Legendary rockers KING’S X will return to the North American tour circuit this fall as direct support to KANSAS. These dates will mark the band’s first tour since drummer Jerry Gaskill’s remarkable recovery from a major heart attack earlier this year. “Not too long ago I was thinking I might not ever get back on a stage, now I’m ready and with the ok from all my doctors,” says Gaskill. “What better way to get back than to tour with the legendary KANSAS. Let’s rock…”
KING’S X will be touring in support of Live Love In London, the live CD/DVD follow-up to their latest studio release, XV. Live Love In London is the most expansive KING’S X live offering to date, a career-encompassing package featuring “It’s Love,” “Over My Head,” “Black Flag,” “Lost In Germany” and more. Recorded live January 22, 2009 at the Electric Ballroom, the 3-disc CD/DVD package (also available as a 2-CD set) showcases the amazing live performances that KING’S X has been delivering to fans around the world for the past 25 years. To order your copy of Live Love In London, click here.
All upcoming tour dates for KANSAS with KING’S X as direct support are below.
KING’S X tour dates feat. KANSAS
9/13/2012–New York, NY–Best Buy Theater
9/14/2012–Bethlehem, PA–Sands Casino
9/15/2012–Atlantic City, NJ–Music Box
9/20/2012–Springfield, IL–Prairie Capitol Conv. Ctr
9/21/2012–St. Charles, IL–The Arcada Theatre
9/22/2012–Minneapolis, MN–The Myth
10/4/2012–Des Moines, IA–Val Air Blrm
10/5/2012–Salina, KS–Stiefel Theater
10/6/2012–Kansas City, MO–The Uptown Theater
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Legendary rockers KING’S X will return to the North American tour circuit this fall as direct support to KANSAS. In regards to this upcoming trek, KING’S X bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick comments: “I’ve been a huge KANSAS fan since the beginning. I remember sitting on the floor with my friends listening to the just released record ‘Song for America’…Fast forward to years later, KING’S X is going on tour with them!! It is an honor to be doing shows with them. This is gonna rock!!”
With KING’S X drummer Jerry Gaskill and lead guitarist Ty Tabor also onboard for the North American trek, these dates will mark the band’s first tour since Gaskill’s remarkable recovery from a major heart attack earlier this year. “Not too long ago I was thinking I might not ever get back on a stage, now I’m ready and with the ok from all my doctors,” says Gaskill. “What better way to get back than to tour with the legendary KANSAS. Let’s rock…”
KING’S X will be touring in support of Live Love In London, the live CD/DVD follow-up to their latest studio release, XV. Live Love In London is the most expansive KING’S X live offering to date, a career-encompassing package featuring “It’s Love,” “Over My Head,” “Black Flag,” “Lost In Germany” and more. Recorded live January 22, 2009 at the Electric Ballroom, the 3-disc CD/DVD package (also available as a 2-CD set) showcases the amazing live performances that KING’S X have been delivering to fans around the world for the past 25 years. To order your copy of Live Love In London, click here.
KANSAS original member and guitar virtuoso Richard Williams adds, “We are really looking forward to the upcoming shows with KING’S X. They’re a great band and a force to be reckoned with. It’s a tour like this that allows us to dig a little bit deeper into our catalogue and play a few songs that KANSAS fans haven’t heard for a while. It’s gonna be a lot of fun!”
On select dates, the one-man band THAT 1 GUY (featuring Mike Silverman) will open the show. All confirmed tour dates are below with more dates to be added soon. Tickets are on-sale June 15, 2012 unless otherwise noted.
KING’S X tour dates feat. KANSAS
September 13, 2012 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
September 14, 2012 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Events Center
September 15, 2012 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Spa & Resort – Music Box
September 21, 2012 – St. Charles, IL @ Arcadia Theater * / **
September 22, 2012 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Myth ** / ***
October 5, 2012 – Salina, KS @ Steifel Theatre for Performing Arts *
October 6, 2012 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
October 12, 2012 – Montgomery, AL @ Alabama National Fair ***
October 14, 2012 – Dallas, TX @ State Fair of Texas ** / ***
October 19, 2012 – Little Rock, AR @ Arkansas State Fair
* Tickets on sale June 1, 2012
** KING’S X is not confirmed for this date
*** THAT 1 GUY is not confirmed for this date
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Jerry Gaskill, drummer for legendary rockers KING’S X, suffered a heart attack Sunday, February 26, and was accordingly rushed to the hospital. After undergoing an emergency operation, Jerry was put in intensive care (where he currently remains).
