L.A. GUNS HAS NEW SINGER, NEW DEAL AND UPCOMING WORLD TOUR:
June 3, 2008
L.A. Guns hires Rock Star: Marty Casey to be the new singer.
The rock ‘n’ roll band, L.A. GUNS, featuring guitarist Tracii Guns has some big news heading into their Summer Blackout Tour 2008.
The band will be hitting the road this month with a couple of new members on board. In addition to Tracii Guns on lead guitar, Jeremy Guns will be on bass along with Chad Stewart on drums, and the band has enlisted new rhythm guitar player Alec “Big Al” Bauer, who has been touring with the band since 2007.
Marty Casey, the “new blonde guy,” as the band has affectionately referred to him on their website, is the new voice of L.A. Guns. Casey gained recognition as a vocalist along with millions of fans during his run on the hit CBS show “Rock Star: INXS.” He was also instrumental in writing and creating new material on the upcoming L.A. Guns album.
The boys of L.A. Guns have another “big gun” in their pocket. The band is currently in Canada recording their new album with Multi Grammy Award Winning Producer Steve Thompson. Tracii describes the album by saying, “this definitely will not be your father’s L.A. GUNS” and the music is “slightly more advanced” and the lyrics are “more introspective, without losing the fun nature of our Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
L.A. Guns is currently signed with ALEXUS RECORDS. Look for these guys on tour this summer with Faster Pussycat and Bang Tango as they blaze a trail through a city near you.
New vocalist Marty Casey also posted the following message on at www.martycasey.com.
I wanted to reach out to everyone and let you know of some equally amazing and difficult changes going on in my life at the present moment. With sincere thought and sleepless nights, I have made the decision to change my current musical direction. I am still deeply committed to the creation and performance of music but have decided to take on a new opportunity. This scenario appeared very quickly and I only had a few days to make the decision. I chose what I felt was right for my life.
I have been working in Los Angeles and Toronto as a songwriter for the new L.A. GUNS album, and as we were working on the album, the former singer of the band made some extremely bad decisions and left the band as a result. The band was in the studio in Canada with their producer, Steve Thompson, and all set to record the songs we had written together. On top of the month of recording that needed to be completed, their world tour was confirmed to begin at the end of June.
They offered me the opportunity to step in and be the new voice of L.A.GUNS. I thought about the opportunity and the possibilities it opened up for me. I loved the songs I had written with the band and felt it was time for me to embrace this new direction. I was excited at the opportunity to record this album and then join the “Summer Blackout Tour” which will take me all over the world over the next year. I chose to dive into the creativity and momentum. It was a tough decision because the Lovehammers have always been very good friends and musical brothers. It was incredibly hard to talk to them and let them know of my new musical direction. My intent was not to hurt anyone. My intent is to continue passionately in creating and performing music. I have felt stuck for some time, and when this scenario presented itself, it felt like the clouds opening up and showing me a bright light of possibility. I am excited to record this album that I have so passionately been writing and then set-off on tour for the next year. It feels like the right place for me.
I hope you embrace my change in direction and I hope you understand. I am working incredibly hard recording the album and want to affect people with intense live performances. A place has opened up for me, and I am committed to making this a success. I also hope there will be future Lovehammers shows because Bob, Dino & Billy are a big part of my life.
I hope to see you all soon and all the best to you,
L.A. Guns 2008 Tour Dates (all dates are subject to change)
06/27/08 Green Bay, WI Club Toxic
06/28/08 Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada Runway Park
07/03/08 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard Rock Live **NEW**
07/05/08 Sarasota, FL Muscle Fairgrounds
07/10/08 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
07/11/08 Dallas, TX Firewater Outdoors
07/12/08 Boerne, TX South Texas Rock Fest.
07/13/08 Houston, TX Meridian
07/14/08 Texarkana, AR Shooters Sports Bar
07/17/08 Raleigh, NC Volume 11
07/18/08 Johnson City, TN Nashville Station
07/19/08 Springfield, VA Jaxx
07/23/08 Schaumburg, IL Chicago City Limits ***NEW***
07/24/08 Green Bay, WI Club Toxic
07/25/08 St. Paul, MN Station 4
07/26/08 Sioux Falls, SD Dakota Rock Fest
07/30/08 Southbridge, MA ADC Performance Center
07/31/08 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
08/01/08 Yonkers, NY The Haunt
08/02/08 Factoryville, PA Trailside Inn
08/07/08 Springfield, MA Stearns Square
08/15/08 Aurora, CO Iliff Park Saloon
08/16/08 Acoma, NM Sky City Casino
08/17/08 Salt Lake City, UT Bar Deluxe
08/18/08 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
08/19/08 Seattle, WA El Corazon
08/20/08 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
08/21/08 Redding, CA Redding Convention Center
08/22/08 Hermosa Beach, CA Saint Rocke
08/23/08 Las Vegas, NV Rock Against Diabetes
08/24/08 Hollywood, CA Key Club
09/10/08 Lima, Peru Av Petit Thouars **NEW**
09/13/08 Buenos Aries, Argentina El Teatrito
For more information about L.A. Guns go to www.lagunslive.com
Courtesy of www.martycasey.com