Cold Waves will return to Chicago later this month for its eighth installment, and this year a number of the bands on the bill are touring — together and apart — in the weeks leading up to the Sept. 19 to 22 industrial-music festival at the Metro.
The festival itself is headlined by Nitzer Ebb, Pop Will Eat Itself, Test Dept and Filter, and some of those bands, in addition to others on the bill, are playing shows around the country beginning this week.
The shows begin Thursday with Severed Heads and Pop Will Eat Itself playing in Seattle, with other shows featuring Test Dept, former Ministry bassist Paul Barkder and more. Nitzer Ebb is not joining any of these dates, but has its own tour plotted out, as well.
Visit coldwaves.net for full details on the festival and to buy tickets.
Cold Waves-related tour dates
Sept. 11: Severed Heads and Pop Will Eat Itself, El Corazon, Seattle, WA
Sept. 12: Test Dept, Severed Heads, Pop Will Eat Itself, Paul Barker, Kælan Mikla and Vore Aurora, DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA
Sept. 13: Test Dept, Severed Heads, Pop Will Eat Itself, Paul Barker, Kælan Mikla and INVA//ID, Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 14: Severed Heads, Numbers, Houston, TX
Sept. 14: Test Dept, Antero Hall, Denver, CO
Sept. 15: Severed Heads, The Church, Dallas, TX
Sept. 15: Test Dept and Kælan Mikla, El Corazon, Seattle, WA
Sept. 18: Test Dept, Severed Heads and Paul Barker, Soundstage, Baltimore, MD
Sept. 18: Pop Will Eat Itself, Chemlab and Statiqbloom, Brooklyn Bazaar, New York, NY
Sept. 19: Test Dept, Severed Heads and Paul Barker, Brooklyn Bazaar, New York, NY
Sept. 20: Severed Heads, City Club, Detroit, MI
Sept. 21: Pop Will Eat Itself, Chemlab and Curse Mackey, Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
Sept. 22: Pop Will Eat Itself and Chemlab, Oriental Theater, Denver, CO
Cold Waves VIII Festival
Sept. 19: Pop Will Eat Itself, Chemlab, Acumen vs 16Volt, Curse Mackey, Bootblacks, Metro, Chicago, IL
Sept. 20: Nitzer Ebb, Light Asylum, iVardensphere, Klack and Wingtips, Metro, Chicago, IL
Sept. 21: Test Dept, Severed Heads, Adult., Kælan Mikla and Twin Tribes, Metro, Chicago, IL
Sept. 22: Filter, PIG, Paul Barker, Street Sects and Haex, Metro, Chicago, IL
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