nearing completion on the album in the studio, I was continuing to write songs that I felt belonged on 'Anyone for Doomsday?,'" lead singer Spider One said in a statement. "At that point, we should've put the brakes on the project, taking the proper time to finish these new songs and record them. But because the album was scheduled for release in connection with our fall tour, we felt pressure to deliver 'Doomsday' on deadline -- all of which was causing the band and I great agony."
Originally slated for a July 17 release, "Doomsday" was pushed back last month to Aug. 28. At that time, no reason was given for the delay.
As previously reported, the band's fall tour was to feature rotating cast of support acts, including Saliva, Stereomud, Machinehead, and Halfcocked. In the statement, Spider One apologized to each band that was to take part in the tour. "We know we've wrecked havoc on their schedules and hope to tour with them in the future," he said. Refunds will be given to fans who have already purchased tickets for the dates.
The new album's first single, "Bombshell," is currently No. 30 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.