Why wouldn’t you go see Sasquatch? Maybe if your foot got run over in the parking lot of the venue or something like that, but otherwise, all excuses are invalid. The Los Angeles trio make a return trip to Europe in February/March on a headlining run that finds them traveling solo, at least so far as what’s been announced. I could easily imagine them teaming up with a Euro band from Sound of Liberation‘s roster between now and then, but even if they do end up rolling out on their own, no doubt they’ll find welcome wherever they go. I think it may have been a decade since I saw the band (wow.), but I still remember quite vividly how much ass they kicked, and it was plenty.
Their latest album, IV (review here), was released in 2013 on Small Stone, and this will be their second Euro excursion to support it, after traveling in 2014 to play Desertfest Berlin and more.
Here’s word from the PR wire:
SASQUATCH European Tour 2016
Wreaking havoc with their forth Small Stone release, Sasquatch continue to lead the way with their fiery brand of rock n’ roll. Drawing on influences from 70’s metal, rock, and psychedelia, the band falls somewhere between an amalgamation of Black Sabbath, old Soundgarden, Deliverance-?era Corrosion of Conformity, Mountain, and a bastardized version of Grand Funk Railroad. Their songwriting approach is clear; keep the focus on the hook. The band was formed in Los Angeles in 2001 by Philadelphia transplant Keith Gibbs (guitar, vox) and Detroit natives Rick Ferrante (drums) and Clayton Charles (bass). Upon Clayton’s departure in 2007, the guys recruited Chicagoan Jason Casanova (Behold! The Monolith, Tummler) to join the fold.
After shaking some walls with not one, but two, closely packed studio albums (conveniently named Sasquatch I and II) in 2004 and ’06, the power trio went subterranean until 2010 before resurfacing with a new lineup and propulsive third opus (entitled, you guessed it…III), to the relief of many impatient fans and the Small Stone Records Board of Directors.
The band’s latest album “IV” debuted in late 2013 followed by extensive touring in Europe and the US over the course of 2014. What fans hear is arguably the power trio’s most mature, inspired and diverse song-?set to date, chunked with compositional twists, both heartwarmingly familiar and totally unexpected, plus thundering power chords, sizzling solos, shrewd melodic flights and even super-trippy moments – but all of it heavy on the heavy, as they say…always. Unprecedented attention was also devoted to spinning engaging new yarns out of those evergreen rock and roll stories about love lost, hate found, relationships built and lives trashed, homes wrecked, etc.
In fall of 2015, Cargo Records Germany will be releasing the complete Sasquatch back catalog on vinyl for the first time in Europe (I, II, and III). Look for the band to be gearing up for an early 2016 European tour and placing the finishing touches on their follow-?up to “IV”. All’s fair in Love and Doom.
Sasquatch European Tour:
19.02.2016 Basel Kaschemme CH
20.02.2016 Erfurt Tiko D
21.02.2016 Berlin Wild At Heart D
22.02.2016 Dresden Ost Pol D
23.02.2016 Stuttgart Kellerclub D
24.02.2016 Duesseldorf Pitcher D
25.02.2016 Brussels Magasin 4 BEL
26.02.2016 Paris Glazart FR
27.02.2016 Nantes La Scene Michelet FR
28.02.2016 Clermont Ferrand Tba FR
01.03.2016 Gijon Casino Acapulco SP
02.03.2016 Porto Cave 45 POR
03.03.2016 Lisboa Stairway Club POR
03.03.2016 Lisboa Stairwa Club POR
04.03.2016 Madrid Sala Marvillas SP
05.03.2016 Barcelona Rocksound SP
06.03.2016 Zaragoza La Ley Seca SP
08.03.2016 Milano Lofi ITA
09.03.2016 Bologna Freakout ITA
10.03.2016 Tba ITA
11.03.2016 Pisa Cafe Albatross ITA
12.03.2016 Lucerne Sedel CH