The Winery Dogs Enter Studio To Record Sophomore Album

The Winery Dogs Enter Studio To Record Sophomore Album

June 2, 2015

The Winery Dogs have entered a Los Angeles recording studio to start work on the follow-up to their debut album, which will be self-produced and released in North America this fall on Loud & Proud Records and in the rest of the world via earMUSIC. Details will be announced in the coming months, although fans are already getting news about the band’s fall U.S. tour, which is set to kick off October 3rd in Ridgefield, CT at the Ridgefield Playhouse.

The trio of Richie Kotzen (lead vocals/guitar), Mike Portnoy (drums), and Billy Sheehan (bass) exploded onto the rock scene with their self-titled, self-produced and critically acclaimed debut album that was released July 23rd, 2013 on Loud & Proud Records and a sold-out worldwide tour. ‘The Winery Dogs’ debuted on Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums” chart at #3, “Top Independent Albums” chart at #4, “Top Rock Albums” chart at #5, “Top Internet Albums” at #8, “Top 200 Albums” chart at #27, and reached #3 on the Sleaze Roxx Reader’s Chart.

“I am thrilled to be back in the studio with Mike and Billy recording the second Winery Dogs record,” proclaims Richie Kotzen. “I mentioned in an interview months ago that I thought based on how we’ve grown as a band, that this record could expand creatively beyond what we did on record one. After only two weeks of recording, I am convinced this sentiment is true. I can’t wait to see where this all goes and share it with our listeners.”

“We are excited to unleash The Winery Dogs’ second album,” says Loud & Proud Owner and President Tom Lipsky. “The band took the world by storm with their debut album; fans went crazy and musicians and critics voiced their respect. The new album is going to take them to another level, and we are proud to be part of that journey.”

On April 15th, 2014, The Winery Dogs re-released their critically acclaimed debut album in North America as two very special editions. ‘The Winery Dogs Special Edition’, comprised of two CDs, contained the standard album and a bonus disc entitled ‘Unleashed In Japan’, comprised of 10 songs recorded live in Japan during their July ’13 tour, including “Criminal,” a track previously unavailable in the U.S., along with a 16-page booklet of live photos and lyrics. ‘Unleashed In Japan 2013’ is also available as a stand-alone digital album. ‘Dog Treats: The Winery Dogs Deluxe Special Edition, a limited edition release, is sold in a box resembling a box of dog treats, and includes the ‘Special Edition’ collection of music, a DVD featuring four music videos and interview footage, demos from the original recording sessions, a “studio diary” written by Mike Portnoy, as well as some unique merchandise unavailable elsewhere.

Check out The Winery Dogs on tour later this year, with more dates to be added in the coming weeks:
10/3 Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
10/4 Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
10/5 Boston, MA – Wilbur Theater
10/8 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theater
10/9 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/10 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
10/14 Jacksonville, FL – Ponte Verde Concert Hall
10/15 Tampa, FL – State Theater
10/16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
10/17 Orlando, FL – The Plaza
11/3 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11/5 Agoura Hills, CA – Canyon Club
11/6 Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theater
11/7 Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
11/8 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

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