UNESCO Name The HU “Artists For Peace”

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have officially designated The HU as “Artists For Peace.” The band received the honor during a recent ceremony in Paris, France.

Galbadrakh “Gala” Tsendbaatar commented:

“Mongolians have upmost respect for our history, culture and the language that was left to us from thousands of years ago from our elders and ancestors. The HU’s goal and purpose is first and foremost to perform a unique genre of music that gives strength and power upon every listen.

Secondly, it is to show the world Mongolia’s nomadic and environmentally aware livelihood that has been passed down from previous generations and to inspire others to live minimalistic lives and enjoy life to its fullest. UNESCO electing the HU with ‘Artists for Peace’ designation shows their appreciation towards cultural diversity and heritage pieces that are of great value to Mongolians.

The partnership between the HU and UNESCO will bring awareness towards every culture that is distinguished by their unique heritage and core values, so we are excited to be part of a movement that can improve and change so many lives.”

Nyamjantsan “Jaya” Galsanjamts added:

“We sincerely appreciate being selected by UNESCO as part of their ‘Artists for Peace’ and understand the importance of the designation. From a very young age we have been practicing traditional music techniques and instrumentation such as long song, throat singing, horse head fiddle, tsuur and tovshuur, as we know the significance and impact of sharing one’s culture around the world has to rest of the society.

Our music delivers profound ideas that are understood in the subconscious mind while delivering hard rock and ethereal tunes. On the surface level, our lyrics and music seem to talk about basic yet important principles of human beings; on a deeper level, they share the preservation of cultures that are in danger of going extinct and allow us to be representatives for groups who have slightly different world perspectives than the modern world. This is a huge inspiration for us and part of our purposes as artists.

Therefore, we will do everything in our power to be the inspiration for the cultures that are underrepresented and work with UNESCO to bring them the attention that they deserve.”

The HU Premiere “Bie Biyelegee” Music Video

The HU have premiered a new video for their new song “Bie Biyelegee.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rumble Of Thunder,” which was released today (September 2). The group commented:

“‘Bie Biyelgee” is about having a good time. We danced like we never danced before during the video shoot and the movements where we tried to imitate biyelgee were very challenging. The biyelgee movements require a different skill set than you would find in any dance genre so in that way, celebrating these qualities are fascinating and inspiring to us.”

The HU Share Part Two Of “Black Thunder” Music Video

The HU have shared part two of their “Black Thunder” music video. You can check that out below. If you missed it, part one can be found HERE. The track will appear on the band’s new album “Rumble Of Thunder,” which is set to be released on September 2.

The HU Premiere “Black Thunder” Video

The HU have premiered a new video for their new song “Black Thunder.” This track is from their new album “Rumble Of Thunder,” which will be released on September 2.

Galbadrakh “Gala” Tsendbaatar commented:

“‘Black Thunder‘ is the crown jewel of our second album. The music video is split into two parts and conveys the core values of men through visuals. Our producer Dashka chose a unique location in Mongolia to shoot the video, where we had a great time riding the horses in the vast grassland of our countryside. We hope that our pride in our culture shines through, as we aimed to bring viewers joy and a piece of our culture through this video. Our second album will include ‘Black Thunder,’ along with many new songs. We can’t wait for you to listen and enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording it.”

“Rumble Of Thunder” Track Listing:

01. “This Is Mongol”
02. “YUT Hövende”
03. “Triangle”
04. “Teach Me”
05. “Upright Destined Mongol”
06. “Sell The World”
07. “Black Thunder”
08. “Mother Nature”
09. “Bii Biyelgee”
10. “Segee”
11. “Shihi Hutu”
12. “TATAR Warrior”

The HU Announce European/UK Tour

The HU have announced a headlining European/UK tour. The trek will take place this fall.

