Following the release of its long-awaited second album “III”, CHICKENFOOT has announced a five-date European tour for January 2012; the band’s first concerts on the continent since July 2009.
Jan. 12 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
Jan. 14 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
Jan. 16 – Paris, FRA @ Olympia
Jan. 17 – Tilburg, NETH @ O13
Jan. 19 – Dusseldorf. GER @ Mitsubishi Electric Hall
Tickets for the January 2012 European concerts will go on sale from Friday, October 14.
CHICKENFOOT fans in the U.K. will be treated to a Planet Rock pre-sale, where tickets can be purchased 24 hours ahead of the October 14 general on-sale date. By visiting www.planetrock.com, tickets will be available from 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 13.
Featuring guitar hero Joe Satriani and former VAN HALEN members Michael Anthony (bass) and Sammy Hagar (vocals), CHICKENFOOT‘s touring lineup will include legendary drummer/musician Kenny Aronoff, who is filling in for Chad Smith while Smith hits the road with his main band, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS.
Commented Joe Satriani, “Kenny brings that same combination of super chops and wild energy to the band that we’re used to; and, offstage, he’s just as crazy as Chad.”
“III” sold 42,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s self-titled debut opened with 49,000 units back in June 2009 to debut at No. 6.
“III” was produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, METALLICA) and is the much-anticipated follow-up album to the successful eponymous debut of a rock band packed with successful veterans.
“Chickenfoot III” features 10 tracks with so many moments of epiphany that one can barely take them all in on first listen. Colossal, stadium-shaking riffs abound on earth-movers such as “Alright, Alright”, “Last Temptation”, “Bigfoot” and “Lighten Up”.
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