Mondo Generator To Tour Australia For First Time
After spending the early nineties as bass player in Kyuss and the early years of this decade alongside Josh Homme in Queens Of The Stone Age, Nick Oliveri is finally bringing his own band The Mondo Generator to Australia for the first time to play three shows in August.
Originally formed by Oliveri and former Kyuss band mates Brant Bjork and Josh Homme in 1997, The Mondo Generator was initially intended to be a side project. The group's classic "Cocaine Rodeo" album was recorded that same year, but shelved until it was released to in 2000. The Mondo Generator returned with "A Drug Problem That Never Existed" in 2003 and then last year unleased their third full length "Dead Planet."
Following mainstream success with Queens of the Stone Age that included top ten albums and a Triple J Hottest 100 number one position here in Australia, Oliveri split with his Queens Of The Stone Age collaborator Josh Homme after an Australian tour in 2004.
On the eve of the release of "Dead Planet," Oliveri declared "Mondo Generator is not a side-project anymore, I used to do Mondo every now and then on spare time and now it's my first choice. All other bands I play in have become my side-project, so in other words my mistress has now become my wife."
Recorded by producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver, System Of A Down) at Dave Grohl's Studio 606, "Dead Planet" was praised by critics across the world and left no doubt in many of their minds where the danger in the sounds of earlier Queens Of The Stone Age albums had gone. Speaking on the album Oliveri states "It's a rock n' roll record played by a rock n' roll band."
Australia now gets the chance to experience that rock n roll band live for the first time when Nick Oliveri brings The Mondo Generator to Australia:
Friday August 22nd - Hi Fi Bar, Melbourne
Tickets on sale Thursday June 5th from www.thehifi.com.au , phone charge - 9654 7617, Missing Link & Polyester.
With special guests. Presented by Beat Magazine.
Saturday August 23rd - The Metro, Sydney
Tickets on sale Thursday June 5th from www.metrotheatre.com.au, phone charge (02) 9550 3666, Metro Box Office (624 George St. Sydney) and Ticketek.
With special guests.
Sunday August 24th - The Arena, Brisbane
Tickets on sale Thursday June 5th from www.arenaonline.com.au, Rocking Horse, Kill The Music, Moshpit Music and Ticketek.
With special guests. Presented by 4ZZZ FM
Source: Plugin Music
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