Sully Erna, best known as vocalist and songwriter for the multi-platinum rock band GODSMACK, has announced six solo shows in the Northeast, kicking off at House of Blues in Atlantic City on March 22. The live shows will feature songs over the span of Erna‘s career, including those with GODSMACK and his solo debut, “Avalon”.
The seeds for “Avalon” were planted back when Erna was pre-GODSMACK, discovering Australian world fusion band DEAD CAN DANCE‘s 1993 album “Into The Labyrinth”. Their “eclectic, mystical, hand drumming” approach filtered into GODSMACK hits like “Voodoo” and “Serenity”. From there, an organic process of assembling the right musicians began. Erna recruited DEAD CAN DANCE percussionist Niall Gregory and longtime friend and blues vocalist Lisa Guyer, who introduced the guitarists, that lead to a keyboardist and cellists that would fill out “Avalon”‘s diverse sound.
Sully recently released a limited-edition “Avalon” box set that contains five DVDs, including “Avalon Live”, shot in his hometown of Boston at The Wilbur Theater. The box also contains 2 CDs — “Avalon”, the studio album, and “Avalon Live”, the live show from Boston. Other items include a limited edition coffee table book, an updated version of Sully‘s personal memoir, “The Paths We Choose”, a limited-edition autographed poster from the Wilbur show and a limited edition t-shirt, a Sully Erna hat and necklace, commemorative backstage pass from the 2010 tour, a guitar pick, and custom hand-made incense chosen by Sully. Five “golden tickets” will be hidden in the boxes that offer grand prize luxury trips with Erna himself to Napa, Boston, New York, Las Vegas, and Avalon/Catalina Island. Many more amazing prizes such as guitars and handwritten lyrics can also be won with no purchase required. Register now at SullyErnaAvalon.com.
“Avalon Live”, the concert from The Wilbur Theatre in Boston will air on Palladia Wednesday, January 30 (check local listings). A single disc version in Standard and Blu-ray of the concert is also available at SullyErnaAvalon.com.
Sully Erna live:
Mar. 22 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
Mar. 23 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Mar. 24 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
Apr. 05 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Apr. 06 – Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort Casino
Apr. 13 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Niagara Casino and Hotel