British techno-rockers Apollo Four Forty will kick off a two-week U.S. tour in support of their third album, Gettin' High on Your Own Supply, next week in San Francisco.
The tour begins on Tuesday at Bimbo's and takes the quintet to Los Angeles and the East Coast before ending at Chicago's Cabaret Metro on Feb. 29, according to the band's publicity firm, Girlie Action Media.
Founded in Liverpool in 1990 by core members Noko and brothers Howard and Trevor Gray, Apollo Four Forty gained a reputation as remixers, working with artists such as U2, EMF and Shabba Ranks, before recording and releasing their own material.
With their aggressive mix of energetic guitar-rock driven by techno beats, the group scored hits in the UK with their first two albums, Millennium Fever (1995) and Electro Glide in Blue (1997), which featured the top-10 UK single, "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dub."
Gettin' High on Your Own Supply, released on Jan. 25, features the kinetic single "Stop the Rock" (RealAudio excerpt), the dramatic, James Bondlike title track (RealAudio excerpt) and the moody, atmospheric "The Machine in the Ghost" (RealAudio excerpt).
Gettin' High also includes the frenetic "Lost in Space (Theme)" (RealAudio excerpt), originally included on the soundtrack to the 1998 film.
Apollo Four Forty tour dates:
Feb. 15; San Francisco, Calif.; Bimbo's
Feb. 1617; Los Angeles, Calif.; Vynyl
Feb. 20; Atlanta, Ga.; Masquerade
Feb. 22; New York, N.Y.; Bowery Ballroom
Feb. 23; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club
Feb. 25; Boston, Mass.; Axis
Feb. 27; Toronto, Ontario; Lee's Palace
Feb. 28; Detroit, Mich.; St Andrews Hall
Feb. 29; Chicago, Ill.; Cabaret Metro