Mongolian rock band, The HU, is set to go on tour this spring. Today they announced their “Black Thunder Tour” with a series of headlining dates, starting in San Diego, CA on April 16th and ending in Mexico City, MX on May 31st.

The tour, which the band talks about in a new Q&A below, will continue the live music celebrations the band are set to kick off during their sets at Coachella on Friday, April 15 for the first weekend of the music festival. and Friday, April 22 for the second.

Fans will be able to purchase tickets for the tour starting tomorrow, Wednesday, February 16, for the fan presale, Thursday, February 17, for the local presale, and Friday, February 18, for the general sale. All ticket sales hours begin at 10:00 a.m. local time. For more information on “The Black Thunder Tour”, go here.

The tour will continue to tease new music from The HU’s highly anticipated second album, due out later this year on Better Noise Music. The album was recorded in their native Mongolia over the past few months, during which the band gave fans a studio update via their YouTube channel here. Fans can also expect special previews of the project with live performances of new songs the band originally premiered on their 2021 North American tour. See a new Q&A with The HU discussing the album and tour below.

Last fall, The HU headlined a tour across North America after joining Halestorm’s headlining tour, where they reunited with special guest singer Lzzy Hale. on “Song of Women” from their #1 debut album THE GEREG. In addition to these tours, The HU has also hosted a host of high-profile festival dates including Austin City Limits, Outside Lands, Rocklahoma, Inkcarceration and more, with Austin American Statesman giving a review praise for their ACL ensemble, writing, “File this one under noise you didn’t know you needed. Eight-piece Mongolian band The HU play their guitars with bows and man buns, with ‘whoa’ chants and punishing drums… It’s music built on tradition with an eye to the past.

Those dates coincided with The HU’s appearance on Metallica’s special 30th anniversary black album reissue covers project, for which they covered the legendary band’s “Through The Never.” They’ve appeared on the track chart alongside some of the biggest names in music – Elton John, Miley Cyrus, Yo-Yo Ma, St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, J Balvin with the Neptunes, Weezer and many more. – who offered their own renditions of Metallica songs that originally appeared on the iconic LP.

The band are excited to share more information about new music and more tours in the coming weeks on their social media channels and encourage everyone to follow them so you don’t miss a thing.

Tour dates:

April
15 – Indio, CA – Coachella
16 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys by the Bay
17 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Brooklyn Bowl
19 – Tucson, Arizona – Rialto Theater
21 – Phoenix, Arizona – The Van Buren
22 – Indio, CA – Coachella
23 – Monterey, CA – Golden State Theater
25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
26 – Bend, OR – Midtown Ballroom
28 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
29 – Missoula, Montana – The Wilma
30 – Bozeman, Montana – L’ORME

Can
2 – Fargo, ND – Sanctuary Event Center
3 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
4 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
6 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
7 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theater
8 – Columbus, Ohio – Newport Music Hall
9 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
11 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
13 – Portland, ME – State Theater
14 – Albany, NY – Empire Live
16 – Washington, DC – Warner Theater
17 – Norfolk, Virginia – La NorVa
19 – Charlotte, North Carolina – The Fillmore
20 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
21 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
22 – Daytona Beach, Florida – Welcome to Rockville
25 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
26 – Little Rock, AR – Little Rock Music Room
27 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theater
28 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Buzzfest)
29 – Dallas, Texas – Dos Equis Pavilion (BFD 22)
31 – Mexico City, MEX – Lunario

Check out the band’s full list of upcoming concerts and find ticket information here.

Questions and answers with the HU:


Q: Can you tell us which songs from the upcoming album will be performed on the ‘Black Thunder’ tour, why you’re excited to play them and how they represent a new chapter for The HU?

The HU: “For the ‘Black Thunder’ tour, we are excited to perform songs from our new album, including ‘Mother Nature’, ‘Tatar Warrior’ and ‘ShihiHutu’. We have been working hard on our second album and hope that it will be ready soon. It will be focused on demonstrating the unique qualities of The HUnnu Rock genre and consists of many new songs that reinforce different aspects of it. So far we have received a positive response from our fans and we can’t wait to perform all our new songs for them.”

Q: What inspired you to call the tour “Black Thunder”?

The HU: “We are from Mongolia and through our music, we try to make our fans feel the freedom and energy of the spirit of our vast land and high mountains. Likewise, the name ‘Black Thunder” is inspired by the unique landscape that can be seen only in Mongolia where thunder rumbles just before rain in the high mountains, the number of clouds in the sky and the strength of lightning are heard and seen from far away. very very many miles We tried to communicate the energy and the feeling you would experience that and that’s why we named the tour ‘Black Thunder’.”

Q: A performance at Coachella is a prestigious booking since the festival has always stood for musical integrity. Can you tell us what it’s like to perform at Coachella for the first time in your career? Are there any other artists you’re looking forward to seeing perform the day you perform?

The HU: “It’s such an honor to be a part of Coachella. We’re beyond thrilled to be included and it’s always been our dream to perform on this stage to represent Mongolia for the first time. We think it’s t’s a great opportunity to meet many of our loyal fans and artists that we love. There are so many great talented artists playing on the day we perform and for the rest of the festival, and if we have the occasion, we’d love to see all of them.”

Q: You have played in many cities in North America. Can you tell us what it’s like to play for an audience here and how it might be different from the one in Europe?

The HU: “We have visited many cities and several continents and met so many great people. Each place has its own characteristics which can be felt through their greetings, their hand gestures and their chants before, during and after the concerts. In this regard, we would say that the biggest differences we can remember would be the number of people who would sing and who would have memorized the lyrics.Every continent has different accents on singing in Mongolian and we all love our audiences and their uniqueness.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about touring North America? Have you ever had time to explore cities on your days off (restaurants, museums, etc.) and if so, how was it?

The HU: “Our favorite thing about touring North America is visiting different places and meeting people. Not only are the restaurants and establishments different, but each of them has a unique style. During our days off we had the chance to taste the most amazing BBQ in Texas, Asian fusion mixed with Mexican spices and sushiritto etc. and explore everywhere we go Like their cuisine, Americans are always up for going the extra mile to make people feel welcome and accepted – we have many people guiding us through their towns and villages.”

(Photo – Enkhbat Nyamkhishig)