LAMB OF GOD's CHRIS ADLER Draws Impressive 730 Fans To Drum-Clinic Tour Kick-Off

LAMB OF GOD's Chris Adler and Mapex drums were thrilled to see a whopping 730 fans arrive at the "A Throne With A View" tour's impressive Salt Lake City, Utah kick-off show at BackBeats drum shop on Monday, February 28. A typical drum clinic will draw about 50-70 attendees. This impressive turnout is only a taste of what is yet to come on the "A Throne With A View" tour, and Adler hopes to see many more fans out at his upcoming appearances. The tour will take Adler through the country until March 16 when the tour lands in Hollywood, Florida at Resurrection Drums.

"Never would I have expected such a massive and warm response," states Adler. "I had a blast jamming tunes and talking shop and SLC really brought it. Honestly, I was shocked and a bit of a nervous wreck without my bandmates, but in the end I loved every minute of it. I'm lucky to have the opportunity and I hope to share that, and if all goes well, inspire everyone that stops by."

"The performance Chris Adler brings to his drum clinic is at the same level as his performance with the band live and in the studio," states Joe Hibbs of Mapex. "Because he is truly a musical and drumming artist, fans know it is important to see him in these truly special clinic appearances."

"The 'A Throne With A View' tour with Chris Adler was a huge success," adds Sean Chase of BackBeats drum shop in Salt Lake City. "A sell-out crowd of over 700 attendees witnessed an inspiring performance and insight from one the world's greatest drummers. Chris' humility, honesty, and passion for our craft gives us all something to aspire to."

"Gibraltar is proud to support Chris Adler," affirms Gibraltar hardware artist relations manager Kim Graham. "He has been an artist of ours for eight years and is an amazing person and drummer to have on our team. It's no surprise that this clinic tour is such a success!"

On this tour, Adler is playing on Mapex's newly released Black Panther "Blaster" drum set. Mapex introduced the Black Panther drum collection in January at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California and this will be the first opportunity for many fans to see and hear it. The Blaster kit features a unique maple and walnut shell design and is the first in a series of new drum sets based on Mapex's popular series of Black Panther snare drums.

Adler appeared at the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival in 2005 and performed a "Battle" clinic tour with his brother Willie Adler across Europe in 2008. "A Throne With A View" is his first and only U.S. clinic tour in 2011.

Chris Adler recently announced the release of a comprehensive behind the scenes narrative book, detailing the early days of the band through the writing and recording of the LAMB OF GOD album, "New American Gospel". This is the first and only book chronicling the history of the making of this classic album. Known for not pulling any punches, Adler tells the real story, warts and all. The book includes drum tablature transcribed and verified by master technician Travis Orbin and Adler himself, and are designed to provide accurate insight into the drumming on the album as well as a convenient learning and teaching tool to teachers and drummers alike. The book is a must-have for any fans of LAMB OF GOD or Adler's drumming, as well as fans looking for "fly-on-the-wall" access to how and why critical choices and decisions were made in the process of creating "New American Gospel". Throughout the narrative, Adler speaks frankly of his drumming, the successes, the failures, and obstacles that ultimately led to him contemplating leaving the band years ago.


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