Failure Announce US Tour, Add Troy Van Leeuwen To Lineup

Failure tour poster with Troy Van Leeuwen

Failure has announced a fall US tour as they continue to tour behind their June release The Heart is A Monster (InResidnece). Joining the group will be former member Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens Of The Stone Age, A Perfect Circle) who played on their landmark Fantastic Planet album, as well as four songs on the most recent release.

Ken Andrews commented on Troy Van Leeuwen’s return for the tour:


This is a very special tour to me for a couple of reasons.. One reason is the fact that we have some very cool bands joining us: Hum, Torche, Local H, And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. The second reason this tour is so special to me is that we have managed to secure our dear friend and former band mate, Troy Van Leeuwen as the fourth member of Failure for this tour. I’m personally excited by this as it’s going to allow us to expand our live sound and repertoire. Think “Snow Angel” and “I Can See Houses” from The Heart Is A Monster, as well as a few gems from the past like our cover of “Enjoy The Silence.”


Failure has also confirmed appearances at The CMJ Festival, Aftershock Festival, and their Australian live debut an appearance at Soundwave 2016.


Soundwaves Founder AJ Maddah took to Twitter and personally confirmed Failure’s appearance, saying

Getting Failure to play Soundwave 2015 is my personal definition of success! Fantastic Planet changed my life.”

Failure, by Boston Chuck Photography

Failure, by Boston Chuck Photography

Failure tour dates with Hum, Torche, Local H, … Trail Of The Dead

Oct 09: Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL *
Oct 10: Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL *
Oct 11: House of Blues- Orlando, FL *
Oct 13: Norva – Norfolk, VA **
Oct 14: FLOODfest (CMJ) Brooklyn Bowl- New York, NY
Oct 15: Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA **
Oct 17: The Firebird- St. Louis, MO ***
Oct 20: The Rock- Tucson, AZ ***
Oct 21: Crescent Ballroom- Phoenix, AZ ***
Oct 22: Fremont Country Club – Las Vegas, NV ***
Oct 25: Aftershock Festival- Sacramento, CA
Oct 27: The Regent- Los Angeles, CA ****
Oct 28: TBA
Oct 29: The Music Box- San Diego, CA ****

Jan 23: Soundwave- Brisbane, QLD
Jan 24: Soundwave- Sydney, NSW
Jan 26: Soundwave- Melbourne, VIC

* – w/Hum and Torche
** – w/Torche
*** – w/Local H
**** – w/Trail of the Dead and Local H
The band will offering a Technical VIP package (in addition to their regular VIP fan experience) designed for the professional musician, engineer or technician interested in knowing the tech behind the show. With this VIP upgrade, Ken Andrews gives a limited number of fans a personal tour of the Failure live set up, the specific equipment used onstage, a live demonstration of the guitar/ bass rigs, monitoring system, as well as a tour of the front of house equipment, and a Q&A session with Ken. VIP packages are available via These packages, as well as general on-sales, are available this Friday, Sept. 4.