CHICKENFOOT — the new rock supergroup comprised of drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), bassist Michael Anthony (ex-VAN HALEN), guitarist Joe Satriani and vocalist Sammy Hagar (ex-VAN HALEN) — will kick off its first major North American tour on August 2 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. This upcoming trek will visit larger venues than the May North American club tour, which sold out in a matter of minutes and received strong reviews.
The North American tour includes a free show on August 15 at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland.
The dates are as follows:
Aug. 02 – Citadel Hill – Halifax, NS
Aug. 04 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
Aug. 05 – Riverplex Amphitheatre – Pittsburgh, PA
Aug. 07 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
Aug. 08 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
Aug. 10 – Myth – St. Paul, MN
Aug. 11 – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO
Aug. 13 – Fifth-Third Ballpark – Comstock Park, MI
Aug. 15 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Cleveland, OH
Aug. 17 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
Aug. 18 – Palace Theatre – Albany, NY
Aug. 20 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Aug. 21 – Borgata Spa & Resort, Music Box – Atlantic City, NJ
Aug. 23 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH
Aug. 24 – Bank Of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
Aug. 26 – Ntelos Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA
Aug. 27 – The Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory – Charlotte, NC
Aug. 29 – House of Blues, Myrtle Beach – N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Aug. 30 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
Sep. 05 – Harveys Resort Hotel and Casino – Lake Tahoe, NV
All dates will go on sale June 13 with the exception of the August 24 show in Boston, which will go on sale June 12.
Additional dates will be announced shortly.
CHICKENFOOT will perform on the June 5 edition of NBC-TV’s “The Tonight Show”, helping to kick off the program’s first week with new host Conan O’Brien. The appearance comes just days before the June 9 release of CHICKENFOOT’s self-titled debut album.
Although many “supergroups” tend to make one or two albums before its members go their separate ways or back to other projects, Satriani told The Pulse of Radio that he thinks CHICKENFOOT will be around for a while. “Well, I hope so, and I have a very good feeling that everybody is feeling the same way, that it’s a once-in-a-lifetime connection that you get, and that nobody wants to see it evaporate,” he said. “The good thing about being where we are in our careers is that we can pretty much decide what we want to do, and when to do it. But on the same token, nobody wants to disrupt anybody else’s trajectory with their other bands or their solo careers.”
The first single from CHICKENFOOT’s album is called “Oh Yeah”.
The vinyl version of the record will feature a bonus cut called “Bitten By The Wolf”.