(Photo by Gretchen Lanham) IAMX’s new single “The X ID” is out now ahead of the new album “Fault Lines1”, due out May 12th. The song is the first new lyrical material from the project since 2018’s “Alive In New Light” and builds on the modular sounds of 2021’s “Machinate”.
The first of two albums across the next year, the “Fault Lines” project explores “the rifts and fractures of our lives, both psychologically and within the tangible world” so Chris Corner says. And he adds: “I am humbled that, here at IAMX HQ everyone is fully present, dedicated and invested in serving this art and authentically living an alternative life in mental and physical freedom. This video is a document of that freedom. The X ID is and has always been a major part of my personality. It is my brutal, provocative gender bending screaming inner demon, my magnetic swaggering hedonistic ego, the deepest darkest beautiful me which I am able to live out through this music. On stage, in videos, through my community. Over time I have learnt to embrace, inhabit and wield this X ID. Without hesitation or guilt. And I see it as my duty to encourage others to embody and express who they are.”
The video for “The X ID” plays with themes of gender, S&M and unreality. In the video you can watch how Corner guides you through a sensory overload of nature.
IAMX will bring the full band production back to the stage for a North America tour beginning next month and a European tour in the fall.
Chris Corner and longtime live collaborators Janine Gezang (vocals, keys, bass) and Jon Siren (drums), will interpret classics and favorites from throughout the expansive IAMX catalog alongside the new material of “Fault Lines1”.
In North America, IAMX will be joined by the dark electronic project I Speak Machine who recently opened for Gary Numan, and will end the tour in Los Angeles with an explosive opening act from Skinny Puppy co-founder cEvin Key. See below for a full list of live dates.
- 27 May – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
- 28 May – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
- 30 May – El Paso, TX – Rock House
- 1 June – Austin, TX – Elysium
- 2 June – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s
- 3 June – Houston, TX – Numbers
- 6 June – Tampa, FL -Orpheum
- 7 June – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
- 9 June – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
- 10 June – Philadelphia, PA – Warehouse on Watts
- 11 June – New York City, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
- 14 June – Rochester, NY – Photo City
- 15 June – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
- 16 June – Detroit, MI – The Magic Bag
- 18 June – Madison, WI – Crucible
- 19 June – Kansas City, KS – Record Bar
- 21 June – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
- 22 June – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
- 24 June – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
- 25 June – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
- 27 June – Sacramento, CA – Harlows
- 28 June – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
- 29 June – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theater*
All shows with I Speak Machine
*with cEvin Key
- 26 September – Bratislava, SK – Majestic Music Club
- 28 September – Prague, CZ – Lucerna
- 29 September – Budapest, HU – A38
- 30 September – Graz, A – PPC
- 01 October – Vienna, A – SIMM City
- 03 October – Sankt Gallen, CH – bruchteil grabenhalle
- 04 October – Munich, D – Ampere
- 06 October – Barcelona, E – Apollo 2
- 07 October – Madrid, E – Sala Mon
- 09 October – Brussels, B – Ancienne Belgique
- 10 October – Paris, F – Trabendo
- 11 October – Cologne, D – Live Music Hall
- 13 October – Leipzig, D – Täubchenthal
- 14 October – Hamburg, D – Markthalle
- 15 October – Copenhagen, DK – Amager Bio
- 17 October – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli De Helling
- 18 October – Frankfurt, D – Zoom
- 21 October – Berlin, D – Columbia Theater
- 22 October – Warsaw, PL – Progresja
- 24 October – Wroclaw, PL – Zaklete Rewiry
- 25 October – Brno, CZ – Fleda
- 27 October – Stockholm, S – Slaktkyrkan
- 28 October – Gothenburg, S – Trädgår’n
- 30 October – London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
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