Masters of Reality: New Album US Dates, UK Tour w/ The Cult


“Although Chris Goss is probably best known for his production/engineering talents (having worked with UNKLE, Stone Temple Pilots and, most extensively, Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age), since the late 80s, he has been issuing albums as the leader of Masters Of Reality.” – Billboard

“A study in Goss’ brand of desert-rock weirdness, a kind of bad-acid-trip storyboard that makes you believe you’re in a German expressionist production of Alice In Wonderland and you can’t blink or else the pod people will erase your soul.” – Magnet

“What knocks you back on your heels with Pine/Cross Dover is how much this band still sounds like no one else and how much others have lifted from them. Masters of Reality aren’t trying to emulate any of their ancestors but in their veins flows the same viscous fluids that pumped through prime Deep Purple, Television, Grand Funk Railroad, Cream and the like.” – Dirty Impound

Masters’ Chris Goss
For nearly 20 years, the intermittent and somewhat reclusive collaborative musical efforts of Chris Goss and John Leamy collectively known as the avant-renegade rockers Masters of Reality (a relationship that began with Leamy painting the cover of their very first Masters album), have influenced the face and character of rock and roll music around the world. And that tradition continues with Pine/Cross Dover (released October 12 in the U.S.).

Check out the lead-off track “King Richard TLH” here.

On the band’s brand new, two-headed beast of a full-length recording, the group pits the finer elements of the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Public Image Limited against each other for a Masters of Reality album that rocks, rolls, and grooves like one devilish son of a gun. Joining Goss and Leamy are a host of special guests, including Eagles of Death Metal bassist Brian O’Connor and guitarist Dave Catching, Merle Jagger guitarist Mark Christian, background singers Shawnee Smith and Missi Pyle, as well as former Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Brendon McNichol.

Masters of Reality Tour Dates
US Headlining Tour Dates
11/10/2010 – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
11/11/2010 – 4th & B Street – San Diego, CA
11/12/2010 – House Of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
11/16/2010 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/17/2010 – Lola’s – Portland, OR
11/20/2010 – Pappy & Harriets, Pioneertown, CA

UK Dates w/ The Cult
1/18/2011 O2 Academy Leeds, UK
1/19/2011 O2 Academy Bristol, UK
1/21/2011 Hammersmith Apollo London, UK
1/22/2011 Cambridge Corn Exchange Cambridge, UK
1/23/2011 O2 Academy Bournemouth Boscombe, UK
1/25/2011 Rock City Nottingham, UK
1/26/2011 Wolverhampton Civic Hall Wolverhampton, UK
1/27/2011 O2 Academy 2 Newcastle, UK
1/29/2011 Academy Glasgow Glasgow, Scotland
1/30/2011 Academy Manchester Manchester, UK

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