FU MANCHU To Release ‘Clone Of The Universe” In February; Announce World Tour

(Pic Courtesy Of John Gilhooley)

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

SoCal stoner rock pioneers Fu Manchu have announced the planned release of their twelfth studio album, “Clone Of The Universe“. Their first new record in four years, since 2014’s Gigantoid, will drop on February 9th via the band’s own label, At The Dojo Records.

Specific details and information is limited at this time but  song titles and album artwork have been revealed along with news of a special guest contributor to the album. Tracks include “Don’t Panic”,“(I’ve Been) Hexed” the dynamic title track, “Clone Of The Universe”, and “Slower Than Light”. The centerpiece of the album is “IL Mostro Atomico,” an 18:08 (eighteen minutes and eight second) long epic featuring a special guest performance by Alex Lifeson, guitarist and songwriter of the legendary band Rush. Heavier than anything they have ever attempted, let alone done, and broken into four distinct sections, it is new ground for a band that’s been pushing the boundaries of heavy rock since 1990.

The album was recorded and produced by Fu Manchu and Jim Monroe at The Racket Room in Santa Ana, CA with additional recording by Andrew Giacumakis at SUSSTUDIO in Simi Valley CA and will be released worldwide for streaming and on vinyl and CD on the band’s own At The Dojo Records.

Additional details and pre-orders will be announced soon, yet in addition to today’s album news, Fu Manchu has also announced a world tour in support of the record. Dates are listed below.

Fu Manchu is:

Scott Hill (Vocals, Guitar)
Bob Balch (Guitars)
Brad Davis (Bass)
Scott Reeder (Drums, Percussion)

Tracklisting:

“Intelligent Worship”
“(I’ve Been) Hexed”
“Don’t Panic”
“Slower Than Light”
“Nowhere Left To Hide”
“Clone Of The Universe”
“IL Mostro Atomico”

Tour Dates:

February:
9.Feb – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
10.Feb – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

March:
2 – Paris, France – Le Trabendo
3 – Hengelo, Netherlands – Metropol
5 – Berlin, Germany – Festsaal Kreuzberg
6 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
7 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
8 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Medis
10 – Helsinki, Finland – Nosturi
11 – Riga, Latvia – Meina Piekdiena
13 – Warsaw, Poland – Poglos
14 – Prague, Czech Republic – Klub 007
15 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
16 – Budapest, Hungary – A38
18 – Zurich, Switzerland – Mascotte
19 – Bern, Switzerland – Dachstock
20 – Munich, Germany – Hansa 39
21 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
23 – Hamburg, Germany – Markhalle
24 – Cologne, Germany – Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
25 – Haarlem, Netherlands – Patronaat
26 – Leuven, Belgium – Depot
27 – London, England – 02 Academy Islington

May:
1 – Phoenix, Arizona – Rebel Lounge
3 – Dallas, Texas – Curtain Club
4 – Austin, Texas – Barracuda
5 – Houston, Texas – White Oak
7 – Atlanta, Georgia – Vinyl
8 – Raleigh, North Carolina – Kings
9 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
11 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Underground Arts
12 – New York, New York – Bowery Ballroom
13 – Boston, Massachusetts – Brighton Music Hall
15 – Cleveland, Ohio – Grog Shop
16 – Columbus, Ohio – Ace of Cups
17 – Detroit, Michigan – El Club
19 – Chicago, Illinois – Bottom Lounge
22 – Denver, Colorado – Streets of London Pub

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