Following their dissolution in 1995, stoner-rock outfit Kyuss led to the creation of acts such as Queens of the Stone Age, Fu Manchu, and Mondo Generator. And no one had really heard much of Kyuss outside of their influence and stature as one of the founders of “desert rock.”
Then, last April, one of the band’s core members, singer John Garcia, began playing Kyuss songs as part of a solo tour in Europe. He rallied a backing band of Dutch and Belgian musicians, including guitarist Bruno Fevery. A few months later, former Kyuss members Nick Oliveri and Brant Bjork joined Garcia and Fevery onstage for a festival performance.
After seeing the audience’s reaction, the guys decided to schedule some proper reunion shows across Europe. They have been touring under the name Kyuss Lives! — sans founding member Josh Homme, of course, as he’s declined any hints at wanting to reunite the band. And later this year, the band will make their U.S. debut with a pair of shows in New York and California. You can watch them perform “Green Machine” live in Italy below and under that you can view the tour dates.
Kyuss Lives! tour dates:
09.23 New York, NY: Terminal 5
10.08 Pomona, CA: The Fox Theater