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Monster Truck to tour with Alice In Chains and release new video

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Monster Truck to tour with Alice In Chains and release new video

Monster Truck is confirmed to appear with Alice in Chains for a string of dates beginning May 6 in North Charleston, SC at the North Charleston Coliseum.  Along with eleven appearances with Alice In Chains and twelve appearances with Alter Bridge, Monster Truck are also scheduled to play the following three festivals in the USA: Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, FL (4/26), Sun Fest in West Palm Beach, FL (5/04) and Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH (5/18).

The band has been touring extensively across the globe for the last year.  Artists have long supported the rise of Monster Truck, and this heavy touring activity is a testament to the bands’ collective passion.  The relationship the band cultivated with singer Myles Kennedy, who enjoys a prolific career as front man in Slash’s ensemble as well as being the vocalist of Alter Bridge, was the primary driver in delivering the April run. Monster Truck toured extensively with Slash in 2013.

Alice In Chains Mike Inez offers, “Monster Truck is the real deal.  Familiar. Comfortable. Like an old pair of gig boots or sweaty pig sex with an ex girlfriend.  I wish them all the success in the World, but it’s not ALL because they are such great human beings and hardworking guys.  It is for a totally selfish reason too.  I just wanna jam the fuck out with ’em again sometime!  Cya out there on the road fellas.”

The debut single “Sweet Mountain River” received substantial support in the U.S. 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 the song impacting U.S. rock radio now. “Lion” debuted today and can be seen HERE:

The band was recently honored with a Juno Award Nomination for Rock Album of the Year for FURIOSITY.  The award will be presented to the winner on March 30 in Winnipeg.  At the 2013 Juno Award’s, Monster Truck took home the award for Breakthrough Group of The Year.

Monster Truck have toured with Alice In Chains, Kid Rock, Slash, Guns ‘n Roses, Sevendust, and others, performing for hundreds of thousands of rock fans.  Overseas, the band appeared on a 29-date run of Europe supporting Vista Chino (formerly Kyuss).  This March, 2014, Monster Truck return to Europe as co-headliners with Scorpion Child on the “Lords of the Riff, Volume 1” tour in association with Classic Rock and Metal Hammer Magazines.

“Lords of the Riff, Volume 1” Tour dates:

Mar 16: Bristol Exchange (Monster Truck close the show)
Mar 18: Colchester Arts Centre (Scorpion Child close)
Mar 20: Birmingham O2 Academy 3 (Monster Truck close)
Mar 21: Sheffield Corporation (Scorpion Child close)
Mar 22: Glasgow King Tuts (Monster Truck close)
Mar 23: Newcastle O2 Academy 2 (Scorpion Child close)
Mar 25: Nottingham Rock City (Monster Truck close)
Mar 26: London Underworld (Monster Truck close)
Mar 27: Manchester Roadhouse (Scorpion Child close)

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
4/18     Destin, FL Club L.A. *
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
* Radio Station Festival / WZLB

Alice In Chains Appearances:
5/06     North Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
5/07     Raleigh, NC Progress Energy Performing Arts
5/09     Atlantic City, NJ Ovation Hall
5/10     Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Casino Arena
5/12     Syracuse, NY Landmark Theatre
5/13     Reading, PA Sovereign Performing Arts Center
5/14     Roanoke, VA Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre
5/16     Huntington, WV The Big Sandy Superstore Arena
5/17     Cincinnati, OH Horseshoe Casino
5/19     Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
5/20     Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena

Festival Appearances:
4/26     Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville
5/04     West Palm Beach, FL Sun Fest
5/18     Columbus, OH Rock On The Range

A short-form documentary capturing their essence as they travel the globe can be viewed here:

 

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