Venerable Californian heavy rockers Fu Manchu are celebrating the 15th anniversary of their classic third album, In Search Of…, by touring it. They’ll be playing the whole record front to back for the first time, first in Europe, then in the US. There are a lot of bands doing this kind of thing these days, but screw it, In Search Of… rules. I’d happily see that show.
Here’s the story from Blabbermouth, and the poster with the tour dates:
Southern California’s heavy fuzz rock legends Fu Manchu will celebrate the 15th anniversary of their major label debut, In Search Of… The hardworking group will be undertaking a headlining tour with a set comprised of the entire album from start to finish. Many of these songs will be performed live for the first time ever.
On March 1, Fu Manchu will make In Search Of… available as a 180-gram vinyl reissue on the band’s own At the Dojo Records worldwide. The band will also be selling the reissue at these shows as well as on CD. On March 2, Fu Manchu will launch its European trek in the UK.
“I can’t believe that it has been 15 years since we recorded In Search Of…,” states Fu Manchu vocalist/guitarist Scott Hill. “We are stoked to be playing these tunes for the fans and will be doing a few of them for the first time ever and maybe the last.”
The band intends to replicate the classic album experience in upcoming tours with subsequent albums and their companion vinyl reissues. Fu Manchu will also tour the US for “In Search Of…15 Years” later in 2011. Details are expected to be announced in the near future.
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