ARMORED SAINT paid tribute to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio by performing a cover version of the RAINBOW classic "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll" during the band's headlining appearance at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California on Friday, May 31.
Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below.
ARMORED SAINT's setlist for the House Of Blues concert was as follows:
01. Loose Cannon
02. Can U Deliver
03. Nervous Man
04. Head On
05. Left Hook From Right Field
06. Creepy Feelings
07. Over The Edge
08. La Raza
09. Tribal Dance
10. Stricken By Fate
11. Raising Fear
12. March Of The Saint
14. Reign Of Fire / Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
15. Mad House
Read a review of the concert and check out photos at The Orange County Register.
ARMORED SAINT's new album, "La Raza", sold around 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 18 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. "La Raza" also entered the German Media Control chart at No. 96 and the Canadian Independent chart at No. 85.
"La Raza" was recorded at Burbank, California's Tranzformer Studios, which is owned by Dave Jerdan (ALICE IN CHAINS, JANE'S ADDICTION), who produced ARMORED SAINT's 1991 classic "Symbol of Salvation" and Bryan Carlstrom, who engineered the same album. The band's first new release since 2001's "Nod to the Old School" was produced by Joey Vera and engineered by Carlstrom and his assistant John Nuss.
The band's current lineup is the same as the one on 2000's "Revelation" and 1992's "Symbol of Salvation" LPs:
John Bush (vocals)
Jeff Duncan (guitar)
Phil Sandoval (guitar)
Joey Vera (bass)
Gonzo Sandoval (drums)
(Thanks: Andrew Youssef a.k.a. Amateur Chemist)