Acclaimed Mongolian rock band The HU are bringing their brand-new Black Thunder Tour to the UK and Europe later this year.
After returning with the single ‘This Is Mongol’ last month, The HU have announced a UK and European tour for 2022, starting in Oslo, Norway on 26 Oct, and finishing in London with a huge show at the Roundhouse on 9 Dec.
Whilst in the UK the Black Thunder Tour will also visit Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham, Belfast and Glasgow – full UK dates below.
Pre-sale for tickets (if applicable) will begin tomorrow Wednesday 29 June 9AM local time, with General Sale on Friday 1 July at 9AM local time. Visit www.thehuofficial.com for more information.
Previously debuting at #1 on the World Album and Top New Artist charts with their 2019 debut album The Gereg, the band are excited to start dropping new music for fans. In May, ahead of their second official studio album set for release later this year via Better Noise Music, The HU shared new track ‘This Is Mongol’ plus an epic official video – Watch here.
Plus, over the last several months The HU have been recording new material in their homeland of Mongolia and shared an update from the studio with fans on their YouTube channel HERE.
Last year The HU were involved in Metallica’s Special 30th Anniversary BlacklistReissue Covers Project, for which they covered the legendary band’s ‘Through the Never’.
They appeared 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 more.
In 2019, an NPR story put a spotlight on “a band from Mongolia that blends the screaming guitars of heavy metal and traditional Mongolian guttural singing”, accurately highlighting the cultural importance and unique musical identity of The HU.
Founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, The HU – Gala, Jaya, Temka and Enkush – are a modern rock group rooted in the tradition of their homeland. The band’s two most popular videos, ‘Yuve Yuve’ and ‘Wolf Totem’, were produced by the band’s producer, Dashka.
The band’s name translates to the Mongolian root word for human being, and their unique approach blends instruments like the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp) and throat singing with contemporary sounds, creating a unique sonic profile that they call “Hunnu Rock.”
Their debut album, 2019 ‘s The Gereg, debuted at #1 on the World Album and Top New Artist Charts. With it, the band have accumulated over 250 million combined streams and video views to date and have received critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, NPR, GQ, The Guardian, The Independent, Revolver, and even Sir Elton John himself.
Proving their global appeal, The HU have sold out venues across the world in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, with scheduled festival appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Download Festival, and more, creating a community of fans from all walks of life.
They quickly grabbed the attention of the industry, leading to collaborations with Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm.
And most recently, the band received praise from fans and critics for their Mongolian rendition of Metallica’s ‘Sad But True’, which Metallica picked up on and invited them to record ‘Through The Never’ for their Metallica Blacklist album released in 2021, alongside other high-profile guest artists like Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton, Phoebe Bridgers, J Balvin, St. Vincent, and so many more.
The band has also explored eclectic ways to reach audiences with their sound, most notably writing and recording music for EA Games’ Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Readying their next chapter as a global force, The HU are putting the finishing touches on their highly anticipated sophomore album, which is due for a global release later this year from Better Noise Music. The HU will tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth starting August 19th 2022.
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