KYUSS LIVES!, featuring original Kyuss members John Garcia (vocals), Nick Oliveri (bass), and Brant Bjork (drums), along with guitarist Bruno Fevery (from Garcia Plays Kyuss), will be bringing their desert rock to the US for the first time in 15 years this fall.

Due to unprecedented demand and a sold-out European tour, the group has announced two very special US shows in New York and California. The Sword will be opening both shows. More North American tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Kyuss Lives! dates so far:

September 23, New York, NY Terminal 5

October 8, Pomona, CA The Fox Theater

In the early 1990s, Kyuss produced four studio albums and provided the blueprint for a generation of heavy bands, spearheading the stoner rock movement. 1992's 'Blues for the Red Sun' and 1994's 'Welcome to Sky Valley' were universally praised by both critics and fans, becoming a staple in any discerning hard rock record collection.

Kyuss were born out of the generator parties that took place in the Palm and Mojave Deserts of Southern California at the tail end of of the eighties. The band created a stunningly heavy psychedelic rumble described by everyone except the musicians themselves as stoner rock, or the more apt desert rock. The band's gargantuan sound rested on three pillars: a down-tuned guitar played through a bass amp, the rhythm section's quaking groove, and the instantly recognizable vocals of John Garcia.

Kyuss' classic lineup -- Garcia, guitarist Josh Homme, bassist Nick Oliveri, and drummer Brant Bjork -- only lasted for two years. After the unit's dissolution in 1995, its posthumous legend continued to grow. In the years since, former Kyuss members have formed or played with Queens of the Stone Age, Brant Bjork and the Bros, The Dwarves, Mondo Generator, Slo Burn, Unida, and Hermano.

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