Guitar icon Zakk Wylde today has announced new U.S. and Canadian tour dates in continued support of his new LP, “Book Of Shadows II”. Wylde will hit over 40 cities spread out across the U.S. and Canada this summer including a performance at Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal on August 7, a first for him as a solo artist. Tickets will go on sale this Thursday, May 12. TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN and Jared James Nichols will serve as support.
Wylde, as always, has been on the road nonstop. He wrapped up a buzzworthy stint on Steve Vai’s “Generation Axe” tour just yesterday in Red Bank, New Jersey and prior to that served as a marquee artist on the “Hendrix Experience” tour with the likes of Billy Cox and Buddy Guy. This is the first time Zakk has toured as a headliner in the U.S. and Canada since last year’s “Unblackened” tour.
The dates are as follows:
Jul. 08 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Jul. 09 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Jul. 10 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Jul. 12 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Jul. 13 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Jul. 15 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
Jul. 16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Jul. 18 – Millvale, PA @ Mr.Smalls Theatre
Jul. 19 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Jul. 20 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Jul. 22 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
Jul. 23 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
Jul. 24 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Jul. 26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
Jul. 28 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
Jul. 29 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre
Jul. 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
Jul. 31 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Aug. 02 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
Aug. 04 – Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Casino *no support
Aug. 07 – Montreal, QC @ HEAVY MTL
Aug. 08 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Aug. 10 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Aug. 11 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Aug. 13 – Sturgis, SD @ Full Throttle Saloon *no support
Aug. 15 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Aug. 16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Aug. 18 – Missoula, MT @The Wilma
Aug. 19 – Calgary, AB @Flames Central
Aug. 20 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brian’s Event Centre
Aug. 21 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
Aug. 23 – Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch Roadhouse
Aug. 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Aug. 26 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
Aug. 27 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Aug. 28 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Aug. 30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Sep. 01 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Sep. 02 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Sep. 03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
“Book Of Shadows II” was released on April 8 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music). Zakk’s first solo release in 20 years is the follow-up to 1996’s “Book Of Shadows”, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favorite.
Wylde feverishly worked on new material since he wrapped up BLACK LABEL SOCIETY’s “Unblackened” spring tour last year. All songs on “Book Of Shadows II” were recorded and produced at Wylde’s home studio, The Black Vatican, where several of Wylde’s recent releases were made. The artwork was created by Wylde and longtime collaborator John Irwin.
As fierce and diverse as his work in BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and as large as his accomplishments as lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne have been, “Book Of Shadows II” offers an even richer look into the spirit and psyche of one of the most beloved pillars of the hard rock community. Brand new tracks like “Sleeping Dogs”, “Tears Of December”, “Darkest Hour”, “Harbors Of Pity” and “The King” are bold proclamations of intense feeling and powerful catharsis.
Zakk Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humor, and instantly recognizable pinch-harmonic driven blues based histrionic guitar shredding have made him the world’s most beloved American guitar hero.