Celebrated Swedish Rock Band TRUCKFIGHTERS Set to Kick Off U.S. Tour Dates
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Frontman JOSH HOMME Calls TRUCKFIGHTERS “The Best Band That’s Ever Existed” In Anticipation of Upcoming Tour!
Örebro, Sweden “desert rock kings” TRUCKFIGHTERS have announced March U.S. tour dates. The highly respected trio – recently called “the best band that’s ever existed” by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme – will kick off a two week trek on March 1 in Charlotte, NC. The tour will hit Pittsburgh (March 2), Chicago (March 5), Austin (March 8), Raleigh (March 14), Philadelphia (March 16) and more before wrapping on March 17 in Brooklyn, NY. The highly-anticipated tour will showcase TRUCKFIGHTERS incredibly fuzz-tastic and electric live show which has been called “ear-bleedingly good”. Fuzz rock music fans have been clamoring for TRUCKFIGHTERS to return to the U.S. following the band’s first-ever U.S. tour dates last summer, and now the time is near!
In additional TRUCKFIGHTERS news, the band’s critically acclaimed LP “Mania” will see its North American release on May 8, 2012 via NYC’s Tee Pee Records. Available previously only as an import, the album contains the band’s strongest recorded work to date and has been called “a distinct blend of fuzz and hard rock that generates a wall-like guitar sound”.
TRUCKFIGHTERS U.S. tour dates:
March 1 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
In advance of the tour and the stateside release of “Mania“, TRUCKFIGHTERS have released a short trailer for the recently released documentary film “Truckfighters“, produced by Swedish filmmakers Joerg Steineck and Christian Maciejewski. “Providing an uncommon insight into the double-tracked lifestyle of a young, determined (and in a way untypical) rock band,” “Truckfighters” the documentary features the aforementioned Homme as well as 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 (or just click the image below!).
|TRUCKFIGHTERS (Fuzzomentary) Trailer|
Additional information on the Truckfighters documentary film can be found at this location.
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 features Ozo (Oskar Cedermalm; vocals and bass), Dango (Niklas Källgren; guitar) and Pezo (Oscar Johansson; drums).
“I’d say they’re saving the rock or reviving the rock or something like that, but if you listen to bands like this, you already know that “the rock” never went anywhere.”– AQUARIAN WEEKLY
“the power and charm to make society grind to a halt…” – KERRANG!
“a special brand of awesome when Truckfighters blow the doors off” – COLUMBUS ALIVE!