From: CA, United States
100 Monkeys have escaped from the zoo...the Liquid Zoo!
100 Monkeys, known for their raucous theatrical live-sets where they switch instruments and vocalists nearly every other song, are swinging your way with their highly acclaimed album, "Liquid Zoo." The band's second studio full-length recording has hit stores across the country via a deal the band struck with Warrior Records/Universal Music Distribution to release the album to the masses and 100 Monkeys' fans know that it has been well worth the wait.
Coinciding with the "Liquid Zoo" album release, 100 Monkeys kicks off a 45+ city U.S. tour in conjunction with Live Nation / House of Blues Entertainment. The tour opens in in Cincinnati on June 28 and includes dates in Dallas, Anaheim, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco and other major cities. The band which has also been selected as one of LG's "One's To Watch" this summer are more than excited about the upcoming tour and album. They promise the biggest and best tour yet and of course the usual surprises along the way that only 100 Monkeys can deliver. They are more than eager to get back to what they love...playing for their fans.
"100 Monkeys is an innovative, exciting young band and we are looking forward to working with them," said Tara Traub, Club and Theater Touring, House of Blues Entertainment. "This is part of our continuing commitment showcasing emerging artists and their music in the unique House of Blues environment."
With a unique sound all their own, "Liquid Zoo" promises and delivers innovative music in a way that only 100 Monkeys can. The album consists of 11 songs including the highly requested, "Shy Water," and "Black Diamond," which are among the solid track listing, along with at least one new song that the band has never performed live in any form. "Wandering Mind," the first single released off the "Liquid Zoo" album has received play on radio stations across the country.
100 Monkeys is a band described by SPIN.com as "funk rock" and by RollingStone.com as "tribal sounds with vocals recalling Jim Morrison's baritone croon." Beyond Race Magazine says they are "sing-along-worthy, sometimes bluesy" and MTV.com describes the band as a mix of "Iggy Pop with the Raconteurs."
100 Monkeys, however, jest that their music is purely "onomatopoetic, but for the sake of simplicity, we'll call it funky rock-n-roll." This quintet of multi-instrumentalists is comprised of multi-faceted artists, actors, and producers including Jackson Rathbone (who appears in such movies as "The Last Airbender" and the "Twilight" motion picture franchise), Ben Graupner (Trapped in the 5150, Devolved), Jerad Anderson (Wayne/Lauren Film Company), Lawrence Abrams (of the great Willie Bobo, Bob Hope U.S.O. tour, and The Artist Consortium), and Ben Johnson (of the Stevedores and music producer of Spencer Bell's "Brain").
With a set list that never repeats twice and a band that truly knows how to put on their own rock show, you won't want to miss 100 Monkeys on tour this summer.