Failure have announced that they will be treating fans to something truly special in July 2020. The band will be performing a trio of residences in the United States, during which they will be performing their first three albums — Comfort, Magnified, and Fantastic Planet — in full.

Their residences will take place July 9th-11th at Chicago’s Thalia Hall, July 16th-18th at The Echoplex in Los Angeles, and July 23rd-35th at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. It will be the first time that Failure has ever performed Comfort and Magnified front-to-back in a live setting.

Additionally, Failure have announced that they will be releasing Failure 1992-1996 on April 7th, which is a four-piece vinyl box set featuring the three aforementioned records. The release comes at a time with the original masters being unearthed, remastered and remixed by Ken Andrews to provide fans a new way to hear these tracks.

“Almost everything people have heard from these albums has been sourced from 16bit digital files made in the ‘90s, which was state of the art at the time,” explains Andrews. “But when we found out we were getting our hands on the original analog master tapes, and with all the confusion and lack of quality control on several of the previous iterations, we set out to create the definitive versions of Comfort, Magnified and Fantastic Planet. Everything has been sourced directly from first generation multitrack and stereo master tapes. This is us finally getting to present our early work the way we’ve always wanted to.”

That’s still not all, as Failure have also gotten their hands on several previously unreleased songs, which will also be restored and included in the upcoming box set. “Listening to the b-sides and outtakes from that first year of being a band takes me right back to playing the tiny stage at Jabberjaw in Los Angeles,” explains bassist/guitarist Greg Edwards. “It’s always surprising to me how much of the expansiveness and atmosphere of the later records exist in embryonic form on those earliest stripped-down recordings.”

“These new versions have all the magic from the originals, but now, instead of looking through a hazy pane of glass, the window has been completely opened and you can hear all the elements in their full glory,” adds drummer Kellii Scott.

You can currently pre-order the boxset exclusively here. Tickets for all of the upcoming shows from Failure will go on-sale this Friday, December 20th, here.

Tour dates:

July 9 Chicago, IL Comfort at Thalia Hall

July 10 Chicago, IL Magnified at Thalia Hall

July 11 Chicago, IL Fantastic Planet at Thalia Hall

July 16 Los Angeles, CA Comfort at The Echoplex

July 17 Los Angeles, CA Magnified at The Echoplex

July 18 Los Angeles, CA Fantastic Planet at The Echoplex

July 23 New York, NY Comfort at Bowery Ballroom

July 24 New York, NY Magnified at Bowery Ballroom

July 25 New York, NY Fantastic Planet at Bowery Ballroom