Hellyeah Announce Second Leg Of Tour
Band Photo: Machine Head (?)
HELLYEAH have announced the second leg of their national headlining Balls, Volume, Strength Tour with MACHINE HEAD, NONPOINT and ANKLA supporting. After wrapping the first leg of the successful tour December 16 in Amarillo, TX, the trek will re-launch January 25 in Clifton Park, NY, with dates running through March.
Featuring PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN double-kick maestro, drummer Vinnie Paul, singer Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett (both from MUDVAYNE), along with guitarist Tom Maxwell (from NOTHINGFACE) and bassist Bob Zilla (from Damageplan), Hellyeah have just released their third single 'Thank You'; it’s a shout-out to the band’s recently departed family members: Vinnie’s brother Dimebag Darrell, Tom’s mother, and Chad’s grandmother.
“It’s a very emotional track for anyone who’s been through a crazy loss,” Chad said in a March 2007 feature in Revolver. “Dime was brutally murdered. I watched my grandmother, who was this thriving, full-of-life soul, get whittled down to nothing because of cancer. I just felt we owed a big thank you to all of them.” “It was very powerful,” says VINNIE of the first time he heard the completed song. “It made me think of how much my brother had done for me, and how much we had done together, and how much I miss him and how important it is for me and everyone to know we love him and appreciate him.”
In other news, Hellyeah recently released their Below The Belt DVD which offers fans an inside look at the band’s life on the road with clips dating back to the day the band was formed. Below The Belt debuted at #21 and features footage from multiple live performances and music videos, as well as personal interviews with all band members. Other highlights include snippets of the band’s first recording sessions at Dimebag Darrell’s legendary Chasin’ Jason studio in Dallas, TX, as well as backstage footage from the band’s world tour.
Hellyeah’s self-titled debut CD entered Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #9 earlier this year, with current sales of over 250,000.
Catch Hellyeah, Machine Head, Nonpoint and Ankla on the following dates:
25 - Clinfton Park, NY - Northern Lights
26 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
27 - Richmond, VA - Toad’s Place
29 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm
30 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
1 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
2 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
5 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
6 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s
8 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
9 - Traverse City, MI - Streeters (no Machine Head)
10 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop (no Machine Head)
15 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
More dates announced soon.
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