For the first time in 10 years, the industrial/rock powerhouse known as PIG will be embarking on a tour of North America in Fall of 2016. Fronted by the Lord of Lard, Raymond Watts, and featuring an all-star lineup that includes former KMFDM band mates EN ESCH and Günter Schulz, drummer Galen Waling (Left Spine Down, Stiff Valentine), and keyboardist Z.Marr (Combichrist, Pull Out Kings), the tour will include supporting acts EN ESCH and Peter Turns Pirate. Beginning on September 6 in Toronto, ON, through to October 5 in Seattle, PIG will also be a headlining act at this year’s ColdWaves V festival in Chicago on September 24; additional dates will be announced soon.
PIG recently resurfaced after a long hiatus that began after the 2005 release of Pigmata (a remastered edition of the previous year’s Pigmarytr album, then released under the moniker of WATTS), having appeared on two collaborative EPs in 2015 – Long in the Tooth with Primitive Race and Compound Eye Sessions with Cubanate’s Marc Heal (under the pseudonym M.C. Lord of the Flies); Cubanate will also be performing at ColdWaves V.