9 November Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, IL
10 November The Family Arena, St. Louis, MO
15 November Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
16 November The Armory, Rochester, NY
22 November Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
23 November Colisee Pepsi Arena, Quebec City, QC
24 November Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
26 November Sovereign Center, Reading, PA
30 November 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, Tampa
3 December Hard Rock Biloxi Hotel & Casino, Biloxi
Click here to see the official chart - http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/rockalbums
The news follows the rave reviews of BCC’s follow up album, produced by Kevin Shirley and featuring Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, Glenn Hughes and Derek Sherinian.
The band embarks on a July tour that takes in their only UK dates this year:
Album and UK tour date info: http://bit.ly/e5pL9e, http://bit.ly/i4bCwH and http://bit.ly/fE9162.
Mountain's Leslie West loses right leg through surgery
Spare a thought and prayer for guitar legend, Mountain's Leslie West who has just had to undergo emergency surgery to remove his right leg.
This posted over at Gibson.com:
Guitar legend Leslie West is in stable condition after having his lower right leg amputated. The Mountain legend and heavy metal pioneer is a diabetic and underwent emergency surgery after severe swelling, according to Spinner.com.
West is expected to make a complete recovery but his family ask that the “the public and media respect his privacy while he comes to terms with this life-changing transition.”
West has been working on a new Mountain album, The Unusual Suspects, featuring collaborations with Slash, Billy Gibbons, Zakk Wylde and Joe Bonamassa.
The Sweet are out playing limited US / Canadian live dates
70's / 80's classic pop rockers, The Sweet, who are probably one of the few bands out there, that
can say, they have a song or two that 'everyone' loves, are playing some very limited live dates in the US and Canada through July / August.
With hit's that have been covered by so many act's too, Blockbuster, Love is Like Oxygen, Ballroom Blitz, Hellraiser and Fox on the Run to name just four, will play the following dates:
Saturday, July 2nd
Stars & Stripes Festival
31 N. Walnut Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Tuesday, July 19th
Wolf Den/Mohegan Sun Casino
Thursday, August 11th
Average Joe's Sports Bar
420 6th Street
Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C9, Canada
Friday, August 12th
Edmonton Rock Music Festival
Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre
9330 Groat Road
Edmonton, AB T6G 2A8, Canada
Saturday, August 13th
The Redneck Rumble
Wood Mountain Regional Park
Wood Mountain, SK SOH 4L0, Canada
Official band site:
Two years back, they released a live album, that got some great reviews and accolades galore in 'Live in America' recorded on their 2008 US tour.
Stuart Smith - Guitar/Vocals
Richie Onori - Drums
Joe Retta - Vocals
Stevie Stewart - Keyboards