Kix Set To Release First Studio Album In 19 Years This July
April 16, 2014
Look for Kix to release their first new studio album in almost two decades on July 22nd, thanks to their new partnership with Loud & Proud Records. What makes the project even more exciting and anticipated is that the album features the band’s original line-up — Steve Whiteman (vocals), Jimmy Chalfant (drums), Ronnie Younkins (guitars), Brian Forsythe (guitars) — with the exception of Mark Schenker on bass who takes the place of Donnie Purnell.
“The boys and I are so happy that our old friend, Tom Lipsky, has invited us to join the Loud & Proud family,” exclaims Whiteman. “We worked with Tom and Madelyn Scarpulla on our last studio album, Show Business, and we’re looking forward to working with them again with the release of the first new Kix album in almost 19 years! We’ll still be coming to a dump near you very soon!”
Loud & Proud owner and president Tom Lipsky adds, “What I have always loved about Kix is they make rock ‘n’ roll fun. What I love about their new music is that it’s pure, genuine Kix music, straight up guitar rock with no compromise. They’re not chasing trends or trying to re-invent themselves. They’re simply doing what they do best… and now they can do it Loud and Proud!”
Marking the re-emergence of Kix in the early-2000’s, the band had teamed up a few times a year to test the waters with reunion shows in the Maryland/Pennsylvania area, which were very well received. Then in the summer of 2008, Kix performed outside the mid-Atlantic for the first time in 13 years at two of the biggest rock festivals in the U.S., Rocklahoma and Rock the Bayou. The band was hailed by many music websites and attendees as “Best Performance” at both festivals, where they played alongside Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Tesla, Queesryche, Ratt, and more.
As the demand for new music has never subsided, and in fact has only increased over the last few years, the band decided that they can no longer ignore the overtures from their fans and are currently recording new Kix songs. The new album, due out summer 2014, is produced by Taylor Rhodes, who last worked with Kix on 1991’s ‘Hot Wire’ album. Rhodes has also written hit songs for Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne and Journey.
Stay tuned for new album news, which will be announced in the coming weeks, and check out Kix on tour at any of the following stops (with more to be announced soon):
4/25 Columbia, MD – M3 Festival
5/24 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
5/31 Sandusky, OH – Ohio Bike Week
6/6 Vernal, UT – Thunder Rocks
6/21 Idaho Falls, ID – Rock The Falls
7/25 Royalton, MN – Halfway Jam
7/31 Leemore, CA – Tachi Palace Casino
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