FEAR FACTORY: First In-Store Appearance Scheduled – VIP Packages Now Available

Candlelight Records today confirms the first of several planned in-store/meet-and-greets with FEAR FACTORY on their upcoming Revolver Presents: Fear Campaign American Tour 2010. All four members of the band will appear at Hastings Entertainment, located at 4315 Wyoming Northeast in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Tuesday, March 23 beginning at 6:00pm. This will be the first opportunity for fans to meet the band who have not toured the US in nearly three years. Visit http://www.gohastings.com to also enter to win a fully-autographed Ibanez guitar (no purchase necessary).

FEAR FACTORY announced their first American dates in support of their recently released new album, Mechanize, several weeks ago. Set to begin March 22, tickets for all shows are on sale now through all major ticket agencies and individual venue ticket box offices. The band recently announced two special VIP ticket packages now on sale exclusively via Artistarena.com (direct link is http://tixx1.artistarena.com/fearfactory). Each package contains a ticket to the show granting early admission, plus a T-shirt and other special items. VIP packages are available for each of the shows on the upcoming tour, also featuring Winds of Plague, Dirge Within and Periphery. Confirmed dates are:

3/22/2010 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
3/23/2010 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
3/24/2010 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
3/26/2010 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
3/27/2010 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
3/28/2010 The Channel @ Wired Live – Houston, TX
3/30/2010 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
3/31/2010 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
4/01/2010 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/02/2010 Valarium – Knoxville, TN
4/03/2010 The Village – Little Rock, AR
4/05/2010 Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO
4/06/2010 Mesa Theatre – Grand Junciton, CO
4/09/2010 Regency Center – San Francisco, CA
4/10/2010 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
4/11/2010 House of Blues – San Diego, CA

Mechanize features the highly reported reconciliation of vocalist Burton C. Bell with original guitarist Dino Cazares. Along with bassist Byron Stroud (Strapping Young Lad) and journeyman drummer Gene Hoglan (Dethlok, Strapping Young Lad), the album also welcomes back the involvement of keyboardist/producer Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly). BraveWords.com says, “combining just the right elements of their own past, present and future, with Mechanize, FEAR FACTORY has achieved instant excitement and an immediate adrenaline boost. In a word: essential.” The band premiered the album’s first video, “Fear Campaign,” while hosting MTV2/Headbanger’s Ball on February 8. The Ian McFarland-directed video is currently in rotation nationwide on over 100 different broadcast and Internet outlets. Check it out on Earsplit’s YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/EarsplitPR.

The deluxe edition of Mechanize is now sold out with only limited copies remaining available at various retailers and Candlelight’s official website. FEAR FACTORY will have a limited number of deluxe editions for sale at their merchandise booth on tour as well.