The HU, the chart-topping rock band from Mongolia that has captured critical acclaim from the likes of NPR, Vice, The Guardian, NME and more, is headed back out on tour this fall in North America to reunite with fans and to celebrate the return of live music. Today, they announced a series of headlining tour dates, starting September 9 at Indianapolis’ The Vogue Theatre through October 31 at Los Angeles El Ray Theatre. Other stops include New York’s Irving Plaza on September 18, Houston’s House of Blues on September 30, and Chicago’s Park West on October 13.
Earlier this month, the band was announced as part of Halestorm’s headlining tour, making a fitting reunion with frontwoman Lzzy Hale, who collaborated with them on ‘Song of Women‘ from The HU’s #1 debut album ‘Gereg‘, released via Better Noise Music. See a clip of Lzzy talking about the collaboration Here. Additionally, the band has been revealed as part of the line-ups in a series of high-profile U.S. festival dates later this year, including Austin City Limits, Outside Lands, Rocklahoma, Inkcarceration, and more. See full list of the band’s upcoming live shows and ticket information at https://www.thehuofficial.com/tour-1.
In addition to their exciting return to live music, the band is celebrating their upcoming new music projects. Just last week, The HU were announced as part of the track listing for Metallica’s Special 30th Anniversary ‘Black Album’ Reissue Covers Project, on which they cover the iconic group’s song ‘Through the Never‘. They appear on the track listing alongside some of the biggest names in music – Elton John, Miley Cyrus, Yo-Yo Ma, St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, J Balvin with the Neptunes, Weezer, and many many more – who offer their own renditions of Metallica’s songs that originally appeared on the legendary LP. All profits from the project, formally titled The Metallica Blacklist, will be split evenly between the All Within My Hands Foundation and 50+ charities chosen by the artists who play on the album. The HU have chosen The Giving Day Charity Fund as their beneficiary. The Giving Day Charity Fund is a non-profit, non-religious organization of Mongolia reinforcing the fight against women and children and domestic violence, providing support and empowerment opportunities to vulnerable women, adolescent girls and children through access to education, arts and culture and wellbeing guidance since 2010. The Metallica Blacklist is now available for pre-order Here.
The HU is also hard at work on the follow-up to their hugely successful debut album. Recorded in their homeland over the past year, the band’s sophomore album is in progress and fans can expect to hear new music soon. The band will also give a special preview of the project with live performances of new songs on their forthcoming tour dates announced today. Just last month, the group gave an update from the studio to fans via a video on their YouTube channel Here. More news to be unveiled soon.
The HU Headlining North American Tour Dates:
September 9 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theatre
September 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
September 15 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
September 16 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
September 17 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
September 18 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
September 21 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
September 22 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
September 25 – Morgantown, WV – Metropolitan Theatre
September 30 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
October 1 – Dallas, TX – The Hifi – Dallas
October 4 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
October 5 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
October 6 – New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans
October 12 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
October 13 – Chicago, IL – Park West
October 14 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis
October 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II (Downstairs
October 16 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
October 18 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
October 19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
October 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Rockwell
October 21 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House
October 23 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall – University of Calgary
October 24 – Edmonton, AB – The Midway Bar
October 26 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
October 27 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
October 31 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
See full list of the band’s upcoming live shows and ticket information at https://www.thehuofficial.com/tour-1
More On The Hu:
Formed in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, The Hu achieved global recognition with powerful videos that have amassed over 113 million views to date. ‘Wolf Totem’, ‘Yuve Yuve Yu‘ and ‘‘The Great Chingiss Khan‘ showcase the band’s one-of-a-kind style of ‘hunnu rock’ – a combination of Western heavy rock played with traditional Mongolian instrumentation such as the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp) and guttural throat singing in their native language.
The band has achieved wide critical acclaim and appeared on many 2019 year-end best-of lists. In the US Loudwire listed ‘The Gereg‘ among its Top Albums of 2019 and Revolver Magazine listed the band’s video ‘Great Chinggis Khaan‘ among the year’s Top 10. In the UK, ‘The Gereg‘ placed among Top Albums of 2019 in Classic Rock and Metal Hammer magazines.