Örebro, Sweden fuzz frontrunners TRUCKFIGHTERS have announced a U.S. headlining tour in support of their forthcoming new EP The Chairman. The highly respected trio – called “the best band that’s ever existed” by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme – kicked off a U.S. trek on August 19 in Brooklyn, NY. The two week trip hit Philadelphia (August 20), Chicago (August 24), Los Angeles (August 27), Tucson (August 31) and more showcasing TRUCKFIGHTERS incredibly fuzz-tastic and electric live performance.
The U.S. return of TRUCKFIGHTERS marks the band’s first stateside shows since their highly successful, first-ever U.S. tour in the summer of 2011 which saw the high-energy trio called “an appealing mix of fuzz-wreathed boogie and heavy-lidded hooks” by Time Out New York, “unbelievable” by the Philadelphia City Paper, “righteously-riffed” by the Aquarian Weekly and “fuzz, pedal-soaked, psych-rock-influenced stoner-metal rock-and-roll that should whip fans who like artists such as Kyuss, Orange Goblin, Wolfmother and Pentagram into an immediate frenzy” by the Dayton City Paper.
TRUCKFIGHTERS U.S. tour dates:
August 21 New York, NY ** Secret Show **
August 22 Dayton, OH Blind Bob’s Bar / 21+, $10
August 23 Rock Island, IL RIBCO / 21+, $12
August 24 Chicago, IL Reggies Rock Club / 17+, $8
August 24 Chicago, IL Bash On Wabash Street fest / All Ages, $5
August 25 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club / 21+, $10
August 26 Cedar Rapids, IA Chez Beavun’s Garden of Fuzz / All Ages, FREE Show!
August 27 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite / 21+, $10
August 29 San Diego, CA The Griffin / 21+, $10
August 30 Palm Desert, CA The Hood Bar / 21+, $5
August 31 Tucson, AZ The Rock / All Ages, $10
September 1 Indio, CA Indio Performing Arts Center / 21+, $10
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.
“Truckfighters blast your ears with their unique take on modern rock” – METAL HAMMER
“the power and charm to make society grind to a halt” – KERRANG!
“Putting more rock energy into a single performance than a good proportion of bands do into a career’s worth of shows” – TERRORIZER
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