Twelve Foot Ninja broke crowd funding records when they raised $52,600 to make their new video clip – successfully crowd funding the highest financial target for a music video. As the controversial anti-cyber bullying video spreads like wildfire online, the band have announced an Australian headline tour aptly named ‘The Troll Burger’ tour in March/April, before making their grand return to the U.S. for a handful of festivals including Rock On The Range and Carolina Rebellion.
The Australian ‘Troll Burger Tour’ will take place in QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, SA & WA . Joining Twelve Foot Ninja for the tour is explosive French electronic/metal outfit The Algorithm – the brainchild of talented DJ/Producer Remi Gallego, flanked by Monuments’drummer Mike Malytan. The duo will be returning to Australia fresh off their standout performances on the 2014 Big Day Out tour.
With the promise to create an action-packed and gory tale of retribution against an internet troll, Twelve Foot Ninja turned to fans in an effort to crowd fund $45,000 for the making of their latest video – and true to their form of outstanding music videos, Twelve Foot Ninja delivered the goods.
The band pulled out all of the stops for their highly anticipated video, calling on a prosthetics make-up artist who worked on the film The Hobbit, a 7ft Alaskan brown bear and Penthouse Magazine “Pet” Madison Rhys. Also appearing in the video are members of American metal band Periphery.
Twelve Foot Ninja’s debut album Silent Machine received its official North American release in October 2013, and crept into the Top 20 of Loud Rock music charts. SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal quickly jumped on board, and their listeners awarded Twelve Foot Ninja the titles Best Artist Discovery of 2013 and Best Song Discovery for the album’s opening track Coming For You. 2013 also saw Twelve Foot Ninja embark on their first ever tour of North America as support to Periphery, Born of Osiris and Dead Letter Circus. “Twelve Foot Ninja are basically one of the best live bands I have ever seen in my life,” proclaimed Periphery’s Misha Mansoor. In addition to the Periphery seal of approval, other notable U.S. endorsers include Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater/Avenged Sevenfold), Dino Cazares (Fear Factory), Chris Broderick (Megadeth) and Wolf Van Halen (Van Halen/Tremonti).
Don’t miss TWELVE FOOT NINJA on tour this March/April, supported by THE ALGORITHM!
WATCH ‘AIN’T THAT A BITCH’ VIDEO HERE
THE ‘TROLL BURGER’ TOUR
TICKETS TO ALL SHOWS ON SALE NOW
Thursday March 27 – ANU Bar, Canberra
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Friday April 11 – The Gov, Adelaide (ALL AGES)
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Saturday April 19 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
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