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Red Bank, NJ Space-rockers, MONSTER MAGNET will be undergoing a series of European dates in June 2018 which include shows in both Dublin and Belfast. 


Tickets for Monster Magnet in Belfast’s Limelight on June 2nd (£22.00) and Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre (€27.50), June 3rd will be on sale from Wednesday, December 20th via Ticketmaster.

MONSTER MAGNET puts the pedal to the metal with “MINDFUCKER”, their 11th record which is due for release on March 28th via Napalm Records. A statement from the band declares  “MINDFUCKER” as a different album taking a step forward and a step back at the same time to the almighty roots of hard rock music, kindled by the unpretentious Proto-punk era.

The band’s full list of European/UK dates are as follows:

03.05.18 DE – Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
04.05.18 DE – Berlin / Desertfest Berlin
05.05.18 NL – Nijmeden / Doornroosje
06.05.18 UK – London / Desertfest London
08.05.18 DE – Cologne / Live Music Hall
09.05.18 DE – Saarbrucken / Garage
11.05.18 ES – Bilbao / Santana 27
12.05.18 ES – Madrid / Sala Riviera
14.05.18 CH – Pratteln / Z7
15.05.18 IT – Milan / Alcatraz Club
16.05.18 DE – Bochum / Zeche
18.05.18 DE – Nuremburg / Hirsch
19.05.18 NL – Groningen / Vera
21.05.18 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
22.05.18 SE – Stockholm / Debaser Strand
23.05.18 NO – Oslo / Blâ
24.05.18 SE – Malmö / Kulturbolaget (KB)
26.05.18 DE – Bremen / Schlachthof
28.05.18 BE – Leuven / Het Depot
29.05.18 BE – Ghent / Vooriut
31.05.18 UK – Manchester / Gorilla
01.06.18 UK – Glasgow / The Garage
02.06.18 UK – Belfast / Limelight
03.06.18 IR – Dublin / The Tivoli

Check out live footage of the guys performing ‘Mindfucker‘ below:

Uptempo, savage in both sound and spirit, “MINDFUCKER” is the real deal! The album has the potential to surprise and to whip up the love for the genre, while still giving the sludgies and stoner freaks exactly what they wish for in a new MONSTER MAGNET album.


Regarding the musical direction of MONSTER MAGNET’s new album, guitarist Phil Caivano said: “It’s very aggressive, very straight-ahead, very ‘Detroit.’ Once again, [it’s] back to some of our American roots. We did the ‘space rock’ thing on the last couple of records. Being the huge HAWKWIND fans we are, AMON DÜÜL fans, GROUNDHOGS fans… that whole thing. ‘Last Patrol’ was very, very influenced by space rock, and there’ll always be elements of space rock in MONSTER MAGNET stuff, but we brought it back to what we were influenced by as kids, which would be the Detroit thing: STOOGES, MC5, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD. Very punchy, American… That’s really what it is. All I can say is the word ‘Detroit’ always keeps coming to mind.”

Tickets for Monster Magnet’s Irish dates will be on sale from Wednesday, December 20th via Ticketmaster. For more information, please check out DME Promotions.

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Oran O’Beirne