Founded by Louisville, Kentucky based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Ryan Patterson, August 2021 saw the release of “Heart of Crime” (Profound Lore), the third studio album by FOTOCRIME. Featuring eleven tracks of moody and electrifying post-punk with a healthy dose of industrial and EBM thrown in for good measure, Fotocrime‘s latest release is not only an album that throbs with pulsing synths, hammering drum machines, and economic guitar hooks, but also a release that may be Fotocrime‘s most personal offering to date.
Having already toured extensively across the States in support of the new album, Fotocrime have now announced their first European tour in over three years, presenting the band’s last two albums “South of Heaven” and “Heart of Crime”. All dates can be found below.
Ryan Patterson comments:
We are overjoyed to finally be returning to Europe after over three long years away. When our 2019 tour of Europe with Crippled Black Phoenix and Soft Kill wrapped up with a triumphant show at Roadburn Festival, we expected to return the following year in support of South Of Heaven, our first album on Profound Lore. Of course, the world took a turn none of us expected and many unforeseen challenges and roadblocks lay ahead. We canceled our summer 2020 European tour and eventually recorded and released our next album, Heart Of Crime, in 2021.
Now, finally, we are returning to Europe for an extensive mainland tour and cannot wait to see places and faces we’ve missed so much. Our set list will cull primarily from Heart Of Crime and South Of Heaven, with a handful of favorites from our first album and earliest singles. We will be supported by our friends in the excellent French post-punk band BLEAKNESS for half of the dates and will be playing with many other friends and great bands along the way. European audiences embraced Fotocrime from the start and our times touring there have been the highlights of the band’s journey so far, I can’t overstate how much we are looking forward to this tour.
Tickets are on sale now and the dates are as follows:
South of Heaven / Heart of Crime: Europe 2022
29 SEP Copenhagen (DK) Raahuset +
30 SEP Berlin (DE) Urban Spree
01 OCT Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang >
02 OCT Leipzig (DE) Soltmann %
03 OCT Cologne (DE) Bumann & Sohn #
04 OCT Karlsruhe (DE) Alte Hackerei *
05 OCT Paris (FR) L’International *
06 OCT Le Havre (FR) Mc Daid’s *
08 OCT Porto (PT) Amplifest
11 OCT Dresden (DE) Ostpol *
12 OCT Wiesbaden (DE) Kreativfabrik *
13 OCT Dortmund (DE) Junkyard *
14 OCT Siegen (DE) VEB Siegen *
15 OCT Tabor (CZ) MC Orion *
16 OCT Vienna (AT) Venster 99~ *
18 OCT Budapest (HU) Instant ~*
19 OCT Bratislava (SK) Kulturák ~
20 OCT Brno (CZ) Kabinet Muz
21 OCT Prague (CZ) 007 Strahov
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