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Asking Alexandria and The HU bring the PSYCHO TOUR to Denver, Co. Fillmore Auditorium Oct 3rd 2023

Four years ago Oct of 2019, I covered The HU band’s very first tour in the US here in Denver. Their debut album, The Gereg, garnered critical acclaim around the world selling out venues across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. In 2020 they were the first group to receive Mongolia’s highest state award, the Order of Genghis Khan. In November of 2022 they received UNESCO's “Artist For Peace” in Paris, France. They were the first artist in the Rock/metal genre to receive this award.

With the fog rolling across the stage, The Hu came out to a thundering roar from the crowd. Opening their set with “Shihi Hutu” from the 2022 album, Rumble of Thunder, The HU set the tone for a night of amazing musicianship with vocals that are described as, “throat”! As they moved through their set, head banging, displaying their traditional instruments, and moving about the stage, I was reminded about the first time I saw them live. They were very reserved on stage, they didn’t move about but seemed to concentrate on their music which blew me away back then.

Years of touring behind them, they are very comfortable on stage and their stage presence highlights their powerful music. Lead singer Jaya would chat with the crowd between songs and at one point they let everyone know they were helping the victims of the wildfires in Canada through contributions. The roar from the crowd was deafening hearing this.

The Hu, winding down their set of amazing music,

finished their evening with, “Wolf Totem” and “This Is Mongol”. As the eight members all lined up across the front of the stage and took their bows, their fans, old and new let the band know, though they wanted more, they greatly appreciated a great night with them.

The Hu are:

Galbadrakh "Gala" Tsendbaatar – morin khuur, throat singing

Nyamjantsan "Jaya" Galsanjamts – tumur hhuur, tsuur, throat singing

Enkhsaikhan "Enkush" Batjargal – morin khuur, throat singing

Temuulen "Temka" Naranbaatar – tovshuur, backing vocals

Touring members:

Unumunkh "Ono" Maralkhuu – percussion, tumur hhuur, backing vocals

Jambaldorj "Jamba" Ayush – guitars, backing vocals

Nyamdavaa "Davaa" Byambaa – bass, backing vocals

Odbayar "Odko" Gantumur – drums


Shihi Hutu

Shoog shoog

Huhchu Zairan

The Gereg

YUT Hövende

Tatar Warrior

Upright Destined Mongol

Mother Nature

Black Thunder

Through the Never @Metallica Cover

Yuve Yuve Yu

Wolf Totem

This Is Mongol

With a quick turnover on stage it was time for Asking Alexandria. As the band took the stage, the crowd erupted with a roar of screams from the audience. As they started their first song, “The Violence”, Danny Worsnop wearing a ball cap with a hoodie over it, bounced his way on stage and jumped up on a riser to the roaring crowd. The energy level from the band right from the start was fun to watch as Danny moved back and forth on the risers and bassist Sam Bettley and lead guitarist Ben Bruce moved back and forth across the stage.

The lights danced through the thick fog and the band moved back and forth through time with songs, “Breathless” from their 2011 album Reckless and Relentless, “Dark Void” from their newest album, 2023’s Where Do We Go From Here. At times Danny would talk to the crowd and let them know how much they appreciated the support from their fans over the years, which the crowd let out a rousing cheer. The energy level didn’t slow down and after a quick break, Asking Alexandria ended

Their show with, “Let Go” from Where Do We Go From Here and “Alone in a Room” from the 2017 album Asking Alexandria. With their audience roaring and applauding, Asking Alexandria said good night.

There are not many shows left on this tour, but if you can, I highly recommend seeing this awesome tour!

Asking Alexandria are:

Ben Bruce

James Cassells

Cameron Liddell

Sam Bettley

Danny Worsnop


The Violence

Alone Again


Killing You

Bad Blood

Moving On

Dark Void

Into the Fire

Where Did It Go?

To the Stage

A Prophecy

The Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel)

Let Go

Alone in a Room


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