The Vineyard Canine – Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy – have introduced a welcome return to the UK in June 2023. The band can be bursting again onto UK shores subsequent summer season scorching off the again of a spring tour of the US and Brazil.
Tickets for the UK exhibits can be obtainable from Friday, December 9, at 10 AM, right here.
Take a look at The Vineyard Canine at any of the next tour stops, with extra to be introduced within the coming weeks.
15 – Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre
16 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
17 – Glenside, PA – The Keswick Theatre
18 – Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theatre
21 – New York, NY – Sony Corridor
22 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Dwell!
23 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
25 – Ridgefield, CT – The Ridgefield Playhouse
26 – Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Corridor
1 – Columbus, OH – King of Golf equipment
2 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
5 – Inexperienced Bay, WI – Epic Occasion Middle
6 – Minneapolis, MN – Superb Line Music Café
9 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
10 – St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theatre
11 – Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
13 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Corridor
14 – Harrison, OH – Blue Be aware
17 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Dwell
18 – Cedar Park, TX – The Haute Spot
19 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Dwell Ballroom
21 – New Orleans, LA – Home of Blues
22 – Birmingham, AL – Iron Metropolis
24 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Dwell
25 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Tradition Room
26 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Dwell
30 – Virginia Seashore, VA – Elevation 27
31 – Hopewell, VA – Hopewell Theatre
1 – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theatre
2 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
4 – Ashville, NC – Orange Peel
5 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
6 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
27 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Vivo Rio (with Stone Temple Pilots)
28 – Curitiba, Brazil – Tork n Roll (with Skid Row)
30 – São Paulo, Brazil – Summer season Breeze Pageant
12 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
13 – Zoetermeer, Netherlands – Cultuurpodium Boerderij
15 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metallic Assembly
16 – Wolverhampton, United Kingdom – KK’s Metal Mill
17 – Nottingham, United Kingdom – Rock Metropolis
18 – London, United Kingdom – 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
20 – Cologne, Germany – Die Kantine
21 – Frankfurt Am Fundamental, Germany – Batschkapp
22 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
25 – Cartagena, Spain – El Batel Park
27 – Angoulins, France – Crossroad
It’s been, effectively, a literal canine’s age for the reason that vibrant powerhouse trio referred to as The Vineyard Canine – Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy, and Billy Sheehan – marked their recording territory with new music. However now, following a seven-year break from the studio, The Vineyard Canine are again in full drive with their aptly named third album III, which is ready for launch on February 3 on the band’s Three Canine Music label (through Burnside Distribution/The Orchard). Following within the footsteps of their first two albums, III was as soon as once more self-produced by The Vineyard Canine and combined by longtime band affiliate Jay Ruston.
Pre-orders can be obtainable beginning Friday, December 9 on CD and all digital codecs, which embrace an on the spot obtain of the album’s first music to be launched, “Xanadu”. A vinyl version of III can even be forthcoming in only a few months.
Whereas the all-out smokin’ opening monitor and lead single “Xanadu,” title would possibly evoke completely different imagery in additional progressive-leaning listening circles, Kotzen’s zen-seeking, hard-rocking ruminations on “Xanadu” as soon as once more shine a light-weight on the everlasting energy of excellent collaboration. “Popping out of the gates, that’s a barnburner,” acknowledges Portnoy. “It’s one of many fiercest tracks on the album.” By the way, eagle ears can even enjoyment of choosing up on how definitively Portnoy drops his drumsticks proper because the music concludes. “On the finish there, you’re listening to me toss my sticks — not in frustration, however very a lot in satisfaction of what we had simply executed,” he clarifies with amusing.
Along with the brand new music, followers can even be excited to listen to that the trio is hitting the worldwide live performance path beginning February 15 in Greensburg, PA on the Palace Theatre for his or her “202III World Tour.” Ticket and VIP bundle information could be discovered on the band’s official web site.
