MOTÖRHEAD THE WÖRLD IS YOURS Out Feruary 8, 2011; 2011 North American Tour Announced

January 7th, 2011
by Celtic Bob

Legendary rock’n’roll band Motörhead is proud to announce the formation of Motörhead Music as they prepare to release THE WÖRLD IS YOURS on February 8. Joining forces with EMI Music Services, Motörhead Music is owned by Motörhead and represents their very first venture into the record company business.

To celebrate their 35th anniversary and the release of THE WÖRLD IS YOURS, the band also announces their 2011 North American tour, which kicks off January 25th in Anaheim, CA and wraps up March 11 in Los Angeles.  For a full listing of dates, see below or head over to the band’s website at www.imotorhead.com.

Motörhead has never just been the best rock’n’roll band in the world. They’ve never just been the loudest. Or the hardest. Or the toughest. Or the bad-ass-est.

No…Motörhead is a lifestyle.

Motörhead is a mindset, a belief, a way to live your life, a way to both survive and beat a society that sometimes seems intent on trying to grind you down.

Which is why Motörhead has chosen now, in what might be some of the most tense times in recent global history, to release a hell-raising, rebel-rousing rock’n’roll statement known as THE WÖRLD IS YOURS.

Written and performed by Lemmy Kilmister, Philip Campbell and Mikkey Dee in both Los Angeles, CA and Wales, with production once again by Cameron Webb, THE WÖRLD IS YOURS serves to remind everyone that you should never stop questioning or critiquing a society that would surely chew you up and spit you out if given half a chance. And with 10 soul-scorching testaments to the unbridled power this world-famous trio continually maintains, THE WÖRLD IS YOURS delivers some of the finest, most important Motörmusic yet.

On instant classics such as Get Back In Line, Kilmister thunders that ‘The way we are is not the way we used to be my friend’, and ‘We are trapped in luxury, starving on parole, no-one told us who to love, we have sold our souls’, whilst on Brotherhood Of Man Kilmister roars ‘You cannot hide the truth from me I know what’s in your heart, greed and jealousy each equal, all your days now dark’. And with the defiant, uproarious Rock’n’Roll Music, Kilmister and co remind everyone that ‘Rock’n’roll music is the true religion’ and ‘Rock’n’roll even gonna set you free, make the lame walk and the blind see’…

Recorded during late spring of last year, the album’s creation was thrown into turmoil by the poor health and sad eventual passing of Philip Campbell’s father; the situation dictated that Philip needed to be home during some of the scheduled recording time, so Motörhead hired a studio in Wales where Campbell was able to continue working on ideas and record tracks whilst first Mikkey and Lemmy, and then just Lemmy, laid down the rest of the album in LA. But being Motörhead, nothing phased them, and with THE WÖRLD IS YOURS the band has triumphed over adversity to produce an absolute stormer in this, their 35th year as THE greatest, loudest and just plain goddamn coolest band around.

THE WÖRLD IS YOURS TOUR:

01/25/2011     US    Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
01/28/2011     US    Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
01/29/2011     US    Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
01/31/2011     US    San Diego, CA – House of Blues
02/02/2011     US    San Francisco, CA – Warfield
02/04/2011     US    Seattle, WA – Sodo
02/05/2011     US    Portland, OR – Roseland
02/07/2011     CA    Vancouver – Vogue
02/09/2011     CA    Edmonton – Edmonton Event Centre
02/10/2011     CA    Calgary – Flames Central
02/12/2011     CA    Winnipeg – Burton Cummings Theatre
02/13/2011     US    Fargo, ND – The Venue
02/15/2011     US    Minneapolis, MN – 1st Ave
02/16/2011     US    Milwaukee, WI – Rave Ballroom
02/17/2011     US    Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
02/19/2011     US    Chicago, IL – The Congress Theatre
02/20/2011     US    St Louis, MO – Pops
02/22/2011     US    Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit
02/23/2011     US    Detroit, MI – Royal Oaks
02/25/2011     CA    Kitchener – Elements
02/26/2011     CA    Toronto – Koolhouse
02/28/2011     US    New York, NY – Best Buy
03/01/2011     US    Boston, MA – House of Blues (Avalon)
03/03/2011     US    Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/04/2011     US    Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
03/05/2011     US    TBA – TBA
03/08/2011     US    Austin, TX – Stubb’s
03/10/2011     US    Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
03/11/2011     US    Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Live

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