QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Frontman JOSH HOMME Calls TRUCKFIGHTERS “The Best Band That’s Ever Existed”
Örebro, Sweden fuzz frontrunners TRUCKFIGHTERS launched their first ever U.S. tour with a sold out show last evening in Providence, RI. The highly respected trio – recently called “the best band that’s ever existed” by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme – are playing U.S. venues in celebration of the band’s tenth anniversary. The tour will hit Worcester, MA tonight, NYC tomorrow night (July 15), Cleveland (July 18), Detroit (July 19) and Chicago on July 20, showcasing TRUCKFIGHTERS incredibly fuzz-tastic and electric live performance. A full listing of upcoming TRUCKFIGHTERS tour dates can be found below.
Fuzz rock music fans have long been clamoring for TRUCKFIGHTERS to tour the U.S. and now the time is near! In advance of the tour and the release of the band’s self-titled “fuzzumentary” (or documentary for those of you who don’t speak “fuzz”, natch), “Truckfighters”, the band has released a short trailer for the film which features the aforementioned Homme and friends and rockers Nick Oliveri (of Kyuss Lives!), Eddie Glas (of Nebula) and members of Graveyard, Witchcraft, Valient Thorr and more. Check out the Truckfighters trailer now at this location.
|TRUCKFIGHTERS (Fuzzomentary) Trailer 2011
Formed in 2001, TRUCKFIGHTERS‘ are already a well known name in Europe, having released three critically acclaimed LPs and performing over 300 live gigs across the continent. The group’s music has been described as “classic desert rock” calling for comparison to fellow Swedes DOZER as well as U.S. legends such as the mighty Kyuss and Fu Manchu, the latter with whom TRUCKFIGHTERS toured extensively with in Europe. After releasing a pair of EPs and a split LP in the early 2000’s, the group released their debut album Gravity X in 2005. The band’s sophomore album Phi was released in 2007 and in 2009 TRUCKFIGHTERS released the LP Mania, which has become a “modern classic” in underground rock circles. The album featured the single and video “Con of Man” (view at this location) and garnered the trio a spotlight on the MTV Sweden show “Fuzz”.
In conjunction with the U.S. tour, TRUCKFIGHTERS have released the limited edition colored vinyl LP Hidden Treasures of the Fuzz – The Anniversary of the Century, a collection of rare and unreleased recordings. The LP is available via the band’s label Fuzzorama Records at this location. Additional information on the Truckfighters documentary film can be found at this location.
TRUCKFIGHTERS U.S. tour dates:
July 14 Worcester, MA Ralph’s (www.ralphsrockdiner.com)
July 15 New York City Cake Shop (http://cake-shop.com)
July 16 Pittsburgh, PA 31st St. Pub (www.31stpub.com)
July 17 Columbus, OH Ruby Tuesday (www.rubytuesdaylive.com)
July 18 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop (www.grogshop.gs)
July 19 Detroit, MI Magic Stick (http://majesticdetroit.com/magic-stick/)
July 20 Chicago, IL Reggie’s (www.reggieslive.com)
July 21 Dayton, OH Blind Bob’s (www.blindbobs.com)
July 22 Lexington, KY Green Lantern (www.myspace.com/greenlanternbar)
July 23 Charleston, SC Jimbo’s (www.jimbosrockloungecharleston.com)
TRUCKFIGHTERS features Ozo (Oskar Cedermalm; vocals and bass), Dango (Niklas Källgren; guitar) and Pezo (Oscar Johansson; drums).