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VNV NATION Cruises On Automatic On Fall Tour

Critically-Hailed New Album Put German Music Charts in Gear


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New York, NY –  In support for the release of  AUTOMATIC, their critically-hailed eighth studio album, electronic rock pioneers  VNV NATION  is readying for a national headline tour that will launch in Los Angeles on November 16th at  The Mayan Theater  and will circle the States, wrapping up in Atlanta, GA on December 13th at  Masquerade. With each set clocking in at two hours or more, this tour will be a special extended live event. German electronic dance outfit  Straftanz  will support all dates. (tour dates below)

On  Automatic, the follow-up to their widely-praised  Of Faith, Power and Glory, Irish/English bandmates  Ronan Harris  and  Mark Jackson  worked hard crafting the new album into something far more conceptualized and thematic than previous releases. Calling the new album half-jokingly his“Opus of Retro-futurism”, Ronan has streamlined the music, artwork, and imaging of this album into a concept that encompasses the industrialization and technology of late 30’s America while embracing the technology of today.  NY After Dusk  calls the album “A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. The only word that comes to mind after hearing  Automatic…  Automatic  their magnum opus.”  Bloody Disgustingadds, “Automatic  is beautiful, violent, sublime, fierce, and never once holds back.”  FEARnet  sums it up best by saying, “There’s a human heart pumping through this machinery, and you can feel it in almost every track, making it  one of the most accessible electronic dance albums of the year.”

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Since its digital release this Fall,  Automatic  has turned into a monster on the European music charts. It peaked at  #8  on  Media Control‘sOverall Album Chart  (the German equivalent of  Billboard), has held its ground at  #1  on the  Alternative Album Chart  for eight consecutive weeks, it was also  #1  on the  Alternative Digital Chart  and has been  #9  on the  Physical Sales Chart. The first released track  “Control”  has also remained at  #1  on the  Alternative Singles/Electronic Chart  for eight consecutive weeks.

With their unique and formidable ability to combine very melodic, danceable electronics with haunting and powerful lyrics, VNV Nation have built a massive fanbase, playing to hundreds of thousands of fans at both their own sold-out shows and major rock festivals worldwide. Their massive hits  “Chrome”,“Beloved”  and  “Illusion”  are club staples that still pack dancefloors.  Automatic  was released in the US digitally on September 27th via  Anachron America.



VNV Nation
tour dates
Nov. 16 – Mayan Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
Nov. 18 – Nile Theatre (Mesa, AZ)
Nov. 19 – House of Blues – San Diego (San Diego, CA)
Nov. 21 – Slim’s (San Francisco, CA)
Nov. 22 – Hawthorne Theatre (Portland, OR)
Nov. 23 – Showbox (Seattle, WA)
Nov. 25 – In the Venue (Salt Lake City, UT)
Nov. 26. Summit Music Hall (Denver, CO)
Nov. 28 – Station 4 (St. Paul, MN)
Nov. 29 – The Bottom Lounge (Chicago, IL)
Nov. 30 – Mr. Small’s Theatre (Millvale, PA)
Dec. 2 – Phoenix Theatre (Toronto, ON)
Dec. 3 – Club Soda (Montreal, QC)
Dec. 4 – Paradise Rock Club (Boston, MA)
Dec. 6 – 9:30 Club (Washington, DC)
Dec. 7 – The Norva (Norfolk, VA)
Dec. 9 – Webster Hall (New York, NY)
Dec. 10 – Trocadero (Philadelphia, PA)
Dec. 12 – Amos Southend (Charlotte, NC)
Dec. 13 – Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)

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