ADRENALINE MOB — the band featuring featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen, guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP) and DISTURBED bassist John Moyer — will embark on a European tour in June.
Commented Portnoy: "After having now given the U.S. a taste of the MOB live, I cannot wait to bring the incredible raw energy of this band to Europe and the U.K.! It's going to be a blast to play a bunch of the great festivals that have always been summer highlights for me as well as making the rounds in select cities with our own club shows. It's been a while since I've been in the clubs overseas and I'm looking forward to sweating it out with all my old friends and fans and making a shitload of new ones in the process as well! Make sure to come out and witness the beginning of this brand new chapter for all of us!"
The dates are as follows:
Jun. 08 - Sweden Rock - Sölvesborg, Sweden
Jun. 10 - Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland
Jun. 12 - Studio Club - Krakow, Poland
Jun. 14 - MMC Club - Bratislava, Slovakia
Jun. 15 - Pesca Music Club - Budapest, Hungary
Jun. 16 - Szene - Vienna, Austria
Jun. 17 - Conrad Sohm - Dornbirn, Austria
Jun. 18 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
Jun. 20 - Orion - Rome, Italy
Jun. 21 - Gods Of Metal - Milan, Italy
Jun. 23 – Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessen, Belgium
Jun. 24 - Maroquinerie- Paris, France
Jun. 25 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, GER
Jun. 26 - Knust - Hamburg, GER
Jun. 29 - King Tuts - Glasgow, UK
Jun. 30 - Moho Live - Manchester, UK
Jul. 01 - Academy2 - Birmingham, UK
Jul. 02 - The Junction - Cambridge, UK
Jul. 03 - Koko - London, UK
Jul. 05 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, GER
Jul. 06 - Theaterfabrik - Munich, GER
Jul. 07 - Matrix - Bochum, GER
Jul. 08 - Bospop - Weert, Netherlands
ADRENALINE MOB travelled to Los Angeles earlier in the month to film a video for the song "Indifferent". The clip, which was directed by Scott Hansen (A DAY TO REMEMBER, UNEARTH, WILLIE NELSON), was shot in the desert in California and throughout Los Angeles and should be making its debut in the next few weeks.
"Indifferent" comes off ADRENALINE MOB's debut album, "Omertá", which sold around 6,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 70 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released in Europe on March 19 in Europe via Century Media Records and in the U.S. on March 13 through the newly formed Elm City Music in conjunction with EMI Label Services.
The 11-song effort — which was produced by ADRENALINE MOB and mixed by Jay Ruston, who has previously worked on ANTHRAX's "Worship Music" and STEEL PANTHER's "Balls Out" — includes a blistering reinterpretation of DURAN DURAN's classic "Come Undone" featuring guest vocals by Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM.
ADRENALINE MOB's first-ever headline tour made stops in various markets, including Chicago, Denver and San Francisco. ADRENALINE MOB also opened for GODSMACK on select dates of the Massachusetts act's headlining tour.
ADRENALINE MOB formed in early 2011 when Mike Orlando approached Allen with some material the guitarist had written. Allen and Orlando refined those ideas, at which time Allen reached out to longtime friend Portnoy to see if he had any interest in playing with them. Portnoy jumped on board and the beast that is known as ADRENALINE MOB was born.
Guitarist Rich Ward (STUCK MOJO, FOZZY) and bassist Paul DiLeo (FOZZY) announced their departures from ADRENALINE MOB in January due to scheduling conflicts with their other projects.
Photo by Kellie Hoeke