The Damn Truth Announce October 2022 UK Tour





“The Damn Truth’s ‘This Is Who We Are Now’ single is a powerful statement with a chorus
bigger than a bus and a guitar solo that absolutely soars.” – Classic Rock

Celebrated Montreal rock’n’roll band The Damn Truth are pleased to announce they will return to the UK for an 11-date UK tour. The band will also release a new single “Look Innocent” on Friday May 6th.

The band will support Planet Rock’s Rocktober shows in Bristol O2 Academy (Oct 15) and Sheffield O2 Academy (Oct 22), followed dates supporting King King at Northampton Roadmender (Oct 16), Southampton 1865 (Oct 20), Liverpool Hangar 34 (Oct 21).

In addition to the above, The Damn Truth will also headline their own concerts including Norwich Waterfront Studio (Oct 18), Chester Live Rooms (Oct 23), Newcastle Cluny (Oct 25), Glasgow Stereo (Oct 26), York Fulford Arms (Oct 27), and London’s Black Heart (Oct 28).

Tickets are available from

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The band are currently on a two-month April-May tour of Europe. They’ve been touring non-stop since they last toured the UK where they were special guests on King King’s February 2022 UK tour.

The tour announcement dovetails with the band’s latest single Look Innocent, which is taken from their critically acclaimed album Now or Nowhere released by Spectra Musique/Sony Music.  The album, produced by legendary Grammy Award winning record producer, Bob Rock, is available from

The Damn Truth have experienced considerable success at radio airplay in the UK including ten weeks of high rotation for their previous single “This Is Who We Are Now” on Planet Rock and a spot play on BBC Radio 2’s Rock Show with Johnnie Walker.  The band have also won on several occasions for Tracks of the Week on Classic Rock’s Louder Sound.

The band have been championed by the British music press with extensive magazine coverage in Classic Rock, Blues Matters, Guitarist, Powerplay, Guitar Techniques, Record Collector, Fireworks, Blues in Britain, Hard Rock Hell, MNPR and R’N’R Magazine.  

Photo Credit: © Rob Wilkins

“We’re looking forward to touring the UK,” says lead singer and guitarist, Lee-la Baum. “Last time we played the UK was earlier this year when we supported King King on their February tour.  We had a fantastic time, and we can’t wait to return for more fun and excitement.  UK audiences are the best.”

The Damn Truth is comprised of Lee-La Baum (lead vocals, guitar), Tom Shemer (guitar), PY Letellier (bass) and Dave Traina (drums).

“The Damn Truth are a fresh revivalism of the psyche music scene from the mid 60’s,” says Jeff Laufer, editor of the Californian website, Rock Bands of LA. “Critics and fans alike praise their regeneration of the hard rock sound and values.”

“Bob Rock found a spirit within the band that he hadn’t experienced for many years,” continues Jeff. “He saw something special… an artist with burning talent that needed the right direction to break wide open…like lightning in a bottle.”

Photo Credit: © Robert Sutton

“The production by the legendary Bob Rock capturing the essence of what the band have without damaging the humanness at its core. The drums thunder, the bass throbs, the guitar alone could wreak havoc to the solar system and the vocals of Lee-La Baum control the storm, a commanding presence over the hurricane.” – Metal Planet Music

Six tracks on the new album “Now or Nowhere” were produced by legendary Grammy Award winning Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, The Cult, The Offspring) at Bryan Adams’ recording studio “The Warehouse” in Vancouver.

Photo Credit: © Adam Kennedy

“Now or Nowhere” chronicles the band as they navigate life, love, and everything else in a world gone seemingly upside down and sideways during the past year they were unable to finish the album with Bob because of COVID-19 restrictions, the band recorded the remaining three songs with help from Juno Award-winning producer Jean Massicotte who mixed “Everything Fades”; and the rest of the mixing was done by Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton), Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against The Machine), and Mike Plotnikoff (Van Halen, Cranberries).

The Damn Truth have extensively toured Europe and North America and opened tours for Z.Z. Top (and partied with Billy Gibbons in his pyjamas), the SheepdogsStyx, and Rival Sons.

They sold out the legendary Whisky a Go-Go in Los Angeles, sold out the Corona Theatre in their hometown of Montreal, and had one of their videos featured on the official Janis Joplin Facebook page. It's a culmination of a lot of blood, sweat and tears that’s come fruition with “Now or Nowhere”.

Photo Credit: ©Terry Marland



Bristol, O2 Academy

Saturday 15th October 2022

* Supporting Planet Rock’s Rocktober
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Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA

Northampton, Roadmender

Sunday 16th October 2022

+ Supporting King King
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1 Lady's Lane, Northampton, NN1 3AH

Norwich, Waterfront Studio

Tuesday 18th October 2022

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139-141 King St, Norwich, NR1 1QH

Southampton, The 1865

Thursday 20th October 2022

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Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR

Liverpool, Hangar 34

Friday 21st October 2022

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34 Greenland Street, Liverpool L1 0BS

Sheffield, O2 Academy

Saturday 22nd October 2022

* Supporting Planet Rock’s Rocktober
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37-43 Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PN

Chester, Live Rooms

Sunday 23rd October 2022

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1 Station Road, Chester, CH1 3DR

Newcastle, Cluny

Tuesday 25th October 2022

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34 Lime St, Ouseburn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Glasgow, Stereo

Wednesday 26th October 2022

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22-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 5AR

York, Fulford Arms

Thursday 27th October 2022

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121 Fulford Road, York, YO10 4EX

London, The Black Heart

Friday 28th October 2022

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3 Greenland Place, London, NW1 0AP

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