Producer, Engineer, Writer and AIDEN Frontman WILLIAM FRANCIS Takes his Electronic Solo Project on the Road
For the past few years,Â William FrancisÂ has been opening the eyes (and ears) of fans new and old with his haunting electronic â€œdark waveâ€ projectÂ 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 giantsÂ Aiden),Â has taken his project out on the road with his friends inÂ Black Veil BridesÂ on their â€œThe Church of the Wild Onesâ€ tour.
Infusing a new wave sensibility reminiscent ofÂ New Order,Â Bauhaus,Â Gary Numan, andDepeche ModeÂ with a reinvented twist of his own,Â WILLIAM CONTROLÂ has already proven to be an accepted, unique, and unrelenting addition to theÂ Black Veil BridesÂ tour.
The latest album to come out of theÂ WILLIAM CONTROLÂ solo project, 2012â€™sÂ Silentium Amoris, melds together dark, cinematic themes with experimental synth pop sounds.Â 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-minuteÂ live DVD entitledWilliam 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,Â 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 byÂ The Used,Â Vampires Everywhere!Â and more.
WILLIAM CONTROL with Black Veil Brides:
1/18 â€“ Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
1/19 â€“ Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
1/22 â€“ Cleveland, OH @ Peabodyâ€™s
1/23 â€“ Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity
1/25 â€“ New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
1/26 â€“ Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
1/27 â€“ Manchester, NH @ Armory Ballroom
1/29 â€“ Pittsburgh, PA @ Alter Bar
1/30 â€“ Toronto, ON @ Opera House
2/17 â€“ Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
2/19 â€“ Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
2/20 â€“ Chicago, IL @ The Castle Theatre
2/22 â€“ Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
2/27 â€“ Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
2/28 â€“ Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
3/1 â€“ Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
3/2 â€“ Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/4 â€“ Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
3/5 â€“ Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
3/6 â€“ Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
3/8 â€“ San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
3/9 â€“ West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues