THE WINERY DOGS, the power trio featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB), legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON), launched another U.S. headlining tour on Saturday, June 25 in Hinckley, Minnesota at the Grand Casino Amphitheatre. The band is on the road in support of its second album, "Hot Streak", which was released last October in North America via Loud & Proud Records.
During an appearance on the SiriusXM satellite radio show "Eddie Trunk Live", Portnoy was asked if there are any plans for THE WINERY DOGS to record a third album once the current run of dates is completed. He said: "Yeah, at some point. We haven't discussed specifics. We just know that this cycle is coming to a close after about nine or ten months on the road. And, you know, when it's time to reconvene and make the next record, we'll do that. But in the meantime, we're gonna be putting out a live DVD/Blu-ray that we filmed in Santiago, Chile [this past May], and I think I'm also gonna be working on a CD companion with that as well with some unreleased tracks. So there'll be some more product later in the year to kind of wrap up the cycle. And we'll look towards a third album after we've recharged our batteries and all gone and done our different things. Of course, I have five other bands and Billy's got MR. BIG still, and Richie's got his solo career still. So, you know, we all have these other things that we could do in between."
"Hot Streak" debuted at No. 30 on The Billboard 200 chart, having shifted 13,000 equivalent album units in the week ending October 8, 2015.