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Monster Magnet to celebrate Powertrip album on 2020 North American spring tour

The psych-rockers will play select cuts from their classic 1998 LP

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Monster Magnet 2020 tour
Monster Magnet’s David Wyndorf

    Hard rockers Monster Magnet are hitting the road this spring to celebrate their seminal 1998 album, Powertrip. The “Celebration of Powertrip” tour begins in late March and spans much of North America, with Nebula and Silvertomb supporting the trek.

    The month-long jaunt starts on March 20th at Elsewhere in Brooklyn, New York, and heads west across the continent, looping back down and ending back on the East Coast at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey, on April 18th.

    Monster Magnet’s setlist will include selections from Powertrip, which channeled the band’s stoner rock leanings through tighter, more diverse songs, including the band’s bar jukebox staple “Space Lord” and the title track “Powertrip”. The presence of frontman Dave Wyndorf is particularly memorable on the album, with his bombastic lyrics and snarling vocals upfront and uncompromising.

    (Buy: Tickets to Monster Magnet’s Upcoming Shows)

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    The band garnered a larger audience with Powertrip, and the success of its singles sent the album to No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. It was certified gold by the RIAA on January 25, 1999, and remains Monster Magnet’s most visible release and their commercial breakthrough.

    Wyndorf discussed Powertrip during a 2018 episode of the Consequence of Sound podcast Kyle Meredith With … , which can be heard below.

    Tickets for the tour are available from respective venues and here. See the full list of dates below.

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    Monster Magnet “Celebration of Powertrip” North American 2020 Tour Dates with Nebula and Silvertomb:
    03/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
    03/21 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
    03/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
    03/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
    03/25 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
    03/27 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
    03/28 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
    03/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
    03/31 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
    04/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
    04/03 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw
    04/04 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
    04/05 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
    04/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    04/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
    04/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ The House of Blues
    04/10 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
    04/13 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
    04/15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
    04/16 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
    04/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
    04/18 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

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