MOTHERSHIP To Tour With SCORPION CHILD.
Every generation seems to spawn a group of like-minded bands that all seem to grow together and can't be mentioned without thinking of one or two of the others. For instance, it's hard to thinking of Iron Maiden without Judas Priest and Dio; it's hard to thinking of Alice In Chains without thinking of Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Nirvana; it's hard to thinking about Metallica without thinking of Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. Will same be said about Mothership, Scorpion Child and Gypsyhawk? Only time will tell, but this is how legends are born!
The Dallas-based badasses in Mothership are about to hit the road with a new wave of retro minded rockers - Scorpion Child and Gypsyhawk - this Fall, and will weave their way across the U.S., also making their very first visit to Canada! It was recently announced that the trio were added as the support slot for the Scorpion Child and Kadavar tour; which kicks off in Denver, CO with the Snowboard on the Block Festival on . Also added to the tour package is Wilson and Metal Blade recording artists, Gypsyhawk, with whom Mothership toured with earlier this Spring. This will mark the third tour that Mothership will embark on in 2013, however, this will be the first time that the boozing bruisers have ventured away from the western half on the U.S.
When asked about their thoughts on this latest road trip, Kyle Juett (vocalist/bassist) had this to say, "We could not be more stoked that our Scorpion Child brothers asked us to join them on what will be one of the top, if not, the best touring Rock & Roll shows taking place this Fall. Personally, I'm looking forward to watching all the bands jam and to welcome aboard any and all new brothers and sisters every night."
Mothership is opening every night, so join the band early and stay late through the night as each band rocks you to the core!
MOTHERSHIP w/ SCORPION CHILD, KADAVAR, GYPSYHAWK and WILSON
The Blue Note - Oklahoma City *
Snowboard on the Block Festival - Denver, CO #
Club 906 - Kansas City, MO *
Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL #
Skyway Theater - Minneapolis, MN #
The Astoria - Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Neumos - Seattle, WA
Analog Cafe - Portland, OR *
Slim's - San Francisco, CA
Roxy Theatre - West Hollywood, CA
Rocky Point Cantina - Tempe, AZ
Red 7 - Austin, TX
Tomcats - Ft. Worth, TX
Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX
The Firebird - St. Louis, MO #
Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, ON, Canada
II Motore - Montreal, QC, Canada
Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
# SCORPION CHILD, Kadavar, Gypsyhawk, and Mothership only
* Mothership only
With their self-titled debut, MOTHERSHIP masterfully delivers 70's-tinged U.S. hard rock with a sound that satisfies like a steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden, blended with the southern swagger of Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top, MOTHERSHIP's goal from the beginning has been to carry on the tradition of the classic rock style; updated and amped up for the modern day. Originally self-released in 2012, MOTHERSHIP and Ripple Music have joined forces to re-release this stunning debut record on CD and LP.
Mothership is available at www.ripple-music.com.
"Such a killer find, man. Can't wait to see them live!"
- Dom Lawson (Metal Hammer / Classic Rock)
"Been listening to Mothership all day now and if feels like UFO and Orange Goblin got drunk with St. Vitus, smoked some weed with Blue Cheer and spewed out the tuffest blues-drenched, no frills love child I've heard all month. Some ridiculously badass guitars. And heavy above all else!" -- Sword of Doom
"Try to resist a band that plays blues-laden metal with heavy guitar riffs that is also hoping for intergalactic travel. Mothership is a three piece from Dallas that alternates between an almost AC/DC-like sound on a track like 'City Nights' and a broader, heavier and more epic sound on tracks like 'Cosmic Rain,' 'Angel of Death' and the opener, 'Hallucination.'
Rock n' Roll history is rife with brothers working together to create their artistic vision. But rarely do we hear about a full-fledged family unit embarking down the treacherous path of a musical career. In the case of Texas based Mothership, the Brother Juett (Kyle on bass, younger brother Kelley on guitar) enlisted the aid of their father, John Juett, to help get the 'ship off the ground. Raised on a healthy dose of their father's 70's-era record collection, the brothers began crafting songs fueled on the raucous and raw good time vibe when music seemed to know no bounds. Lifting off the pad for the first time in 2010, the band began to gain momentum and notoriety with their unabashed live shows. Knowing that the service of the family patriarch was temporary, Father Juett actively helped his boys find his replacement, and in late 2011, enter the mighty Judge Smith to hammer away on the skins. In early 2012, Mothership entered Crystal Clear Studios with Wo Fat mastermind Kent Stump manning the boards and by mid-year, the band self-released their debut album. It was the combination of the 70's-era heavy rock fuzz and fury mixed with the blistering guitar solos of the NWOBHM-era that drew the bands attention to California-based Heavy Rock label, Ripple Music. In the waning months of 2012, after a successful year of traveling regionally throughout Texas and opening for national acts such as Prong, Red Fang, Gypsyhawk, Earthen Grave, and Lo-Pan, Mothership officially dubbed Ripple Music as its Home Port and began plotting a course for their first U.S. Tour in early 2013.
Kyle Juett- Bass/Vox
Judge Smith- Drums