THE MASK” is a propulsive big beat pondering of the duality of human nature. Bassist Pat Badger and drummer Kevin Figueiredo really shine here as they relentlessly hold down the groove behind Nuno Bettencourt and Gary Cherone’s bluesy, growling delivery of basic truths and conflicts we all face: “We’re all fiction and we’re all fact /We’re all the good and we’re all the bad.
And the fact is that no EXTREME song would be complete without a stunning guitar solo from Nuno Bettencourt (also the video’s director). When it arrives, it is a blistering thing of beauty that seems to come from the heyday of FM rock radio, blaring from a car stereo going way too fast down the highway.
NunoBettencourt about the song: “THE MASK is about being ourselves with no fear and embracing who we are underneath. Deep down. And if we are brave enough to take off our masks, we will realize that we are all sinners and saints and do as the lyrics narrate. (…) We can truly stop judging each other as we are no better.”
“SIX” was released on June 9th to universal acclaim, proving that EXTREME maintain their power to impress and move their fans.
We’re just as passionate as we were on day one,” says Gary. “We’re giving our audience what EXTREME has always been and will be.
SIX” is out now, stream and order it HERE.
Audiences around the world will be able to experience this firsthand as EXTREME brings the rock thrill ride of the year to a venue near you:
THICKER THAN BLOOD TOUR 2023:
Wed 06 – Regal Theatre, Subiaco #
Fri 08 – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide #
Sun 10 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne #
Tue 12 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney #
Wed 13 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane #
Sun 17- Sendai GIGS
Tue 19 – KT Zepp Yokohama
Thu 21 – Tokyo Hitomi Memorial Hall
Fri 22 – Tokyo Hitomi Memorial Hall
Mon 25 – Nagoya Shimin Kaikan Hall
Tue 26 – Osaka Zepp Namba
Wed 27 – Osaka Zepp Namba
# with Living Colour
Mon 27 – UK, Newcastle – o2 City Hall
Tue 28 – UK, Glasgow, o2 Academy
Thu 30 – UK Manchester, Academy
Fri 01 – UK, Wolverhampton – Civic Hall
Sun 03 – UK, Bristol – Academy
Mon 04 – UK, London – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Thu 07 – France, Paris – Salle Pleyel
Fri 08 – Switzerland, Pratteln/Basel – Konzertfabrik Z7
Sun 10 – Germany, Berlin – Huxleys
Mon 11 – Germany, Cologne – Live Music Hall
Tue 12 – Holland, Amsterdam – Melkweg Max
Thu 14 – Belgium, Antwerp – Trix
Fri 15 – Germany, Augsburg – Rock Out Festival
Sat 16 – Italy, Milan – Alcatraz
Tue 19 – UK, London – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Living Colour support for UK, The Last Internationale support for EU.