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“Produced by 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 Canadian rock and roll band The Damn Truth are pleased to announce they will be special guests on King King’s February 2022 UK Tour. Tickets are available from www.kingking.co.uk. The nine-date tour starts at York’s Grand Opera House on February 10, 2022 and ends at London’s The Electric Ballroom on February 24, 2022.
The news follows the news of The Damn Truth’s forthcoming album “Now or Nowhere”, released by Spectra Musique/Sony Music on Friday May 7th.
The new album, produced by legendary Grammy Award winning record producer, Bob Rock, is available to pre-order from www.thedamntruth.com.
“We’re looking forward to touring the UK with King King,” says lead singer and guitarist, Lee-la Baum. “We can’t wait to perform tracks from our new album for British audiences.”
The Damn Truth’s latest single, “This Is Who We Are Now” has taken flight in the UK with six 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 on Classic Rock’s Louder Sound.
The Damn Truth is comprised of Lee-La Baum (lead vocals, guitar), Tom Shemer (guitar), PY Letellier (bass) and Dave Traina (drums).
“Let the truth be told, Canadian rock band, The Damn Truth are a fresh revivalism of the psyche music scene from the mid 60’s,” says Jeff Laufer of Rock Bands of LA. “Critics and fans alike praise their regeneration of the hard rock sound and values.”
Continues Jeff – “Bob Rock found a spirit within the band that he hadn’t experienced for many years. He saw something special… an artist with burning talent that needed the right direction to break wide open…like lightning in a bottle.”
“The production by the legendary Bob Rock capturing 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 (Patrick Watson, The Damn Truth) 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, Three Days Grace).
It’s worth noting there are three Grammy Award winners on this album (Bob Rock, Vance Powell, and Nick DiDia).
The Damn Truth have extensively toured Europe and the USA, 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 even 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 band also issued an behind-the-scenes EPK about the making of the album HERE.
FEBRUARY 2022 UK TOURPlus Special Guests
“The Damn Truth”Tickets available from
thegigcartel.com & planetrocktickets.co.uk
York, Grand Opera House
Thursday 10 February 2022
Newcastle, Boiler Shop
Friday 11 February 2022
Glasgow, O2 Academy
Saturday 12 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
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“Mind blowing… a terrific piece of rock.
This is a monster track.”
– Music News, 4-Stars
“The last time I was this excited by a new band was Rival Sons.”
– Lee Graham, RSW FM 103.3
“The groove takes its foot off the accelerator for the power chord driven verses that introduce the astonishing vocal range of Lee-la Baum.”
– Planet Mosh, 5/5
“The lead guitar in the middle of the song is absolutely stunning.
It’s almost like something straight out of a Hollywood Western flick.”
“With one foot in the psychedelic era, the band avoid the retro-fetishism of their peers, thanks to a performance that feels entirely of the moment. Bob Rock’s astonishing production gives the band gloss and depth in spades.”
– Sonic Abuse
“An incendiary kaboom of commotion, with blazing
vocals, powder-keg rhythms, and flaming guitars.
This is immense. It’s a nitro-glycerine love-bomb!”
– Raw Ramp
“A massive, positive and bold statement of intent, and one that should see the Montreal quartet one giant leap further closer to carving their name in the history books.”
– Metal Planet Music
“The Damn Truth’s new single This Is Who We Are Now is a live right-here-right-now slice of honest, authentic music that reinforces the fact that no matter what the mainstream press says, rock & roll will never die.”
– Devils Gate Music