The Winery Dogs Release New Video To Promote Headlining Tour

The Winery Dogs Release New Video To Promote Headlining Tour

October 2, 2013

The Winery Dogs — Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold), Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big) and Richie Kotzen (Poison, Mr. Big) — will launch their latest U.S. headlining tour tomorrow in Agoura Hills, California at the Canyon Club in support of their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album, which was released in North America on July 23rd through Loud & Proud Records.

To further stir up excitement about the tour, the band world-premiered their latest video for the track “Time Machine” today on The clip was directed by Greg Kaplan and includes live rehearsal footage shot in Southern California, as well as concert footage shot during their recent sold-out tour of Japan. The Winery Dogs’ first-ever concert was in Osaka, Japan on July 15.

Fans can pick up the album on the band’s official website, iTunes, and Amazon. The band has already released three videos from the new album, “Elevate, “Desire,” and “I’m No Angel,” which can all be seen on their official YouTube page. “Elevate,” the album’s first single, debuted at #30 on Mediabase’s “Mainstream Rock” airplay chart and is currently bulleted at #17. It’s been the #1 most-played current song on WDHA-FM (The Rock of New Jersey, 105.5) for a number of weeks.

Of one of the band’s first-ever tour dates in August, Philadelphia’s Tell Magazine declared: “this band really is the Cream of 2013 — three of the best musicians around grouped together and playing powerful music that takes full advantage of their virtuosity… their live show certainly exceeded my expectations. These guys are on fire. I don’t think anyone who attended that show wasn’t floored by the performance. I think the band members themselves were amazed by the power they’re putting out, and how much fun they’re having… It’s clear that this is a band with a great future ahead of them, and I implore you not to miss this combustible combination when they come to your town.”

During the upcoming tour, The Winery Dogs will make a special stop at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City on October 23rd to participate in a private star-studded celebration of Eddie Trunk’s 30th anniversary of his radio show. Trunk is best known as host of VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” and he played a key role in the formation of The Winery Dogs. The seeds of the band were planted in 2011 when Sheehan and Portnoy were working on music together with John Sykes. When that line-up didn’t gel, Eddie Trunk suggested they contact Kotzen and see if he was interested in forming a band. The rest is history.

The Winery Dogs tour dates:
10/3 Agoura Hills, CA – Canyon Club
10/4 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
10/5 San Diego, CA – Ramona Mainstage
10/6 San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House
10/8 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
10/9 San Francisco, CA – Yoshi’s
10/10 Portland, OR – Star Theatre
10/11 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
10/14 Denver, CO – Soiled Dove
10/17 Milwaukee, WI – Potawatomi Casino
10/18 Palatine, IL – Durty Nellies
10/19 Effingham, IL – Effingham Performance Center
10/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
10/22 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
10/23 New York, NY – Eddie Trunk 30th Anniversary Party
10/25 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
10/26 Niagara Falls, NY – Hard Rock
10/27 Allentown, PA – Maingate Nightclub
10/29 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/30 Patchogue, NY – Emporium
10/31 Pawtucket, RI – The Met
11/2 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
11/3 Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
11/5 Cincinnati, OH – Mad Frog
11/6 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s

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