The Damn Truth (L-R): Tom Shemer (lead guitar, vocals), Lee-la Baum (lead vocals, guitar),
PY Letellier (bass guitar, vocals) and Dave Traina (drums, vocals).
Photo Credit: © Mikael Theimer
“Produced by famed Metallica producer Bob Rock, This Is Who We Are Now is a powerful statement of musical intent from Montreal rockers The Damn Truth, with a chorus bigger than a bus and a guitar solo that absolutely soars.” – Classic Rock
Celebrated Montreal rock and roll band The Damn Truth are pleased to announce they will embark on a 13-date UK tour kicking off at the York Grand Opera House on February 10th and finishing at Southampton The 1865 on February 25th, 2022.
In addition to supporting King King on various dates, The Damn Truth headline their own concerts including Leek Foxlowe Arts (Feb 13), Leeds Lending Room (Feb 15), Bristol Exchange (Feb 16), and Southampton The 1865 (Feb 25). Tickets available from www.thegigcartel.com.
The tour follows the recent release of The Damn Truth’s third studio album Now or Nowhere released by Spectra Musique/Sony Music. Produced by legendary Grammy Award winning record producer, Bob Rock, the album is available from www.thedamntruth.com.
If you can’t wait until next year to see the band in concert, on Wednesday June 9, 2021 at 8pm ET (1am UK) the Damn Truth will perform a virtual album livestream concert from Montreal. Livestream tickets are available from www.lepointdevente.com/billets/evk210609001
The Damn Truth’s latest single, This Is Who We Are Now has taken flight in the UK with eleven weeks of airplay on Planet Rock and a spot play on BBC Radio 2’s Rock Show with Johnnie Walker. The single also won Tracks of the Week twice on Classic Rock’s Louder Sound.
The band have also been championed by the British music press with magazine coverage in Classic Rock, Blues Matters, Guitarist, Powerplay, Guitar Techniques, Record Collector, Fireworks, Blues in Britain, Hard Rock Hell, MNPR and R’N’R Magazine.
“We’re looking forward to touring the UK,” says lead singer and guitarist, Lee-la Baum. “Last time we played the UK was a one-night banger in London that left us wanting for more. We cannot wait to come back and hit the road in the UK.”
The Damn Truth is comprised of Lee-La Baum (lead vocals, guitar), Tom Shemer (guitar), PY Letellier (bass) and Dave Traina (drums).
“The Damn Truth are a fresh revivalism of the psyche music scene from the mid 60’s,” says Jeff Laufer, editor of the Californian website, Rock Bands of LA. “Critics and fans alike praise their regeneration of the hard rock sound and values.”
“Bob Rock found a spirit within the band that he hadn’t experienced for many years,” continues Jeff. “He saw something special… an artist with burning talent that needed the right direction to break wide open…like lightning in a bottle.”
“Bob Rock’s production captures the essence of what the band have without damaging the humanness at its core. The drums thunder, the bass throbs, the guitar alone could wreak havoc to the solar system, and the vocals of Lee-La Baum control the storm, a commanding presence over the hurricane.” – Metal Planet Music
Six tracks on the new album Now or Nowhere were produced by legendary Grammy Award winning Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, The Cult, The Offspring) at Bryan Adams’ recording studio “The Warehouse” in Vancouver.
“Now or Nowhere” chronicles the band as they navigate life, love, and everything else in a world gone seemingly upside down and sideways during the past year they were unable to finish the album with Bob because of COVID-19 restrictions, the band recorded the remaining three songs with help from Juno Award-winning producer Jean Massicotte who mixed “Everything Fades”; and the rest of the mixing was done by Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton), Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against The Machine), and Mike Plotnikoff (Van Halen, Cranberries).
The Damn Truth have extensively toured Europe and North America, and opened tours for Z.Z. Top (and partied with Billy Gibbons in his pyjamas), the Sheepdogs, Styx, and Rival Sons.
They sold out the legendary Whisky a Go-Go in Los Angeles, sold out the Corona Theatre in their hometown of Montreal, and had one of their videos featured on the official Janis Joplin Facebook page. It’s a culmination of a lot of blood, sweat and tears that’s come fruition with Now or Nowhere. The album is available from www.thedamntruth.com and Spotify.
THE DAMN TRUTH
FEBRUARY 2022 UK TOUR
Tickets available from www.thegigcartel.com
*Denotes King King Support Shows
York, Grand Opera House
Thursday 10 February 2022
Newcastle, Boiler Shop
Friday 11 February 2022
Glasgow, O2 Academy
Saturday 12 February 2022
Leek, Foxlowe Arts
Sunday 13 February 2022
Leeds, Lending Room
Tuesday 15 February 2022
Wednesday 16 February 2022
Thursday 17 February 2022
Saturday 19 February 2022
Cardiff, Y Plas
Sunday 20 February 2022
Birmingham, Town Hall
Tuesday 22 February 2022
Bury St Edmunds, The Apex Arts Centre
Wednesday 23 February 2022
London, Electric Ballroom
Thursday 24 February 2022
Southampton, The 1865
Friday 25 February 2022