For the past few years, William Francis has been opening the eyes (and ears) of fans new and old with his haunting electronic “dark wave” project WILLIAM CONTROL. Now, with three full-length albums, an EP, a DVD and several live performances under his belt, the singer, writer, producer and engineer (also known around the world as the wickedly-striking frontman for scene giants Aiden), has taken his project out on the road with his friends in Black Veil Brides on their “The Church of the Wild Ones” tour.
Infusing a new wave sensibility reminiscent of New Order, Bauhaus, Gary Numan, and Depeche Mode with a reinvented twist of his own, WILLIAM CONTROL has already proven to be an accepted, unique, and unrelenting addition to the Black Veil Brides tour.
WILLIAM CONTROL is on the road now! See below for all remaining tour dates.
WILLIAM CONTROL with Black Veil Brides:
1/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
1/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
1/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
1/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity
1/25 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
1/26 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
1/27 – Manchester, NH @ Armory Ballroom
1/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Alter Bar
1/30 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
2/17 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
2/19 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
2/20 – Chicago, IL @ The Castle Theatre
2/22 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
2/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
2/28 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
3/1 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
3/2 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/4 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
3/5 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
3/6 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
3/8 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
3/9 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
The latest album to come out of the WILLIAM CONTROL solo project, 2012’s Silentium Amoris, melds together dark, cinematic themes with experimental synth pop sounds. While alarmingly melancholic and moody, it also evokes an unrelenting fury, as well as aggressive elements of the industrial dance sound. William also just released a 90-minute live DVD entitled William Control – Live in London Town. The DVD, shot over the course of three days in London, England, and features 20 tracks, including a brand new unreleased song.
William has two other albums (Hate Culture, Noir) and an EP (Novus Ordo Seclorum) out now. He has also had select tracks featured on soundtracks for Saw V, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and Underworld: Awakening and has appeared as a guest vocalist on tracks by The Used, Vampires Everywhere! and more.
You can purchase all WILLIAM CONTROL releases via iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers.
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