Preview: The HU’s First Ever European Tour
Mongolian rock group The HU announce 23 European summer tour dates throughout June and July, including six UK dates, for the first time ever. The tour coincides with the upcoming international release of their debut album ‘The Gereg,’ slated for summer 2019.
Bringing their unique style of Mongolian rock to the masses, The HU will be making their worldwide debut this June during a run of summer festivals in Europe. Swapping the Altai Moutains and Gobi Desert for high rises and downpours, their European summer tour will include Sama’Rock Festival and Eurockeennes De Belfort Festival (France), Download Festival (UK), Tons of Rock Festival (Norway) and Graspop Festival (Belgium), plus UK performances in Brighton, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow and London.
The four-piece band combines traditional Mongolian instruments with modern American hard rock to create their own style of music they call ‘hunnu rock,’ which derives from ‘HU,’ the Mongolian root word for human beings. This unique sound blends heavy rock elements with traditional Mongolian guttural throat singing, accentuated by lyrics reflecting old Mongolian war cries and poetry.
Founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, The HU members Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush, with their producer, Dashka, combine the bombastic bass and drums of rock music with traditional Mongolian instrumentation like the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp) and guttural throat singing. Since the formation of the band, they’ve been working on their first album, ‘The Gereg.’ The term ‘Gereg’ means the first diplomatic ‘passport’ issued by the Mongol Empire during the time of Genghis Khan. The album contains nine songs, including the recently released ‘Yuve Yuve Yu’ and ‘Wolf Totem,’ and is slated for release in 2019 on Eleven Seven Music, whom The HU recently signed with, a label also home to Papa Roach, Mötley Crüe and many more.
The HU became an online sensation when they released music videos for ‘Wolf Totem’ and ‘Yuve Yuve Yu’ in December 2018, racking up a combined 24 million views to date. They re-released the singles on March 29th, generating incredible recognition across the globe. The track ‘Wolf Totem’ reached Top 5 on the iTunes Rock Chart and was featured as the #1 song on 19 different charts, while ‘Yuve Yuve Yu’ reached #2 on 11 different charts across the globe.
In April, the band were congratulated on their success by the Mongolian Minister of Foreign Affairs and were offered the position of Official Mongolian Ambassador to the World.
Tickets to see The HU for the first time in Europe and the UK go on sale at 9am on Friday 3rd May.