KMFDM Reissue 'Opium' and 'WWIII,' Announce North American Tour

KMFDM Reissue 'Opium' and 'WWIII,' Announce North American Tour
On the heels of this year's Kunst LP, German industrial mainstays KMFDM have announced they'll reissue their Opium and WWIII albums in the fall. The re-releases are set to arrive on CD and digitally October 22 through Metropolis Records, just in time for a North American fall tour.

Originally issued in a limited cassette run in 1984, Opium was KMFDM's debut release. As pointed out in a press release, leader Sascha Konietzko had previously told The Plague that the 10 song set was "like a demo, made under the most horrid conditions with absolutely no money at all." A CD edition had previously been issued in 2002 via First World Music/KMFDM Records.

WWIII was first delivered back in 2003 via Sanctuary and is described as "a very upfront and confrontational attack on George W. Bush's presidency and his abuse of politics." This latest edition features the same run-order as the earlier pressing, which Exclaim! had described as showcasing "stompy good beats and power chord mayhem."

The group's North American tour, meanwhile, kicks off in Vancouver on October 20, and features an additional Canadian stop in Toronto. You can see the details down below.

Tour dates:

10/20 Vancouver, BC - Venue

10/21 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House

10/22 Park City, UT - Park City Live

10/23 Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall

10/24 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room

10/25 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge

10/26 Detroit, MI - The Magic Stick

10/27 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Concert Club

10/28 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre

10/29 Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall

10/30 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club

10/31 Hartford, CT - The Webster

11/01 Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
11/02 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live

11/03 Patchogue, NY - The Emporium

11/05 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West

11/06 Tampa, FL - The Orpheum

11/07 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues

11/08 Houston, TX - Scout Bar

11/09 Austin, TX - Elysium

11/11 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater

11/12 Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre

11/13 Pomona, CA - The Glass House

11/14 San Francisco, CA - The Independent

11/15 Portland, OR - Star Theater

11/16 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market