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THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN Announces U.S. Headlining Tour in Support of New LP “Buffalo”

| 15 July 2013 | Reply


Utterly unique Topeka, Kansas based HEAVY rock band THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN will launch a U.S. headlining tour in support of its sophomore LP Buffalo on July 18 at the Downtown Music Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Boasting a gargantuan sound that has been described as “ZZ Top trampled by mammoths” and “like the great depression era blues shouter Blind Willie Johnson, if he had fronted the ’60s San Francisco band Blue Cheer at their sludgiest,” THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN‘s epic live shows are “intense and real” and an uplifting cure-all for fans or critics that may feel rock music has lost its “edge”.  The 34 city trek will run through September 7, showcasing a trio that has averaged over 300 live shows per year since its formation in 2007.

A phenomenal band who has the wind behind their backs and momentum on their side, THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN (aka TMGT) transcends geography, generation and genre. With a name inspired by an old Hank Williams lyric and a live show that hits with adamantine force, TMGT is led by guitarist Steve Moss, whose gruff-throated, Tom Waits-like vocals, gloriously fuzzy tone and unbridled, wailing guitar solos combine to deliver an entirely new form of musical power and intensity.  With literally thousands of live shows under their collective belt — including 13 U.S. tours (both solo and alongside acts such as Jucifer and Truckfighters) and 3 full European jaunts — the band has developed a strong reputation for blowing the doors off every venue in which they perform, leaving a whole new contingent of music fans awestruck and hungry for more with each and every show. THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN isn’t just a band you hear, it’s something you feel deep down. Its pulse affects you.

Released in 2012 via Karate Body RecordsBuffalo was recorded with producer / engineer David Barbe (Harvey Milk, Son Volt, Drive-By Truckers) and has met to shining critical acclaim in the time since its release; hailed for its soul, energy and thick Mississippi Delta-rooted Rock ‘N’ Roll.  Dark, heavy blues is as much an influence on TMGT‘s sound as rock/metal, but it’s also seriously head bang-able with loads of densely-packed furry riffage, heavy/quiet tradeoffs and memorable hooks.  The record also contains a re-imagined cover of Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter’s 1940 classic “Cotton Fields”.

Check out the ripping MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN song “Henry” now at this location!


July 18        Little Rock, AR           Downtown Music Hall

July 19        Lafayette, LA              The Wild Salmon Bar & Grill

July 20        Ocean Springs, MS    The Squeaky Lizard

July 21        Pensacola, FL            The Handlebar

July 22        Valdosta, GA              Ashley Street Station

July 24        Charleston, SC           The Mill

July 25        Fayetteville, NC           Black Cat Lounge

July 26        Frederick, MD             Guido’s Speakeasy

July 27        Indianapolis, IN           Indy’s Jukebox

July 28        Cleveland, OH             Now That’s Class

July 30        Akron, OH                  Annabell’s Bar and Lounge

July 31        Dayton, OH                Therapy Cafe

August 1     Chicago, IL                 Reggie’s Music Joint

August 2      Green Bay, WI           Crunchy Frog

August 3      La Crosse, WI           JB’s Speakeasy

August 7      Billings, MT               Shooters Bar

August 8      Great Falls, MT         Machinery Row

August 10    Spokane, WA            The Hop

August 11    Seattle, WA               Victory Lounge

August 14    Red Bluff, CA             The End Up Saloon

August 15    Fresno, CA                Audie’s Olympic

August 18    Albuquerque, NM        Launchpad

August 19    Fort Collins, CO         Surfside 7

August 22    Denver, CO                Tennyson’s Tap

August 23    McCook, NE              Sports

August 24    Oklahoma City, OK    The Conservatory-OKC

August 26    Midland, TX                The Blue Max

August 27    Austin, TX                  The Legendary White Swan

August 29    Monroe, LA                Oaks Bar & Grille

August 30    Jackson, MS              Sam’s Lounge

August 31    Birmingham, AL          The Nick

September 4    Lexington, KY         Green Lantern

September 7    Warrensburg, MO    Bottomfeeder Bay

Track listing:

  1. A Passing Moment of Madness
  2. Henry
  3. Foxhole
  4. Tom’s Trip
  5. Spacefaze
  6. Cotton Fields
  7. Southern Belle
  8. Into the Fray

As part of its European headlining tour last spring, THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN delivered a jaw-dropping live performance as part of the hallowed Roadburn international rock festival.  This week, it was announced that the fest’s record label, Roadburn Records will release TMGT‘s full live set from the festival on both LP and CD this September as part of its popular “Live From Roadburn” series.

THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN features Steve Moss (guitar and vocals), Brandon Burghart(drums) and Mike Boyne (bass).

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