2020 marked the 30th year of existence for stoner rock band Fu Manchu, and they’re celebrating with an international tour starting this summer. The tour will stop in Los Angeles at The Troubadour theater on November 6, 2021. In the band’s 30 years, they have released 12 studio albums to date. In 2020, the stoner rockers announced the release of a trio of EPs, with the first Fu30, Pt. 1, debuting on April 24th, 2020. This project is set to feature two new tracks by the band, including the newly-released single “Time Is Going On,” alongside a cover of the Doobie Brothers’ “Takin’ It To The Streets.” Prior to this, the SoCal band’s most recent release Clone of the Universe came out in 2018.
“‘Time Is Going On’ was the first new song we wrote for this year,” singer Scott Hill said. “We wanted to make a straightforward / single note riff type song with a heavy chorus. We added a drum fill heavy intro with a big flanger that would lead into a more smooth main verse riff. Cowbell is always lurking around so it fit nicely into this one. The lyrics are about not wasting time and moving forward if you have a plan in motion, and that time does not wait for anyone.”
Fu Manchu were initially set to head on tour in spring of 2020, but the tour was ultimately rescheduled due to Covid-19. Now is your chance to catch this beloved stoner rock act live in performance!
Location: The Troubadour
Address: 9081 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat