Fu Manchu Release Cover Of Rush’s “Working Man”

Fu Manchu have released a cover of Rush’s “Working Man.” Proceeds from the track will be donated to brain tumor research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in honor of the late Neil Peart.

Fu Manchu commented:

“In Tribute to The Professor, Neil Peart, we are releasing our version of Rush’s ‘Working Man” that we recorded January 2020. All Proceeds will benefit Brain Tumor Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in his memory.

Members of our band and our manager were in the audience on August 1, 2015 when this was the final song played by Neil, Geddy and Alex. We are forever grateful for all of the music and memories.

Thanks to Carl Saff for donating his mastering services and to David Medel for donating his art services. Thanks to Jim Monroe for the studio time, engineering & mixing hook up. Thanks to Meg and everyone in the Rush family. Thanks to John Raso for going the extra mile to help us get this out.

This is a digital release only… for now.”

Fu Manchu Announce 30th Anniversary Tour

Fu Manchu have announced the dates for their 30th anniversary tour. Scott Hill commented:

“It’s hard to believe that Fu Manchu has been making music for 30 years. We can’t wait to get on the road this year to celebrate and to play some new songs, some old songs and some new old songs. Thanks to our fans who make this all possible.”

Tour Dates:

04/27 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
04/30 Austin, TX – Barracuda
05/01 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
05/02 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
05/05 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
05/06 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
05/07 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
05/09 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
05/10 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
05/12 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
05/13 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
05/16 Denver, CO – The Gothic Theatre
06/13 Netphen-Deuz, GER – Freak Valley Festival
06/14 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
06/16 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
06/17 Paris, FRA – Le Cabaret Sauvage
06/20 Vitoria, SPA – Azkena Rock Festival
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/22 Strasbourg, FRA – La Laiterie
06/24 Milan, ITA – Santeria
06/25 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
06/26 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
06/27 Munich, GER – Backstage
08/11 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
08/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
08/14 Seattle, WA – Neumos
08/15 Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
08/18 San Jose, CA – The Ritz
08/24 Manchester, UK – Academy
08/25 London, UK – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
08/26 Glasgow, UK – Garage
08/28 Dublin, IRE – Button Factory
08/29 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 2
10/01 Esch, LUX – KUFA
10/02 Pratteln, SWI – Up In Smoke Festival
10/04 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
10/05 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
10/06 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
10/07 Stockholm, SWE – Nalen
10/09 Berlin, GER – Festsaal
10/12 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
10/13 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
10/14 Brussels, BEL – AB
11/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
11/14 Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer
12/12 San Diego, CA – The Casbah

Fu Manchu Premiere New Song “Il Mostro Atomico” Feat. Rush’s Alex Lifeson

Fu Manchu are streaming their new song “Il Mostro Atomico” feat. Rush’s Alex Lifeson, via Rolling Stone. This track is from their new album “Clone Of The Universe,” which will be released on February 9.

Click the LINK to go to the stream.

Lifeson commented:

“In the summer of 2017, I was approached by the band to add some guitar to the tracks they’d already recorded for IL Mostro. I’d known of Fu Manchu for many years and thought that it would be a fun project to work on, as I typically come from another guitar direction and welcomed the challenge to do something a little different. The track was already quite dense with a riffy guitar presence and it forced me to think in terms of rhythm, ambience and edge. I really had a lot of fun and my only regret is I had a few other conflicting projects that didn’t allow me the time to spend on filling in more space.”

Fu Manchu guitarist/vocalist Scott Hill also added:

“We recorded the full song in 1 take. After listening to the song with all the effects / noises, (Scott) Reeder asked me to try 4 lines of words in about the exact middle of the song. I went home that night and wrote the 4 lines of words and they fit perfectly. Then we got word that Alex Lifeson agreed to play some guitar on the song………HOLY SHIT……………We sent him the song and said to play whatever – wherever he wanted to. He sent back the song with awesome riffs / Sci-Fi effects / and even some pick slides!!!!!!!!!! He made the song 10000000 times cooler / better!!!!!! Can’t wait to play this 18 minute song live!”

Fu Manchu Announce In-Store Appearance At Amoeba Hollywood

Fu Manchu have announced that they will be celebrating the release of their new album “Clone Of The Universe” (out February 9), with a live set and signing at Amoeba Hollywood on February 8 at 6pm. The band commented:

“LA – we will be appearing at Amoeba Music at 6pm on February 8 to celebrate the release of our new album. Check out the details at: http://bit.ly/2n4TXMi. Additionally, the first 25 attendees to purchase a copy of Clone of the Universe at the Amoeba Music in-store will receive a limited edition, hand numbered Hellgate Industries silk screened “Fu Manchu Live At Amoeba” poster signed by the band. Also, there are only a few tickets left for the show at Troubadour on February 9. See you there!”

Fu Manchu Reveal Details For New Album “Clone Of The Universe”

Fu Manchu have announced that their new album “Clone Of The Universe” will be released on February 9. You can see the cover art and track listing below. It is also worth noting that Alex Lifeson (Rush) guests on the band’s new track “IL Mostro Atomico“.

“Clone Of The Universe” Track Listing:

01. “Intelligent Worship”
02. “(I’ve Been) Hexed”
03. “Don’t Panic”
04. “Slower Than Light”
05. “Nowhere Left To Hide”
06. “Clone Of The Universe”
07 – “IL Mostro Atomico”

Guitarist Scott Hill commented:

“We are excited to get out and play this stuff, especially ‘Il Mostro Atomico‘. We think it’s some the strongest music we’ve ever done. We really love the overall sound of the album and having Alex (Lifeson) play on it is just incredible. It gives it that special validation for the idea that we had to try something like a side long song.”

Tour Dates:

02/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
02/10 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
03/02 Paris, France – Le Trabendo
03/03 Hengelo, NET – Metropol
03/05 Berlin, GER – Festsaal Kreuzberg
03/06 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
03/07 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
03/08 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Medis
03/10 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi
03/11 Riga, LAT – Meina Piekdiena
03/13 Warsaw, POL – Poglos
03/14 Prague, CZE – Klub 007
03/15 Vienna, AUT – Arena
03/16 Budapest, HUN – A38
03/18 Zurich, SWI – Mascotte
03/19 Bern, SWI – Dachstock
03/20 Munich, GER – Hansa 39
03/21 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/23 Hamburg, GER – Markhalle
03/24 Cologne, GER – Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
03/25 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
03/26 Leuven, BEL – Depot
03/27 London, UK – 02 Academy Islington
05/01 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
05/03 Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
05/04 Austin, TX – Barracuda
05/05 Houston, TX – White Oak
05/07 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
05/08 Raleigh, NC – Kings
05/09 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
05/11 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
05/12 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
05/13 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
05/15 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
05/16 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
05/17 Detroit, MI – El Club
05/19 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
05/22 Denver, CO – Streets of London Pub