Atari Teenage Riot Finding Harder Crowds

August 28 [14:00 EDT] — The German digital hardcore trio Atari Teenage Riot is doing it’s best to hold its own on one of the hardest tours in recent memory as they continue in the opening slot for the Wu-Tang Clan and Rage Against The Machine.

The group, whose anarchistic attitude is summed up in the title of their next video “Destroy 2000 Years Of Culture,” is used to opening for the likes of Beck and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

“It’s just different,” ATR’s Alec Empire told MTV News of the crowds the group’s facing this time out. “I think it’s good to have a whole line-up like that this time, because people who come here are into hard music anyway, so it’s not like… it’s a bit different because people are not that shocked as they used to be when we play.” [600k QuickTime]

Fans in Indianapolis will be the next to face the Wu/Rage/Atari juggernaut on Thursday.

Here’s where else the tour will stop:


  • 8/28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deer Creek Amphitheater
  • 8/29 – Chicago, IL @ World Amphitheater
  • 8/31 – St. Louis, MO @ Riverport Amphitheater
  • 9/1 – Kansas City, MO @ Sandstone Amphitheater
  • 9/3 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
  • 9/5 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Amphitheater
  • 9/6 – Austin, TX @ Southpark Meadows
  • 9/8 – Denver, CO @ Fiddlers Green Amphitheater
  • 9/11 – Vancouver, Canada @ PNE Coliseum
  • 9/12 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
  • 9/13 – Seattle, WA @ Tacoma Dome
  • 9/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
  • 9/16 – Sacramento, CA @ Arco Arena
  • 9/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre