In the early days Fear Factory had to put up a fight against critics and naysayers for their misunderstood industrial metal sound. "We started out playing backyard gigs and downtown warehouse parties with all these local death metal bands who thought we sucked," guitarist Dino Cazares told Noisecreep last month.

But those days are gone, and Fear Factory has been welcomed back this year and has now announced their first U.S. tour since the release of 'Mechanize' -- the first album to have the reunited original members Cazares and vocalist Burton Bell since the 2001 release of 'Digimortal.'

The Fear Factory tour begins March 22 in Arizona and ends April 11. Supporting on this tour is Winds of Plague, Dirge Within, and Periphery.

Included on this tour will be a performance by Fear Factory at The Revolver Golden Gods Award show.

Mar. 22 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee

Mar. 23 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre

Mar. 24 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep

Mar. 26 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues

Mar. 27 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit

Mar. 28 - Houston, TX - The Channel

Mar. 30 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room

Mar. 31 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues

Apr. 01 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade

Apr. 02 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium

Apr. 03 - Little Rock, AR - The Village

Apr. 05 - Ft. Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre

Apr. 06 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theatre & Club

Apr. 08 - Los Angeles, CA - REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS, Club Nokia

Apr. 11 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues