’80s hard rock queen Lita Ford and her touring guitarist, Mitch Perry, performed a short acoustic set on August 28 at the studios of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. Video footage of her appearance can be seen below.
Lita‘s new solo album, “Living Like A Runaway”, was released on June 19 in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort was made available in four configurations: a double LP, limited-edition CD, standard CD and digital download. The artwork for the album was created by famed rock photographer Mark Weiss.
In a recent interview with Über Röck. Lita stated about “Living Like A Runaway”, “This was an album I wrote during one of the darkest times of my life. I was going through this divorce and I needed somewhere to channel my feelings. My hurt, my pain, my aggression, my sadness, my happiness… all of these feelings are in this record. When you listen to the tracks, they are believable because they are real. . . It just came together; it was like a gift from God, this album. It took a year to write, it was a slow process, seeming like two years, and it came to me a piece at a time.”
Lita has previously referred to “Living Like A Runaway” as her “real comeback album.” She explained, “The last album I did was called ‘Wicked Wonderland’. I put it out with Jim Gillette, and we were married at the time. It is kind of a Jim/Lita album and not a really true Lita album. I got a lot of spiel about that. . . I really wasn’t that comfortable with that record — not at all, to tell you the truth. There are parts of it that are good, but it doesn’t sound like a Lita record. When it got released, a lot of my fans felt weird about it and said it wasn’t a Lita album. [It] turned out to be more of a Jim album. We worked pretty well together. It doesn’t suck, it’s not a bad album; it’s just not a Lita album.”
Lita‘s current touring band consists of the following musicians:
Lita Ford – Guitar, Vocals
Mitch Perry – Guitar
Marty O’Brien – Bass
Scot Coogan – Drums