HELLYEAH To Play U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival, Australia Before Heading Out On FAMILY VALUES

HELLYEAH, the new band featuring former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott alongside members of MUDVAYNE and NOTHINGFACE, will hit the road beginning around May 20 with dates in the U.S. before heading over to Australia and making its way to England for an appearance at this year's Download festival. In a live interview that was broadcast Monday night (April 9) on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", HELLYEAH bassist Jerry Montano (also of NOTHINGFACE) stated about the group's plans, "It's looking like we're gonna be hitting the road around May 20. Looks like it's upstate New York, and kind of coming all the way down through Ohio and down back to Texas. So we're gonna be out for a few weeks — maybe two and a half weeks — before we had over to Australia, the Download festival [at Doninton Park in England] and maybe another club date in London and then back here for [the] Family Values [tour]. So we're gonna be out doing it up."

As previously reported, HELLYEAH will be stream its album-release party live via webcam from Vinnie Paul's Clubhouse in Dallas, TX tonight (Tueday, April 10).

Fans can sign up to watch at this location.

The webcam feed is being broadcast from the virtual home of the Clubhouse on Weblo, the Internet's hottest virtual world. The live feed is scheduled to begin around 9:00 p.m. CST/10:00 p.m. EST.

Commented the band: "It'll be the usual beer-drinkin', hell-raisin' good time with a bevy of beauties, so stop by and throw down for a while."

Best Buy is offering an exclusive version of HELLYEAH's self-titled debut album, featuring an acoustic/demo version of "Alcohaulin' Ass" as a bonus track. In addition, "Hellyeah" will be on sale for $9.99 through Best Buy when it comes out today.

For more information, visit www.bestbuy.com.

HELLYEAH recently made the video for its first single, "You Wouldn't Know", available for viewing at YouTube. The clip was shot on February 25, 2007 with director Nathan Cox.

HELLYEAH will take part in this summer's Family Values Tour. The official announcement was made March 26 via VirtualKorn.MTV.com. Also taking part in the tour are EVANESCENCE, ATREYU, TRIVIUM and FLYLEAF, alongside headliners KORN.


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