Synthwave pioneer Perturbator announces 2019 European tour


Perturbator has announced a 25-date tour of the UK and Europe for March 2019.

The man also known as James Kent made waves in the metal underground last year with performances at Roadburn, Hellfest and Download festivals, and has now revealed his largest headline tour ever – including three dates in the United Kingdom.

Last year, Perturbator released mini-album New Model, which was an intended departure from his synthwave roots, opting to call it "“purely dark electronic music." He told Hammer: “I just think genre names are pointless. They tend to make people talk too much and then forget to listen to the actual music that’s presented to them.” 

Tickets for the UK dates can be purchased from Ticketmaster.

Pertubator European tour 2019

Mar 01: Villeurbanne, CCO, France
Mar 02: Strasbourg, La Laiterie, France
Mar 03: Milano, Santeria Social Club, Italy
Mar 05: München, Backstage, Germany
Mar 06: Vienna, Szene, Austria
Mar 07: Budapest, Akavarium NagyHall, Hungary
Mar 08: Berlin, Lido, Germany
Mar 09: Praha, Palac Akropolis, Czech Republic
Mar 10: Wrocław, Pralnia, Poland
Mar 12: Helsinki, The Circus, Finland
Mar 13: Tampere, Pakkahuone, Finland
Mar 15: Stockholm, Debaser, Sweden
Mar 16: Oslo, Parkteatret, Norway
Mar 17: Copenhagen, Lille Vega, Denmark
Mar 19: Hamburg, Knust, Germany
Mar 20: Köln, Essigfabrik, Germany
Mar 21: Esch-sur-Alzette, Kulturfabrik, Luxembourg
Mar 22: Brussels, Le Botanique, Belgium
Mar 23: Tilburg, 013 KZ, Netherlands
Mar 24: Amsterdam, Melkweg, Netherlands
Mar 26: Glasgow, The Garage, United Kingdom
Mar 27: Manchester, Academy 2, United Kingdom
Mar 28: London, Islington O2 Academy, United Kingdom
Mar 29: Paris, Le Trianon, France
Mar 30: Nantes, Stereolux, France


Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.