November 18 Cardiff (UK) Millennium Music Hall
November 20 Sheffield (UK) Corporation
November 21 Reading (UK) Sub 89
November 22 Southampton (UK) University
November 23 Birmingham (UK) HMV Institute
November 25 Manchester (UK) Moho Live
November 26 London (UK) Electric Ballroom
Described as a “mind-expansion team” by The New York Times and “a decadent psych-rock whirlpool” by Rolling Stone, MONSTER MAGNET is hands down one of the most explosive and exciting U.S. rock bands of the last two decades. MONSTER MAGNET formed in 1989; fusing a template born of metal, punk, space rock and psychedelic influences (the band’s style is heavily influenced by 1970s space rock bands such as Hawkwind and Captain Beyond). After signing with independent label Caroline Records in 1992, the band recorded its first full-length album: the very impressive, uniquely dark psychedelic masterpiece Spine of God. A support tour with the (then) fast-rising Soundgarden helped attract the attention of A&M Records, who would issue MONSTER MAGNET’s stellar major-label debut Superjudge in 1993. With 1995’s Dopes to Infinity, MONSTER MAGNET would achieve interstellar overdrive, becoming international superstars. The album yielded the Top Ten rock single “Negasonic Teenage Warhead”, still a staple of the band’s live set. The record’s massively successful follow up – 1998’s Powertrip – unleashed the singles “Powertrip”, “Temple of Your Dreams”, “See You In Hell” and the hugely successful “Space Lord” (see music video here: http://bit.ly/diHpfj), all of which received substantial rock radio airplay. Two years worth of world tours with the likes of Aerosmith, Metallica, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson made MONSTER MAGNET a household name. The band’s long-awaited, eight full length album Mastermind will be released on October 26, 2010.