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Skinny Puppy tour update

Fri 11.7.2014
11:46 PM

The Alliance of Sound tour is no more. VNV Nation dropped out and were replaced with Front Line Assembly and the tour’s been renamed Eye Vs. Spy. Badass. I like some VNV Nation but I like FLA better. And interestingly, Bill Leeb used to be in Skinny Puppy before leaving in 1986 to form FLA. This’ll be the first time they’ve toured together.

Also, the San Francisco show was moved to the Warfield instead of the Regency Ballroom. I inadvertently waited too long and the Regency was sold out, but at the Warfield I got a front row balcony seat which actually works out better. No more getting stuck behind tall guys for me!

Skinny Puppy Fall Tour

Wed 7.23.2014
10:01 PM

Skinny Puppy just announced the dates for the fall Alliance of Sound tour with Haujobb and VNV Nation. Oh man, 2 tours in 1 year! The San Francisco show is December 19th at the Regency Ballroom.

Skinny Puppy at The Fillmore, San Francisco

Thu 3.6.2014
2:31 PM

The Skinny Puppy show was amazing. The boys were in top form and sounded fantastic. The opening band, Baal, started promptly at 8:00. I like a punctual band. They were pretty good but they got repetitive after a while, just a lot yelling, screaming and bass. After about half an hour they cleared their equipment off the stage and Skinny Puppy started setting up. Cevin’s keyboards and equipment were on the right side of the stage with a white cloth draped in front, the drums on the left, and in the middle was a box with what looked like blank canvas sides. There were some other props around the stage, a widescreen monitor on the left that was showing video from several small cameras set up around the stage, and there was a big screen behind everything.

Skinny Puppy took the stage just after 9:00 and went straight into Illisit. Ogre came onstage wearing an elaborate costume and holding a machete and an umbrella with a big radiation symbol on it, the video projecting patterns onto the umbrella. It looked so cool. I lost track of the set list but I do remember they played a mix of songs from Weapon and earlier stuff from before Too Dark Park. Ogre changed costumes several times, always wearing twisted masks. There were guys wearing radiation suits and face masks wandering around the stage like they were trying to capture and examine Ogre, and then someone with a red laser came out and chased off Ogre when he got too close. They unfolded the box into a sort of 4-piece Tetris shape with what I realized was a different video from the background video playing on it. Ogre brought out a skinny puppy model at one point and played around with it, then set it on a tall box on the left that had a green, I dunno, sphere or something under it. For another song he played with glowing blue liquid in a bottle. He also sang through a little bullhorn with purple led lights inside it. For the first encore they played Far Too Frail, Glass Houses, Smothered Hope, and Overdose, and for the second encore Assimilate.

Right after Assimilate I went over to the merchandise stand and got a t-shirt and tour poster, and then when I left I got a free Skinny Puppy Fillmore poster. I’ve never been to the Fillmore before but apparently they give out free posters for sold out shows, very cool.

Skinny Puppy Tour

Mon 11.11.2013
9:55 PM

Skinny Puppy announced the dates for the Live Shapes For Arms 2014 winter tour. I’m definitely going to the March show at the Fillmore. I’m still kicking myself for missing their last tour cause I was out of town for a job interview that I didn’t get anyway. I loved their new album, I think it’s the best one since they reformed.

Another Skinny Puppy song

Tue 5.14.2013
6:57 PM

Rolling Stone has another track from the new Skinny Puppy album as a free mp3 download. Two more weeks…

New Skinny Puppy song

Sat 5.4.2013
4:53 PM

Listen to paragUn, the first song from Skinny Puppy’s new album Weapon, on Youtube now! I’m getting really excited about the release on the 28th.

Nine Inch Nails Return

Tue 4.16.2013
10:20 PM

After 4 years away, Nine Inch Nails are returning this summer with extensive touring. They’re going to play the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco in August, followed by an arena tour in the fall.

Looks like this is going to be a good year for music: new Skinny Puppy album in May, hopefully followed by a tour; new Download album in June; and NIN touring in the fall.

New Skinny Puppy album

Thu 2.14.2013
11:11 PM

The artwork for the new Skinny Puppy album, Weapon, was posted online yesterday. Can’t wait till May!

Skinny Puppy Live Album

Fri 5.11.2012
10:58 PM

The new Skinny Puppy live album – Bootlegged, Broke and In Solvent Seas – comes out June 15. It was recorded in Warsaw, Bratislava, Hildesheim, and Budapest during the last tour. I missed this tour when they were in LA so this will have to tide me over until they tour for HanDover.