Failure Announce Summer Tour; A Heart Is A Monster Pre-orders Available

Failure have announced the first round of dates supporting their forthcoming album, The Heart Is A Monster (June 30, INresidence), with the tour kicking off on July 2 at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kan.

The trio’s headlining dates are interspersed with festival performances including outings at Atlanta’s The Wrecking Ball, Ottawa Bluesfest and Milwaukee’s Summerfest. Failure joins Jane’s Addiction for a pair of dates (July 7 in Columbus and July 10 in Pittsburgh).

Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages, available exclusively via, are on sale on May 20. General public on-sale dates vary as noted below.

Failure on tour:

July 2 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
July 3 Joliet, IL Mojoes *
July 4 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
July 5 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop **
July 7 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion Amphitheatre **
July 8 Lansing, MI Common Ground Festival
July 9 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre *
July 10 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
July 12 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest
July 14 Quebec City, QC Quebec City International Summer Festival
July 16 Portland, ME Asylum **
July 17 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theatre *
July 21 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley *
August 8-9 Atlanta, GA The Wrecking Ball

* – general public on-sale May 21
** – general public on-sale May 22

With anticipation high for the 18-track album, which guitar/bass player Greg Edwards described as an auditory move “from the outer space of Fantastic Planet to inner space,” the band is offering a free download of the single “Hot Traveler” ( as well as documenting the recording process in a series of studio diaries via Brooklyn Vegan (

Ken Andrews and Edwards explain that their approach to writing and recording Fantastic Planet and The Heart Is A Monster have been similar, saying “The songs on Fantastic Planet appear more or less in the order that we wrote them… when, we do a song now, we write it and record it soup-to-nuts without moving to another song… It takes longer, but it makes more sense for us artistically to explore a song completely before moving on.”

The Heart Is A Monster pre-orders are available via, iTunes ( and Amazon (