In light of Jerry’s sudden hospitalization, all upcoming North American tour dates for KING’S X have been cancelled. Jerry will be spending these days recovering back to full health so that he can hopefully join the band behind the drums at some point in the future.
Legendary rockers KING’S X will return to the North American tour circuit this spring for their first West Coast run in three years. Aptly named the “First Church of Rock and Roll” tour, KING’S X will spread their progressive fusion of hard rock, funk and soul on a 4-week trek starting March 28 in Austin, TX and extending through April 21 in Denver, CO.
It will be the first time the band – bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick, guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor and drummer/vocalist Jerry Gaskill – have played most of these cities since 2009, and will mark their first West Coast dates in support of Live Love In London , the live CD/DVD follow-up to latest studio release XV.
Live Love In London is the most expansive KING’S X live offering to date, a career-encompassing package featuring “It’s Love,” “Over My Head,” “Black Flag,” “Lost In Germany” and more. Recorded live January 22, 2009 at the Electric Ballroom, the 3-disc CD/DVD package (also available as a 2-CD set) showcases the amazing live performances that KING’S X have been delivering to fans around the world for the past 25 years. To order your copy of Live Love In London , click here.
Check the dates below to see when KING’S X will be coming to a city near you:
KING’S X “First Church of Rock and Roll” Tour
3/28/12–Dirty Dog Bar–Austin, TX
3/29/12–Warehouse Live Studio–Houston, TX
4/1/12–House of Rock–Corpus Christi, TX
4/3/12–The Rock–Tucson, AZ
4/5/12–Key Club–West Hollywood, CA
4/6/12–Brick by Brick–San Diego, CA
4/7/12–The Coach House–San Juan, CA
4/10/12–Don Quixote’s–Felton, CA
4/13/12–The Boardwalk–Orangevale, CA
4/14/12–Pound West Oakland–Oakland, CA
4/17/12–Hawthorne Theatre–Portland, OR
4/18/12–El Corazon–Seattle, WA
4/21/12–Herman’s Hideaway–Denver, CO
KING’S X have announced new tour dates for the US is support of their latest album, XV. It is now as follows, with more shows due to be announced soon.
28 – San Antonio, TX – Jack’s
29 – Helotes, TX – Josabi’s Warehouse
30 – Houston, TX – The Meridian
1 – Austin, TX – Red Eye Fly
2 – El Paso, TX – Club 101
4 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
5 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
6 – Santa Ana, CA – Galaxy
8 – Portland, OR – Berbati’s Pan
9 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10 – Coeur d’Alene, ID – The Grail
12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Vegas
13 – Denver, CO – Owsley’s Golden Road
19 – Sioux Falls, SD – Nutty’s
20 – Fargo, ND – “Venue At The Hub”
24 – Des Moines, IA – Brick House
26 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
27 – Chicago,IL – Double Door
28 – Mt Clemmens, MI – Freedom Festival
1 – Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
World Management is extremely happy to announce that, in addition to a December tour of the USA (see dates below), King’s X will be touring Europe for the first time in several years!
Dates begin January 15th, 2009, with support bands announced later this week.
We are also excited to announce, as an added bonus to our British fans,
plans for a DVD shoot in London at The Electric Ballroom.
Be a part of King’s X History on this tour and DVD shoot, as we continue to support our new critically acclaimed Album “XV”. Some comments from the band:
~ Happy to be finally coming overseas again…Love Jerry
~ hell yeah!! -Dug
Thu 15 – SCHAFFHAUSEN – KAMMGARN
Fri 16 – ASCHAFFENBURG – COLOS SAAL
Sat 17 – LUXEMBOURG – DEN ATELIER
Tue 20 – PARIS – NEW MORNING
Wed 21 – WOLVERHAMPTON – WULFRUN HALL
Thu 22 – LONDON – ELECTRIC BALLROOM ( DVD SHOOT)
Sat 24 – VOSSELAAR – BIEBOB
Sun 25 – EINDHOVEN – EFFENAAR
Tue 27 – MILAN – ZOE
Thu 29 – KARLSRUHE – SUBSTAGE
Fri 30 – KERKRADE, NL – ROCK TEMPLE
Sat 31 – ZOETERMEER, NL – BOERDERIJ
Sun 1 – BONN – THE HARMONIE
Two-thirds of KING’S X and half of GALACTIC COWBOYS unite as new supergroup, The JIBBS.
