Fu Manchu - New Album and Tour in 2018

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by gillcup, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. gillcup

    gillcup Senior Member Thread Starter

    Raleigh, NC, USA
    From the Fu Manchu web site:

    Our new album, Clone Of The Universe, is out February 9. More info soon. We will be back on the road in 2018. Tickets go on sale December 8. See you out there!

    Feb 09, 2018 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
    Feb 10, 2018 The Casbah San Diego, CA
    Mar 02, 2018 Le Trabendo Paris, France
    Mar 03, 2018 Metropool Hengelo, Netherlands
    Mar 05, 2018 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany
    Mar 06, 2018 Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark
    Mar 07, 2018 Rockefeller Oslo, Norway
    Mar 08, 2018 Debaser Strand Stockholm, Sweden
    Mar 10, 2018 Nosturi Helsinki, Finland
    Mar 11, 2018 Meina Piekdiena Riga, Latvia
    Mar 13, 2018 Poglos Warsaw, Poland
    Mar 14, 2018 Klub 007 Prague, Czech Republic
    Mar 15, 2018 Arena Wien, Austria
    Mar 16, 2018 A38 Budapest, Hungary
    Mar 18, 2018 Mascotte Zurich, Switzerland
    Mar 19, 2018 Dachstock Bern, Switzerland
    Mar 20, 2018 Hansa 39 Munich, Germany
    Mar 21, 2018 Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Germany
    Mar 23, 2018 Markthalle Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany
    Mar 24, 2018 Burgerhaus Stollwerck Cologne, Germany
    Mar 25, 2018 Patronaat Haarlem, Netherlands
    Mar 26, 2018 Depot Leuven, Belgium
    Mar 27, 2018 O2 Academy Islington London, United Kingdom
    May 01, 2018 Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ
    May 03, 2018 Curtain Club Dallas, TX
    May 04, 2018 Barracuda Austin, TX
    May 05, 2018 White Oak Music Hall Houston, TX
    May 07, 2018 Vinyl Atlanta, GA
    May 08, 2018 Kings Raleigh, NC
    May 09, 2018 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC
    May 11, 2018 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
    May 12, 2018 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
    May 13, 2018 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
    May 15, 2018 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
    May 16, 2018 Ace Of Cups Columbus, OH
    May 17, 2018 El Club Detroit, MI
    May 19, 2018 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
    May 22, 2018 Streets Of London Pub Denver, CO
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  2. KDubATX

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  3. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep® (and I’m stoned)

    Dallas, TX, USA
    I loved this band but lost the plot with them several years ago. Glad to see they’re still around. I’d be embarrassed to admit the last album I heard from these dudes.
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  4. T-Mac

    T-Mac Well-Known Member

    Love the Fu, I know the new album will have a longer song on with Alex Lifeson from Rush guesting. I own all their CD’s and am looking forward to new music and live shows !
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  5. Jaap74

    Jaap74 Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    I wonder if they have ever come to Australia ?
  6. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep® (and I’m stoned)

    Dallas, TX, USA
    Are you sure you’re not thinking of Fear of a Blank Planet ? :D
  7. Beatnik_Daddyo'73

    Beatnik_Daddyo'73 Music Addiction Personified

    ...caught them last year in Long Beach with Fatso Jetson. Great show. Album wise my interest kind of faded when Brant left after California Crossing.
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  8. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep® (and I’m stoned)

    Dallas, TX, USA
    That’s where I lost track of them, too. Actually, King of the Road was the last album I really liked.
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  9. cgw

    cgw Forum Resident

    Upstate NY
    Good News - I had thought they were semi-retired.
    Bad news - they are skipping western NY (but there is an open day in their sched)
  10. lonelysea

    lonelysea Forum Crustacean

    Awesome band (so much better than QOTSA)!
    My interest waned a little after California Crossing, but their last album, Gigantoid, was really good.
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  11. slop101

    slop101 Guitar Geek

    So. Cal.
    I hate that the vinyl for the new album sold out in less than a day after going up for pre-order, and the CD sold out soon after, making them both unavailable on it's actual release date. They said they're going to release more vinyl, but they gave no time-frame.


    Who sells out this quick for a brand new release?
  12. DaverJ

    DaverJ Forum Resident

    East Tennessee
    Just got my vinyl pre-order today, and ordered tix to see them at "Vinyl" in Atlanta GA.
  13. DaverJ

    DaverJ Forum Resident

    East Tennessee
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  14. slop101

    slop101 Guitar Geek

    So. Cal.
    With it being sold out from their site, I ended up ordering the vinyl from amazon. Wonder if it'll be a colored version or not.
  15. gillcup

    gillcup Senior Member Thread Starter

    Raleigh, NC, USA
    I went ahead and bought the download from Bandcamp. I made a CD-R with Future Transmitter and Slow Ride as bonus tracks. Maybe I'll buy the LP from the merchandise table when I see them May 8th.
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  16. gillcup

    gillcup Senior Member Thread Starter

    Raleigh, NC, USA
    Yeah, it's surprising to see both CD's and LP's sell out so quickly. You wonder if they pressed a really small number or most of the units were sold to Amazon. Maybe the LP's and CD's are being bought up by speculators and we'll see a bunch of them turn up on Discogs for inflated prices. Maybe they set aside a large number of the LP/CD's to sell on their tour dates.
  17. MemoInPR

    MemoInPR Forum Resident

  18. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    It's only $5.99 on iTunes - I might give this one a shot, the previews sound good and the reviews are fairly positive.

    Fu Manchu discography
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  19. slop101

    slop101 Guitar Geek

    So. Cal.
    Got my copy of the vinyl from amazon, and yeah, looks like it's the same pressing/edition as the one on their site, with the black/blue swirl. Looks cool - great pressing too, like all their vinyl, it mastered with nice dynamic range, allowing you to really crank it and hear their beefy tone!
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  20. Chew

    Chew Casual Stalker

    Can anyone recommend a good starting point to get into Fu Manchu? An album or two? Are there any I should avoid as an introduction to the band? Thanks.
  21. T-Mac

    T-Mac Well-Known Member

  22. DaverJ

    DaverJ Forum Resident

    East Tennessee
    I started with California Crossing, and its still my fav.
  23. Ma Kelly

    Ma Kelly Forum Resident

    I'm with the post above - In Search Of, The Action Is Go and King of the Road are their peak albums. Eatin' Dust is great too, but more of a mini-album kinda thing. I'd advoid California Crossing - really wimpy production which literally took me about 17 years to accept (ha!) - and Start the Machine and We Must Obey, which sound ok but the songs just aren't there. They picked up again after that.
  24. Beatnik_Daddyo'73

    Beatnik_Daddyo'73 Music Addiction Personified

    ...Daredevil is my favorite of the Eddie Glass years.
    The Action Is Go from the Brant Bjork years.

    ...you guys should seek out the demos for California Crossing. They sound much better than the final product.
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  25. Digital Morphine

    Digital Morphine Forum Resident

    Absolutely, the album sounds neutered in comparison.
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