Los Angeles traditional heavy metal act WHITE WIZZARD have confirmed a North American tour with reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrashers FORBIDDEN.
WHITE WIZZARD will be kicking off the tour on June 9th at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood with FORBIDDEN, plus REVOCATION and HAVOK. The shows will be WHITE WIZZARD’s first since the return of vocalist WYATT “THE SCREAMING DEMON” ANDERSON.
WHITE WIZZARD bassist and founding member JON LEON comments:
“I am very excited to be touring with Forbidden. Forbidden was my favorite band of the Bay Area thrash/metal scene back in the day when I was a kid. I also hold them in the highest regard in musicianship, song writing and technical ability.
“Their first three albums, ‘Forbidden Evil’, ‘Twisted Into Form’, and ‘Distortion’ were all big influences on me and inspired me to want to be a musician. I saw many a show back then, and there was no band in that scene that could pull off a live show better than Forbidden. Russ is one of the few GREAT singers in metal history and he is the best of ALL TIME in the history of thrash. That includes the so called ‘Big Four’.
“I was so bummed they split in the late ’90s, and when they reunited I went up to the Bay Area to see them and it was still magic. I have seen them twice since and they are just getting better and better.
“It is great to go open for a band I respect so much and the best part will be being able to watch their set every night!! Forbidden is a special band and it is great they are back making music and touring again. We are very thrilled to be along for the ride this time.”
Catch WHITE WIZZARD on tour with FORBIDDEN, REVOCATION and HAVOK at the following shows:
June 09 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
June 11 – Sparks, NV – The Alley
June 12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
June 13 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
June 14 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
June 15 – Kelowna, BC – Sapphire Nightclub
June 16 – Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
June 17 – Regina, SK – Riddell Center
June 18 – Winnipeg, MB – Royal Albert Arms
June 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
June 21 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
June 22 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
June 23 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
June 24 – Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar and Grill (at The Backstage)
June 25 – Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
June 26 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
June 27 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club
June 29 – Denver, CO – The Marquis Theater
June 30 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
July 01 – Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
July 02 – Escondido, CA – JT’s Limelight
WHITE WIZZARD were recently in the studio recording the follow-up to their 2010 debut full-length album, OVER THE TOP. The band are once again working with producer RALPH PATLAN (MEGADETH, UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER, BONDED BY BLOOD). The new album is due to be released later this year on Earache Records.
Get OVER THE TOP now on CD or LP in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_706 or in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_737
Watch WHITE WIZZARD’s official music video for the track “Over the Top”
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