Turns out Front Line Assembly mastermind Bill Leeb’s “Monsters of Industrial” tour is happening after all — although with a less monstrous name — after Skinny Puppy tapped FLA to replace the departed VNV Nation on the bands’ 17-date North American tour that’s slated to kick off in Toronto in late November.
Leeb, who launched FLA after leaving Skinny Puppy in 1985, proposed the idea publicly in the summer of 2013 after both bands released new albums. But when Skinny Puppy announced its “The Alliance of Sound” tour this past summer, VNV Nation was on the bill (along with openers Haujobb and Youth Code), not Front Line Assembly.
Last week, though, VNV Nation dropped off the tour “due to a problematic situation that had unexpectedly worsened in recent weeks” And now comes Front Line Assembly on the rechristened “Eye V. Spy Tour 2014.” The dates remain the same as originally announced over the summer. See them below.
Skinny Puppy and Front Line Assembly ‘Eye Vs. Spy Tour 2014’ dates:
Nov. 28: The Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
Nov 29: Metropolis, Montreal, QC
Nov. 30: House of Blues, Boston, MA
Dec. 2: Best Buy Theater, New York, NY
Dec. 3: Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
Dec. 5: Jannus Landing, Tampa, FL
Dec. 6: Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Dec. 8: The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
Dec. 9: The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL
Dec. 10: Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN
Dec. 12: Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
Dec. 13: The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
Dec. 15: Showbox SODO, Seattle, WA
Dec. 16: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Dec. 17: Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
Dec. 19: Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Dec. 20: The Fox Theater, Pomona, CA