It is with great excitement that BULLETBOYS announce the return of original member and bassist LONNIE VENCENT! Lonnie’s major contributions lead to the over success of BULLETBOYS from the beginning and there is no doubt that with Lonnie’s charismatic performances and stage prescence BULLETBOYS take it up a notch. Please welcome back Lonnie Vencent!
With half of the original line up now intact it is only fitting that BULLETBOYS also announce the return of guitarist TONY MARCUS. Tony has joined the band to take over guitar duties. Tony, most notable for his current role as a member in XYZ, also plays in Ashes Of Your Enemy. Tony played in Arcade with Stephen Pearcy (RATT) and also Vicious Delite with Stephen Pearcy (RATT) and Mike Duda (WASP). What most may not know is that Tony was the original replacement for Mick Sweda when he departed in the 90′s. “Music is my life, and rejoining Marq + Lonnie is an honor. Let’s Rock!!” – Tony Marcus
“We’ve been in negotiations with Lonnie and Tony to get them back in the band since May 09′ and had hoped to solidify this lineup for the release of 10c Billionaire and the Rockfest tour. Unfortunately, we didn’t make the cutoffs and had to go with what was available to us at the time good or bad.” – Bill Chavis CEO Chavis Records
BULLETBOYS have been rehearsing in L.A. preparing for leg 2 of the Road To Nowhere Tour 09/10. Dates will be released in the next day or so. BULLETBOYS are days away from launching their new .com which will include some new BulletPig merchandise and are also scheduled for a new photoshoot with world renown photographer Mark Weiss. So stay tuned!
FASTER PUSSYCAT, BULLETBOYS, BANG TANGO, SISTER SIN and SWIRL will team up for the “Summer Rock Fest” tour in July/August. So far the following dates have been confirmed:
Jul. 31 – Glendale Heights, IL @ Shark City
Aug. 01 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverstar Entertainment Complex
Aug. 06 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Aug. 07/08 – Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
Aug. 08 – New Bedford, MA @ New Wave Café
Aug. 19 – Houston, TX @ Scoutbar
Aug. 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Scoutbar
Aug. 21 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Aug. 22 – Austin, TX @ Red Eyed Fly
Aug. 27 – Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
More shows will be announced soon!!!
A Nervous Wreck opened for The Bulletboys last Thursday night. I have seen this band a few times, in the past. Either my Samuel Adams was distorting my perception, or they were much better than the last time I seen them play live. They had a tight set that included covers of Motley Crue, L.A. Guns, Poison songs and a few of their own original tunes.
The Bulletboys returned to Cincinnati, Ohio’s The Blue Note for the first time in many years. It has been 12 years since I have seen the band perform. Marq Torien is the only original member of the band. I knew this going into the show, so I didn’t expect a whole lot, but I have been a fan of this group for a while, so I came to check out the concert anyway.
The band arrived a little late, as they just drove in from Yonkers, NY, but they were still able to put on a solid show. Marq may be the last original member of the Bulletboys, but he proves to be the most important one. Torien’s voice hasn’t changed one bit since the band’s debut CD from 1989. The band backing him up was very good, and Torien also proved to have some pretty good skills on the six string as well.
The band played a short but tight set that included, Talk To Your Daughter, THC Groove, Rock Candy, For the Love of Money, Hard as a Rock, Hell on My Heels, Kissin’ Kitty, Hang on St. Christopher and the mandatory Smooth Up In Ya.
Torien mentioned during the show, that they will be on the road later this year with…….The Foo Fighters.
I enjoyed this show, and will certainly catch them again this summer when they go back on tour. I got the chance to talk to Marq and the rest of the band, after the show. They seem pretty excited about their new CD coming out this year, and their up and coming tour this summer.
There are a few dates remaining on this short club tour. Don’t miss them when they head your way!
I hope you enjoy the videos below!