Fantomas Start Spring Tour Today, NYC In-Store Next Week

Hard rocking supergroup Fantomas will begin a spring tour today (April 8) in support of their latest album, Suspended Animation. The tour will go completely across the country leading up to the bands performance at this year's Coachella festival. For those that aren't familiar with Fantomas, it is the "supergroup" formed by Mike Patton following the break up Faith No More. The band is made up of Mike Patton (ex-Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, 100 other side projects), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Buzz Osborne (The Melvins) and Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Trevor Dunn's Trio Convulsant). Those that know Patton know that opportunities to shoot the shit with the guy are few and far between, however, on April 12 at 3:00PM, the entire band will be on hand at the Virgin Megastore in NYC (14th/Broadway) to sign autographs and such.

Suspended Animation is 30 tracks long, celebrating the 30 days of the month of April as well as being a nod to cartoon music, according to a spokesperson for the band. The first 25,000 copies of the release are a special limited edition version with a spiral-bound notebook featuring exclusive artwork from Japanese cartoonist Nara (if you're in to that sort of thing).

Tour info:

04.08.05 - Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle)
04.09.05 - Philadelphia, PA (TLA)
04.10.05 - Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
04.12.05- New York, NY (Irving Plaza)
04.13.05 - Boston, MA (The Roxy)
04.14.05 - Montreal, QU (Le Spectrum)
04.15.05 - Toronto, ON (Phoenix Theatre)
04.16.05 - Cleveland, OH (Agora Theatre)
04.17.05 - Detroit, MI (St. Andrew’s Hall)
04.19.05- Chicago, IL (The Metro)
04.20.05 - Minneapolis, MN (Fine Line)
04.22.05 - Denver, CO (Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom)
04.24.05 - Boise, ID (The Big Easy)
04.25.05 - Portland, OR (Roseland)
04.26.05 - Seattle, WA (Showbox)
04.28.05 - Mexico City, MEX (TBA)
04.29.05 - San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
04.30.05 - Indio, CA (Coachella)

Fantomas Start Spring Tour Today, NYC In-Store Next Week