Tour Dates:

10/26 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
10/28 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Arenan
10/29 Gothenburg, SWE – Gothenburg Film Studio
10/31 Copenhagen, DEN – The Grey Hall
11/01 Aarhus, DEN – Train
11/03 Berlin, GER – Metropol
11/04 Gdansk, POL – B90
11/05 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
11/07 Krakow, POL – Studio
11/08 Budapest, HUN – Akvarium
11/09 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
11/11 Prague, CZE – Mala Sportovni Hala
11/12 Zurich, SWI – Volkshaus
11/13 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
11/15 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
11/17 Madrid, SPA – La Paqui
11/18 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra
11/20 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
11/21 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
11/22 Tilburg, NET – 013
11/24 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
11/25 Paris, FRA – Casino de Paris
11/27 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg (Max)
11/28 Manchester, UK – Academy
11/30 Leeds, UK – Stylus
12/01 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
12/02 Cardiff, UK – Great Hall
12/03 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
12/05 Dublin, IRE – 3Olympia
12/06 Belfast, IRE – Ulster Hall
12/07 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
12/09 London, UK – Roundhouse

The HU Premiere “This Is Mongol” Music Video

The HU have premiered a new video for their new song “This Is Mongol.” That track is expected to appear on the band’s upcoming album. Nyamjantsan “Jaya” Galsanjamts had the following to say about the video:

“We shot in the Mojave Desert, Nevada and the environment reminded us of Gobi Desert in Mongolia. We enjoyed shooting the video, which happened during our tour and gave us a little break to reminisce about home. The song perfectly matched the environment we made the video in. It was one of the best memories we created as a band and it was special because our producer Dashka was with us to oversee the whole process.”

The HU Announce Spring Headlining Tour

The HU have announced a spring headlining tour. You can find the dates for that trek below. Notably, the band plan to play some songs from their upcoming album on this run.

Tour Dates:

04/15 Indio, CA – Coachella
04/16 San Diego, CA – Humphreys by the Bay
04/17 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
04/19 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
04/21 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/22 Indio, CA – Coachella
04/23 Monterey, CA – Golden State Theatre
04/25 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
04/26 Bend, OR – Midtown Ballroom
04/28 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
04/29 Missoula, MT – The Wilma
04/30 Bozeman, MT – The ELM
05/02 Fargo, ND – Sanctuary Events Center
05/03 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
05/04 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
05/06 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
05/07 Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre
05/08 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
05/09 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
05/11 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
05/13 Portland, ME – State Theatre
05/14 Albany, NY – Empire Live
05/16 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
05/17 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
05/19 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
05/20 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
05/21 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
05/22 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville
05/25 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
05/26 Little Rock, AR – Little Rock Music Hall
05/27 Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
05/28 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Buzzfest)
05/29 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion (BFD 22)
05/31 Mexico City, MEX – Lunario

Whoopi Goldberg Attends The HU’s New York City Show

It looks like Whoopi Goldberg is a fan of The HU. The actress attended the band’s September 18 show at Irving Plaza in New York City and even hung out with the group backstage. The HU shared the below photo of the meeting on their social media accounts:

The HU Announce Fall North American Tour

The HU have announced a fall North American tour. The trek will consist of headlining shows, festivals, and several dates supporting Halestorm.

Tour Dates:

09/01 Buffalo, NY – Art Park (feat. Halestorm & Cory Marks)
09/03 Kansas City, MO – Azura Amphitheater (feat. Halestorm & Cory Marks)
09/04 Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater (feat. Halestorm & Cory Marks)
09/05 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma (12:00pm)
09/08 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Memorial (feat. Halestorm & Cory Marks)
09/09 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theatre
09/10 Mansfield, OH – Inkcarceration
09/12 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival (12:00pm)
09/14 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
09/15 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
09/16 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
09/17 Munhall, PA – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
09/18 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
09/21 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
09/22 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
09/23 Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
09/25 Morgantown, WV – Metropolitan Theatre
09/26 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
09/30 Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/01 Dallas, TX – The Hifi – Dallas
10/02 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/04 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
10/05 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
10/06 New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans
10/09 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/12 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
10/13 Chicago, IL – Park West
10/14 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis
10/15 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II (Downstairs)
10/16 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
10/18 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
10/19 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Rockwell
10/21 Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House
10/23 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall – University of Calgary
10/24 Edmonton, AB – The Midway Bar
10/26 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
10/27 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
10/29 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
10/31 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre