Trick or treat! For some October 1st means sweaters, the changing of the leaves and an endless amount of pumpkin spice. For Kim Petras, the day brings monsters. It also brings bloodstained kisses, masked men with machetes, demons, and horror movies. Halloween is in full effect, because Kim just dropped the sequel to her Halloween-themed project, Turn Off The Light. If you weren’t in a witchy mood before, you certainly will be after this.
Vol. 2 of Turn Off The Dark (now known as TURN OFF THE DARK) brings “atmospheric club instrumentals alongside five new, spine-chilling singles including “There Will Be Blood,” an intoxicatingly sanguine floor-filler,” according to a press release. The project fuses “classic horror soundscapes with euphoric, modern pop hooks.” It’s true. “Purgatory” could be the daughter of John Carpenter’s Halloween soundtrack and Richard Band’s theme to Re-Animator. The first notes of “Massacre” harkens to The Exorcist theme, before Kim’s cadence mirrors “The Carol Of The Bells,” as if this was a loving tribute to Black Christmas. Oh, yes. The cuts on Turn Off The Light Vol. 2 are deep.
This new release is like a full-sized candy bar you get while Trick-or-Treating. Kim released this new music as TURN OFF THE LIGHT, adding the nine new tracks – “Purgatory,” “There Will Be blood,” “Bloody Valentine,” “Wrong Turn,” “<demons>,” “Massacre,” “Knifes,” “Death By Sex,” and the “glam-rock possessed” track, “Everybody Dies” — to the twelve spine-chilling slices from 2018’s Vol. 1. The new TURN OFF THE LIGHT includes the title track, which features Elvira. If there’s anyone who knows Halloween, it’s the Mistress of the Dark.
Early in 2019, Kim released Clarity, which shot her into towards the top of the iTunes Pop Chart and featured her hit single, “Icy.” She’s about to kick off “The Clarity Tour.” Check out the dates below so you can celebrate Halloween and the spooky season with Kim.
North American Tour Dates:
10/21 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
10/22 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10/24 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/26 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
10/28 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/30 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Hall
11/3 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
11/4 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/8 Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
11/9 Miami, FL @ Miami Beach Pop Festival
11/11 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
11/12 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
11/14 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground – Charlotte
11/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Avant Gardner – Great Hall
11/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Avant Gardner – Great Hall
11/19 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
11/20 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
11/22 Boston, MA @ Royale
11/23 Boston, MA @ Royale
11/25 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/27 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
11/30 St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
12/1 Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
12/4 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
12/5 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
12/8 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park