News Segment


July 22, 2005

Nashville, TN – An all-star acoustic show, featuring thetalents of some of hard rock/metal’s most intriguing frontmen, will behitting the road this summer with a package aptly titled the “AcousticOutcasts”.

The tour will showcase the songs and voices of rock n roll veterans RonKeel (KEEL, IronHorse, Steeler etc.), Terry Ilous (XYZ), Kelly Keeling(Michael Schenker Group, Blue Murder, Baton Rouge, George Lynch) CharlieWayne (BulletBoys, Hawk, Keel & Wayne), and renowned guitarist JK Northrup(King Kobra, XYZ, Paul Shortino, etc.). Danny Vaughn (Tyketto, Waysted)will also be a special guest when the tour kicks off in Nashville on July28th.

All of these artists have all done acoustic shows and tours in the pastand are well seasoned at delivering their hits in this manner. Keel &Wayne have been on a cross-country acoustic tour since February; Keelinghas done a series of solo acoustic performances; Terry Ilous & JK Northrupdid an entire sold-out acoustic tour opening for guitar legend MichaelSchenker.

“I love this format, because it gives the voices and songs a chance toshine in their own right,” says Ron Keel. “The response to our Keel &Wayne acoustic tour has been extremely positive.” (For a recent concertreview of Keel & Wayne visit: -“It felt like the time was right to raise the bar and bring some goodfriends on board; I worked with Terry last year at the Rock 4 Xmas eventin New York, and knew he’d be perfect for this package. Kelly is anamazing singer and musician with a diverse track record, and we go back along way…Charlie and I have had a great time with out KEEL & WAYNEacoustic shows, so it was time to join forces with some other Outcasts andattempt to bring all this talent together into one event.”

The script for these shows is not your typical concert, and there is no’headliner’ or ‘opening acts’ – the performance will be a constantrevolution as the guys take turns playing and singing together,individually, and in various combinations, backing each other upthroughout the night on the songs. After the 75-minute opening segment,there will be a 45-minute intermission, when fans can hang out with theguys, and get autographs, photos, and merchandise and watch a videocompilation of the artists’ clips. Then the show will resume, and climaxeswith all of the guys on stage together backing each other up on hits like”The Right To Rock”, “Inside Out”, “Smooth Up In Ya”, and many more.

Individually, the Acoustic Outcasts’ achievements read like a rock n rollhistory lesson:

Ron Keel: Over 2 million albums sold with KEEL, Steeler, IronHorse, and asa solo artist – also a brief tenure with Black Sabbath – sold-out worldtours as headliner and opener for legends such as Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, VanHalen, and more – radio & MTV hits include “The Right To Rock”, “BecauseThe Night”, “Tears Of Fire”, “Somebody’s Waiting”

Terry Ilous: 2 Gold albums with XYZ – world tours with Ted Nugent, Ozzy,Foreigner, Alice In Chains, and more – radio & MTV hits include “InsideOut”, “What Keeps Me Loving You”

Kelly Keeling: his diverse career began with Atlantic act Baton Rouge -has sung with some of the greatest guitar legends in the business: MichaelSchenker, Yngwie Malmsteen, John Sykes, John Norum – written songs forAlice Cooper, Dokken

Charlie Wayne: Original lead vocalist for Warner Brothers platinum actBulletBoys, rejoined the band for reunion tours in recent years – alsofronted Hawk, with Metal Method guitarist Doug Marks – 2 Top 40 singles(“Raised On Country”, “The Crawdad Song”) as Country solo artist – now halfof vocal duo KEEL & WAYNE with Ron Keel, their new single “I Gave It AllTo You” is being heard on CMT

JK Northrup: Renowned guitar slinger for XYZ, King Kobra, Billy Thorpe,Paul Shortino, and an accomplished solo artist – will be accompanyingTerry Ilous on the Acoustic Outcasts Tourwww.headfirstentertainment.com


Thursday July 28: Nashville, Tennessee: The Sutler – 2608 Franklin Pike,Nashville, 37204 – (615) 292-5254
Friday & Saturday July 29 & 30: Columbus, Ohio: Cadillac Jack’s – 1849Stringtown Rd, Grove City, 43123 – (614) 875-7244
Tuesday August 2 – Put-in-Bay, Ohio: The Boathouse –
Wednesday August 3 – Erie, Pennsylvania: Sherlock’s – 508 State St, Erie,PA 16501 – (814) 453-7760
Friday August 5 – Lancaster, Ohio: Coach’s Corner – 434 N Columbus St,Lancaster OH 43130 – (740) 654-8933
Saturday August 6 – Dayton, Ohio: Soft Rock Cafe – 877 East FranklinStreet, Dayton OH 45459 (937) 438-3093

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