Truckfighters Announce Release of The Chairman EP; US and Euro Tour Dates

Hope you’re ready for fuzzy times. Örebro-based megafuzzers Truckfighters are heading back to the States for a coast-to-coast run that starts in Brooklyn with Kings Destroy at the St. Vitus bar, and from there will head westward where they’ll perform with the likes of Fatso Jetson (in L.A.), Valley of the Sun (in Ohio) and a slew of other killer acts. In addition to that, the trio just announced a follow-up European tour for October that will coincide with the arrival of their new EP, The Chairman, which will be the first Truckfighters release since 2009’s golly-gee-whiz-that’s-a-good-record Mania (review here).

I had to cull the news from a couple different sources to get it all in for both tours, but what the hell, it’s Truckfighters. If they’re anywhere near as good at these shows as they were at Desertfest in London earlier this year, they’re going to leave scars:


Örebro, Sweden fuzz frontrunners TRUCKFIGHTERS have announced a U.S. headlining tour in support of their forthcoming new EP The Chairman. The highly respected trio – called “the best band that’s ever existed” by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme – will kick off the U.S. trek on August 19 in Brooklyn, NY. The two week trek will hit Philadelphia (August 20), Chicago (August 24), Los Angeles (August 27), Tucson (August 31) and more showcasing TRUCKFIGHTERS incredibly fuzz-tastic and electric live performance.

The band from Örebro (SWE) just announced its limited 10″ vinyl EP “THE CHAIRMAN” (also available as download) will be released on October 4th, once again via their very own and highly regarding label Fuzzorama Records!

Check out the EP’s cover art designed by Swedish artworker Jerker Josefsson! TRUCKFIGHTERS just revealed it.

(** The Chairman EP in the US will come in a different artwork and as a 12″ vinyl, also featuring a different tracklist than in the rest of the world **)

This release will be accompanied by an extended European tour, presenting the trio in its prime element: Live!
Please see the dates below :

TRUCKFIGHTERS U.S. tour dates:
August 19 New York, NY Saint Vitus Bar
August 20 Philadelphia, PA KungFu Necktie
August 21 New York, NY ** Secret Show **
August 22 Dayton, OH Blind Bob’s bar
August 23 Rock Island, IL RIBCO
August 24 Chicago, IL Reggies Rock Club
August 24 Chicago, IL Bash On Wabash Street fest
August 25 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
August 26 Cedar Rapids, IA Chez Beavun’s Garden of Fuzz
August 27 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
August 29 San Diego, CA The Griffin
August 30 Palm Desert, CA The Hood Bar
August 31 Tucson, AZ The Rock
September 1 Indio, CA Indio Performing Arts Center

TRUCKFIGHTERS European tour dates:
02.10.2013 (GER) Leipzig, UT Connewitz
03.10.2013 (GER) Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal
04.10.2013 (GER) Dortmund, FZW (Westend-Festival)
05.10.2013 (CH) Pratteln, Z7 (Up In Smoke Festival)
07.10.2013 (FR) Nantes, Le Ferrailleur
08.10.2013 (LUX) Luxembourg, RockBox
09.10.2013 (NL) Rotterdam, Baroeg
10.10.2013 (BEL) Antwerp, Trix
11.10.2013 (NL) Groningen, Vera
12.10.2013 (GER) Siegen, Vortex
14.10.2013 (GER) Karlsruhe or Mannheim, venue tba
15.10.2013 (AT) Innsbruck, PMK
16.10.2013 (IT) Milano, Lo-Fi Club
17.10.2013 (IT) Egna / Bolzano, Point
18.10.2013 (AT) Linz, Kapu
19.10.2013 (GER) Munich, Feierwerk
20.10.2013 (GER) Bremen, Roemer

Truckfighters, New Song Live in Poland, 2013

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2 Responses to “Truckfighters Announce Release of The Chairman EP; US and Euro Tour Dates”

  1. TVsRoss says:

    Super excited for the Saint Vitus and secret shows. Now I’m excited for this EP, too. This is too much excitement.

  2. Bill Goodman says:

    Looks like I’ll be buying 2 different copies of the EP.

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