Following their storming main stage set at Download Festival, Monster Truck will return to the UK on an Arena tour with Black Stone Cherry and The Cadillac Three, starting at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on 6th December and finishing at the SSE Wembley Arena on 14th December.
The news follows the announcement of brand new album ‘True Rockers’, which will be released on Mascot Records on 14th September 2018.
Talking about the tour, guitarist, Jeremy Widerman says; ‘after only playing handfuls of shows with our friends in Black Stone Cherry it will be a blast to travel overseas with them and bring a serious mix of Blues and Rock to the UK.’
It’s been two years since the mighty ‘Sittin’ Heavy’ came out and in the 18 months that followed its release, they played over 150 shows, which included arena tours with Nickelback, Billy Talent and for the final ever European Deep Purple tour – They also played with Black Stone Cherry, Volbeat, The Temperance Movement, Jane’s Addiction, Rob Zombie and Alter Bridge. They embarked on their biggest European headline tour to date selling out venues across the continent and thundered through main stage festival slots across the globe.
During the time on the road the band took a recording rig on tour and songs came together for what was to become ‘True Rockers’ and they began to send material back and forth to producer Dan Weller (SiKth, Young Guns, Enter Shikari). They returned to Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, North Carolina in July 2017 to record the album.
True Rockers’ is the sound of a band letting lose and having fun. Frontman/Bassist Jon ‘Marv’ Harvey affirms, “We want people to listen to it and have fun, have as much fun as possible.” “Yeah, that’s what I was gonna say too,” adds Widerman. “I mean right off the beginning of the album you hear me scream at Marv. That just kicks off the entire vibe of the album. Us in a room, having fun, joking and yelling at each other.”