ALIAS’ FREDDY CURCI RETURNS WITH ZION:
September 28, 2006
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the long awaited ZION album on December 8th 2006!
ZION is Freddy Curci’s brand new project/band set to bring back his magical voice on an all new material that could resemble the best production of his ALIAS and SHERIFF days.
Freddy Curci is arguably one of the best vocalists in Rock History. He’s got the combination of vocal talents that all singers strive for. He can sing a ballad with a beautiful, smooth voice like Steve Perry of Journey or Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon and then turn around and belt out rocker with a rough edge on his voice like Brad Delp of Boston.
He started his career in SHERIFF recording a classic album in 1979 and (four years later!) having a number one song in the USA charts, called “When I’m With You”. That song put Freddy into the World Records Book for holding a note for almost 30 seconds!
Hot on the heels of the chart success, Freddy and former SHERIFF bandmate Steve DeMarchi on guitar fromed legendary band ALIAS together with ex HEART members Steve Fossen, Mike Derosier and Roger Fisher. Alias released one album in 1989 for EMI worldwide. That record had two U.S. top ten hits: “More Than Words Can Say” and “Waiting For Love”, which was penned by famed songwriters Brett Walker and Jeff Paris.
In 1994 Freddy Curci debuted as a solo artist with a cd called “Dreamer’s Road” achieving good success in Canada. Six years later a compilation featuring some unreleased songs was unleashed on the market, marking the start of his cooperation with Frontiers Records who released that album in Italy.
Freddy then started his new ZION project which almost took four years to make it to completion “I got really sick for a long time and I couldn’t sing for over a year… But I’m glad to say things are much better now and I am very excited to come back after such a long time! I could not even realize so much time passed. I guess In my mind I never left.. It was the journey I took that that brought me here now. To quote Paul McCartney, It was a long and winding road….”. “Zion is” continues Freddy, “one of those things that if there’s enough demand, I’ll ask the guys if they want to go on the road and tour this record! This would be a fun record to tourâ€¦ it really rocks!”
Featured on ZION are professional musicians such as Jason Hook (ex BULLET BOYS) and Joey Scoleri on guitars, Paul Marangoni (KIM MITCHELL, THE WORKS, CONEY HATCH) and Joey Greco on drums, Ken Malandrino on bass and Ross Greene on keyboards with the collaboration of Fabrizio Grossi on bass as well. He gathered the best songs from his repertoire written with Steve DeMarchi (Curci’s ALIAS and SHERIFF songwriting partner), Jeff Paris, Marc Ribler and Bob Marlette, among others.
The resulting record simply entitled ZION is everything the ALIAS fans would have wanted to hear from Freddy and more!
Final tracklisting: Only Takes a Minute; How Much Longer Is Forever; One Man Alone; Dangerous; I Am Running Home; Everybody’s Watching; No Surprise; Sky Is Falling; Devil’s Dance; Who Do You Think You Are; Crash The Mirror.
Don’t miss the return of this AOR legend on December 8th 2006. Release in Japan was settled on King Records.
Journey have announced their return to European for a full scale UK tour in March 2007 ! Confirmed dates so far include:
3/1/07 Sheffield City Hall
3/2/07 Newcastle City Hall
3/3/07 Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
3/5/07 Nottingham Royal Centre
3/6/07 Manchester Apollo
3/9/07 Cardiff Int Centre
3/10/07 Bournemouth Int Centre
3/13/07 Birmingham NIA
3/14/07 London Hammersmith Apollo
Further info: www.journeymusic.com
John Waite has announced the first tour dates for his upcoming European tour in support of the release of his “Downtown Journey of a Heart” album.
The confirmed dates so far are:
Thursday 11.16. UK / London The Underworld
Friday 11.17. UK / Nottingham Rock City
Saturday 11.18. UK / Dudley JB’s
Sunday 11.19. UK / Bradford Bradford Rio
Saturday 11.25. Denmark / Copenhagen The Rock
More dates in Europe will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned !
Glenn Hughes has announced the first tour dates for his upcoming European tour. The confirmed dates so far are:
Oct 28 JB’s, Dudley, England
Oct 29 Shepherd’s Bush, London, England
Nov 02 Salle Kursaal, Limbourg, Belgium
Nov 03 Plato, Helmond, Netherlands
Nov 04 De Kade, Zaandam, Netherlands
More to follow soon! Further info: www.glennhughes.com
TRAMPS WHITE LION
Tramp’s White Lion have announced a full European tour for the upcoming fall. Dates are:
10/14 Handpicked Festival Riverland SA, Australia
11/11 Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark
11/12 Amplifier Oslo, Norway
11/16 Heineken (formerly Arena) Madrid, Spain
11/17 Apollo 2 Barcelona, Spain
11/18 Kindergarten Club Bologna, Italy
11/19 Teatro Verdi Trieste, Italy
11/21 Spectrum Augsburg, Germany
11/24 TBA Athens, Greece
11/25 Jolly Joker Pub Antalya, Turkey
11/27 222 Park Eskisehir, Turkey
11/29 TBA Ismir, Turkey
12/01 Yeni Melek Show Theatre Istanbul/Taksim, Turkey
12/02 Saklikent Ankara, Turkey
12/04 Hirsch Nurnberg, Germany
12/05 Colosaal Aschaffenburg, Germany
12/06 Matrix Bochum, Germany
12/07 Weert Bosuil, Netherlands
12/08 Biebob Vosselaar, Belgium
12/09 Schwarzwaldhalle/FestHalle Karlsruhe, Germany
12/10 JB’s Dudley, UK
12/11 The Underworld London, UK
12/12 Coporation Sheffield, UK
12/13 The Broadway Club Liverpool, UK
Further info: miketramp.com
Courtesy of www.frontiers.it