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 of the United States and Canada with a set comprised of the entire album from start to finish. This tour is a companion to the band's recent European "In Search Of" run.
The dates are as follows:
Nov. 01 - The New Parish - Oakland, CA
Nov. 04 - Summit Music Hall - Denver, CA
Nov. 07 - Double Door - Chicago, IL
Nov. 09 - The Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights, OH
Nov. 10 - Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
Nov. 11 - The Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON
Nov. 12 - Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
Nov. 14 - The Middle East Downstairs - Cambridge, MA
Nov. 15 - Santo's Party Haus - New York, NY
Nov. 16 - The Note - West Chester, PA
Nov. 17 - Black Cat - Washington, DC
Nov. 20 - Red 7 - Austin, TX
Support at all shows will come from HONKY AND THE SHRINE except for the November 10 date, which will feature support from SUPERSUCKERS, NASHVILLE PUSSY and HONKY.
FU MANCHU recently reissued the original "In Search Of" album on 180-gram vinyl on their own At The Dojo Records.
Recorded at Grandmaster Studios in Hollywood, California by the band and Brian Jenkins (KYUSS, SCREAMING TREES) and mastered by Eddy Schreyer (SLAYER, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, BAD RELIGION, ALICE IN CHAINS), "In Search Of" was FU MANCHU's first effort for Mammoth Records. This twelve-track collection is considered a classic of the '90s and a pillar for the "stoner rock" movement. Highlights include the lead single "Asphalt Risin'", "Redline" and fan favorite "Cyclone Launch".
Originally formed in 1985 as a BLACK FLAG-influenced hardcore punk band called VIRULENCE, FU MANCHU has since become one of hard rock's most celebrated names. The band released its first single "Kept Between Trees" in 1990 and in the years following, helped give rise to a celebrated style of heavy music tagged "stoner rock" alongside peers such as KYUSS, MONSTER MAGNET and SLEEP. Since its inception, the quartet has built itself a fanatical army of loyal enthusiasts all drawn to the group's ridiculously catchy, unpretentious music, guitar-driven sound and carefree lyrics centered on "old muscle cars, choppers, vans, skateboarding and science fiction."