Three Days Grace is joining Avenged Sevenfold as special guests on their “Welcome To the Family” Spring Tour this April & May! The tour kicks off 4/22 in Bossier City, LA and ends in San Antonio, TX on 5/18. “Welcome To The Family” includes festival appearances at Edgefest in Little Rock, AR on 4/23, Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte, NC on 5/7 and Lazerfest in Des Moines, IA on 5/15.
Also appearing on the “Welcome To The Family” Spring Tour are Sevendust from 4/22 to 5/1 and Bullet For My Valentine from 5/3 to 5/20.
Check out the full routing below:
4/22 Bossier City, LA Century Tel Center
4/23 Little Rock, AR Edgefest @ Arkansas State Fairgrounds
4/25 Cape Girardeau, MO Show Me Center
4/26 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
4/27 Rockford, IL MetroCentre
4/29 Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
4/30 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
5/03 Springfield, MA Mass Mutual Center
5/07 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion @ Metrolina Expo
5/10 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
5/11 Lafayetta, LA Cajundome
5/13 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
5/14 Wichita, KS InTrust Bank Center
5/15 Des Moines, IA Lazerfest @ National Balloon Classic Launch Field
5/17 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheatre
5/18 San Antonio, TX Illusions Theatre – Alamo Dome
In 2011, There aren’t too many pop metal CD’s that I don’t own, so I stumble across a really good one that I didn’t have, I get pretty excited about it. With TNT’s recent release of A Farewell To Arms, Tony Mills vocals reminded me a lot of the 1989 Shy (England) CD Misspent Youth. This was a really cool CD that I enjoyed a lot. I started wondering why I never heard anything about the follow up CD, Welcome to the Madhouse. Like many bands on MCA, Shy lost their deal, and Welcome to the Madhouse was originally only released in Japan. It was reissued in 2001 with a couple of bonus tracks, but has never had a proper release in the United States. Tony Mills was unhappy with the direction of the music, and the band brought in John “Wardi” Ward as the singer.
Wardi is a completely different style of singer than Tony Mills, but he is really good. His voice combined with the back up vocals of Alan Kelly and Gary Dallaway made for a perfect combination on this CD.
The first song I heard off of this CD was Shy’s cover of the Rolling Stone classic “Its Only Rock ‘N’ Roll” (See Video Below). I loved Shy’s hair mail twist on that song, so I had to seek this CD out.
I am quite glad I found this CD as Welcome to the Madhouse has moments that remind me of a lot of cool bands including Extreme, RATT, Dokken and more. If you are fan of hair metal, you are going to love this CD. Finding this CD can be somewhat of a challenge, but it does show up on Ebay from time to time, at semi reasonable prices. If you can find it, buy it, I highly recommend it!!
2. Crazy Crazy
3. Its Only Rock ‘N’ Roll
4. What Would Your Daddy Do
5. Tonight (Your Mine)
6. Girls Like You
8. Who Do You Think You Are?
10. Something for the Weekend
11. Don’t Know Why I Love You
13. Money [Live]
14. Its Only Rock ‘N’ Roll [Live]
Wardi – Vocals
Steve Harris – Guitars
Roy Davis – Bass
Paddy McKenna – Keyboards
Alan Kelly – Drums