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Former Kyuss Singer John Garcia Announces Tour with Kyuss Songs

Former Kyuss singer John Garcia has announced that he'll be touring and playing Kyuss songs. Since Kyuss, Garcia's musical projects include Sloburn, Unida and John's most recent band Hermano, plus side projects with The Crystal Method, Danko Jones and countless others who embraced the singer from the Southern California desert.

Why? Kyuss, the inventors of Desert Rock, have been in the last ten years much more popular than when they were still around in the early nineties. So, due to massive public demand over the years to play songs from his old cult band Kyuss, John finally made the decision to give the fans what they want. He will do this unique project with a few hand selected musicians.

The last couple of years John Garcia thought often about reviving his Kyuss-legacy on stage. The more he thought about it, the more he really wanted to do this. John commented: "I don't want to do this just for myself, but especially for the fans. Both for the ones that have seen Kyuss live back in the days, and especially for the ones who haven't had that chance. This could be as close as they could get to the real thing. Please bear in mind that this could be a one-off unique opportunity!"

So that being said, the Garcia Plays Kyuss-project (alias GPK) was born. Garcia, accompanied by these fine selection of musicians, Bruno Fevery (guitar), Jacques de Haard (bass) and Rob Snijders (drums), will head out to play all Kyuss set.

John Garcia (born in San Manuel, Arizona, September 4, 1970) is a vocalist who has been a member of Kyuss, Slo Burn, Unida and Hermano. His vocals have become synonymous with modern stoner rock and the desert rock sound. While still in high school, Garcia help start Kyuss (originally known as Sons of Kyuss) in 1989 with guitarist Josh Homme. The band produced five albums in total, all of which featured Garcia on vocals.

In October 1995, just three months after releasing what could be argued as their breakthrough album "...And The Circus Leaves Town" (thanks to MTV airplay), Kyuss broke up. Their last recording was a 10" vinyl on the now defunct label Man's Ruin Records, which was later re-released on a split CD with Homme's soon to be famous project Queens of the Stone Age. The band has been on an indefinite hiatus ever since and has reached a legendary status, influencing thousands of new young (rock)bands. Read more about Kyuss and check out some videos in our recent "Sunday Old School" feature.

Here's a video announcement from Garcia:

Here are the GARCIA plays KYUSS tour dates:

Fr 28.05.10 DUBLIN Andrews Theatre
Sa 29.05.10 GENT Vooruit
So 30.05.10 AMSTERDAM Melkweg
Di 01.06.10 K?LN Underground
Mi 02.06.10 LUZERN Schuur
Do 03.06.10 ARAU Kiff
Fr 04.06.10 BOLOGNA Estragon
Sa 05.06.10 M?NCHEN Feierwerk
So 06.06-10 WIEN Arena
Di 08.06.10 BERLIN Festsaal Kreuzberg
Mi 09.06.10 KOBENHAVN Loppen
Do 10.06.10 HAMBURG ?bel & Gef?hrlich
Fr 11.06.10 FRANKFURT Batchkapp

Source: StonerRock.com

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1. J.R. writes:

I'd kill for a Kyuss reunion tour. I doubt that'll ever happen but I would definitely want to see them back.

# Feb 3, 2010 @ 5:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. KMADD writes:

Yeah I much rather see that than eagles of non metal horsesheeit.

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3. deathbringer writes:

Yeah, I've been on a big Kyuss kick and would hope they'll do some U.S. dates as well.

# Feb 3, 2010 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. KMADD writes:

Did you get those files i sent ya DB?

# Feb 3, 2010 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathbringer writes:

I dunno what you're talking about KMADD. Sent where?

# Feb 3, 2010 @ 7:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Demoncleaner23 writes:

This is awesome! I also would love a full on Kyuss reunion, hopefully GPK will tour the U.S.

np-Soundgarden- big dumb sex

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7. Chazz writes:

Yeah, I agree with you guys about a Kyuss reunion. It would kick so much ass! If the reunion happens, I'd like to see a big tour and new album, which would both be awesome.

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8. KMADD writes:

Ugh wow i sent to the MU contacts a sendspace of Kyuss's music to you. I will try it again later this eve.

# Feb 4, 2010 @ 8:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. KMADD writes:

I sent those files to the contacts email. I thought you stated earlier you needed some of their music. My friends send me stuff all the time.

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10. deathbringer writes:

Ah, I saw the latest email. Thanks, but I've already bought a couple albums. If there's something I like enough, I just buy it so I can crank it in my car too (and lossy mp3s don't cut it there).

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11. KMADD writes:

If you have a cable that plugs into your lighter you can play your mp3 player through a radio station i have a shuffle and i can play about 200 songs on it. It's really cool.

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