Influenced by flamboyantly shiny clothing and the most traditional of country music, The JIBBS bring a new slant to non-popular music. After taking a hit from Houston’s Hurricane IKE, these four men banded together over a candle and car battery to produce their debut single, “Burns in the Rain,” from the possibly forthcoming album, What Would Jibb Do?
The JIBBS ibbs: Wally Jibb, Alan Jibb, Ty Jibb, and dUg Jibb.
Only $1.49, “Burns in the Rain” is a limited-edition MP3 download that will directly aid The JIBBS. In addition to the high quality MP3, the zip file includes cover art, credits and lyrics sheet.
For more information or to download the song, go to www.myspace.com/kingsx
Be the first cool kid on your block and get on the JIBB train!
EXTREME will make their much-anticipated return to the stage this summer in support of Saudades de Rock (pronounced “sow-dodge”), their first studio album in 13 years. The multi-platinum, Boston-bred band’s 2008 Take Us Alive world tour gets underway on July 29th at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and will be anchored by a hometown gig two days later at the Bank of America Pavilion. In advance of the tour, Extreme will be a co-headliner on July 11th at the five day Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, OK.
The iconic rock foursome – vocalist Gary Cherone, guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, bassist Pat Badger and new drummer Kevin Figueiredo – will be supported by KING’S X on all North American dates. Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp will offer additional support dates.
Information on the groundbreaking new album Saudades de Rock— which was produced by Bettencourt at L.A.’s NRG studios and is planned for release to coincide with the tour–is forthcoming. Fans can expect the same unwavering songcraft and diverse musical approach that made Extreme legendary. Simply put, Extreme’s fifth studio offering – which boasts the infectious roar of ‘Star’, the groove-laden swagger of ‘King’, a raw funk rock anthem called ‘Learn To Love’, and the expressive ballad ‘Ghost’ – just may be its finest hour yet.
As excited as the members of Extreme are by their latest musical accomplishment, they can’t wait to take it to the stage.
“As much as we enjoy recording, for me, I’ve always loved playing live for the fans,” Cherone says. “We can’t wait to get out there and play this music.”
“We wanted to record as much of the new album as possible live in the studio,” Bettencourt adds. “And because of it, these songs will translate easily to the stage. We’re really looking forward to getting out on tour, putting on a show. That’s really where the band shines.”
“We always knew Extreme was special,” the guitarist says of the completion of Extreme’s long-awaited fifth album. “We always knew it was a matter of time.”
The Grammy-nominated Extreme have released four studio albums to date, plus a greatest hits set. Selling over 10 million records worldwide on the strength of multiple world tours, the group achieved a 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1991 with ‘More Than Words‘. Culled from their 1990 multi-platinum album, Extreme II: Pornograffitti, the disc also produced the Top 5 hit ‘Hole Hearted’.
Although these two acoustic hits brought the band great mainstream success, they overshadowed the band’s trademark sound: a mix of hard rock funk in the spirit and style of their predecessors in LED ZEPPELIN, AEROSMITH, QUEEN and VAN HALEN. Fueled by Bettencourt’s signature guitar flights and Cherone’s resonant vocals, the band’s socially conscious lyrics set them apart from their peers. In 1992, the band was asked by Queen’s Brian May to perform at the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert. As the world watched, the band earned considerable credibility within and beyond the hard rock fraternity.
Extreme’s tour schedule has been updated and is now as follows:
11 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
29 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
31 – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion
1 – Long Island NY – Brookhaven
2 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head
4 – New York City, NY – Fillmore at Irving Plaza
5 – Lancaster PA – Chameleon Club
6 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
8 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s (NEW DATE)
9 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10 – Cincinnati, OH – Union Center Blvd Bash (NEW DATE)
12 – Charlotte, NC – venue tba (NEW DATE)
13 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
15 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues (NEW DATE)
16 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution (NEW DATE)
18 – New Orleans LO – HOB
19 – Houston TX – Meridian
20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
22 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
23 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
25 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
26 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues