CROSSFAITH announce UK & EU dates of their atlas Of Faith World Tour!
Japanese genre-blenders Crossfaith have announced the UK & EU leg of their upcoming Atlas Of Faith World Tour, celebrating 15 years of the band!
The tour also sees the Osaka quintet headline across North America, Latin America, Australia and Japan.
Speaking of the tour, frontman Kenta ‘Ken’ Koie, says, “We just got back from festival run in Europe and had such a great time out there. As promised, we’ll be returning back to UK & Europe and this will be our first headline tour since COVID. I know that you guys have been waiting for it just like us so we are very excited to celebrate our 15th anniversary with all of you! We will play new songs and older songs as well, make sure to follow our discography and get sweaty with us! See you in the pit!”The European leg kicks off on October 29th in Milan, followed by shows in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, France and Holland, before concluding a week of UK shows at the end of November, with two intimate nights at Camden’s Underworld.
29 MILAN Legend Club30 MUNICH Backstage31 ZURICH Dynamo
02 STUTTGART Im Wizemann03 VIENNA Arena Wien04 BUDAPEST A38 Ship05 PRAGUE Underdogs’ Ballroom07 WARSAW Klub Hydrozagadka08 KRAKOW Molo09 LEIPZIG Naumann’s11 BERLIN Hole 4412 COPENHAGEN Pumpehuset13 HAMBURG Knust15 PARIS La Maroquinerie17 VOSSELAAR Biebob Vosselaar18 COLOGNE Esssigfabrik & Sensor Club19 EINDHOVEN Dynamo21 HUDDERSFIELD The Parish22 LIVERPOOL o2 Academy23 NOTTINGHAM Rock City25 LONDON The Underworld26 LONDON The Underworld
Tickets are on general sale Friday at 9AM
“Playing heavy music is how I feel alive,” says Crossfaith frontman Kenta Koie. “We want Crossfaith to be the band making music that no one has ever heard before.”
After forming in 2006, Crossfaith released their debut album The Artificial Theory For The Dramatic Beauty’ in 2009 followed by The Dream, The Space (2011), Apocalyze (2013), ‘Xeno’ (2015) and Ex Machina (2018). Each one saw the band blend their love of punk rock, metal and electronic music in daring new ways.
“Good art is how I express myself to other people. It’s hard to talk from the bottom of my heart, that’s why I write these songs,“ reflects Koie. In keeping with their progressive musical journey, 2020’s SPECIES EP saw the group continue to push their own sonic soundscape to new grounds.
When Ken was younger, he was drawn to heavy music because it was unlike anything he’d ever heard before. “I heard Slipknot’s ‘People=Shit’ and it changed my life. I didn’t know I had this anger inside me and it was the most inspirational moment for me. I wanted to be the one blowing minds.” At twelve years old, he had one big question that he wanted to answer. He grew up listening to Western music and could find it easily in all Japanese record stores, but he knew not many people listened to Japanese music in the west. He wanted to change that. “I had a dream to play my music outside of Japan. I wanted to be the Japanese band that was listened to by people all across the world. That dream came true but we’re not done yet.”
“You need bands who are leaders,” he says. “Especially in rock music. We focus on making new things and making new movement. That’s our role. We don’t want to be getting old. It’s so sad when you see your heroes starting to sound old, so we brush ourselves off everyday and always try to find a new way to make music. Exploring is very important.”›