VELVET REVOLVER have inked a worldwide publishing deal with Chrysalis Music (administed by Mushroom in Australia and New Zealand).As previously reported, VELVET REVOLVER will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2005. The band will begin the tour in Christchurch, New Zealand on February 19. As members of GUNS N' ROSES, Slash, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan toured Australia in 1993. Slash returned in 1995 with SLASH'S SNAKEPIT. VELVET REVOLVER lead singer Scott Weiland has attempted to tour Australia on three previous occasions with his former band STONE TEMPLE PILOTS but every tour was cancelled due to his drug problems. (Thanks: Velvet-Revolver.com)
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