KEN Mode News and Notes: Tour Dates! New Material! New Videos!

Tomorrow begins the touring cycle for Winnipeg’s tireless road warriors, KEN Mode in support of their forthcoming album, Success. The record itself isn’t slated to be recorded until November, but after almost a year at home, the rest of the world can almost hear the itchin’ in their britches to get back out on the blacktop for a few shows in-between all the lane divider counting.
First up, the “Bonjasky vs. Schilt: Double Dutch to Hopscotch Tour 2014.” Then, after their customary handful of minutes break between tours, they hit the Old World with HARK and stand up comedian Garrett Jamieson in tow before hitting Anselmo’s Housecore Horrorfest in late October. So, come one, come all, come on out to hear some new material (preview below), some old material (some of which can be seen/heard in the final video from Entrench, “The Promises of God”), welcome new bassist Skot Hamilton (who cooks a mean burger the closer it gets to 4am), talk shop with their fucking asshole merch guy and, if you’re anything like me, wish you could be there to see how Jamieson’s comedy routine goes over with legendary German humourlessness.

KEN Mode Tour Dates:
Aug 29, 2014 Riverview, MI Rocky’s Pub
Aug 30, 2014 Toronto, ON Soy Bomb (w/Greys, Child Bite, Animal Face, Life In Vacuum)
Sept 1, 2014 Burlington, VT Nectar’s
Sept 2, 2014 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus (w/Primitive Weapons, Psalm Zero, Couch)
Sept 3, 2014 Pittsburgh, PA Smiling Moose (w/Slaves BC)
Sept 4, 2014 Philadelphia, PA North Star (w/Bardus)
Sept 5, 2014 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Festival @ Kennedy Theatre (w/Power Trip, Artificial Brain)
Sept 6, 2014 Johnson City, TN The Hideaway (w/Generation of Vipers)
Sept 7, 2014 Newport, KY Thompson House
Sept 8, 2014 Chicago, IL Reggie’s (w/The Atlas Moth)
Sept 9, 2014 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock (w/Buildings)

Europe: all dates with HARK and Garrett Jamieson
Sept 25, 2014 Amsterdam (NL), Winston
Sept 26, 2014 Oss, Groene Engel (NL)
Sept 27, 2014 Copenhagen (DK), Stengade
Sept 28, 2014 Flensburg (DE), Folksbad
Sept 29, 2014 Aarhus (DK), Backstage
Sept 30, 2014 Brussels (BE), Magasin4
Oct 01, 2014 Orleans (FR), L’Astrolabe
Oct 02, 2014 Nantes (FR), Ferrailleur
Oct 03, 2014 Barcelona (ES), Razzmatazz
Oct 05, 2014 Madrid (ES), tba
Oct 06, 2014 Toulouse (FR), Saint des Seins
Oct 07, 2014 FR Montpellier (FR), Black Sheep
Oct 08, 2014 Milan (IT), LoFi
Oct 09, 2014 Innsbruck (AT), PMK
Oct 10, 2014 Chemnitz (DE), AC17
Oct 11, 2014 Leipzig (DE), Zoro
Oct 12, 2014 BE Liege (BE), La Zona
Oct 13, 2014 Brighton (UK), Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
Oct 14, 2014 London (UK), Our Black Heart
Oct 15, 2014 Bournemouth (UK), Anvil
Oct 16, 2014 Nottingham (UK), Chameleon
Oct 17, 2014 Glasgow (UK), Audio
Oct 18, 2014 Sheffield (UK), South Sea
Oct 19, 2014 Swansea (UK), Garage

Oct 23-26, 2014 Austin, TX Housecore Horror Festival (w/Danzig, Eyehategod, Neurosis, Satyricon, Portal, etc.)