DUFF MCKAGAN's LOADED Schedules European Tour

LOADED, the band formed by current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan (on guitar and vocals) after he left GUNS N' ROSES, will embark on a European tour in September. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Sep. 06 - Vittoria, SPA @ Azkena Festival,
Sep. 13 - Milan, ITA @ Rock Of Ages - A September To Remember Festival
Sep. 14 - Bristol, UK @ Academy
Sep. 15 - Liverpool, UK @ Academy 2
Sep. 16 - Sheffield, UK @ Academy 2
Sep. 18 - London, UK @ Islington Academy
Sep. 19 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Hall
Sep. 20 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Sep. 21 - Newcastle, UK @ Sage Club
Sep. 22 - Glasgow, UK @ Garage
Sep. 23 - Inverness, UK @ Ironworks
Sep. 25 - Belfast, N. IRE @ Limelight
Sep. 26 - Dublin, IRE @ Academy

Support on the UK/Ireland portion of the trek will come from THE LOYALTIES.

In addition to McKagan, LOADED features drummer Geoff Reading (GREEN APPLE QUICK STEP), bassist Jeff Rouse (VENDETTA RED, ALIEN CRIME SYNDICATE) and guitarist Mike Squires (ALIEN CRIME SYNDICATE).

LOADED entered a Seattle studio on June 4 to begin recording its new album, to be released before the end of the year. The sessions are progressing well and they band already has three new tracks ready "Forgive Me", "Sick" and "No More".

LOADED was formed in 1999 and has morphed several times, releasing two albums: 1999's "Live Episode" and 2001's "Dark Days". The group's current lineup includes drummer Geoff Reading (NEW AMERICAN SHAME, GREEN APPLE QUICKSTEP), bassist Jeff Rouse and guitarist Mike Squires (both formerly of ALIEN CRIME SYNDICATE).

McKagan recently recorded a guest appearance on the next album from his former GUNS N' ROSES bandmate, guitarist Izzy Stradlin. McKagan wrote in a message online, "I got to play on Izzy's new record (on April 22) in Ojai (California). Another stellar outing by that dude, I must say. Always a pleasure hanging with that guy; a true gentleman." There were no further details about the project.

McKagan and the rest of VELVET REVOLVER are reportedly recording demos for their next album while they search for a replacement for singer Scott Weiland.

Watch LOADED performing the song "Seattle Head" in Tokyo, Japan:

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