Lock up your daughters and strap yourself in; Monster Magnet are returning to Australia this September!  To say the New Jersey five-piece defined a genre is perhaps a mild understatement. Their unique blend of grungy galactic doom and throbbing psychedelia spawned many imitators during their reign and in a time when rock and roll was wildly fanciful, dripping with excess and boundaries were being pushed, Monster Magnet led the charge in decadent, unharnessed, stadium rock.

The defining album of Monster Magnet’s career is arguably the breakthrough release Dopes To Infinity, which saw the band transcend the clutches of an adoring underground fan base and unleash it upon an unsuspecting mainstream audience with their behemoth riffs.  Featuring lead single Negasonic Teenage Warhead, the 1995 album created a soundtrack for a generation that was “sexy, dark, melodic, celebratory and, above all, huge”, according to Rolling Stone.

After blowing thousands of minds with their assault on Soundwave earlier this year, Monster Magnet are returning to take you on a thunderous journey even further into the vortex – to the climax of ROCK!

Watch the groupies form an orderly queue this September when Monster Magnet return to shake Australia to its foundations, this time reliving Dopes To Infinity in its entirety as well as performing a selection of their greatest hits.

Founder and frontman Dave Wyndorf has this message for his Australian fans: “When I wrote “Dopes” in 1995 I envisioned a hard-rock, tripped-out journey exploring the many sounds and styles of the “great psychedelic era of 1968-1974.I carefully sequenced the album to take the listener on a “roller-coaster ride” of engaging words and music. I sang songs of love, hate, lust, joy and desperation in a style I hoped would fire the listener’s imagination, bringing the everyday emotions that we all share to mythical heights. Thankfully, the fans and critics told me I succeeded.
Now I’d like to bring that experience to the stage. “Dopes To Infinity”: Live! In it’s entirety. A complete trip from beginning to end. I can’t wait!”

–Dave Wyndorf. 27/5/11

Monster Magnet Dopes To Infinity Australian Tour

On Sale Friday July 8 at 9am

Perth  – Sunday September 11- Capitol
MOSHTIX – www.moshtix.com.au – Ph: 1300 438 849
78 RECORDS  – 914 Hay St, Perth – Ph: 08 9322 6384

Adelaide  – Tuesday September 13 – HQ Complex
TICKETMASTER – www.ticketmaster.com.au – Ph: 136 100
KRYPTON DISCS – 34 Jetty Rd, Glenelg – Ph: 08 8295 3044

Sydney  – Wednesday September 14 – Metro Theatre
TICKETEK – www.ticketek.com.au – Ph 132 849
UTOPIA – Basement, 511 Kent St, Sydney – Ph: 02 9571 6662

Melbourne – Friday September 16 – Palace Theatre
TICKETMASTER – www.ticketmaster.com.au – Ph: 136 100
Polyester Records –  387 Brunswick St, Fitzroy – Ph: 03 9419 5137

Brisbane – Saturday September 17- The Hi Fi
THE HI FI Brisbane – www.thehifi.com.au – Ph: 1300 843 443
Kill The Music – Level 1, 161-163 Elizabeth St, Brisbane – Ph: 07 3012 7751