From the clarion name for connection and societal understanding in “Mad World” to the door-opening private realizations of “Breakthrough” to the simple muscle-flexing reign of the white-hot “Pharaoh” and the album-closing power spillage of “The Crimson Wine,” all 50-plus minutes of III show The Vineyard Canine haven’t misplaced a step in terms of conjuring recent hooks, gutbucket grooves, and daring harmonies.
That stated, it’s been a protracted street again to the collective compound for guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen, bassist/vocalist Billy Sheehan, and drummer/vocalist Mike Portnoy. Again in 2015-16, they hit the street exhausting collectively to showcase their mettle as hardcore (you guessed it) street canines in an effort to construct upon the success of their well-received 2015 sophomore studio effort, Sizzling Streak, by touring all throughout the globe. Ultimately, the seasoned trio returned to their respective corners to concentrate on numerous different initiatives for the following subsequent few years. However when that dwell itch wanted one other scratching, these three working musicians knew simply what they needed to do.
“We wished to tour,” Kotzen confirms succinctly of The Vineyard Canine’ 22-date run in early 2019 that was appropriately dubbed “Who Let The Canine Out,” earlier than including, “We needed to get these cylinders firing collectively as soon as once more.” Concurs Portnoy, “That was a enjoyable little tour that reignited our enthusiasm — and that’s additionally after we knew a 3rd album was positively within the playing cards.” Provides Sheehan, “Getting again collectively like that was actually refreshing. We might loosen up a bit and luxuriate in being collectively onstage, enjoying with none stress. It was a phenomenal factor.”
Duly reinvigorated, The Vineyard Canine had been lastly aligned to document once more by initially ensconcing themselves collectively in Kotzen’s intimate, cozy house studio in Southern California to jam on new materials that was primarily created within the second throughout many hours of face-to-face musical interplay. At all times the pushed and intuitive songwriter, Kotzen shows a definitive M.O. each time he’s understanding new songs within the studio by scatting melodies and placing forth brief bursts of semi-improvised strains and phrases that may quickly sufficient rework into sharply honed material. “My perspective is that this: after I’m within the studio creating new music, the very last thing on my thoughts is, ‘How am I gonna do it dwell?’” Kotzen admits. “The truth is, I could by no means get to the place I will do it dwell. What’s related is getting the imaginative and prescient that is in my head, in my coronary heart, and in my soul to come back out of the audio system. If it will get to the purpose the place the tour is booked, the dates are confirmed, and all of us get again within the rehearsal room collectively, that is when you determine, ‘OK, how do I interpret this in a manner it may be delivered dwell, and nonetheless be the identical music?’”
III is the follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed and Billboard-charting album, Sizzling Streak, which was launched October 2, 2015 on Loud & Proud Information through RED (a division of Sony Music Leisure). After touchdown within the High 5 on a lot of Amazon’s pre-order charts, together with #1 on the Amazon BestSellers/Onerous Rock chart and #1 on the Amazon Pre-Orders/Onerous Rock Albums charts, it bought 30% greater than their 2013 self-titled debut, touchdown them on numerous Billboard album charts together with #2 on “High Present Different Albums,” #5 on “High Present Onerous Music” and “High Onerous Music Albums,” #6 on “High Present Rock Albums” and “Album Core / Style Rock,” #15 “High Present Bodily Albums,” #16 “High Present Albums,” and #30 on the “High 200 Albums” chart.
Upon its launch, Sizzling Streak racked up rave opinions. Allmusic.com hailed, “Sizzling Streak is the trio’s second album, and its free, pleasant really feel exhibits that the trio doesn’t really feel compelled to depend on instrumental pyrotechnics. The bluesy, soulful ‘Suppose it Over’ would enchantment to those that admire the Allman Brothers, whereas ‘Captain Love’ exhibits that the band additionally has some exhausting rock power to unleash, and the title monitor lets fly a few of the technical proficiency that its members are recognized for.” And GuitarInternational.com praised, “Sizzling Streak picks up the place their debut CD left off, however showcases the band coming into their very own with straight-ahead rockers like ‘Oblivion,’ ‘Captain Love,’ and ‘Satan You Know.’”
“The Crimson Wine”