The band mates arrived at the idea of shooting a narrative video for “The Lion” while on tour. Marc Riccardelli, the director, came up with the story, which is full of guitar worship and has its odd, kinky moment.
“The redeeming moment is his getting a call to play a solo on the new Monster Truck song as featured in the clip,” bass player and lead vocalist Jon Harvey tells Billboard. “We liked the idea and suggested our good friend Paul Spence (FUBAR) to play the lead. We are all pleased with the end results.”
The song is the follow-up to "Sweet Mountain River," lifted from the band’s Dine Alone Records release “Furiosity.” The album is in the hunt for rock album of the year at the Juno Awards, to be held March 30 in Winnipeg.
Monster Truck will support Alter Bridge for an 11-date tour run beginning April 14 in Dallas, followed by an arena trek with Alice In Chains starting May 6.
Monster Truck was formed in Ontario by Harvey, Jeremy Widerman (guitar, vocals), Brandon Bliss (organ, vocals) and Steve Kiely (drums, vocals). The group has also released two EPs, “Monster Truck” and “The Brown EP”.
Monster Truck’s North America live dates:
Alter Bridge dates include:
4/14 Dallas, TX House of Blues
4/15 Houston, TX House of Blues
4/17 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4/18 Destin, FL Club L.A. (festival appearance)
4/19 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
4/21 Baltimore, MD Rams Head
4/22 Boston, MA Royale
4/24 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
4/26 Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville (festival appearance) 4/28 Chicago, IL House of Blues
4/29 Chicago, IL House of Blues
5/01 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
5/02 Kansas, MO The Arvest Bank Theatre
5/04 West Palm Beach, FL Sun Fest
Alice In Chains Appearances:
5/06 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
5/07 Raleigh, NC Progress Energy Performing Arts
5/09 Atlantic City, NJ Ovation Hall
5/10 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Casino Arena
5/12 Syracuse, NY Landmark Theatre
5/13 Reading, PA Sovereign Performing Arts Center
5/14 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre
5/16 Huntington, WV The Big Sandy Superstore Arena
5/17 Cincinnati, OH Horseshoe Casino
5/18 Columbus, OH Rock On The Range (festival appearance)
5/19 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
5/20 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena