Planet of Zeus have entered the building for an alive and kicking party full of heavy riffs, gritty melodies and foot stomping grooves.
“How was the heavy rock scene in Greece” you ask, before Planet of Zeus made their debut at the dawn of the third millennium? A band that needs no introduction, for its enviable success and indisputable chemistry on stage are nothing short of becoming part of Greek Mythology.
Having one sold-out gig after another, in every city and every venue, Planet of Zeus have gone beyond the narrow bounds of their country’s music scene, playing their heavy groove riffs around the world.
Planet of Zeus have now announced a North American Tour surrounding their performance at Desertfest with support from Freedom Hawk, Void Vater and Druids.
Get your tickets here (or via the venue website if not listed).
Planet of Zeus say this about the tour: “We are so excited to visit North America for the first time. Things are about to get loud in here and we can’t wait to perform alongside Freedom Hawk, Void Vator and Druids and to bring the party to NA. See you on the road!!”…
North American Tour Dates 2022:
May 4 – Des Moines, IA – XBK LIVE
MAY 5 – Chicago, IL – REGGIE’S
May 6 – Youngstown, OH – WESTSIDE BOWL
May 7 – Toronto, ON – BOVINE SEX CLUB
May 8 – Ottawa, ON – DOMINION TAVERN
May 9 – Quebec City – QC – LA SOURCE DL MARTINIERE
May 10 – Providence, RI – ALCHEMY
May 11 – Frederick, MD – CAFE 611
May 12 – Brooklyn NY – DESERTFEST – ST VITUS BAR
May 13 – Virginia Beach – THE BUNKER BREWPUB
May 14 – Atlanta, GA – BOGGS SOCIAL
May 15 – New Orleans, LA – PORTSIDE LOUNGE
May 16 – Lafayette, LA – FREETOWN BOOM BOOM ROOM
May 17 – Austin, TX – INDEPENDENCE BREWING
May 19 – Tempe, AZ – YUCCA TAP ROOM
May 20 – San Diego, CA – KENSINGTON CLUB
May 21 – Costa Mesa, CA – THE WAYFARER
May 22 – San Francisco, CA – BOTTOM OF THE HILL
May 24 – Portland, OR – DANTES
May 25 – Seattle, WA – FUNHOUSE
May 26 – Boise, ID – SHREDDER
May 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – THE LOADING DOCK
May 28 – DenVer, CO – HQ
Planet of Zeus aired an online live show at the Parnassos Literary Society last month and you can watch the show below.
With their wicked five albums — “Eleven the Hard Way” (2008), “Macho Libre” (2011), “Vigilante” (2014), “Loyal to the Pack” (2016), “Faith in Physics” (2019) — and their breathtaking gigs in Greece and across the earth, the band managed to wed on stage Lynyrd Skynyrd to Mastodon and Allman Brothers to Clutch, and to carry us away with dance, hope, and a pathway to a better future.
Planet of Zeus’ last album “Faith in Physics” is the ideal soundtrack for the dystopian state of our planet, a heavy rock outburst, with socio-politically engaged lyrics and a charged atmosphere, “in a world dominated by irrationalism, where far-right politics and fundamentalism are gaining ground, while freedom of speech is in jeopardy” .
Digitization, religion, pseudo-revolution on social media, addiction of all kinds are topics that the quartet inject into their new breed of nostalgic rock proceedings.
Planet of Zeus are in the studio writing the next rumpus to their discography, and are ready to reign their thunder upon the masses in 2022.
Meanwhile, the band announced that their sophomore album “Macho Libre” has had a limited edition repress to vinyl, and is available to pre-order via Bandcamp. The vinyl will be available in both transparent orange, black, and as a bundle. Shipping will commence on April 7th, 2022.
Babis Papanikolaou – Guitar, Vocals
Stelios Provis – Guitar
Giannis Vrazos – Bass
Serapheim Giannakopoulos – Drums