As your disapproving parents might say, Lords of Acid leave little to the imagination. Their lyrics are unapologetically raunchy and sex-positive and their industrial-flavored dance music pounds with the subtlety of a jackhammer.
Perhaps because of these attributes, Lords of Acid were a key entry-point into the dance music scene as it took shape in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. The group’s first two albums, 1991’s Lust and 1994’s Voodoo-U, were particularly influential on the sound and style of early rave culture. In recent months, Lords of Acid have begun reissuing these out-of-print classics on vinyl and now, the Belgian group has announced a new tour in which they will be performing Voodoo-U in its entirety.
The Sextreme Fest ‘17 tour, the group's first North American tour in six years, kicks off on Sept. 26 in Lawrence, Kansas and wraps up with a Nov. 4 show in Albuquerque, NM. VIP packages will go on sale Wed., May 31, with the general on sale beginning Fri., June 2. Get tickets to select Lords of Acid dates right here on AXS.com.
“2017 has been an exciting year for Lords of Acid,” the group’s frontman and producer Praga Khan said in a tour announcement. “I think we have an amazing tour planned. It will be a great experience for our fans to see Voodoo-U performed in its entirety along with our other classic hits. We’re also very happy to bring such a talented group of bands new and old out with us.”
Those bands include Combichrist, Christian Death, En Esch, Night Club and Wiccid on select dates. It all adds up to one of the best tours of the fall for fans of industrial and old-school techno. Oh, and don’t forget the bondage gear.
Check out Lords of Acid’s full tour itinerary below and keep it here on AXS.com for more news on the group’s long-awaited return to the States.
Lords of Acid - Sextreme Fest '17 tour
Sept. 26 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
Sept. 27 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
Sept. 28 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew’s Hall
Sept. 29 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
Sept. 30 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Oct. 1 - Minneapolis, MN - Amsterdam
Oct. 3 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 4 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
Oct. 5 - Boise, ID - The Knitting Factory
Oct. 6 - Portland, OR - Dante’s
Oct. 7 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at The Market (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 8 - Vancouver, BC - Red Room
Oct. 10 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
Oct. 11 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
Oct. 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 13 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
Oct. 14 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
Oct. 15 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
Oct. 16 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Oct. 17 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Oct. 18 - Austin, TX - Elysium
Oct. 20 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre
Oct. 21 - W. Palm Beach, FL - Respectable Street
Oct. 22 - Jacksonville, FL - Maverick’s Live
Oct. 23 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Oct. 25 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
Oct. 26 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
Oct. 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
Oct. 30 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Oct. 31 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Nov. 1 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
Nov. 4 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater