Sweden’s Truckfighters Announce US Headlining Tour, Festival Appearances

High voltage Swedish rockers Truckfighters have announced a spring U.S. headlining tour in support of their celebrated new album Universe. The red hot band has made quite a bang with the new LP, which has been hailed as “absolutely stellar,” “one of the best rock albums in years” and “high action rock that doesn’t skimp on melody or attitude” and its just-completed U.S. headlining tour, a barnstorming trek that included multiple breakout performances as part of SXSW, and saw Truckfighters hailed as the “cat’s pajamas” and touted as one of the “Best of SXSW 2014.” Wasting no momentum, Truckfighters have just announced a May U.S. headlining tour set to kick off on May 3 at the the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion Festival (with Motörhead, Black Label Society, Rob Zombie, etc.).

The Truckfighters tour will run through May 24 and will include high profile appearances as part of the Rock on the Range Festival (w/ Mastodon, Slayer, Guns ‘N’ Roses, etc.), the Rocklahoma Festival (w/ Deftones, Down, Scorpion Child, etc.) and the River City Rock Fest w/ Black Label Society, Deftones, Kyng, etc.). The first string of live dates have just been announced with more expected to follow.

Check out the Revolver premiere of the new Truckfighters song “Convention” and read the SF Weekly’s recent chat with the band (“Truckfighters on How to Make Desert Psych-Rock in Snowy Sweden”).

Truckfighters U.S. tour dates:

May 3 Concord, NCCharlotte Motor Speedway (as part of Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion Festival w/ Motörhead, Black Label Society, Rob Zombie, etc.)
May 4 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
May 6 Cambridge, MA T.T. The Bear’s May 16Columbus, OH Columbus Crew Stadium (as part of Rock on the Range Festival w/ Mastodon, Slayer, Guns ‘N’ Roses, etc.)
May 7 New York, NY Knitting Factory
May 8 Springfield, VA Empire
May 9 Philadelphia, PANorth Star Bar
May 11Grand Rapids, MI The Stache @ The Intersection
May 12Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
May 15Milwaukee, WI The Cactus Club
May 16Columbus, OH Columbus Crew Stadium (as part of Rock on the Range Festival w/ Mastodon, Slayer, Guns ‘N’ Roses, etc.)
May 17Nashville, TN High Watt
May 18Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
May 23Pryor, OKCatch the Fever Fairgrounds (as part of Rocklahoma Festival w/ Deftones, Down, Scorpion Child, etc.)
May 24San Antonio, TX AT&T Center (as part of River City Rock Fest w/ Black Label Society, Deftones, Kyng, etc.)

Additionally, Truckfighters have been added to the bill of the 2014 Heavy Montreal Festival, set to take place August 9-10. Truckfighters will share the stage at the fest with Metallica, Slayer, Lamb of God, Bad Religion and more.

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