Failure Debut “Counterfeit Sky” Video via Pitchfork: October U.S. Tour Launches Tomorrow‏


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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2015 – Failure premiere the video for “Counterfeit Sky” via Pitchfork (

Ken Andrews explains the origin of the eye-catching, sci-fi clip: “The video was created by visual effects specialist Kevin Margo with footage from his award-winning short film, ‘Grounded.’” Margo’s film featured an original score by Andrews.

Failure’s upcoming tour, which will include guitar player Troy Van Leeuwen, a first since the band reunited, launches tomorrow in Jacksonville, Fla. “After 18 years it’s a real joy to rejoin one of my favorite bands,” said Van Leeuwen. “When I originally joined Failure in 1996, I had no idea of the musical journey that was ahead of me. The chemistry we have in a live setting is a special experience and I can’t wait to share it with fans old and new.

Van Leeuwen was a touring member on Fantastic Planet before joining Queens of the Stone Age. He makes a guest appearance on The Heart Is A Monster.

Failure join Refused for an early December European outing: Dec. 1 in Paris (Trianon), Dec. 3 in Antwerp (Trix), Dec. 4 in Wiesbaden (Schlachtof) and Dec. 5 in Hamburg (Docks).

Tour dates:
October 9     Jacksonville, FL     Freebird Live *
October 10     Ft. Lauderdale, FL     Revolution *
October 11     Orlando, FL     House of Blues *
October 13     Norfolk, VA     Norva **
October 14     New York, NY     FLOODfest (CMJ) @ Brooklyn Bowl
October 15     Pittsburgh, PA     Mr. Smalls Theatre **
October 17     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird ***
October 19     Albuquerque, NM     The Launchpad ***
October 20     Tucson, AZ     The Rock ***
October 21     Phoenix, AZ     Crescent Ballroom ***
October 22     Las Vegas, NV     Fremont Country Club ***
October 24     Santa Cruz, CA     The Catalyst ***
October 25     Sacramento, CA     Aftershock Festival
October 27     Los Angeles, CA     The Regent ****
October 28     Anaheim, CA     House of Blues ****
October 29     San Diego, CA     The Music Box ****

December 1     Paris, France     Trianon #
December 3     Antwerp, Belgium    Trix #
December 4     Weisbaden, Germany    Schlachtof #
December 5     Hamburg, Germany     Docks #

January 23     Brisbane, QLD     Soundwave
January 24     Sydney, NSW     Soundwave
January 26     Melbourne, VIC     Soundwave

* – w/Hum and Torche
** – w/Torche
*** – w/Local H
**** – w/Trail of the Dead and Local H
# – w/Refused

With this new round of tour dates, the band is 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. As part of the 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

Rolling Stone said The Heart Is A Monster (digital:; physical: “brilliantly picks up where Fantastic Planet left off,” Alternative Press said “by reviving its past, Failure has taken a most decisive step into the present and Entertainment Weekly described the album as “a jaw-dropping slab of throbbing, fuzzy, visceral space rock.”