According to The Pulse Of Radio, GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna will hit the road on a new run of solo dates starting in late March. Just four shows have been announced so far, with more to be confirmed shortly. Erna will tour to promote the release of “Avalon Live”, his upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray that features the singer and an eight-piece band performing songs from his 2010 solo debut, “Avalon”. A late April release for the disc is planned, although an exact arrival date has yet to be confirmed.
Many fans feared when Erna announced his solo project a couple of years ago that it would mean the end of GODSMACK. But Erna told The Pulse Of Radio that nothing could be further from the truth. “For me, I didn’t go off and do a solo thing because I was angry at my band,” he said. “As an artist, I need both for balance. It’s just creative, you know, juices that need to come out and I can’t write some of the stuff I wrote for the solo record and fit it into GODSMACK‘s world. It doesn’t work, it’s not the same texture.”
The limited edition of “Avalon Live” will include the show, a documentary and behind-the-scenes footage on three DVDs, two CDs, a book, T-shirt, guitar pick, poster, incense, and a custom Sully Erna engraved metal box with a suede lining. There will only be 5,000 of the box sets produced.
GODSMACK is currently recording an EP of cover songs that will accompany the release of the band’s first live album later this spring. The group will hit the road on a co-headlining run with STAIND in April.
Newly announced Sully Erna tour dates (subject to change):
Mar. 30 – Sayreville, NJ – The Starland Ballroom
Apr. 01 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Apr. 06 – North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theater
Apr. 07 – Stroudsburg, PA – The Sherman Theater