Legendary rocker Ted Nugent prepares to take America by storm with his "Shutup & Jam! Tour", kicking off July 3 in Wichita Falls at the Wichita Falls Memorial Auditorium. Ted again joins forces with Greg Smith on bass guitar, "Wild" Mick Brown on drums and Derek St. Holmes on vocals and rhythm guitar.
With more than 40 million albums sold, and 5 decades of non-stop touring under his belt, Nugent consistently racks up rave reviews for his over-the-top live performances.
Nuge is on tap to perform his 6,500th live show this summer. And with that milestone comes the release of his latest CD, also titled "Shutup & Jam!" available later this year on Frontiers Records.
Pulling from a discography that's 37 albums deep, the "Shutup & Jam! Tour" showcases Nugent's legendary skills on his arsenal of hits, mixed with killer new tunes from the forthcoming CD, and some sonic surprises along the way.
"Though we can all agree that music is the ultimate communication, killer rock and roll is also the ultimate soul cleansing distraction from everyday life," states Nugent. "I predict the most fun tour of our lives. Politics be damned! Shutup & Jam!"
Nugent's upcoming CD will feature contributions from vocalist/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, who rejoined the Nugent band in 2011 after fifteen years apart.
In 1975, at only 22 years of age, St. Holmes found himself traveling the world and playing to sold-out audiences in U.S. and European cities. He remained in Nugent's band until 1978 and can be heard on such Nugent classics as 1975's "Ted Nugent", 1976's "Free-For-All", 1977's "Cat Scratch Fever" and the classic 1978 album "Double Live Gonzo!"
After leaving the the Ted Nugent band in 1978, St. Holmes returned for a brief period in 1982 and 1987. In 1995, he helped co-write the critically acclaimed Ted Nugent CD "Spirit Of The Wild", but left again after touring to support the release.