Brian Tichy, creator of the "Randy Rhoads Remembered" celebration events and producer of the "Randy Rhoads Remembered Vol. I" CD (currently receiving stellar reviews), and his partner Joe Sutton are proud to announce the first string of "Randy Rhoads Remembered: Rhoads Across America" 2015 tour dates.
Many more are coming, but since word got out about the first show of the tour, Tichy and Sutton decided to let out all the dates confirmed and follow it up with the rest very shortly.
After another packed "Randy Rhoads Remembered" show at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California on January 23 during the NAMM weekend and the release on that same day of the highly praised "Randy Rhoads Remembered Vol. I" CD, Tichy and Sutton received so much positive feedback from artists and fans alike, they knew a tour celebrating the life of Randy Rhoads and supporting "Randy Rhoads Remembered Vol. I" would allow them to continue to develop the idea they, along with all the other performers, were so passionate about. It would also make it possible for many others to experience this event rather than only watch audience footage on the Internet.
Tichy said: "I love Randy Rhoads! He came into my life right at the same time I was learning guitar: 1980. He made me want to learn every note he played. I was already a drummer, but the guitar was right there with the drums, and a lot of that initial inspiration came from Randy's playing on 'Blizzard Of Ozz'. I didn't know what I was doing, but I really wanted to play like Randy Rhoads."
He continued, "I'm so psyched to do this 'Randy Rhoads Remembered: Rhoads Across America' tour! A bunch of buds throwing down together for a few hours a night in celebration of all things Randy Rhoads, 'Blizzard' and 'Diary' is definitely one tour I want to be a part of. Plus, I get to lock up with my friend, the bass legend Rudy Sarzo all night. Wait… let's not forget… this is the same bass legend I heard on 'King Biscuit Flower Hour' in 1981 with Randy, Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy Aldridge and Don Airey. That live concert absolutely floored me. So Google up the web site of the venue closest to you and grab some tickets! This is a show you won't want to miss as there is nothing else like it. Every song from 'Blizzard Of Ozz' and 'Diary Of A Madman' is performed, along with a couple QUIET RIOT classics and a Rhoads 'tribute' version of a SABBATH tune or two."
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/randyrhoadsremembered.
House band: THE MADMEN
Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE): Bass
Kelle Rhoads (Randy's brother): Vocals (May 15-29)
Brian Tichy (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, Slash, Zakk Wylde) - Drums
Dewey Bragg (KILL DEVIL HILL) - Vocals
Stephen LeBlanc (JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE) - Keyboards
* Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD) (May 15 - May 26)
* Tracii Guns (DEVIL CITY ANGELS, L.A. GUNS)
* Marzi Montazeri (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS)
* Mike Orlando (ADRENALINE MOB) (May 27 - June 14)
* Jeff Watson (NIGHT RANGER)
* Phil X (BON JOVI, THE DRILLS)
"Randy Rhoads Remembered: Rhoads Across America" 2015 tour dates:
May 15 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
MAY 16 - Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp'd
May 22 - Houston, TX @ Concert Pub North
May 29 - Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Jun. 05 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
Jun. 06 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos
Jun. 07 - St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre
Jun. 12 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Jun. 13 - Portland, OR @ Tonic