Oh, hi Jax.
Mmmm Mr. MOS at the HOB in San Diego last August. Yum.
The follow article was copy and pasted from HERE.
The OFFICIAL press release for the Liquid Zoo album and tour!April 11th, 2011
100 Monkeys are escaping from the Zoo…the Liquid Zoo on June 28th.
100 Monkeys, known for their raucous theatrical live-sets where they switch instruments and vocalists nearly every other song, will be swinging your way soon and with a new album. The highly anticipated, “Liquid Zoo,” the band’s second studio full-length recording, will be hitting stores across the country on June 28th. The band struck a deal with Warrior Records/Universal Music Distribution to release the album to the masses and 100 Monkeys’ fans will be very pleased to know that it is well worth the wait.
Coinciding with the “Liquid Zoo” album release, 100 Monkeys kicks off a 40+ city US tour in conjunction with House of Blues Entertainment. The tour opens in in Cincinnati on June 28 and will also include dates in Dallas, Anaheim, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco and other major cities. The band which has also been selected as one of LG’s “One’s to watch” this summer are more than excited about the upcoming tour and album. They promise the biggest and best tour yet and of course the usual surprises along the way that only 100 Monkeys can deliver. The band logged a quick eight day tour over the winter holiday playing to sold out venues in several cities across the southern U.S. and they are more than eager to get back to what they love…playing for their fans.
“100 Monkeys is an innovative, exciting young band and we are looking forward to working with them,” said Tara Traub, Club and Theater Touring, House of Blues Entertainment. “This is part of our continuing commitment showcasing emerging artists and their music in the unique House of Blues environment.”
With a unique sound all their own, “Liquid Zoo” promises and delivers innovative music in a way that only 100 Monkeys can. The album consists of 11 songs including the highly requested, “Shy Water,” and “Black Diamond,” which are among the solid track listing, along with at least one new song that the band has never performed live in any form. “Wandering Minds,” the first single released off the “Liquid Zoo” album has already started to play on radio stations across the country.
100 Monkeys is a band described by SPIN.com as “funk rock” and by RollingStone.com as “tribal sounds with vocals recalling Jim Morrison’s baritone croon.” Beyond Race Magazine says they are “sing-along-worthy, sometimes bluesy” and MTV.com describes the band as a mix of “Iggy Pop with the Raconteurs.”
100 Monkeys, however, jest that their music is purely “onomatopoetic, but for the sake of simplicity, we’ll call it funky rock-n-roll.” This quintet of multi-instrumentalists is comprised of multi-faceted artists, actors, and producers including Jackson Rathbone (who appears in such movies as “The Last Airbender” and the “Twilight” motion picture franchise), Ben Graupner (Trapped in the 5150, Devolved), Jerad Anderson (Wayne/Lauren Film Company), Lawrence Abrams (of the great Willie Bobo, Bob Hope U.S.O. tour, and The Artist Consortium), and Ben Johnson (of the Stevedores and music producer of Spencer Bell’s “Brain”).
With a set list that never repeats twice and a band that truly knows how to put on their own rock show, you won’t want to miss 100 Monkeys on tour this summer. Plans for international tour dates are being scheduled for fall and winter, so check out 100MonkeysMusic.com for further album, touring updates, and all other important news from the band.
So Elusive S & I already have our tickets secured for the May 21st LA Show, which is pre-Liquid Zoo. However, we will for sure be going to the San Diego show come August 28th. They played the House of Blues this past summer & it was pretty sweet. We're hoping from San Francisco, they stop in LA before heading to Anaheim, nothing like an LA Show...and preferrably the Viper Room. We'll see, the dates prior to Anaheim ore TBD. Squeeee!
See if they're coming to a town near you!!!
They are an awesome band, and seeing Jackson live is just the icing on the cake. Trust.