Mongolian throat-singing rockers The Hu are coming to Melbourne

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Mongolian throat-singing rockers The Hu are coming to Melbourne

The Hu
Words by Talia Rinaldo

The Hu are bringing their blend of hard rock and traditional Mongolian throat singing to Melbourne.

In some big news for your Tuesday, Mongolian rock outfit The Hu are headed back to Australia in August 2022, announcing a four-date national tour full of pure rock and metal fury.

Beginning in Melbourne on August 3, before travelling to Brisbane, Adelaide and ending in Sydney on August 7, the Black Thunder Tour will give fans the chance to hear new music from The HU’s highly anticipated sophomore album, due later this year.

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here. 

For the uninitiated, The Hu pulls inspiration from the ancient Mongolian empire of the Hunnu. Their music is built around heavy rock staples like distorted guitars, bombastic drums, and aggressive rhythms, and is combined with traditional Mongolian instrumentation such as Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar) and Tumur Khuur (jaw harp) alongside throat singing, all making for an extremely epic take on the genre.

Proving their global appeal, The Hu have sold out venues across the world in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, with scheduled festival appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Download Festival, and more, creating a community of fans from all walks of life. They quickly grabbed the attention of the industry, leading to collaborations with Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm.

Their debut album, 2019 ‘s The Gereg, debuted at #1 on the World Album and Top New Artist Charts. With it, the band have accumulated over 250 million combined streams and video views to date and have received critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, NPR, GQ, The Guardian, The Independent, Revolver, and even Sir Elton John himself.

Readying their next chapter as a global force, The Hu are putting the finishing touches on their highly anticipated sophomore album, which is due for a global release later this year from Better Noise Music. The project will include a selection of tracks that were premiered live on the band’s critically acclaimed North American tour at the end of 2021.

Tickets go on sale at 10am, Friday April 22. Tickets here