VNV Nation announce North American club tour with iVardensphere
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Last fall, electronic outfit VNV Nation packed big venues for the North American portion of their Compendium trek. While fans appreciated the performances, a lot of them wanted the outfit to return to smaller rooms for their next tour. Thankfully, the band listened closely and decided to give them what they want this fall with a club tour.

Announced yesterday, the Automatic Empire tour kicks off on Aug. 8 in Minneapolis, and it will work its way to every major city out there. Canadian fans don't have to worry about only one date listed; this trek includes six dates up north. The Automatic Empire tour stems from the European trek of the same name. For that sold out tour, VNV Nation played two albums in its entirety each night.

For the trek, VNV Nation will be joined by Canadian industrial outfit iVardensphere, who are touring in support of their new Exile EP. The nine track release features a guest appearance from Rhode Island's Mari Kattman.

You can check out the entire tour routing below. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday (June 9). VNV Nation's last proper studio album was 2013's Transnational, which peaked at number 13 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart and number 14 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.

VNV Nation tour dates
Aug. 8 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry 
Aug. 9 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre 
Aug. 11 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room 
Aug. 12 - Calgary, AB - Dickens Pub 
Aug. 14 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret 
Aug. 15 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile 
Aug. 16 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater 
Aug. 18 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill 
Aug. 19 - Las Vegas, NV - Backstage Bar 
Aug. 20 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room 
Aug. 21 - San Diego, CA - Casbah 
Aug. 23 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent
Aug. 25 - Austin, TX - Elysium
Aug. 26 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall 
Aug. 27 - Dallas, TX - Curtain Club 
Aug. 29 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad 
Aug. 30 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
Sept. 21 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballrom 
Sept. 22 - Detroit, MI - Shelter 
Sept. 23 - Toronto, ON - Garrison 
Sept. 24 - Ottawa, ON - Brass Monkey 
Sept. 26 - Cambridge, MA - Sinclair (click here for tickets)
Sept. 27 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory 
Sept. 28 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Sept. 29 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall 
Sept. 30 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter RVA 
Oct. 2 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl 
Oct. 3 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum 
Oct. 4 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room 
Oct. 6 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks 
Oct. 7 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn 
Oct. 8 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In 
Oct. 10 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill 
Oct. 12 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room 
Oct. 13 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater 
Oct. 14 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean 
Oct. 15 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon