“I don’t know remember how the director said it,” says the TDT’s drummer Dave Traina, “but he just basically said, “Guys, how comfortable are you performing upside down?”
“They built an 8 x 10 circus ride just for us,” commented TDT’s bassist PY Letellier. “We call it “The Damn Truth cube.”
The Damn Truth’s latest single, “This Is Who We Are Now” has taken flight in the UK with nine weeks of airplay on Planet Rock and a spot play on BBC Radio 2’s Rock Show with Johnnie Walker. The single also won Tracks of the Week on Classic Rock’s Louder Sound. The band are also featured in Classic Rock Magazine later this month.
The band are also featured in the following UK music magazines – Guitarist, Blues Matters, Guitar Techniques, HRH, MNPR, Powerplay, Blues In Britain and Fireworks.
The Damn Truth are Lee-La Baum (lead vocals, guitar), Tom Shemer (guitar), PY Letellier (bass) and Dave Traina (drums).
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.
“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 (Patrick Watson, The Damn Truth) 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, Three Days Grace).
The Damn Truth have extensively toured Europe and the USA, opened tours for Z.Z. Top (and partied with Billy Gibbons in his pyjamas), the Sheepdogs, Styx, 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 even 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 to fruition with “Now or Nowhere”.
The new album “Now or Nowhere” is now streaming on Spotify.
York, Grand Opera House
Thursday 10 February 2022
Newcastle, Boiler Shop
Friday 11 February 2022
Glasgow, O2 Academy
Saturday 12 February 2022
Thursday 17 February 2022
Saturday 19 February 2022
Cardiff, Y Plas
Sunday 20 February 2022
Birmingham, Town Hall
Tuesday 22 February 2022
Bury St Edmunds, The Apex Arts Centre
Wednesday 23 February 2022
London, Electric Ballroom
Thursday 24 February 2022