Haken is preparing to release their seventh studio album and have planned a tour to support it; however, this time around it is not just a typical rock album.  The new album has an ecological theme and Haken is calling the tour the “Fauna Expedition” in reference to the album title of “Fauna”.  The tour kicks off in early May with Arch Echo joining the tour.

The band spoke on the upcoming tour saying, “we had such a great time in North America earlier this year, and can’t wait to return for a headline tour with our new album – Fauna!”

Ross Jennings spoke on the new album saying, “the premise of the album when we started writing it was that every song would have an animal assigned to it.  They all have something related to the animal kingdom that we could write about, but they also connect to the human world. Each track has layers, and some of them are more obvious than others.”

Richard Henshall added, “it reminds me of ‘The Mountain’. There, we had the idea of not really a narrative-based album, but more the concept of climbing a mountain and overcoming the obstacles along the way. Then we took that and thought about how it could relate to our everyday lives. All of Fauna’s animals relate to us, personally.”

Haken’s Fauna Expedition dates:
May 3 in Nashville, TN – venue to be determined
May 4 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH
May 5 at the in Toronto, ON
May 6 at the Corona Theater in Montreal, QC
May 7 at the Imperial Bell in Quebec City, QC
May 9 at Paradise in Boston, MA
May 10 at TLA in Philadelphia, PA
May 11 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, NY
May 12 at The Black Cat in Washington, D.C.
May 13 at the Underground in Charlotte, NC
May 15 at the Culture Room in Ft Lauderdale, FL
May 16 at The Beacham in Orlando, FL
May 17 at Terminal West in Atlanta, GA
May 19 at the Granada Theater in Dallas, TX
May 20 at Come and Take it Live in Austin, TX
May 21 at the Lowbrow Palace in El Paso, TX
May 22 at The Nile in Phoenix, AZ
May 23 at Brick by Brick in San Diego, CA
May 24 at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles, CA
May 25 at August Hall in San Francisco, CA
May 26 at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, OR
May 27 at the Neptune Theater in Seattle, WA
May 28 at the Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver, BC
May 30 at the Commonwealth Room in Salt Lake City, UT
May 31 at the Gothic Theater in Denver, CO
June 1 Granada Theater in Lawrence, KS
June 2 at Fine Line in Minneapolis, MN
June 3 at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago, IL