Austin stoner rock revelation HIGH DESERT QUEEN announces full European tour and festival appearances this spring!
Texan heavy rock powerhouse HIGH DESERT QUEEN returns to Europe this spring with an extensive tour alongside desert rock veterans Fatso Jetson, including festival appearances across the continent.
After two successful trips to Europe, High Desert Queen embark on their largest tour to date. Their “Smoke and Dust Tour” is highlighted by several large festivals like Desertfest London, Desertfest Berlin and Esbjerg Fuzztival, and will see them travel throughout the UK and all across Europe this spring.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be heading across the pond to several places we’ve been to before and experiencing several more places for the first time,” says singer Ryan Garney. “We are also humbled to announce we will be touring with the legendary Fatso Jetson for the first half of the tour, and the improvisational project the Rubber Snake Charmers for the last half. We have a pretty good feeling some of us will be all playing together and creating something original and new every night.”
High Desert Queen released their critically acclaimed debut « Secrets of the Black Moon » in the fall of 2021 on Ripple Music in collaboration with Blasko. With their thunderous, fuzz-drenched anthemic rock’n’roll, the Texan foursome got instantly adopted by the heavy and stoner rock community worldwide, propelled by the viral release of their « The Mountain vs The Quake » and « As We Roam » videos.
High Desert Queen European tour:
*with Fatso Jetson // °with Rubber Snake Charmers
May 6 – London (UK) Desertfest London
May 8 – Bournemouth (UK) The Anvil*
May 9 – Tunbridge Wells (UK) The Forum*
May 10 – Leicester (UK) Metal Monocle*
May 11 – Hastings (UK) The Crypt*
May 12 – Rotherham (UK) The Hive*
May 13 – Bradford (UK) The Underground*
May 14 – Leeds (UK) Boom*
May 15 – Newcastle (UK) Trillian’s*
May 17 – Utrecht (NL) dB’s*
May 18 – Munster (DE) Rare Guitar*
May 19 – TBA
May 20 – Berlin (DE) Desertfest Berlin
May 21 – TBA
May 23 – Cologne (DE) Club Volta*
May 24 – Hannover (DE) Lux*
May 25 – Leuven (BE) JH SOHO*
May 26 – Hamburg (DE) Molotow*
May 27 – Esbjerg (DK) Esbjerg Fuzztival
May 28 – Asendorf (DE) Kulturhaus°
May 29 – TBA
May 30 – TBA
May 31 – Lucerne (CH) Sedel°
June 1 – TBA
Formed in 2019 to an eclectic backdrop of influences, the foursome’s sole aim was to make the kind of music they could file away on their own record shelves, among the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Elder, Lowrider, Alice in Chains, Tom Waits and The Allman Brothers. Providing high-octane shows that never deliver the same experience twice, HIGH DESERT QUEEN were well on their way to establishing themselves as one of the hardest-working rock bands on the Austin music scene.
Relocating from Houston in 2020 to accommodate the talents of bassist Matt Metzger and drummer Phil Hook, singer Ryan Garney and guitarist Rusty Miller of HIGH DESERT QUEEN quickly found themselves in the enviable position of having twelve songs ready to commit to tape. With such an impressive display of sincerity and sonic maturity, they caught the eye and ear of Ozzy Osbourne bassist Blasko, who signed the band to Ripple Music as part of his collaboration with the Californian label. ‘Secrets of the Black Moon’ was released on October 15th, 2021.