The HU – Covid-19 relief streamed concert – 28 June 6pm BST
The HU is taking part in a televised charity concert, filmed last weekend and airing on Mongolian TV and on their YouTube/Facebook pages on 28th June, in aid of the Mongolian Covid-19 relief. The concert is the band’s homecoming show after their sold-out world tour and will be made available for a global audience on their YouTube and Facebook channels at 6 pm UK time. It was important to them to take part in this concert, filmed from the White Rock Centre in Ulaanbaatar (with no audience present) to help those in Mongolia affected by Coronavirus.
After being stranded in Australia for months after their world tour was cut short, and a long journey back via South Korea and Germany, they ended up being flown home with help from the Mongolian Government. Once back in Mongolia they spent three weeks isolated in a safe government facility and then headed home to isolate with their families. It would have been a really tough experience but The HU are a voice of courage, resilience and unity and they supported each other through it, even using their time in Australia to start working on album 2.
Now Mongolia’s biggest band is back to work and wants to do their part to help others who have been affected by the pandemic. Gala of The HU says “Let’s beat this pandemic united as one. We will soon reunite and celebrate through music!”
Certainly an unexpected tale, not many bands get flown home by their government… Perks of being awarded the Order of Genghis Khan, I suppose. And not many countries have their biggest musical asset as a throat singing metal-rock band!
The HU’s debut album The Gereg reached #21 in the UK charts, and there’s a deluxe version coming soon on 10th July.
BREAKOUT MONGOLIAN BAND
ANNOUNCE PRE-ORDER FOR DELUXE VERSION OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM, THE GEREG
“THE HU’s unique style and traditional edge make them natural ambassadors for Mongolian culture.” – GQ
“THE HU is the real deal. Don’t sleep on this!” – Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach)
“I’m crazy about a Mongolian band called THE HU. They are just the greatest thing I’ve heard in a long time. My band of the year!” – Elton John (Beats 1 Rocket Hour)
THE GEREG Deluxe edition is out on July 10, and will be available in CD, double vinyl and digital formats. This version includes 3 tracks re-made with special featured artists including Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), Danny Case (From Ashes To New) and Lzzy Hale (Halestorm).
Recent release ‘Song of Women’ featuring Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) kicks off the pre-order for the new deluxe version of the band’s critically acclaimed album, THE GEREG.
‘Yuve Yuve Yu’ featuring Danny Case (From Ashes To New) was the band’s first-ever radio single, peaking at #4 on the rock radio charts. The next release ‘Wolf Totem’ featuring Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach) has racked up 8.7m views on YouTube.The third track exclusive to the Deluxe edition is the brand new ‘Song of Women’ featuring Lzzy Hale of Halestorm. There will also be 3 acoustic tracks on the new release.
The video for ‘Song of Women’ was filmed prior to the coronavirus quarantine. “I’m so thankful to THE HU for welcoming me, my words and my melody into this song,” says Hale. “I can count on less than one hand the number of times where a project has changed the course of my spirit and renewed my faith in humanity. This was one of those projects. I’m still levitating.” As May is a month filled with events honoring women in the US, so the band felt it important to release the song in May.
The band is involved in the film THE RETALIATORS, a high-octane horror-thriller, starring Michael Lombardi (FX’s Rescue Me), Marc Menchaca (Ozark, The Outsider) and Joseph Gatt (Dumbo) with special guest appearances by some of rock music’s biggest names. THE HU band members play a small part in the movie and contributed ‘Wolf Totem’ featuring Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach) to the soundtrack.
THE HU has been making waves across the globe with sold-out shows and festival appearances presenting their signature brand of “hunnu rock” –a one-of-a-kind mixture of Western rock music combined with traditional Mongolian instrumentation and throat-singing in their native language.
The band has achieved wide critical acclaim and appeared on many 2019 year-end best-of lists. In the US Loudwire listed THE GEREG among its Top Albums of 2019 and Revolver Magazine listed the band’s video “Great Chinggis Khaan” among the year’s Top 10. In the UK, THE GEREG placed among Top Albums of 2019 in Classic Rock and Metal Hammer magazines.
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