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KYUSS LIVES! Announces Very Special Los Angeles Homecoming Show On November 18


CALIFORNIA ROCK LEGENDS TO PERFORM SPECIAL 2 1/2 HOUR SET Featuring Songs from “Wretch”, “Blues for the Red Sun”, “Welcome to Sky Valley”, “…And The Circus Leaves Town” + Rarities and B-Sides!


(L to R: Bruno Fevery, John Garcia, Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri) / Photo:

      KYUSS LIVES! has announced a very special one-off homecoming show, set for Friday, November 18 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.  The event will see the world famous band perform an extended two and a half hour long set showcasing songs from all of its records in addition to never-before-performed songs taken from the band’s celebrated archive. This once in a lifetime, only in the U.S. gig celebrates the near total return of the California rock pioneers and will feature original KYUSS vocalist and front man John Garcia, original drummer Brant Bjork, original bassist and former Queens of the Stone Age four stringer Nick Oliveri plus A SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST.  Tickets for the KYUSS LIVES! Los Angeles show on November 18 are on sale now at this location.  Don’t miss out!          

The initial leg of KYUSS LIVES! first North American headlining tour in over 15 years proved to be a feast of recognition for the legendary musicians and saw the band thrill U.S. and Canadian audiences.  The band’s live reemergence has been called “a declaration of triumphant return” by the National Post while the group themselves have been aptly described as “Influential” by Time Out New York, “the lords of stoner rock” by the Washington Post-Express and “pioneers of the genre” by The Charlotte Observer.

Kyuss LIVES! “Gardenia” Live @ Terminal 5 New York, NY 9/23/2011

The most important stoner rock band of all time has returned.  The second coming of KYUSS is upon us!  KYUSS LIVES!


      Check out a recent Los Angeles Times story on KYUSS LIVES! at this location!

Footage of KYUSS LIVES! performing “Green Machine” live in Italy can be seen HERE.


     KYUSS LIVES! North American live dates:   

     * Note: Former KYUSS bassist Scott Reeder will perform with the band on its Canadian tour dates.

(All dates include support from The Sword & Black Cobra)

     November 17        San Diego, CA            House of Blues  

November 18        Los Angeles, CA        Wiltern Theatre (* SPECIAL extended set!!)
     November 19        San Francisco, CA     The Regency Ballroom
November 21        Portland, OR               Roseland Theatre
November 22        Seattle, WA                 Showbox SODO
November 23        Vancouver, BC           Commodore Ballroom
November 26        Calgary, AB                Flames Central
November 27        Edmonton, AB            Edmonton Event Centre
November 29        Winnipeg, MB             Garrick Centre
November 30        Minneapolis, MN        First Avenue
December 1          Milwaukee, WI            Turner Hall Ballroom
December 2          Chicago, IL                 Vic Theatre
December 3          Pontiac, MI                  Crofoot Ballroom
December 5          Greensburg, PA         The Palace Theatre
December 6          Buffalo, NY                 Town Ballroom
December 7          Baltimore, MD             Ram’s Head Live
     December 8          New Haven, CT           Toad’s Place
     December 9          Long Island, NY          Paramount 
December 10        Montclair, NJ               Wellmont
     KYUSS LIVES! will also perform in Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil in November.  The dates are as follows:

November 9          Mexico City, Mexico             El Circo Volador

November 11        Santiago, Chile                     Teatro Teleton

     November 12        Buenos Aires, Argentina       Teatro Colegiales
November 13        Sao Paulo, Brazil                  Caricoa Club
     KYUSS LIVES! has also made special fan VIP upgrade packages available which will allow concert goers to both connect with the band personally and collect rare KYUSS LIVES! merchandise, making for a one-of-a-kind fan-to-band experience.  Members of the band’s Internet Fan Community also have the opportunity to purchase concert tickets via advance pre-sale.  Click HERE to purchase KYUSS LIVES! VIP fan upgrade packages and HERE to pre-order KYUSS LIVES! concert tickets and become a member of the band’s Internet Fan Community.
 KYUSS is a band that needs no introduction.  In the 1990’s, the quartet produced some of the most celebrated, inspirational and influential rock music of its time.  Over the course of four studio albums, KYUSS provided the blueprint for a generation of bands as they single-handedly spearheaded the “stoner rock” movement and created their own genre of rock ‘n’ roll.  The group’s landmark albums — 1992’s Blues for the Red Sun and 1994’s Welcome to Sky Valley — are universally praised by both critics and fans and are a staple in any discerning rock record collection.  The generator parties that took place in the deserts of southern California at the close of the eighties were the making of KYUSS who trailblazed a stunningly heavy psychedelic rumble described by everyone except the musicians themselves as “stoner rock” or the more aptly named “desert rock”.  The band’s gargantuan sound rested on three pillars: a downtuned guitar played through a bass amp, the rhythm section’s quaking grooves and the instantly recognizable vocals of John GarciaKYUSS‘ classic lineup – Garcia, guitarist Josh Homme, bassist Nick Oliveri and drummer Brant Bjork – only lasted for two years and the band for just five, but after the unit’s dissolution in 1995, its posthumous legend grew and grew.  In the years since, KYUSS‘ legacy has lived on with previous members having formed or performed with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Brant Bjork and the Bros, The Dwarves, Mondo Generator, Slo Burn, Unida and Hermano.

Then something magical happened.  In April 2010, Garcia announced a solo European tour billed as “Garcia Plays Kyuss“; the singer’s backing band composed of Belgian and Dutch musicians and friends including lifelong KYUSS devotee Bruno Fevery on guitar.  The shows were met with great joy by KYUSS‘ global fanbase.  During a performance at France’s Hellfest that June, Garcia and Fevery were joined on stage by former KYUSS members Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri for performances of the band’s classic songs “Gardenia” and “Green Machine”.   After the gig, Garcia, Bjork and Oliveri decided to bring the KYUSS legacy back to where it really belongs; live and on stage.  The undeniable chemistry and electricity that the performance yielded led to the resurrection of KYUSS‘ lead-heavy psychedelic groove for the masses under the banner ‘KYUSS LIVES!‘, a name both tongue-in-cheek and genuinely deserving of its exclamation point.

“Kings of the stoner age…Unheralded in their own time, Kyuss inspired a generation of bands in thrall to their downtuned metal.  Now, in the form of Kyuss Lives!, they’re back.”

“Kyuss Lives! is an offshoot of influential 1990s stoner-rockers Kyuss, which counts among its metal-ish progeny Queens of the Stone Age. The current incarnation’s sound hearkens back to the group’s thunder-guitar roots (think Blue Cheer, only faster).”



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