posted February 23rd, 2017

As Piero Scaruffi puts it, "Royal Trux established themselves during the 90's as one of the greatest rock groups of all time. Not only did they give us the masterpiece of extraordinary scope Twin Infinitives (one of the albums that required decades to be completely assimilated) but they also reinvented the concept of a rock group, a concept that was born with the Rolling Stones (a group that had inspired the duo but just as importantly provided them with a definitive example on which to expound)".  Nothing less than "the world's greatest rock and roll band" would serve as their standard!

Royal Trux began calling themselves the "World's Greatest Royal Trux Boogie Band" in the 90's (after they had signed to Virgin records) and few argued with them (some simply had no idea what "Boogie Band" meant) - even then. With a number of genre-setting and defying titles under the duos belt and more than 25 years later, the pair's music continues to sound just as progressive, vital, and confounding. Fronted by a willfully non-archetypal female singer that took on archetypal status as the years went by and the world caught on, Jennifer fit the bill for a new breed--hence the commencement of a generation of women looking to her for inspiration, if not straight up emulating and commodifying her look. Royal Trux have done more to define the look, attitude and sound of rock & roll than any other band in the genre's history-- (no surprise given the fact that they created the genre and the history!). A genre which is inextricably linked to their "Bitches Brew" approach,"everything in the pot whether you like it or not". From world music, punk rock, new age, jazz, metal, electronic, southern rock, and the rest; Royal Trux found a way to include and love it. Yes it was and is Royal Trux that changed the way in which we think of music! With the genre melting and melding inclusivity abound these days (the album Thank You was recorded years in advance of the aptly due sentiment) the Truxian language has been appropriated, absconded and recited for years. That type of organic perpetuation only happens with original thought worthy of it's own definition and Royal Trux are worthy inventors, creators, dedicated lifers and odds are, whether you know it or not, if you find yourself reading this you've been touched by Royal Trux. 

Now that you know a little, Royal Trux have a lot coming up including the  unprecedented fly-in tour of Euro/and UK festivals (Royal Trux were notorious for sailing the QE2 back and forth as a means of travel/Hagerty had a known issue with planes deep seated enough that pretend/stand in for Neil (David Pajo and Allen Licht) were brought in for The Reading festival and Japanese dates back in the day) as well as a journalistic and musical trip back to Austin Texas and the "new" SXSW. Tour dates are below and who know what else the future of Royal Trux holds!


Thursday, March 16th, 2017 in Austin Texas at Hotel Vegas
Friday, March 17th, 2017 in Austin Texas at Hotel Vegas
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan at El Club
Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom at Victoria Warehouse
Monday, May 29, 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom at The Art School
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Bristol, United Kingdom at Marble Factory
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Brighton, United Kingdom at Concorde 2
Thursday, June 01, 2017 in London, United Kingdom at Electric Ballroom
Saturday, June 03, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain at Primavera Sound Festival
Friday, June 09, 2017 in Porto, Portugal at NOS Primavera
Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Nimes, France at This Is Not A Love Song Festival 

Artists in this story: Royal Trux