MONSTER TRUCK to Tour U.S. in Support of SEVENDUST and POP EVIL

By Chip Tamplin

Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Monster Truck are back with a new batch of tour dates leading up to release of their brand new album – Furiosity – on May 28.

New York, NY — Monster Truck will tour the U.S. prior to their May 28th debut release FURIOSITY (Dine Alone Records). The band commences a run supporting Sevendust and Pop Evil on May 13 in Rapid City, SD. The full itinerary follows below. FURIOSITY will be available for pre-sale beginning April 30. Those who purchase through iTunes will be instantly given the track “The Giant,” and those purchasing copies of the CD and Vinyl through the band’s website, will have options to add other “extras”.

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 crushing first single “Sweet Mountain River” was the most added song at Active Rock radio in Canada by a vast margin impact week, and has quickly risen in to the Top 10. The song premiered at GuitarWorld.com in the U.S., and is beginning to build an airplay story domestically.

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.

True to their notorious maxim “Don’t F*ck With The Truck”, the band steamrolled across Canada, becoming one of the biggest stories in rock North of the border this past year with two singles from The Brown EP (“Seven Seas Blues” and “Righteous Smoke”) reaching Top 10 on Canadian Rock radio. The band garnered a 2013 JUNO nomination (Canadian Grammys) for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” and won a 2013 CRMA (Canadian Radio Music Award) in Rock for “Seven Seas Blues“.

The band was also hand-picked to open for Slash on his 2012 North American tour, and opened sold-out dates for Deep Purple, Clutch and The Sheepdogs. For further dates, more details and updates, check back at: www.ilovemonstertruck.com.

The upcoming U.S. tour features appearances in:

5/13 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
5/14 Bismarck, ND Civic Center Exhibit Hall
5/15 Duluth, MN Clyde Iron Works
5/17 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room
5/18 Springfield, IL Boondocks *
5/22 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre
5/23 Columbus, GA Front Porch of The South
5/24 Jacksonville, FL The Roc Bar
5/25 Niceville, FL Blazefest – Mullett Festival Grounds *
5/26 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
5/27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Note: * – Festival / ** – Sevendust Only

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