List of KMFDM concert tours

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KMFDM is an industrial music act, founded in 1984 by Sascha Konietzko in Hamburg, Germany. Since then, KMFDM has performed in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. KMFDM's earliest performances were as a local act in Hamburg. Their first major tour was in support of Ministry in 1990. Since then, KMFDM has headlined all of their tours, with support from bands such as Sister Machine Gun, Die Warzau, Chemlab, God Lives Underwater, DJ? Acucrack, and Army of the Universe.

The live-band lineup has changed constantly throughout the band's history, with front man Konietzko remaining the only constant on vocals, percussion, and programming. Notable musicians who have contributed to live performances include En Esch, Raymond Watts, Günter Schulz, Chris Vrenna, Nivek Ogre, William Rieflin, Tim Sköld, and Lucia Cifarelli.


Duration Tour name Band lineup Location(s)
(dates)
Other acts Source
1989–90 "The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste"
  • Sascha Konietzko (bass, percussion, programming, vocals)
  • En Esch (guitar, vocals)
  • Rudolph Naomi (drums)
United States Headliner: Ministry [1]
1990 "Naïve"
  • Sascha Konietzko (bass, percussion, programming, vocals)
  • En Esch (guitar, vocals)
  • Rudolph Naomi (drums)
  • Günter Schulz (guitar)
Europe With: My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult [1]
1991 "Split" United States [1]
June 1992 "Aloha Jerry Brown"
  • Sascha Konietzko (bass, percussion, programming, vocals)
  • En Esch (guitar, vocals)
  • Günter Schulz (guitar)
  • Mark Durante (guitar)
  • Chris Vrenna (drums)
  • Cole Coonce (guitar)
United States [2][3]
October–November 1992 "KMFDM Sucks Money"
  • Sascha Konietzko (bass, percussion, programming, vocals)
  • En Esch (guitar, vocals)
  • Günter Schulz (guitar)
  • Mark Durante (guitar)
United States Support: Chainsaw Kittens, Evil Mothers [1][4]
1994 "Angstfest" United States Support: Sister Machine Gun, Chemlab [1]
May 1995 "Beat by Beat"
  • Sascha Konietzko (bass, percussion, programming, vocals)
  • En Esch (guitar, vocals)
  • Raymond Watts (vocals)
  • Günter Schulz (guitar)
  • Mark Durante (guitar)
United States [1][5]
Fall 1995 "In Your Face" United States & Europe [1]
1997 "Symbols" United States & Europe [6]
2000 North American tour United States & Canada As: MDFMK [7]
2002 "Sturm & Drang" United States Support: 16Volt, Kidneythieves
2003 "WWIII" United States Support: Bile
2004 "20th Anniversary" United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, and Australia [8]
2005 "Hau Ruck" [9]
2006 "Hau Ruck Zuck USSA" [9]
2009 "Kein Mitleid" United States, Canada, & Europe [9]
2010 "Für Die Mehrheit" Europe [9]
August 2011 North American tour United States & Canada [10]
Fall 2011 European tour Europe [10]
Summer 2012 European tour Germany, Belgium, France [11]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ KMFDM/Excessive Force Newsletter (KMFDM Inc.) (1): 3. 1992. 
  3. ^ KMFDM/Excessive Force Newsletter (KMFDM Inc.) (2): 3. 1991. 
  4. ^ KMFDM/Excessive Force Newsletter (KMFDM Inc.) (4): 3. 1992. 
  5. ^ Staple, Arthur (May 23, 1995). "KMFDM Mixes Uplifting Tones into Its Dark Lyrics". The Records (Bergen County, New Jersey). Retrieved November 29, 2012.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  6. ^ "Jules Hodgson Profile". KMFDM Inc. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ Moss, Corey (May 4, 2000). "MDFMK Prepare For Sonic Assault Of U.S.". MTV Networks. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  8. ^ Yucel, Ilker (March 29, 2006). "KMFDM 20th Anniversary World Tour". ReGen Magazine. ReGen Media. Archived from the original on May 11, 2008. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Artists: KMFDM". Metropolis Records. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "KMFDM announces North American, European tours in support of new album ‘WTF?!’". Slicing Up Eyeballs. in this world, among all others. June 28, 2011. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  11. ^ "KMFDM Tour Info". KMFDM Inc. Retrieved July 27, 2012.