KYUSS LIVES! Announces Very Special Los Angeles Homecoming Show On November 18
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!
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.
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 18 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre (* SPECIAL extended set!!)
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 10 Montclair, NJ Wellmont
November 9 Mexico City, Mexico El Circo Volador
November 11 Santiago, Chile Teatro Teleton
November 13 Sao Paulo, Brazil Caricoa Club
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.” – THE GUARDIAN
“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).”
– MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL