MDFMK, the new industrial rock project from KMFDM founder Sascha Konietzko, will support their recent debut album with an 18-city North American tour that kicks off May 31 in Pomona, Calif.
The band, which also includes former Drill singer Lucia Cifarelli and guitarist Tim Skold, said in February that it will play live on the tour, using a limited amount of pre-programmed music.
"We're just really good with power tools," Skold said of the band's electro-rock sound. "It's really tricky to dissect stuff and try to explain things that are based on personal experience. It's art."
MDFMK, released on March 28, is loaded with guitar layers and sonic destruction, much like a KMFDM record. But the band takes an unlikely turn on "Get Out of My Head," (RealAudio excerpt), which opens with a tenor choir and finds Cifarelli seducing listeners with her slithering words.
"There's definitely a bunch of aspects to KMFDM," Konietzko said of the record. "There were a lot of things we wanted to continue."
MDFMK's live show will include some surprises, Skold said, along with the angst that was a signature of KMFDM.
"[It sounds angry], but seriously, we need to be happy people because we do what we like to do," Konietzko added. "We have another great opportunity to explore the vast wasteland of the music experience. We have the opportunity to tour."
MDFMK tour dates:
May 31; Pomona, Calif.; Glasshouse
June 2; Salt Lake City; Utah; Fairpark Horticulture Building
June 3; Denver, Colo.; KTCL Fiddler Green
June 5; St. Louis, Mo.; Firehouse
June 6; Chicago, Ill.; Metro
June 7; Chicago, Ill.; Metro
June 8; Detroit, Mich.; Clutch Cargo's
June 9; Toronto, Ontario; Guvernment
June 10; Boston, Mass.; Avalon
June 12; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza
June 13; Old Bridge, N.J.; Birch Hill
June 14; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero
June 15; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club
June 17; Atlanta, Ga.; Masquerade
June 18; New Orleans, La.; Howlin' Wolf
June 19; Austin, Texas; TBA
June 21; Phoenix, Ariz.; TBA
June 22; Los Angeles, Calif.; TBA
June 24; San Francisco, Calif.; TBA