Vixen To Release Live Album
VIXEN's Live In Sweden CD is due for release on October 8th via Castle.
A press release reads: Vixen is undoubtedly one of the best-known, ‘all-girl’ US rock bands of the 1980s and 90s as well as being one of the leading exponents of what is now being described as ‘hair rock’.
They were also one of the bands that crossed over into the mainstream with hits like 'Love Is A Killer' and 'Edge Of A Broken Heart' being used extensively on a multitude of rock compilations.
Jan Kuehnemund formed the band in Minnesota at the beginning of the 1980s, relocating to LA and recruiting the line-up that recorded their two studio albums, Vixen (1988) and Rev It Up (1990).
By 1991, however, the band had called it a day. In 2001 Jan reunited with three of the former Vixen members to participate in the Voices Of Metal tour, featuring VINCE NEIL of MÖTLEY CRÜE. Due to various difficulties the band split midway through the shows and Jan faced the difficult choice of either recruiting new members and continuing or giving up Vixen forever. By taking the first choice and going through hectic auditions, recommendations and rehearsals she was able to continue the Voices Of Metal tour with the new line-up of Jenna Sanz-Agero (vocals), Lynne Louise Lowrey (bass) and Kat Kraft (drums). The chemistry was immediately obvious and this line-up continues to the present day.
In 2005 Vixen went back out on the road, this time in Europe. A short stint in the UK kicked off the tour (with their friends GIRLSCHOOL as special guests). They then headlined the Sweden stage at the Sweden Rock Festival where, coincidentally, Vince Neil was once more fronting Mötley Crüe. The show was a great success and thankfully recorded for posterity for what is, amazingly, Vixen’s first ever live album.
Live In Sweden proves that Vixen is not only a pretty face but also a vibrant, powerful rock act with the ability to deliver a powerhouse performance.
Live In Sweden features live recordings of the hit tracks, 'Love Is A Killer' and 'Edge Of A Broken Heart'. Vixen will be returning to the UK for a tour in November and will also be making an appearance at the Hard Rock Hell Winter Ball.
Stay tuned for further details.
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