Portland, Oregon’s RED FANG kicked off its highly anticipated European tour yesterday in Gävle, Sweden at the Getaway Rock festival. The trek, which includes numerous festival appearances, runs through August 4 at the Porifestival in Pori, Finland.
RED FANG is completing work on a documentary that was shot by the band’s resident director Whitey McConnaghy. Whitey followed the band while they were on the road in Europe with Relapse labelmates BLACK TUSK. This short film is being sponsored by Converse and will be released in the coming months.
Commented RED FANG drummer John Sherman: “Our first European headlining tour was completely amazing. We were totally overwhelmed by the crowd response, sleep deprived, exhausted and stoked. Luckily, our man Whitey was there with his trusty camera to capture it all.”
RED FANG performed as part of the inaugural Orion Music + More Festival curated by METALLICA on June 23 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Their entire set was recorded and will be broadcast by SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal (Channel 40) tomorrow (Saturday, July 7) at 7:00 p.m. EST.
RED FANG’s “Murder The Mountains” CD was recorded with THE DECEMBERISTS’ Chris Funk and was mixed by three-time Grammy Award winner Vance Powell (THE WHITE STRIPES, THE RACONTEURS).