DIO, the band fronted by legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW), has scheduled the following U.K. dates:
Nov. 21 – Glasgow, UK @ 02 Academy
Nov. 22 – Sheffield, UK @ 02 Academy
Nov. 24 – London, UK @ HMV Forum
Nov. 25 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
Nov. 27 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
Nov. 28 – Lincoln, UK @ Engine Shed
Nov. 29 – Bristol, UK @ Academy
Tickets go on sale on August 28 at 9:00 a.m.
The dates for the other European countries are expected to be announced shortly.
DIO’s “Killing The Dragon” album from 2002 was released in June on limited-edition vinyl with a gatefold pop-up cover via Night Of The Vinyl Dead. Only 500 hand-numbered copies were manufactured.
“Killing The Dragon” was originally released by Spitfire Records.
DIO’s “The Very Beast of Dio” was officially certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on March 11, 2009 for shipments in the United States in excess of 500,000 copies.
Issued in October 2000, “The Very Beast of Dio” is the second greatest-hits collection CD — and the first to be released in the U.S. — from the Ronnie James Dio-fronted band.
DIO’s last release was the “Holy Diver Live” CD, featuring a performance of the classic “Holy Diver” album in its entirety, from start to finish, recorded live for the very first time in 2005 in front of a sold-out London crowd. It also includes, among others, “Heaven & Hell”, “Sign of the Southern Cross” and “Mob Rules” from vocalist Ronnie James Dio’s BLACK SABBATH days, “Tarot Woman”, “Man on the Silver Mountain” and “Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll” from the RAINBOW era and “We Rock” from his solo career.
Paul Gilbert will be the special guest on the syndicated Hard Rock Nights radio program beginning August 28. Having released “United States” with Freddie Nelson earlier in the year and reuniting with Mr. Big in the summer, Gilbert has a lot to talk about. Will he tour in the States with Freddie Nelson? Will Mr. Big put out a new studio album? Tune in to find out what Gilbert has to say!
“United States” is the first collaboration of Paul Gilbert and Freddie Nelson. The album features 10 new songs which they wrote, performed, and produced together in the summer of 2008. “United States” was released May 12th, 2009 on Mascot Records U.S.A.
Hard Rock Nights is a weekly syndicated radio program focusing on new and classic hard rock. See http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com/
In its first week of sales, BULLETBOYS remarkable new release 10c Billionaire, has entered the Billboard Album Charts this morning at the #6 position of Top Internet sales alone. The CD is making its way into stores over the next several days.
“The album has had strong initial sales despite a couple of minor set backs in the beginning and the sales continue upward at this point. Right now, this release is exploding nationwide and we are inundated daily with sales requests, requests for promo info, and a variety of other information regarding 10c Billionaire and BULLETBOYS. We are in a good place at the moment and hope the trend continues at least for a little while. – Label CEO Bill Chavis
As previously reported, BULLETBOYS are winding down the last days of the successful Summer Rockfest 2009 tour with Faster Pussycat. The band finishes up in California with a few days rest and then out to AZ for a 1 off date before taking a well deserved break. Plans are for the band to head to Europe for a couple of weeks as leg two of their Road To Nowhere Tour and then on to Japan for leg 3 and back to the U.S. at the end of the year. 2010 is beginning to shape up nicely for a continued trek.
CHAVIS RECORDS has release the new cover art and track listing for the blistering new masterpiece 13 CROWS, by the Canadian band SNAKE EYES SEVEN. Targeted for an October 31st release, 13 CROWS was recorded and produced by Cam MacLeod (White Wolf) @ Titan Sound. Checkout 2 new tracks Can’t Fall Down and Freight Train at this location.
Aussie melodic rockers White Widdow are offering free downloads of their new EP via the link below. This is solid melodic rock/AOR in the vein of Valentine. Check them out on myspace at this link!
Melbourne, Australia’s Sin City, has a new video “God Damn”. Check out the clip below and decide if ‘God Damn” should SINK or SWIM. If you like what you hear, you can download this song (and two more) at this link, for free.