San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have lined up the following tour dates:
Feb. 23 - 505 Club Santa Rosa, California
Feb. 24 - Rooster's Roadhouse - Alameda, California
Mar. 08 - Graham Central Station - San Antonio, Texas
Mar. 09 - Room 710 - Austin, Texas
Mar. 10 - FBI Rock Club #1 - Houston, Texas
Mar. 14 - Jackrabbits - Jacksonvillle, Florida
Mar. 15 - The Hall - Palmetto, Florida
Mar. 16 - Bourbon Street - New Port Richy, Florida
Mar. 17 - Escambron Beach Club - San Juan
Mar. 22 - Cardos - Chillicothe, Ohio
Mar. 23 - TBA - Cincinatti, Ohio
Mar. 24 - City Side Lounge - Wapakonet, Ohio
Mar. 31 - Club Vegas - Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr. 13 - The Jumping Turtle - San Marcos, California
Apr. 14 - Tailspin Bar - Las Vegas, Nevada
Apr. 18 - Club Quattro - Tokyo, JPN *
Apr. 19 - Club Quattro - Tokyo, JPN *
* With RIOT
VICIOUS RUMORS will team up with AGENT STEEL for a European tour in June.
As previously reported, original VICIOUS RUMORS bassist Dave Starr left the band once again as of January 23, 2007. Dave played bass on the first five VICIOUS RUMORS albums (and was featured in several other VICIOUS RUMORS DVDs, MTV videos, and band compilations). He returned to the band in 2005 to record the new "Warball" CD in 2006.
Commented Starr: "My history with VICIOUS RUMORS goes back nearly 23 years, and in many ways the band will always be a part of me. However, it's time for me to concentrate 100% of my time and energy on my own music, my own band, and playing guitar. My band WILDESTARR (along with incredible vocalist London Wilde) is something I have been working on for a few years now, and I took time off from this to work with VICIOUS RUMORS again and record the 'Warball' album. I am happy with the way the new VICIOUS RUMORS CD came out, and thrilled with the response it has received so far from the fans and press. It was great to play and record with VICIOUS RUMORS again. I remain on good terms with everyone in the band and wish them well in the future."
Look for the debut CD by WILDESTARR in late 2007. Dave describes the bands sound as "heavy, melodic, and intense."
VICIOUS RUMORS released "Warball" in the U.S. in October. Two short samples from "Warball" — "Sonic Rebellion" and "Mr. Miracle" — are available at the band's official web site.
(Thanks: Bad Breff Bandit)