Published Nov 03, 2010Fans of '90s stoner metal, start dusting off your old bongs, because Kyuss are getting back together. After a 15-year absence – they broke up shortly after the release of their monolithic final album, ...And the Circus Leaves Town – the Palm Desert, CA psychedelic metal outfit are coming back to rattle our brains once more for an upcoming UK/Euro tour. Well, almost all of them.
While vocalist John Garcia will be reunited with bassist Nick Oliveri and drummer Brant Bjork, guitarist Josh Homme, whom you might remember plays in Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures, will not be taking part in the trip down memory lane. His replacement is Bruno Fevery, the guitarist in Garcia's other project Garcia vs. Garcia.
In a report from the Guardian, Garcia admits that Homme's reluctance to participate prevents a true reunion scenario, which is why the act will be billed as Kyuss Lives, but says that the upcoming tour, taking place next spring, will be a chance for newfound fans to experience what once was.
"[I'm doing this] both for the [fans] that have seen Kyuss live back in the day," Garcia said, "and especially for the ones who haven't had that chance. This could be as close as they could get to the real thing."
Back in 2007, Homme explained to Exclaim! his position on getting back together with the Kyuss boys. For the record, he thought it was a bad idea.
"Someone asked me about a Kyuss reunion and being offered a lot of money, but that has nothing to do with it," Homme said. "I don't see a need to do a reunion because it's not what it was; it's what it is. Kyuss is something I'm real proud of, and I think Kyuss fans are fucking awesome, and I think they'd be bummed if their impression of it got ruined."
So, clearly Homme wants to keep Kyuss in the past, but if you're in the mood for some classic stoner jams, might we suggest you start booking a European vacation next spring?
3/11 Bergen, Norway - Rökeriet
3/12 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
3/13 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
3/15 Hamburg, Germany - Docks
3/16 Berlin, Germany - Columbia Halle
3/17 Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
3/18 Basel, Switzerland - Z7
3/19 München, Bayern, Germany - Backstage Werk
3/20 Budapest, Hungary - Gödör
3/22 Vienna, Austria - Arena
3/23 Milan, Italy - Live Club
3/24 Frankfurt, Germany - Hugenottenhalle
3/25 Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
3/26 Athens, Greece - Fuss Club
3/27 Brussels, Belgium - AB
3/28 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
3/29 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
3/31 Nottingham, United Kingdom - Rock City
4/1 Wolverhampton, United Kingdom - Wulfrun Hall
4/2 London, United Kingdom - The Forum