West Bound feat. lead vocalist Chas West to embark on US ‘East Coast Take Down Part II’ Tour
West Bound featuring lead vocalist Chas West (Foreigner, Jason Bonham Band, Red Dragon Cartel, Resurrection Kings, Tango Down) will be playing five additional US east coast shows from September 26 to 29, 2019. The group played four east coast shows from July 25 to 28, 2019 after releasing its debut album Volume I via Frontiers Music Srl back in February 2019.
US East Coast Take Down Part II Tour Dates:
Sept. 26, 2019 — Pub 140 — Bellingham, MA
Sept. 27, 2019 — Graci’s Bar & Grill — Salisbury, MA
Sept. 28, 2019 — Kingstown Bowl O’Connor’s Pub — Kingstown, RI
Sept. 29, 2019 — Poor Richards — Chicopee, MA
Sept. 30, 2019 — The Saint — Ashbury Park, NJ
In an interview with Sleaze Roxx back in March 2019, West shared what were his favorite songs off West Bound‘s debut record:
“I like a lot of the songs on the record. I guess off the top of my head, I’d say “Dance of Life.” Roy Z, Dave and I found ourselves in a room together and that was the first song we wrote for the record. It has a great hook and a great positive spiritual message, you know, without being religious. And I love “Never Surrender.” It’s got a real anthemic feel, which really showed the other night when we played it live for the first time. People in the audience had their fists in the air, pumping and I was like, “Alright, yes!” “Ain’t Gonna Drown” has got that really cool Aerosmith bluesy feel to it. It’s a song [Brian] Tichy and I are wrote together. As for the ballads — you gotta have a little beauty with the bombast!
The second one — “Turn To You” — I wrote about my Mum who passed [away]. “Keeper of the Flame” is a great anthemic song also. And of course “Traveller” — I love that song. Both the lyrics and the melody are influenced by a lot of the bands that used the keyboard type sound in the ’70s — Rainbow, [Led] Zeppelin, Deep Purple. It’s all about taking a journey across the universe and while you are taking that journey, you somehow save mankind and humanity. So that one is dear to my heart and I dedicate that to all the stoner kinds, like myself in junior high school [laughs], who would lay back on the floor of their bedrooms with their headphones on listening to whatever their favorite music was and floating off into the sky and having big dreams about where their futures were going to go.”
West Bound‘s “Never Surrender” video:
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