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Mongolian hard rock and throat singing group The Hu have added a second Melbourne show at 170 Russell after selling out for the first time amid huge public interest.
The Hu have captured the public imagination for quite a few years with their unique take on the hard rock genre, adding the shimmering effects of traditional Mongolian throat singing to superb riffs and uncompromising rock magic. We interviewed them in the magazine years ago, and it’s great to see them reach new heights by selling out their latest show in Melbourne in record time.
HU is bringing Mongolian music to the world stage
Hu’s last concert on Tuesday August 2nd at 170 Russell brings the total number of shows to five, the Black Thunder tour of Australia will give fans the chance to hear new music from The Hu’s highly anticipated second album, due out later this year. Fans can watch the music video for the first single, ‘This Is Mongol’, from their as yet untitled upcoming album, here.
what you need to know
- The Hu have just announced a second show in Melbourne at 170 Russell
- The concert on Tuesday, August 2 will go on sale on Wednesday, May 18 starting at 9 am
- His first show, promoting his upcoming second album, sold out in record time.
Check Melbourne’s most comprehensive concert guide here.
Hu’s producer Dashka comments on the track: “The name of the song is called ‘This is Mongolian’ because we wanted to reintroduce Mongolian culture and our unique music to the world. Not only does the name announce that Mongolians are here on a global scale, but I also wanted to draw attention to our tradition of being environmentally conscious, more importantly reminding people to preserve nature.
“Creating this song meant a lot to me and we are announcing our arrival through music and specifically through this song. In these uncertain times, I hope we are bringing positivity, empowerment and strength to fight for better days.”
The Hu: Black Thunder tour Australia 2022
Tue Aug 2: 170 Russell, Melbourne New Show
Wednesday 3rd August: 170 Russell, Melbourne Sold Out
Friday 5th August: Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
Saturday August 6: Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
Sunday August 7: The Roundhouse, Sydney
Hu’s name translates to Mongolian root for human, and his unique approach combines instruments such as Morin Khuur (horse-head fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp), and throat singing. with contemporary sounds, creating a unique sound. sound profile they call “Hunnu Rock”. They quickly caught the industry’s attention, leading to collaborations with Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix and Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale (who also just announced an Australian tour).
The band has amassed over 250 million combined streams and has sold out venues worldwide in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, with scheduled festival appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Download Festival and more.
For full tour, ticket and information visit livenation.com.au and thehuofficial.com.