MONSTER TRUCK TO TOUR AS DIRECT SUPPORT TO
ALTER BRIDGE FOR EXTENSIVE RUN BEGINNING APRIL 14
Quartet Out With Buckcherry Prior for 19 Date Tour Beginning January 20th in Idaho Falls,
Ending February 22 in Sayreville, NJ
New York, NY --- Monster Truck is confirmed to appear as direct support for Alter Bridge on a USA coast-to-coast run. The 12-date tour will begin on April 14 in Dallas, TX and end on a to be announced date in May. The initial announced appearances on the itinerary are cited below.
Monster Truck was fortunate to appear as support for Slash when they first set their sights on the U.S. market. The guitarist shared, "Monster Truck is one of the few really down to earth rock n roll bands I've heard in the last couple of years. Hard, soulful & heavy." Singer Myles Kennedy, who enjoys a prolific career as front man in Slash's ensemble as well as being the vocalist of Alter Bridge, took an interest in Monster Truck. That relationship, and outspoken support, was the primary driver in delivering this run with two bands sharing the stage. Monster Truck guitarist Jeremy Wildman offers, "We are extremely excited to tour with one of the top rock acts in America and even happier to rejoin the road with our good friend Myles. See ya soon!" Vocalist and Bassist Jon Harvey adds, “Looking forward to watching many stellar shows by the Alter Bridge boys. Watch out America! A real rock ‘n roll tour is on the way!"
Monster Truck and Dine Alone Records have selected "The Lion" as the follow-up single to their debut hit "Sweet Mountain River" from the album, FURIOSITY. The lyric video premiered on GuitarWorld.com and can be viewed here: http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-monster-truck-premiere-lyric-video-lion. "Sweet Mountain River" received support, in the US, from rock stations across the country. In Canada, the song achieved the milestone of becoming #1 at the Active Rock, and Mainstream Rock, for eight consecutive weeks. The follow-up track, "The Lion" stood at the top of the Canadian rock charts for six weeks, with an impact date planned for U.S. radio in early 2014.
Monster Truck took home the 2013 Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of The Year, toured their home country of Canada with Alice In Chains, and established themselves as a major headlining attraction. In the U.S., the band has been very active, appearing with Kid Rock, Slash, Guns 'n Roses, Sevendust, and others, performing for hundreds of thousands of rock fans over the course of this year. Overseas, the band appeared on a 29-date run of Europe supporting Vista Chino (formerly Kyuss). In March, 2014, Monster Truck return to Europe as headliners of the "Lords of the Riff, Volume 1" tour in association with Classic Rock and Metal Hammer Magazines.
The band has been filmed extensively as they travel the globe, and recently premiered a short-form documentary capturing their essence. It can be streamed here: http://youtu.be/IYLkY4mxcdk
Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Monster Truck was formed in 2009 by Jon Harvey (bass, lead vocals), Jeremy Widerman (guitar, vocals), Brandon Bliss (organ, vocals) and Steve Kiely (drums, vocals). What began as a side-project to their other more ‘serious’ bands quickly gained momentum and took on a life of its own. The band has released 2 EPs since their inception; a self-titled, and notably self-released EP produced by Gus Van Go & Werner F (The Stills, Priestess, Hollerado) and The Brown EP (also produced by Ratz) on Dine Alone Records.
Produced by Eric Ratz (Three Days Grace) at Vespa Studios in Toronto and Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC, FURIOSITY showcases Monster Truck’s ability to seamlessly integrate influences from grunge and punk era greats that they love so dearly with alt-sounding vintage rock. The resulting album remains anchored in grooves, yet propulsive and volcanic, fueled by front man Jon Harvey’s colossal and impressive vocal delivery. The Huffington Post exclaimed, "...no-frills classic rock and roll -- huge Les Paul guitar riffs, spacey organ fills, thunderous drums, bottom-heavy bass, and one powerful vocalist. The spirit of Stillwater and Grand Funk Railroad lives! I predict these lads will be playing much larger venues very soon."
Alter Bridge dates include:
4/14 Dallas, TX House of Blues
4/15 Houston, TX House of Blues
4/17 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4/19 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
4/21 Baltimore, MD Rams Head
4/22 Boston, MA Royale
4/24 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
4/28 Chicago, IL House of Blues
4/29 Chicago, IL House of Blues
5/01 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
5/02 Kansas, MO The Arvest Bank Theatre
1/20 Idaho Falls, ID Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium
1/21 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
1/22 Butte, MT Butte Civic Center
1/24 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center Arena
1/25 Winnipeg, MB The Oak
1/26 Edmonton, AB Encore at West Edmonton Mal
1/31 Lloydminister, AB The Kooler
2/01 Calgary, AB Marquee Beer Market & Stage
2/03 Minot, ND State Fair Center
2/04 Duluth, MN Clyde Iron Works
2/05 Turtle Lake, WI St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event
2/08 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
2/11 Moncton, NB The Centre at Casino New Brunswick
2/13 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
2/14 Pottsville, PA Goodfellas
2/18 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
2/20 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
2/21 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
2/22 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
1/28 Lethbridge, AB Average Joes
1/30 Red Deer, AB International Beer Haus
2/07 Guelph, ON Guelph Concert Theatre
3/06 London, ON London Music Hall
3/07 Barrie, ON Sound Empire