The high energy rock band Judd Hoos will travel in excess of 40,000 miles in 2013 to 120 shows in 9 states. In the past seven years the band has performed thousands of shows across the United States , released a debut CD, opened for national acts Three Days Grace, Puddle of Mudd, Breaking Benjamin, Theory of a Deadman, Big Head Todd and the monsters, and even managed to squeeze in a show at the Bellegio in Las Vegas. You never know who might show up on a Judd Hoos stage with the occasional cameo appearance from 80s rockers Warrant or a blistering vocal performance with Mikey from Orange County Choppers, even the Governor of South Dakota Dennis Daugaard has been kind enough to be part of a show.
Home base for Judd Hoos is South Dakota, but the band members are separated by hundreds of miles between shows. Zach Fronce (guitar) lives in Omaha, NE; Shane Funk (drums and vocals) lives in Spearfish, SD; Chris Hornick (bass and vocals) lives in Rapid City, SD; Andy Young (guitar, keyboard and vocals) lives in Rapid City, SD; and Bob Zwart (vocals) along with the tech crew live in the Sioux Falls, SD area. Geographic challenges aside, Judd Hoos manages to practice, record and perform with an ambition that borders on obsession.
The band carries a massive, state of the art sound system and lighting rig and employees a four man technical crew charged with making each show a true concert experience. Judd Hoos currently travels with a sponsored truck from GMC of Chadron, Ne and each band member carries his own list of endorsements.
The band is currently recording their second album after the success of ‘Better Intentions’. The upcoming album has been a testament to the awesome capability of Pro Tools recording technology at use on the road! The new tracks from the upcoming CD have become part of the live show and one of the cuts titled ‘Stand Up’ is in current rotation on a number of Midwest radio stations.
Summer 2013 promises to be big for Judd Hoos with a packed concert schedule that will put the band in front of tens of thousands of new faces at outdoor venues across the upper Midwest. The live show is the strength and life blood of Judd Hoos. With each audience the band enjoys the opportunity to bring the pure power and energy of the Judd Hoos experience to new fans.