STUCK MOJO guitarist Rich Ward has issued the following update:
"We are just finishing up the final details for the STUCK MOJO fall tour of the U.K. and Europe. The original support band for the tour has dropped off, so we are currently looking for bands who would be interested in doing either the U.K. leg, Europe or both. The U.K. tour starts on September 27th and finishes on October 19th. We will then take three days off and the European leg will begin in Germany on October 23rd and finishes on November 18th.
"All interested bands can contact me by private messaging me (the duke) through [the STUCK MOJO] message board. We are primarily looking for bands who are able to commit to an entire leg of the tour, but doing a handful of shows could be an option. Additional details of the tour can be discussed by email or on the phone."
Following up on the success of their controversial, anti-jihadist music video for the song "Open Season", STUCK MOJO recently released the video for "I'm American" from their new album "Southern Born Killers". In addition, they also unveiled a redesigned web site and the new "Mojo Mindset" podcast series at www.StuckMojo.us.
STUCK MOJO was thrust into the national spotlight earlier this year when the "Open Season" video caught the attention of the blogosphere. Not only was it unusual to see a hard rock band take a pro-American stance, the message of the track was very clear — "we will not simply surrender to those who wish to do us harm." While some would try to claim that the song was anti-Islamic, the lyrics proved this untrue. It is clearly anti-jihadist. Some were so incensed that they accused the band of racism. This is especially ironic considering that jihadists are not a race and the fact that STUCK MOJO is a multi-cultural, multi-racial band themselves!
The controversy was fostered by YouTube allegedly denying the video its rightful placement on its most-viewed lists. Google Video "banned" the track due to a few of the still images of the jihadists in action, according to the band. Surprisingly, STUCK MOJO found a new audience in the hundreds of thousands who also were tired of the politically correct, left-leaning music industry. Guitarist and songwriter Rich Ward appeared on several, national talk shows as well as Fox News' "The Big Story with John Gibson" to clarify the band's message.
While not as controversial, "I'm American" does find the band once again making it clear, in no uncertain terms, that they are proud of the qualities that has made their country great and the people who have fought and died for its foundation and defense.
In today's climate of self-hatred in the music business, where bands openly flaunt their shame at being Americans, STUCK MOJO once again refuses to go with the flow. As with "Open Season", the message of "I'm American" is clear — "we may have our problems and differences, but all are welcome to come and stand with us in freedom."
STUCK MOJO is an Atlanta-based band that is recognized as pioneers in the blending of hard rock and hip-hop. Over their 15-year career they have released several, full-length albums and have toured the world continuously. Their new album, "Southern Born Killers", is available for download, in its entirety, via the band's web site at www.StuckMojo.us. A CD version including bonus DVD is also available for purchase.