In support of the recently-released 11th studio album (BROKEN BONES) from melodic hard rockers Dokken, Dokken frontman and namesake, Don Dokken and vocalist Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Doug Aldrich, Uli Jon Roth, Vinny Appice), will be setting out on a very special acoustic tour hitting select markets in December. They will play at the Whisky A Go Go on Friday, December 14th.
Dokken’s latest release, BROKEN BONES, was produced by Don Dokken, mixed by Bob St. John (Extreme, Duran Duran, Collective Soul) and Wyn Davis (Black Sabbath, Dio, Whitesnake) and mastered by famed engineer Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Sepultura). The new set features a return to the band’s signature sound of catchy melodies, hot riffs and monster production. Of BROKEN BONES, Vintage Guitar declared, “Dokken is still going strong with their 11th studio album…the album is truly ‘Rockin’ Like Dokken!'” You can check out the video for first single, “Empire” here.
Dokken exploded out of the hotbed that was the hard rock and heavy metal scene in Los Angeles in the early ’80s. Such classic albums as TOOTH AND NAIL, UNDER LOCK AND KEY and BACK FOR THE ATTACK were all certified multi-platinum, with songs like “Alone Again,” “Just Got Lucky,” “Into the Fire,” “It’s Not Love” and “Dream Warriors” still being regarded as amongst the genre’s finest. Dokken was one of the first groups to sell a million copies of their DVD “Unchain The Night.” The group continues to tour the world extensively and has shared the stage with AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Kiss, Scorpions, Bon Jovi and many more. To date, the band has sold upwards of 10 million albums worldwide. The group has been nominated for a Grammy as well as an American Music Award. In 1988, Don was awarded the keys to the city of Los Angeles by Mayor Tom Bradley declaring January 27th as “Dokken Day” for his charity contributions to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. Dokken is: Don Dokken (vocals), Mick Brown (drums), Jon Levin (guitar) and Sean McNabb (bass).
The big secret that fans had been speculating about in a number of Internet forums was released last week: GIANT X is the spectacular new band founded by Running Wild`s Rolf Kasparek and Peter J. Jordan.
GIANT X‘s debut album I will be out on Steamhammer/SPV as a super jewel case and download on January 18th in Germany, January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in USA/Canada and is set to delight particularly fans of traditional hard rock.
The first snippet from the song “On a Blind Flight” can be heard HERE.
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DANKO JONES is pleased to announce select North American tour dates for 2013! These dates are scheduled as part of an upcoming tour with Danish hard-rockers Volbeat. DANKO JONES will perform as direct support throughout the tour. See directly below for the leaked dates (as well as a one-off date in Flint, MI this December) and expect the full tour to be announced within the next few weeks.
DANKO JONES at Banana 101.5’s “End of the World Party”
12/21 Flint, MI @ Holiday Inn Gateway Center (Buy tickets)
DANKO JONES 2013Direct Support Tour Dates with Volbeat:
3/27 Dawson Creek, BC (Canada) @ EnCana Events Centre
3/28 Edmonton, AB (Canada) @ Shaw Conference Centre
3/30 Regina, SA (Canada) @ Brandt Centre
4/9 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
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