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FEAR FACTORY announces fall 2023 European tour with BUTCHER BABIES & IGNEA

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FEAR FACTORY will embark on a European tour this fall. The 44-date trek will mark the band’s first European shows since 2016. Joining them on this run are BUTCHER BABIES from the USA and IGNEA from Ukraine.

Tickets for all dates are on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24 from FearFactory.com.

Tour dates:
Oct. 27 – UK Nottingham, Rock City
Oct. 28 – UK Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill
Oct. 29 – UK Glasgow, Garage
Oct. 30 – UK Belfast, Limelight
Oct. 31 – IE Dublin, Academy
Nov. 02 – UK Manchester, Academy 2
Nov. 03 – UK London, Electric Ballroom
Nov. 04 – UK Bristol, SWX
Nov. 06 – FR Lille, Le Splendid
Nov. 07 – FR Paris, L’élysée Montmartre
Nov. 08 – FR Clermont Ferrand, La Cooperative
Nov. 09 – FR Toulouse, Metronum
Nov. 10 – ES Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2
Nov. 11 – ES Madrid, La Sala
Nov. 12 – PT Lisbon, Lav
Nov. 14 – FR Bordeaux, Le Rocher Palmer
Nov. 15 – FR Grenoble, L’ilyade
Nov. 16 – IT Milan, Santeria
Nov. 17 – CH Lausanne, Les Docks
Nov. 18 – CH Zurich, Dynamo
Nov. 19 – IT Treviso, New Age
Nov. 21 – AT Graz, PPC
Nov. 22 – HU Budapest, Barba Negra
Nov. 23 – AT Vienna, Simm City
Nov. 24 – DE Munich, Backstage Halle
Nov. 25 – DE Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Nov. 26 – FR Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Nov. 28 – DE Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
Nov. 29 – LU Esch-Sur-Alzette, Rockhal
Nov. 30 – BE Antwerp, Trix
Dec. 01 – NL Amsterdam, Melkweg
Dec. 02 – DE Cologne, Live Music Hall
Dec. 03 – DE Berlin, Columbia Theater
Dec. 05 – CZ Prague, Meet Factory
Dec. 06 – PL Warsaw, Proxima
Dec. 07 – DE Hamburg, Markthalle
Dec. 09 – DK Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
Dec. 10 – SE Gothenburg, Valand
Dec. 11 – NO Oslo, Vulkan Arena
Dec. 12 – SE Stockholm, Fryshuset Klubben
Dec. 14 – FI Tampere, Olympia
Dec. 15 – EE Tallinn, Helitehas
Dec. 16 – FI Helsinki, Tavastia

FEAR FACTORY recruited bassist Alexandro Hernandez (DEATHMASK) for its shows in Costa Rica (May 19), Colombia (May 20) and Ecuador (May 21). He filled in for longtime FEAR FACTORY bassist Tony Campos, who was unable to make the shows due to scheduling conflicts with his main band, STATIC-X.

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares confirmed that Campos will return to the band beginning next weekend, writing in a tweet: “Tony will be back after the first 3 dates, from the Milwaukee Metal Fest on. Understand that he has his band STATIC X so if we have shows booked at the same time his priority is his band.”

Pressed about whether there is any chance of a reconciliation with FEAR FACTORY down the line, Burton said: “I’m done. I haven’t spoken to Dino in three years. I haven’t spoken to Raymond (Herrera, drums) and Christian (Olde Wolbers, bass) in longer than that, and I have no intention to. I’m just moving forward with my life.”

Cazares recently confirmed that he and the new FEAR FACTORY vocalist have begun work on material for the follow-up to 2021’s “Aggression Continuum” album.

In February 2022,  former NIGHTRAGE singer Antony Hämäläinen, who unsuccessfully auditioned for the vocalist slot in FEAR FACTORY, revealed in an interview that the new FF frontman was “a person from Italy.”

“Aggression Continuum” was released in June 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records. The LP, which was recorded primarily in 2017, features Cazares and Bell alongside drummer Mike Heller.

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