Revamped Kingdom Come to celebrate debut album with 30th year anniversary tour
As previously announced by Sleaze Roxx on May 29, 2018, a revamped line-up of Kingdom Come featuring drummer James Kottak (ex-Scorpions) and singer Keith St. John (former Montrose, Quiet Riot and Lynch Mob) will be celebrating the 30th year anniversary of the release of the group’s self-titled album with a tour.
Head First Entertainment‘s press release states in part (with slight edits):
“Hard rock band Kingdom Come was formed in 1987 and was quickly signed to Polydor Records. They released their first single “Get It On” which had a stranglehold on AOR radio in early 1988, prompting their self-titled debut album to ship gold. The quintet, comprised of guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, bassist Johnny B. Frank, drummer James Kottak, and singer Lenny Wolf, took to the road immediately as part of the North American “Monsters of Rock” Tour alongside Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, and Dokken. In addition to touring and extensive radio airplay, they also became MTV favorites with such videos as “Get It On” and “What Love Can Be” helping the band to sell two million debut albums worldwide.
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of that classic album prompting James Kottak to revive Kingdom Come. Along with original members Danny Stag, Rick Steier, Johnny B. Frank, a tour to commemorate the success of the band and album is born. Original singer Lenny Wolf declined to participate in the tour, but wishes the rest of the guys all the success and best in the world! Keith St. John (formerly of Montrose & Lynch Mob) will be stepping up to fill that large void, “but is definitely up to the job” according to the band members.
Guitarist Danny Stag says, “…we all love each other like brothers, get along, and laugh a lot. It’s like a miracle that this is finally happening!” Bassist Johnny B. Frank adds, “It was 30 years ago The Wolf recruited us, The Rock produced us, MTV aired us and Van Halen made us Monsters Of Rock. Grateful to Rock another day!!!”
Kingdom Come will tour in 2018 – 2019 performing their debut album in its entirety (when headlining) along with music from their second album In Your Face.”
Thursday Sept. 27 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
Saturday Sept. 29 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Wednesday Oct. 3 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go-Go
Friday Oct. 5 Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
Saturday Oct. 6 Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
Thursday Oct. 11 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
Wednesday Oct. 17 Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s
Thursday Oct. 18 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
Sunday Oct. 21 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
Tuesday Oct. 23 New Bedford, MA – Greasy Luck Brewpub
***more dates to be added