Fu Manchu Returns with ‘Gigantoid’ Album and Spring Tour [Video]
The long-running California stoner rock band Fu Manchu are back and they've announced plans to release their latest album 'Gigantoid' on April 29.
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'Gigantoid' is Fu Manchu's first studio album in nearly five years, and was recorded with MOAB singer/guitarist Andrew Giacumakis at his studio in Simi Valley, Calif.
"We wrote 17 new songs for this record and got our favorite 9 songs out of that together," says vocalist/guitarist Scott Hill. "We were planning on releasing a 'part 2' record later this year but have plans for some of the other songs to appear in early 2015 to line up with our upcoming 25-year anniversary."
The day after the album drops, Fu Manchu will kick off its spring 2014 tour.
The opening show is April 30 in San Francisco, with the trek wrapping up May 31 in Scottsdale, Ariz., with a couple California dates after that. The band has a May 10 date in Chicago and a May 11 performance in Hamtramck.
Fu Manchu Tour Dates
April 30 -- San Francisco, Bottom Of The Hill
May 1 -- Sparks, Nev., The Alley
May 3 -- Portland, Ore., Dante's
May 4 -- Seattle, Wash., El Corazon
May 6 -- Salt Lake City, Club Sound
May 7 -- Denver, Marquis Theatre
May 10 -- Chicago, Subterranean
May 11 -- Hamtramck, Small's
May 13 -- Columbus, Ohio, Ace of Cups
May 14 -- Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Grog Shop
May 16 -- Toronto, Lee's Palace
May 17 -- Montreal, Cabaret Mile End
May 19 -- New York, Mercury Lounge
May 20 -- Cambridge, Mass., The Sinclair
May 21 -- Philadelphia, The Barbary
May 23 -- Washington, D.C., Rock & Roll Hotel
May 24 -- Raleigh, N.C., King's Barcade
May 25 -- Atlanta, The Earl
May 27 -- Austin, Texas, Red 7
May 28 -- Dallas, Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
May 31 -- Scottsdale, Ariz., Pub Rock Live
June 14 -- San Diego, The Casbah
June 21 -- Los Angeles, The Troubadour