June 1, 2021
The Damn Truth (L-R): Tom Shemer (lead guitar, vocals), Lee-la Baum (lead vocals, guitar),
PY Letellier (bass guitar, vocals) and Dave Traina (drums, vocals).
Photo Credit: © Mikael Theimer

Celebrated Montreal rock’n’roll band The Damn Truth are pleased to announce they will embark on a 13-date UK tour kicking off at the York Grand Opera House on February 10th and finishing at Southampton The 1865 on February 25th.

In addition to them supporting King King on various dates, The Damn Truth will headline their own concerts including Leek Foxlowe Arts (Feb 13), Leeds Lending Room (Feb 15), Bristol Exchange (Feb 16), and Southampton The 1865 (Feb 25). 

The tour follows the recent release of The Damn Truth’s third studio album Now Or Nowhere released by Spectra Musique/Sony Music.  The album, produced by legendary Grammy Award winning record producer, Bob Rock, is available from the band’s website.

The Damn Truth’s latest single, This Is Who We Are Now has taken flight in the UK with ten weeks of airplay on Planet Rock and a spot play on BBC Radio 2’s Rock Show with Johnnie Walker.  The single also won Tracks of the Week on Classic Rock’s Louder Sound. Check out the video below!

The band have also been championed by the British music press with extensive magazine coverage in Classic Rock, Blues Matters, Guitarist, Powerplay, Guitar Techniques, Record Collector, Fireworks, Blues in Britain, Hard Rock Hell, MNPR and R’N’R Magazine.

“We’re looking forward to touring the UK,” says lead singer and guitarist, Lee-la Baum. “Last time we played the UK was a one-night banger in London that left us wanting for more. We cannot wait to come back and hit the road in the UK.”

The Damn Truth is comprised of Lee-La Baum (lead vocals, guitar), Tom Shemer (guitar), PY Letellier (bass) and Dave Traina (drums).

Photo Credit: © Martin Brisson

Now or Nowhere chronicles the band as they navigate life, love, and everything else in a world gone seemingly upside down and sideways during the past year they were unable to finish the album with Bob because of COVID-19 restrictions, the band recorded the remaining three songs with help from Juno Award-winning producer Jean Massicotte who mixed Everything Fades; and the rest of the mixing was done by Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton), Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against The Machine), and Mike Plotnikoff (Van Halen, Cranberries).

The Damn Truth have extensively toured Europe and North America, and opened tours for Z.Z. Top (and partied with Billy Gibbons in his pyjamas), the SheepdogsStyx, and Rival Sons.

They sold out the legendary Whisky a Go-Go in Los Angeles, sold out the Corona Theatre in their hometown of Montreal, and had one of their videos featured on the official Janis Joplin Facebook page. It’s a culmination of a lot of blood, sweat and tears that’s come fruition with Now or Nowhere.


Photo Credit: © Martin Brisson

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