Following the release of their killer new tracks, “Don’t Tell Me How to Live” and “The Enforcer”, Juno Award-winning hard rockers Monster Truck are thrilled to announce a Canadian headlining tour this winter. The tour kicks off at Sugar Nightclub in Victoria on February 23, 2016 and wraps up with a Toronto show on March 11, 2016 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Joining Monster Truck for their Canadian run will be British blues rock band The Temperance Movement. The forthcoming tour is in support of Monster Truck’s highly anticipated new album, Sittin’ Heavy, which is due out on February 19, 2016 via Dine Alone Records in North America, Australia and New Zealand. Pre-order the album now via the band’s webstore, Dine Alone webstore and iTunes.
Pre-sale for the tour begins tomorrow, Tuesday November 24 at 10AM local time in each city and runs until Thursday November 26, while pre-sale quantities last. Fans will be able to purchase tickets during the pre-sale directly from http://ilovemonstertruck.com/shows/. Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the public on Saturday November 28. For confirmed tour details, see below.
Last month, Monster Truck teased their new record with the release of the highly contagious first single “Don’t Tell Me How to Live”. The lead track, which premiered via Classic Rock, catapulted into the Top 5 at Canadian Rock radio in just three weeks and is already becoming a sports arena favourite, having been featured during a number of major sports events over the past few weeks. Last week, the band unveiled another track off of Sittin’ Heavy, titled “The Enforcer”. The high energy hockey anthem is now available to listen to via YouTube.
Hamilton’s prodigious sons Monster Truck are one of the biggest groundswell stories in Canadian rock in the past few years, with two crushing No.1 singles at Canadian Rock radio, a 2013 Juno Award for ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ and 2014 Juno Award nomination for ‘Rock Album of the Year’, under their belt. Their critically acclaimed full-length, Furiosity, debuted at No.13 on the Top 200 SoundScan chart, hit #3 on the German Rock/Metal chart and landed the band features in countless tastemaker publications, as well as a Bandit Rock Award nomination for ‘International Breakthrough Artist’ in Sweden.
Monster Truck’s unabashed dedication to creating killer riffs and putting every ounce of themselves into their show night after night has created quite an impression not only with fans across the globe, but iconic rock bands as well. The band has been championed by the likes of Slash, Alice in Chain’s Mike Inez and most recently Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. Monster Truck has toured extensively in Canada, the U.S, Europe and the UK, alongside such iconic acts as Alice in Chains, Slash, Nickelback, Deep Purple, ZZ Top, Buckcherry, Alter Bridge, Kid Rock, The Sheepdogs, and VISTA CHINO (Kyuss) and has performed at a number of popular festivals including Download Festival, Bonnaroo, Welcome to Rockville, Rock on the Range and Edgefest.
Monster Truck is Jon Harvey (vocals & bass), Jeremy Widerman (guitar & vocals), Brandon Bliss (organ & vocals) and Steve Kiely (drums & vocals).
*Just Announced – Upcoming Canadian Dates:
02.23.16 – Victoria, BC – Sugar Nightclub
02.25.16 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
02.27.15 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
03.01.15 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
03.02.15 – Regina, SK – The Pump
03.04.15 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
03.05.15 – Thunder Bay, ON – Outpost
03.08.15 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
03.09.15 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
03.11.15 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre