Hitting the bullseye with a name befitting their blazed all-star status, Stöner are the new project of legendary US riff-worshippers Brant Bjork (Kyuss, Fu Manchu, Brant Bjork Band) and Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator, Dwarves), joined by longtime Brant Bjork Band drummer Ryan Güt for a debut Aotearoa tour this coming November. Stöner dropped their debut album Stoners Rule in 2021 followed swiftly by this year’s Totally, featuring such mega-heavy grooving anthems as ‘A Million Beers’ and ‘Party March’ — giving punters a rock solid notion of the good times to come when the veteran trio roll into Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Special guests for all three dates will be desert rock pioneer Mario Lalli‘s Rubber Snake Charmers (w/ Sean Wheeler), grip the official details below…
Stöner NZ Tour 2022
with special guests Mario Lalli and the Rubber Snake Charmers (w/ Sean Wheeler)
Wednesday 9th November – San Fran, Wellington
Thursday 10th November – 12 Bar, Christchurch
Friday 11th November – Tuning Fork, Auckland*
Tickets available HERE via UTR
*Tickets via moshtix.co.nz
Check out footage of Stöner playing ‘Own Yer Blues’ live in the Mojave Desert…
Listen to ‘A Million Beers’ from Stöner’s 2022 album totally…
These guys have been knee-deep in this stuff for 30-odd years and have rock & roll running through their blood and bones. If the name Stöner seems a little on the nose, it is.– singer/guitarist Brant Bjork (Kyuss, Fu Manchu, Brant Bjork Band) and singer & bassist Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator) were founding members of the stoner rock legend Kyuss and now joined by longtime Brant Bjork Band drummer Ryan Gut, they’ve got dibs on the thick dusty swinging grooves.
Stoner’s love for their early inspirations …bands like Blue Oyster Cult, Kiss, Ramones, Blue Cheer, Misfits, Black Flag, The Stooges, MC5 to name a few… result in big, groovy sunbaked riffs that can cruise low and slow but then floor it and run all the red lights.
Live, this is a band about the magnetism between the players, the groove, the loose vibe, straight up badass rock and roll ….Stöner are masters of their trade. These guys have been knee-deep in this stuff for 30-odd years and have rock & roll running through their blood and bones.