VNV NATION Returns to North America For The Automatic Empire Tour, In Boulder Aug. 30


VNV Nation will be returning to North America, performing the albums Automatic and Empires in a series of small clubs, with special guests iVardensphere. The Automatic Empire Tour is set to kick off on August 8th in Minneapolis, MN with a sold out show at 7th Street Entry and will wrap up on October 15th in Madison, WI at High Noon Saloon. In addition to Minneapolis, shows have already sold out in Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Brooklyn, and Richmond. Fans can purchase tickets now,  here:
When asked about what sparked the desire to perform Automatic and Empires in full in an intimate setting on this run, Ronan Harris said: “The idea came about when a small Youth Club asked if VNV would play a show to support their organization. We played it the night before a huge sold-out show in Munich. Quite a contrast. It was packed solid, we’d minimal lighting, a tiny stage, and it was like a trip back in time to our early shows. Raw, punk, in your face and energetic. I wanted a special set so I picked the two classic albums that older and newer generations of fans respectively regard as our best. We were inundated with fan requests to do it again so we did a one-off tour in Europe. Always intimate, stripped down shows in small clubs. People rarely get to see us like that and some of the songs are rarely played live so it’s a unique experience. North American fans demanded it too so I decided to do it here too. No other reason other than because fans would love it and wanted the chance of a one-off show like this.”
VNV Nation is a European based alternative electronic project led by Ronan Harris in the roles of singer, songwriter, and producer.

Never content with fitting in a category, VNV Nation’s sound blends poetic and thought-provoking lyrics with a sound that ranges from melodic dance beats and indie-electronic anthems, to haunting ballads and post-classical soundtrack pieces. Their live shows are legendary for their energy and positive emotion, drawing a devoted fanbase from across the musical spectrum to sold out tours and headline appearances at festivals.

Over the course of the project’s career, VNV Nation has continued to reach new heights, with its last 3 albums charting top 10 on the European mainland. The last release Resonance produced with the Babelsberg Film Orchestra, charted respectively at #3 and #4 in the Billboard Classical Crossover and Billboard Classical Album Charts.

Harris was born in Dublin, Ireland and currently lives in Hamburg, Germany.

North American Dates:

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

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