The Damn Truth announce October 2023 Headline UK Tour




“The Damn Truth are an out of body experience!” – Planet Mosh, 5 Stars

“With a near sell-out crowd eagerly awaiting their arrival, the band delivered an
electrifying set that left the audience buzzing with excitement.”
 – Rock News

Due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed psychedelic Montreal four-piece rock and roll band The Damn Truth return to the UK for six UK headline concerts in October 2023. Tickets for the Damn Truth’s headline shows go on sale 9am on Friday 18th August from

In addition to supporting the legendary rock icon Glenn Hughes on his October 2023 UK tour, the Damn Truth will perform six of their own headline concerts at the following venues - Chester Live Rooms (Oct 11), Leeds Brudenell (Oct 16), Galashiels Mac Arts (Oct 18), Northampton Black Prince (Oct 22), Norwich Waterfront (Oct 24), and Dover Booking Hall (Oct 26).

Photo Credit: © Marty Moffatt

“A smouldering powerhouse of a performance.” – Metal Talk

“With a new album in the pipeline, to coin a phrase, “the only way is up” for this terrific,
Canadian, kaleidoscopic, intoxicating four-piece!”
 - Metal Planet Music

The band consisting of Lee-La Baum (vocals, guitar), Tom Shemer (guitar), PY Letellier (bass) and Dave Traina (drums) recently toured the UK in July 2023 to wall-to-wall rave reviews. Their recent performance at Steelhouse Festival stood out as a major highlight to the 6,000 plus crowd.

In 2021, the band released their critically acclaimed album “Now or Nowhere.” Produced by legendary Grammy Award winning Bob Rock (who will also be at the helm of their next release), the album 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. On several occasions, the band won Tracks of the Week on Classic Rock’s Louder Sound.

“One of the best shows I’ve seen this year and I cannot wait to see them again in October.” - Music News, 4/5

“Watching The Damn Truth is a bit like watching a film in an i-Max cinema in that you have to really keep up
with the action to ensure you don’t miss anything!” - 
Rock and Blues Muse

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

“We’re looking forward to returning to the UK,” says lead singer and guitarist, Lee-la Baum. “We always have a fantastic time, and we can’t wait to return for more fun and excitement. UK audiences are extra special to The Damn Truth. Their enthusiasm is infectious!”

“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.”

Photo Credit: © Robert Sutton

“What sets The Damn Truth apart is that they not only play loud, raucous rock with a confident swagger,
but have enough great songs to really get the juices going.”
 – Rock and Blues Muse

“The Damn Truth’s ability to captivate a room with their raw energy and
exceptional musicianship is truly a marvel to behold.”
 – Rock News

“Harking back to the golden era of rock, and dressed for the part,
to say that The Damn Truth don’t disappoint is something of an understatement.”
 – Sonic Abuse

“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.”

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: © Martin Brisson

“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, and were also special guests on Joe Bonamassa’s worldwide 2021 Keeping The Blues Alive Stream-A-Thon.

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: © Marty Moffat




Chester, Live Rooms

Wednesday 11th October 2023

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
1 Station Road, Chester, CH1 3DR

Leeds, Brudenell

Monday 16th October 2023

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
33 Queen's Rd, Leeds LS6 1NY

Galashiels, Mac Arts

Wednesday 18th October 2023

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Bridge Street, Galashiels, TD1 1SP

Northampton, Black Prince

Sunday 22nd October 2023

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
15 Abington Square, Northampton, NN1 4AE

Norwich, Waterfront

Tuesday 24th October 2023

Facebook | Twitter
139-141 King St, Norwich, NR1 1QH

Dover, Booking Hall

Thursday 26th October 2023

Facebook | Twitter
Dover, CT17 9FE

Photo Credit: © Will Carter

Popular Posts from last 30 Days