"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1997
From: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Cosmosquad News

Below is our complete Cosmosquad news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Cosmosquad To Play Japan For First Time

Acclaimed Southern California metal fusioneers COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY), bassist Christopher Maloney (DWEEZIL ZAPPA, HARDLINE), and drummer Shane Gaalaas (B'Z, DIESEL MACHINE), have announced their first-ever Japanese shows. The band will be playing a pair of double headers (showtime: 7pm and 9pm, respectively) in Osaka and Tokyo and also appear at the Musician's Institute in Tokyo (open to students only!).

Exact dates and venues are as follows:

March 12 - Live Square 2nd Line, Osaka, Japan
March 14 - Shibuya Duo Music Exchange, Tokyo, Japan
March 15 - Musician's Institute, Tokyo, Japan

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Cosmosquad Announce Fall Tour Dates

Southern California-based hard fusioneers COSMOSQUAD, featuring acclaimed guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, UFO) and Canadian drummer Shane Gaalaas (B'Z, DIESEL MACHINE), have annouced an exclusive Sunday, September 30 Chicago club date at The Note, 1565 N. Milwaukee Ave., located in the city's Wicker Park area. Tickets are 7 dollars in advance and 10 dollars at the door.

COSMOSQUAD will kick off their 2007 fall tour with a performance at the world-famous Baked Potato, followed by a string of performance clinics in the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin area. The details are as follows:

Sep. 21 - Baked Potato - Studio City, CA
Sep. 26 - Guzzardo Music - Rockford IL
Sep. 27 - Henri's Music - Green Bay WI
Sep. 28 - White House of Music - West Bend WI
Sep. 29 - Cascio / Interstate Music - New Berlin WI
Sep. 30 - The Note - Chicago, IL
Oct. 18 - Musician's Institute - Hollywood, CA

COSMOSQUAD has just released its fourth album, "Acid Test". It marks the group's first studio effort since 2001's highly regarded "Squadrophenia" which firmly established the trio as one of the premier progressive instrumental acts on the scene. Co-produced by Kollman and Gaalaas at the drummer's Crumb West Studios in Simi Valley, CA, "Acid Test" is the first COSMOSQUAD effort without co-founding member, Barry Sparks, whose bass duties have been filled by a trio of capable, well credentialed players in Paul Shihadeh (SCOTT KINSEY), Kevin Chown (UNCLE CRACKER, EDWIN DARE), and the group's new full-time addition, Christopher Maloney (DWEEZIL ZAPPA, HARDLINE).

You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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